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The 2021 windsurfing season started with a series of winter storms at Lake Garda, Italy. Today, 9 January, at Pra' de la fam, we enjoyed Peler wind at 35 knots, with fully winter weather conditions.

Windsurfing: Pra de la fam (Lake Garda), 09/01/2021. Winter storm!

The abundant snowfall on the mountains north of the lake, and the lake water temperature still at 10 Celsius degrees, are creating the perfect conditions for the genesis of Peler wind, which blows really strong, especially in the sunniest days.

Driving along the Gardesana road, this morning, I was immediately impressed by the conditions that the lake was showing after Toscolano: all its surface was foaming, with waves well over one meter, and really strong wind. I was in doubt whether to stop in Toscolano (and perhaps it would not have been a bad choice, since I don't have many opportunities to ride there - and it's a great spot), but then I joined with friends at Pra'.

 

Windsurf Pra Lago Garda 020 Windsurf Pra Lago Garda 058

Windsurf Pra Lago Garda 006

 

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About ten riders were present on the spot. In addition to the always present Simone and Davide, two steel girls deserve a special mention (congratulations), and a young boy with RRD equipment, accompanied by his father, truly admirable for the determination shown in the water, in these conditions.

I'll be honest: I enjoyed my session, but there are much more pleasant weather conditions to windsurf with. In January, my thoughts can only go to South Africa, which I will certainly miss a lot this year. We hope soon to be able to return to enjoy some rides at sea spots, or that, at least, the air temperature at lake may return a little warmth, like in other winters.

But, in the meantime, since, in this Covid pandemic, there is no certainty of tomorrow, we enjoy Sunset ... Pra !!!

Ciao. Fabio

Click here, for the complete slidegallery I shot on the spot.

 

Below, some photos kindly granted by Alessandro Dossi, and Simone Grezzi (those ones taken by the talented photographer Maurizio Poinelli are really nice).

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