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Esposende offers a perfect mix of wind, waves and flat water. This breathtaking location offers endless activities for the mountain adventurer, incredible sights for the traveller and of course perfect conditions for the kiteboarder. Come alone or with friends for an experience like no other!
Kitesurf conditions
Beginner, Intermediate
Spot: Flat, Small waves
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Esposende is where the Cavado river meets the ocean. Sheltered by sand dunes at the river mouth the spot offers flat water conditions as well as waves. Due to the thermal winds in the summer the wind always exceeds the forecast with an average of 18-25 knots. This phenomenon is called “Nortada” - which means “Strong North Wind.” Water temperatures rise to about 18-20 degrees, a 3/2mm wetsuit minimum is recommended.

Trip characteristics
Typical Pickup: Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO), 4470-558 Maia, Portugal
Suitable for: Solo traveler
Ambience: Lively Bars
Experience Type: Collective

The Destination

Our Guest House is in the center of Esposende, a small and typical Portuguese village, vibrant during the summer. Esposende is located near Porto and Braga, both ancient cities of Portugal with amazing cultural offers. About 60km away is Geres whose rugged hills are home to an abundance of wildlife including golden eagles, wolves and deer. There are a few night clubs in town offering and a variety of local restaurants and cafes.

The Experience

Kitesurfing is of course the top priority, whenever the wind is up! If there is no wind, then we'll offer you to take you out and show you what else this stunning area has to offer: Let's go paragliding, canyoning, trekking, cycling and SUPing, exploring the cable park – or just visit the nearby amazing cities of Porto or Braga and tasting the amazing local food. Each day, depending on the weather forecast, the group decides together what's on the plate as option for the next day (no program option on the last day).

Program Options for No Wind Days (extra costs)
  • Paragliding Day: Tandem flight at Ofir Dunes
  • Cable Day: Day at the cable park in Vieira do Minho (1 hour from Esposende).
  • Trekking in Gerês + gastronomic experience: The landscapes and views are astonishing! The day will end in a local restaurant, Gerês to experience the typical local food and wine.
  • Canyoning Day: We have several rivers with excellent canyoning conditions.
  • SUP & Bicycle day: A day at Neiva river following a track that combines bicycle riding in the woods and SUP through the river. The day ends with a nice sunset barbecue in Esposende.
  • Guided visit to city of Braga or Porto. We will take you to the beautiful cities of Braga or Porto and show you the most beautiful spots there. An amazing experience of local food and wine included.
The Team

Our team is devoted to both water sports and mountain activities such as: paragliding, canyoning, mountain trekking, paddle trips in the river and mountain biking. With us you will have the opportunity to experience this amazing sports in the natural park “Gerês” situated 60 km from Esposende in the days of no wind conditions. Whatever the weather brings – we'll make sure that you will always have a great & memorable day.


Accommodation in a shared room in our nice guest house is included. But if you prefer, we can arrange an upgrade to the Mira Rio hotel in a double or single room with a private bathroom.
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Your Host: Miguel

Member since April 2016

Miguel is your host for this experience and will provide you with all the information needed.

I love the small pleasures of life, being at the beach , laughing with friends, and a sunset kite session.
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