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Kitesurf Tour Europe visits Poland

25 February 2010 | 7:01 am

The 5th stop of the Kitesurf Tour Europe will be host in Swinoujscie /Poland. Swinoujscie is famous for his beach with lots of flat water due to the the shallow ocean line. The Kitesurf Tour Europe takes place in the last weekend of the Polish summer holiday. Thousands of tourists are expected as at the same time 40th International Artistic Campus FAMA will be performed.

Kitesurf Tour Europe Poland

The Location:
Świnoujście is a popular Polish seaside resort located on the Usedom Island just by the Polish-German border. The city is a sea ferry hub to Scandinavia. You can reach Świnoujście from Berlin 230km (via Anklam), from Szczecin 110km (via a river ferry at Karsibór) or from Scandinavia by sea ferries (from Ystad, Trelleborg, Malmo, Copenhagen, Ronne)

The Spot:
Świnoujście is famous due to beautiful, white-sand beaches (the widest in Poland – up to 100m) and warm water (+22C). The spot works well with winds from W by N to E. The most admired direction is NE-ly during summer months enhanced by thermal wind and Gosań hill – the highest Polish cliff. When the high pressure stabilizes above Scandinavia there is a chance for two weeks of NE-ly 25kts every afternoon while no wind blows anywhere
else at Southern Baltic coast! This thermal wind combined with 1,3km harbor breakwater provides excellent conditions for everyone: perfect flat water and long waves (up to 4m) for frontside riding at the same spot! There is no tidal current, no tides, no shorebreak and on top of that low salt water. Some current might be running with strong W-ly gales. Ferries entering or leaving the harbour might disrupt the wind flow but they will provide magnificent background in the picture. Behind the dunes runs a new built promenade with numerous restaurants, pubs and bars.

To know more about this stage of the Kitesurf Tour Europe follow the jump

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