Kitesurfing in Austria: the Traunsee

At a glance

  • Niederwind – thermal wind with constant good weather between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
    Oberwind – before or after a cold front between 5-9 o’clock
  • May- October (in summer the thermal winds tend to be less)
  • not a beginner’s spot, keeping altitude is a must know
  • Location: Rindbach on the south bank of the Traunsee near Ebensee, reachable from Salzburg in a good 1.5 hours