Lake Arenal Windsurfing and Kitesurfing
Arenal windsurfing is made ideal by the fusion of perfect conditions, both the warmth and depth of the lake matched with strong winds. Lake Arenal is Costa Rica’s largest lake, and nowhere else in the country can rival its glassy waves and dependable wind power. These two factors make Lake Arenal windsurfing and kitesurfing some of the best worldwide and year round, for both beginners and experienced professionals, though locals will tell you the best months are December through March. If you are looking to make your debut in the world of wind and water sports, local guides and instructors provide the equipment and lessons to master the sport in no time.
Lake Arenal was expanded to triple its original size in 1973 to its present 85 square kilometers and average depth of 20 to 30 meters. It was metamorphosed into a hydroelectric dam that currently provides Costa Rica with 70% of its energy. The man-made conditions lend the lake its extraordinary combination of water temperature and consistent wind supply. The wide open space is framed by the majestic Arenal Volcano and is ringed round by lush rainforest brimming with resplendent plantlife and flowers, providing yet another distinctive element to the attraction of Lake Arenal windsurfing.
Nowhere else will the view from your board be quite as exquisite as you slice through the water at exhilarating speed. You could say this unmatched combination of factors make Arenal windsurfing and kitesurfing the best in the world. These two Lake Arenal activities are safely located at the northern end of the lake, while the hydroelectric dam and volcano border the southern end. There is usually a group of windsurfers and kitesurfers out on the lake, enough to have good company but never overcrowded. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this unique and adrenaline fueled sport in one of the best locations worldwide!