Malcesine is without any doubt one of the most renowned places among wind lovers.
If you are wondering why, the reason is quite easy and it can be summed up in just one word: Pelèr!
Pelèr is one of the two thermal wind of Northern Garda, it blows from North to South, from sunrise untill 11:00 a.m. Then, magically, during sunny days, it makes a 180° turn to be replaced by Ora.
Thanks to the thermal exchange between the fresh temperatures coming from the mountains during the night and the mild temperatures of the lake, Pelèr starts blowing from the first morning lights, the perfect moment for true born windsurf enthusiasts.
Pelèr is a very strong wind, especially early in the morning, it is a true attraction for windsurf enthusiasts coming from all over Italy and all over the world. It's thrilling to see how many windsurfs cut through the lake water during the weekend. The other days are not less so, especially during the summer.
Windsurf enthusiasts coming to Malcesine for their holidays can be sure to find the right wind to have fun while windsurfing.
But Pelèr is not only good for experts: at about 10:00 a.m. the wind start to decrease and beginners can take advantage of the light wind in order to learn this amazing sport.
At about 12:00 a.m. it gets even better when, as Ora starts blowing, the lake surface becomes completely flat and a light breeze coming from the south gently strokes the water. This is the right time for courses: in a few hours, with the right equipment, thanks to the instructors and their professionalism everybody can learn how to windsurf.
Last but not least, in Malcesine you can easily find very famous champions surfing next to you, as they frequently come here for training.