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 tips and tricks of their favourite sport and what you need to kitesurf in Silvaplana.

Wind and weather forecast 

Check out the [current wind forecast]( to see how the wind is doing in Silvaplana. Ideal kitesurf conditions are winds coming from the south or southwest. Northerly and easterly winds are often gusty and caution is required in those 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 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, transition, jump, strapless riding techniques, as well as hydrofoiling. For questions or registration contact Swiss Kitesurf at or +41 81 828 97 67.

Rent, buy or test equipment 

Swiss Kitesurf is the importer of several major kitesurfing brands along with having been one of the first kite schools in the world. In the [kitesurf shop]( 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. 

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The kite sailing pioneer in Silvaplana

Did you know that the kite school in Silvaplana was the first school in Switzerland and also among the first worldwide? Stefan Popprath, aka Mr. Kite, started the kite sailing school in 1994, at a time when the sport didn’t even have a proper name. “First we called it parawing, then changed the name to kitesailing, which is where the school's name originated from” as Mr. Kite once stated in an interview. Read the whole story here.


Experience Silvaplana

Silvaplana is located in the heart of the Upper Engadine lake landscape, surrounded by impressive three-thousand-meter peaks such as the local mountain Corvatsch with the highest panorama restaurant at 3303 m above sea level.

Windsurfing in Silvaplana

Starting from mid May until mid October, winds from 3 to 6 beaufort lure windsurfers and action lovers to Lake Silvaplana. Silvaplana offers everything any water sport enthusiast desires: Windsurf courses for adults and children, for beginners or experienced alike, a large array of test and rental equipment as well as a windsurf shop. You can always count on the professional guidance of Sarah Missiaen and her team, they are all passionate windsurfers and can show you the tips and tricks of their favourite sport and what you need to windsurf in Silvaplana.