Kitesurfing in Silvaplana

Lake Silvaplana is a coveted kite destination. Due to the steady and reliable Maloja winds, Silvaplana is one of the best kitesurf spots in Switzerland and well known all over the world: nowhere else can you glide over a deep blue mountain lake surrounded by the majestic mountain panorama at almost 1800 meters above sea level. The kitesurf school is located right on the lake and their shop carries most major brands, you can find all you need for a great kitesurf day in Silvaplana.

Starting from the end of May to the beginning of October, the southwest thermal wind kicks in from the afternoon on, luring all action and water sport enthusiasts onto the water. Find all you need for your kite session on Lake Silvaplana at Swiss Kitesurf: kitesurf courses for adults and children, beginners and experienced group, semi-private or private lessons, a large selection of test and rental equipment as well as the largest Swiss kitesurf shop. You can always count on the professional guidance of Yannick Galbinec and his team, they are all passionate kitesurfers and can show you the ropes of their favourite sport and what you need to kitesurf in Silvaplana.

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Wind and weather forecast

Check out the current wind forecast to see what the wind is doing in Silvaplana. Ideal kitesurf conditions are winds coming from the south or southwest. Northerly and easterly winds are often gusty, caution is required in these conditions. In general, the southerly foehn wind, sunshine and an even atmospheric pressure distribution are ideal conditions for a great kitesurf day. Do you want to learn more about the Maloja wind? Find out about how thermal winds work here.

Do you want to see the first kitesurfers out on the lake? Click on the webcam situated directly at the kite beach to watch them live in action. Plan your next days of fun with the weather forecast here.

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Learn how to kitesurf

Swiss Kitesurf offers lessons for beginners and experienced alike. The kitesurf instructors are passionate about their sport and will show you how to glide along effortlessly with a board and kite and how to master your water start. Not only for the novices out there, the courses cater to every level. The instructors will teach you how to ride upwind, transitions, jumps, strapless riding as well as hydrofoiling.

For questions or registration contact Yannick Galbinec at or +41 81 828 97 67.

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Rent, buy or test equipment

Swiss Kitesurf is the importer of several major kite brands along with having been one of the first kite schools in the world. In the kitesurf shopyou can find the newest kites, boards, harnesses and accessories from all top brands. Each and every kiter is sure to find the suitable equipment - new or second-hand, to rent or to buy.

Are you interested in trying out the newest boards and kites? Take part in the test days or just pass by Swiss Kitesurf to rent the most current kite equipment.

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Stand up Paddling

SUP is a great warm up for your next kite session: paddling helps you train your balance and your upper body strength. You can rent SUP equipment at Swiss Kitesurf.

Would you like to discover Lake Silvaplana on a guided SUP tour? The kite school organises 2 to 3 hour SUP tours including rental equipment on a regular basis.

Kitesurf packages, Events, Hotels & Restaurants

Are you looking for a good restaurant to fuel up before your next session, a package deal, stylish accommodation or a campsite right on the lake? Find enticing package deals, venues and events for your kitesurf holiday in Silvaplana.