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Portugal - Peniche or Faro?

Postby Japers » Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:18 am

After a few trips to Brazil I have saved enough airmiles for a flight to Lisbon :D

Been doing some research and I am get the feel that the wind is generally stronger and more reliable in the Lisbon area (Peniche) than in the Algarve? Just wanted to check with some knowledgeable locals! I would be going in the next few days...

Am not bothered by nightlife or temperatures- it's going to be warmer than england! I just want the best wind!

Thanks for any advice...

jp

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Postby Carekini » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:04 pm

Hi!
Go to Esposende, Viana do Castelo or Matosinhos...i think this is the best spots in portugal with strong wing, but Peniche is also good, and Faro i dont Know.
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Re: Portugal - Peniche or Faro?

Postby kitos » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:16 pm

Japers wrote:After a few trips to Brazil I have saved enough airmiles for a flight to Lisbon :D

Been doing some research and I am get the feel that the wind is generally stronger and more reliable in the Lisbon area (Peniche) than in the Algarve? Just wanted to check with some knowledgeable locals! I would be going in the next few days...

Am not bothered by nightlife or temperatures- it's going to be warmer than england! I just want the best wind!

Thanks for any advice...

jp
here's a blog on Peniche

http://tripkiteportugal.canalblog.com/

cheers

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Postby windsuks » Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:17 pm

Kitos, I just returned from a week in Viana and esonsende area and it was awsome.....huge emty beaches with a few friendly locals :D

Can really reccomend this area in the N.of Portugal.

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Postby kitos » Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:19 pm

windsuks wrote:Kitos, I just returned from a week in Viana and esonsende area and it was awsome.....huge emty beaches with a few friendly locals :D

Can really reccomend this area in the N.of Portugal.
you're true! It's probably the next area I'l visit in Portugal... Viana's a grat place too!

I also noticed that the Portugese are great people, very friendly... :thumb:

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Postby insener » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:33 pm

Carekini wrote:Hi!
Go to Esposende, Viana do Castelo or Matosinhos...i think this is the best spots in portugal with strong wing, but Peniche is also good, and Faro i dont Know.
:bye:
Carekini, we plan to visit Portugal in the end of September, 1 week Lisbon area, 1 week north. What would you recommend: Nova Vaga or Peniche in Lissbon area? 2 years experience in kitesurfing

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Postby Carekini » Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:37 pm

Hi!
I think peniche is better, you can ride in the lagoon,its near of peniche, in Foz do Arelho, and in peniche you have nice spots with waves in Baleal Beach, and Supertubos Beach.

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Postby Japers » Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:06 pm

Thanks for all your replies guys! I think I am sold on both options! Luckily plans are changing so I may well be able start in Peniche, stay there 10 days and then head down the Algarve!

Going second week of August- can' t wait!

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Postby Wawando » Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:25 am

Japers wrote:Thanks for all your replies guys! I think I am sold on both options! Luckily plans are changing so I may well be able start in Peniche, stay there 10 days and then head down the Algarve!

Going second week of August- can' t wait!
In mid August if you lack wind in Peniche, you can go down to Guincho or go up to Viana to have waranteed thermal wind.

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