Windsurfing on the Dingle Peninsula

Voted Number 1 Windsurfing destination in the World - "Sunday Times"

Windsurfing is a versatile water sport as it can be done either in waves or on flat water. It is a surface water sport that combines the exciting elements of both surfing and sailing. Although it might be considered a minimalistic version of a sailboat, a windsurfer offers experiences that are outside the scope of any other sailing craft design. Windsurfers can perform jumps, inverted loops, spinning manoeuvres, and other “freestyle” moves that cannot be matched by any sailboat.

The Dingle Peninsula is an ideal country for windsurfing as it has plenty of lakes, inlets, salt marshes and safe harbours in which to practice. Ireland's climate is also complimentary to windsurfing as it is influenced by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream and is in the path of the prevailing south-westerly winds from the Atlantic Ocean. The combination of these conditions serves to make Ireland the perfect location for windsurfing.

Maharees Sand Spit Dingle Peninsula Ireland

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Jamie Knox on the Maharees can get you all the low down about where to sail and the best conditions for certain spots.

Where to windsurf on the Dingle Peninsula

Brandon Bay and Castlegregory are the places to head for windsurfing on the Dingle Peninsula. The area is legendary amongst windsurfers attracting some of the best sailors in the world.

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