On this page you will find information and rules which must be observed when kite surfing at the Lake of Silvaplana. Dangers, restrictions, responsibilities and the role of the mandatory member club are explained here. The spot plan shows you where the entry and exit to the lake as well as the prohibited areas are.
Silvaplana - this spot has been strongly associated with kite surfing and water sports for more than 20 years. The great interest in the sport attracts many kite surfers to the Engadin on the summer weekends.
To ensure order and safety for the growing number of kite surfers, a member club and a water sports concept was created and has been implemented in consultation with the municipality of Silvaplana. The concept includes spot rules, regulations and information.
You can download the current water sports info brochure 2019 here:
Conditions to kite surf independently on Lake Silvaplana:
The rescue boat is always ready for emergency use during the summer. However, rescues in light winds are only made in exceptional cases after an observation period. Light wind kite surfers who push the limits have to be prepared to swim to the shore and must be appropriately equipped to do so.
The entry and exit, as well as the spot boundaries are marked in the lake (Bouys) or on the lakeside (Posts). Please take a look at the zones and their boundaries before you go into the water.
The member club is for independent kite surfers who do not rent equipment or attend lessons. It is mandatory to join the the member club before going kite surfing at Silvaplana. In order to join the club, every kite surfer needs a liability insurance which is valid in Switzerland, as well as the necessary riding skills (VDWS level 4 or IKO level 3J)
One day Membership
|Weekly Membership||CHF 50.00|
|Monthly Membership||CHF 80.00|
|Season member||CHF 100.00|
If you rent kite surf equipment with us, the daily membership fee is included in the rental price.
Member incl. equipment rental
|VIP Member||CHF 750.-||CHF 1000.-|
Membership is personal and non-transferable, VIP member equipment is for one person only.
Public paid parking spaces near the sports center:
Here we aim to give you as many forecasts and reports as possible about the wind and weather in Silvaplana. In order to understand everything, just a few pointers are needed.