Just north of Porto, Viana do Castelo is a beautiful town full of history and character but of more importance to us and you a growing watersports mecca.
The winter offers up a fantastic swell season and the summer bring the wind. Typical trade winds through the summer (April-Oct) provide 15-25knts from the North West, presenting slightly cross off steady breeze perfection in an expansive bay just off the harbour entrance.
With a lighter forecast on the cards, we jam packed the van full of all the toys from E-foils and surfboards to every size of wing, kite and foil set ups – oh, and our jetski. We were prepped for everything…except the ability to stretch in the van during our mammoth road trip!
With a couple of accommodation options theres something to suit everyone. Self-catered town houses boasting a lovely garden and roof terrace for soaking up some sunshine and just next door Feel Viana sports hotel for those seeking a little more luxury with access to a spa, outdoor pool, skate pump track and the best buffet breakfast around. The latter being a great option for any couples wanting to please both parties between watersports enthusiast and ‘along for a holiday’.
True to custom the wind direction settled nicely in to its NW habit and delivered a good 10+ knots on top of the forecast each afternoon.
Allowing us to quickly fall in to our routine of E-foil, tow-foil and surf mornings. Followed by action packed wind afternoons.
Viana is one of those spots that is also a hub for tourism and has so much to offer on a no wind forecast…or so we hear…… we’re yet to truly test that theory as we were on the water every single day through the week. Wether winging or kiting, each evening the group went to bed full of delicious food, tiredness and eager to do it all again the next day
We’ll be returning next year for sure, for double the time and double the action. Get in touch to book a place and a spot in the van for your kit.
Dates will be 16-23 & 23-30 September 2023 and we’d love for you to join us.