Obidos lagoon

– The perfect kitesurfing spot in Portugal for beginners –

Located 1½ drive north from Lisbon, less than an hour from Nazaré, and 30 minutes from the famous surf spots of Peniche, Óbidos lagoon offers optimal conditions to learn kitesurfing and progress safely.

Flat, shallow waters – ideal for a successful learning experience! Learning to kitesurf in a lagoon is safe, easy and fast.

The best period for kitesurfing in the lagoon is from April to November (more windy days, less cool water). 

On the Óbidos lagoon, there are 2 main spots for kitesurfing:

Features: sandy spot, flat and shallow water, directly open to the ocean which brings a steady wind. Wetsuit needed (ideally 4/3).

Please note: this spot is closed to kitesurfers from June 15 to September 15 and doesn’t work for foil (water is too shallow).

The second spot: inside the lagoon, is open to navigation all the year and works for foil.

Features: flat water with shallow areas. Optimal navigation during days of Nortada (north-western wind). The wind is stronger than at the top of the lagoon (because of a venturi effect). Wetsuit needed (ideally 4/3). Owing to shells and seaweed on the spot we advise you to wear shoes.

Already an advanced rider and wave lover? Head for the Atlantic 

Along the bay from Baleal to Peniche (20 minutes drive from Óbidos lagoon), in southern or northern wind, you’ll find several waves spots.
Grab your strapless for a memorable session in the surf country!

The area of Óbidos, Baleal, Peniche offers perfect conditions to learn and progress in kitesurf. With so many different spots to choose from, it’s hard not to find something that suits you! Whether you’re a beginner, a pro flat water or a pro strapless, you’ll always find the right spot to have fun in Portugal.

A windless day during your stay? Don’t worry, there’s plenty to do in this region! Surfing, SUP, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, yoga…