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Cabedelo Beach Kitesurf Spot in Northern Portugal

Europe Kiteboard Spot in Portugal

Nestled in the historic city of Viana do Castelo in Portugal, Cabedelo Beach is a dream come true for kitesurfers. The beach’s expansive sands, embraced by the might of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the serenity of the Lima River on the other, play host to powerful winds and stunning landscapes, offering a remarkable kitesurfing experience.

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Cabedelo Beach Kitesurfing wind conditions

Cabedelo Beach is renowned for its consistent winds, predominantly "Nortada", making it a dependable kitesurfing location. During summer, wind strength typically ranges from 15 to 30 knots, with a direction usually from the North or Northwest. The conditions are well-suited for both beginners and advanced kitesurfers, allowing everyone to bask in the exhilarating thrill of the sport.

  • body wear

    • long neo
    • short neo
  • downwinder

    • Yes
  • ride type

    • freeride
    • freestyle
    • hydrofoil
    • wakestyle
    • wave
  • skill level

    • beginner
    • intermediate
    • advanced
    • professional
  • spot type

    • ocean
    • river delta
  • starting area

    • sandy beach
  • water condition

    • choppy
    • high
    • medium
  • wind daytime

    • all day

Wind Stats for Cabedelo Beach Kiteboarding

Around the Kiteboarding Spot Cabedelo Beach

Once you've savored the adrenaline rush of kitesurfing, explore the stunning surroundings of Cabedelo Beach. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Viana do Castelo by visiting its ornate churches, or delve into the city's vibrant culinary scene. Nature enthusiasts can enjoy birdwatching at the estuary, while the adventurous can explore the nearby forest parks.

  • camper parking

    • Overnight
  • car parking

    • Nearby
  • emergency

    • A medical center
    • A rescue service
    • Kite repair
  • has restaurant

    • Yes
  • has toilet

    • Yes
  • has shower

    • Yes

How to get to Cabedelo Beach and how to bring it about while you're there

Cabedelo Beach is easily accessible, being just a short drive from the heart of Viana do Castelo. Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport in Porto, around an hour's drive away, serves as the nearest international airport. Once there, you can make use of local bus services, taxis, or even rent a car for more convenience. The city also boasts a good network of bike lanes, making cycling a feasible way to explore.

  • accommodation

    • at the spot
  • public transport

    • Mellow
  • rental cars

    • Recommended


You might come across some rocks in the middle. Water is somewhat cold, therefore 4/3 wetsuit is advised.

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Wind Forecast for Cabedelo Beach Kitesurfing


Cabedelo Beach is known for its consistent "Nortada" winds, particularly in the summer months. Wind strength typically ranges from 15 to 30 knots, coming mainly from the North or Northwest.