Lake Garda Surf School in Italy
Driven by the power of the wind, surfing gives you a feeling of total freedom and of being at one with nature. The surfing lifestyle is all about embracing the wild and living in the here and now. No wonder then that the extreme sports of kitesurfing and windsurfing have so many fans. Thanks to its constant wind and picturesque backdrop, Lake Garda is one of Europe’s top destinations for windsurfers and kitesurfers. The lake is host to a broad range of conditions, making it the ideal spot for both surf junkies and beginners.
Kitesurfing and windsurfing on Lake Garda at a glance
The surfing spots on Lake Garda are some of the best in Europe. Reliable wind conditions, the awesome mountain panorama, and the diversity of the lake all ensure a totally unique surfing experience.
Lake Garda can be accessed throughout the year, with every season offering winds that bring a smile to surfers’ faces. The Lake Garda surf schools operate in high season, between April and October.
The winds on Lake Garda provide the perfect conditions for surfers of all levels at almost all times of day. The most important winds are the Pelér (northerly wind) and the Ora (southerly wind).
Lake Garda is suitable for windsurfing, kitesurfing (also known as kiteboarding), and windfoiling. Kitesurfing on Lake Garda is restricted, and there are only six entry spots. Our Surf School lies directly on one of the four shuttle spots for kitesurfing on Lake Garda.
Planet Allsports Kite and Surf School is situated in the small fishing village of Limone at Capo Reamol. This spot is one of the best for kitesurfing and windsurfing on Lake Garda. From April to the beginning of November, you can learn to surf, can rent equipment, store your own equipment and use the shuttle boat.
Lake Garda surfer’s paradise—why is this location or “Lago” so popular with surfers?
Surfers can find the perfect waves on Lake Garda. Thanks to the clear thermal differences between the Alps in the north and the Po River Valley to the south, Lake Garda enjoys perfect wind conditions at all times of day and to suit all skill levels.
Lake Garda—the largest lake in Italy—is 142.85 square miles (369.98 sq km) in total. It has an impressive length of 32 miles (51.6 km), a width of 10.7 miles (17.2 km), and a maximum depth of 1,135 feet (346 m). There is plenty of space for watersports adrenaline junkies. The “Lago” or location is also a perfect spot for surfers to socialize—after a great session on the lake, surfers from across the world meet on the beach, as well as in the restaurants and clubs.
The northern part of Lake Garda is a real hotspot—the winds are almost guaranteed here and are especially strong—wind speeds of up to 30 mph (50 km/h) are not uncommon. And beginners can get their money’s worth too—more moderate winds are also found on the lake and as they are regular, they are easy to adapt to. Lake Garda is THE spot with the highest wind probability in Europe!
Surf season at Lake Garda: January to December
One of the main advantages of Lake Garda for surfers is that you can surf on this lake all-year-round. The diverse winds provide the desired rush on the water throughout the seasons. Meanwhile, the Mediterranean climate promises dry summers and mild winters. Even though heavy clouds may linger over the mountains, the Alps’ northerly föhn wind and the south wind currents clear the clouds over the lake. The result is a totally unique mountain panorama complete with warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine. The surf schools tend to open between April and October.
Perfect wind conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing on Lake Garda
Winds blow across the lake from the mountains and, as they can be quite strong, provide great conditions for surfers. The most important winds are the Pelér (northerly wind) and the Ora (southerly wind). While the Pelér wind—also known as Vento—rages from midnight and creates big waves and speeds of up to 22 knots, the Ora blows from around midday to sunset and creates the so-called “Venturi effect,” creating speeds of up to 27 knots. There are also other winds on Lake Garda, which can be used in different ways. These include the strongest of all the Lake Garda winds, the Balinot, the westerly Vinessa, the northerly Ander, and the easterly Ponale.
Which types of surfing can you do on Lake Garda?
Windsurfing on Lake Garda
Become one with the water! Windsurfing opens a world of possibilities. Glide softly across the water, reach high speeds, perform spectacular maneuvers—even flips are possible. This Olympic sport is extremely addictive!
Kitesurfing on Lake Garda
Kitesurfing or kiteboarding gives you the opportunity to try out loads of different freestyle tricks on your board—you can jump high above the water. A stunt kite pulls you along the surface of the lake at high speeds. The official world speed record is an impressive average speed of 65 mph (105 km/h) over 10 seconds!
Windfoiling on Lake Garda
Windfoiling is a new type of surfing that gives you the unique feeling that you are floating silently above the water. The foil, which is mounted above the surfboard, begins to rise when you reach a certain speed, thus lifting you and your board and allowing you to glide above the water. Planet Allsports was the first surf school on Lake Garda to offer windfoiling and has developed a unique training system for the sport.
Planet Allsports Surf School in Limone sul Garda
One of the best surf spots on Lake Garda is located at Capo Reamol in Limone—this is the place to enjoy the most regular and the steadiest winds. This is the precise location in and around the Hotel Capo Reamol where we provide our Surf School, covering everything that you need. Whether learning to surf, renting equipment, or storing your own equipment—with us you are always on the safe side. Our Kite and Surf School at Capo Reamol is open from April 1st to October 31st.
The small fishing village of Limone lies at the foot of a steep mountain face and has just over 1,000 inhabitants. With its numerous olive groves, lemon trees, lovely historical center, and imposing mountainous backdrop, the village has a quintessentially Italian flair.
Experienced, certified surf instructors
Felix Quadfaß has been running Planet Allsports Surf Schools for over 15 years. He works with his team of friendly, permanent staff, all of whom are experienced watersports instructors. He has been obsessed with watersports since childhood. Now he focuses on training systems that teach you how to surf safely in as short a time as possible.
Professionals and more advanced surfers can also learn to improve their skills. “The skills and experiences of our teachers are key when it comes to providing an exceptionally high standard of instruction for surfers of all levels,” explains Quadfaß. “We have developed techniques that also help more advanced surfers to perfect their moves.”
VDWS Watersports School
Our Surf and Kite Schools are all licensed by the international school association VDWS. This guarantees a high standard of instruction with top trained watersports instructors and the best-trained staff. In addition, you can also apply for internationally recognized licenses from our stations.
Windsurfing, windfoiling, and kitesurfing courses for beginners, intermediate, and advanced surfers
Our experienced surfing instructors improve your level, whatever your starting point, and teach you techniques to help you reach your goals in the quickest time possible.
The better you are, the harder it is to improve. Sometimes you just need a few more tips to perform your dream maneuver. Our professionals will use their experience to help you improve and will also support you by filming you on the lake and analyzing your technique with you.
Rent the latest premium equipment from QUATRO / GOYA, which you can assemble in just 5 to 10 minutes. We also have harnesses, wetsuits, and neoprene shoes for rent.
We use the Bb Talkin Bluetooth System for our training sessions. A Bluetooth headset integrated into the helmet keeps you in touch with your instructor so you can communicate directly and clearly.
Even if you are just renting equipment, we will add you to our safety list. This means that our team will keep an eye on you the entire time you are on the water. There are always 2 to 3 rescue boats ready at hand.
Private equipment storage & shuttle
You can also store your own equipment with us and use our shuttle boat. Even in this case, you are still included on our safety list in.