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Switzerland Surfski


Downwinding Between Flüelen & Beckenried

Switzerland has many large lakes that can generate favorable conditions for downwind runs. But pay attention to weather forecasts and water temperatures just as you should anywhere if you want to paddle safely. Watch this 2019 sailing race video where an epic storm comes up on Lake Geneva with 60 knot winds.


Lake Biel/Bienne

Lake Constance (bordered by Switzerland, Germany, and Austria)

Lake Geneva (bordered by Switzerland, and France)

Nernier to Anieres (downwind with a 'Bise' which is a regular NE wind)


Lake Gruyère

Interlaken (Between the Lakes Thun, Brienz)

Interlaken video

Lakes known for their turquoise waters surfski video

Lake Lucerne

Gersau - Meggen

Lake Lugano

Lake Maggiore

Lake Neuchâtel

Lake Sempach

Lake Walen

Lake Zug

Lake Zurich


Adaptive Paddling

  • Kanu Club Rapperswil-Jona - Lake Zurich
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Worldwide Race Calender Page

Swiss Marathon Paddle Cup SUP, Outrigger, Kayak (Surfski not specifically mentioned, but if not yet included it's only a matter of time until they do)


  • Kanu School Versam (whitewater and river running oriented, sells gear - neoprene, paddle clothing, PFDs)
  • KayakAdventure Not necessarily surfskis, but definitely boating accessories & supplies
  • Surfskipoint multiple locations - sales, rentals, (and lessons at some locations)
  • Surfski Switzerland
switzerland.txt · Last modified: 2023/10/27 13:44 by preavley