Praia do Guincho is a stunning wild and rugged beach located 6 km west of Cascais, around 20 km from Lisbon.
A beautiful landscape and excellent wind conditions make this a perfect place to kitesurf and enjoy the nice waves if you are a more advanced kitesurfer.Show map
Strong Northern winds are predominant during summertime (June-August) and its always stronger than other spots due to a local thermal effect, the mountains, the big sandy beach and cold water current at the shore. The waves average 1m but are bigger in spring and autumn although the wind is usually weaker. There are two areas with ample space to launch your kite and the water is clean with temperatures varying between 13ºC and 18ºC. A wetsuit is recommended almost all year round.Show wind conditions
Guincho Beach is 6km north-west of Cascais and is connected by a regular bus service that departs from Cascais train station. The bus route is operated by Scotbus with services 405 and 415 passing the beach with a journey time of 25 minutes. Cascais is a village with many facilities including night-life and a friendly atmosphere, and is 5 minutes from Guincho. At the beach there are good amenities including public showers, beach bars and restaurants. There is plenty of parking at the beach and driving is the easiest method to reach Praia do Guincho. To drive to Guincho follow the N247 west out of Cascais.
Close to Costa da Caparica is our spot, Fonte da Telha, that it's more than beaches and huge areas of white sands, although this is the first thing you'll remember when you think of it. The backdrop to the beach is the protected landscape of an impressive fossil cliff. This was the water line millions of years ago.Show map
The winds during the summer months (June to August) are mainly thermal, showing up after lunch ranging from 15 to 25 knot from Northwest. The sandy beaches have small waves around 1m.Show weather conditions
During the summer months, you can take a ride on an open-carriage railway that runs for 10 km along the beaches of the Costa da Caparica. At stop (paragem) 21 at the end of the line where the train turns, there-s the village of Fonte da Telha. This little fishermen-s village is perfect for that holiday feeling. This is the real Portugal, with some trendy beach cafés added to it. Fonte da Telha can also be reached from Lisbon, crossing the river by boat and getting the bus in Cacilhas harbour.
This lagoon is just 20km from Caparica and the perfect spot to develop your skill in the shallow, flat water with plenty of space to setup your gear.Show map
The best winds for this spot are NW to SW and usually range from 15 to 25knots. There you can find some restaurants, public toilets and plenty car parking. Inside a protected area the landscape is amazing with huge sand dunes and pine trees.Show weather conditions
In the Summer (June to August) it's pretty crowded with swimmers but you can ride on the North side of the lagoon. The best way to reach it is by car as there are no public transports there.
Gusty Kite appears in 2003 in Guincho beach, the worldwide known windy beach, West of Lisbon. At the time there were almost no schools and we became the most recognized company in Portuguese market. In the next years we follow the growth of the sport and become the most successful kitesurf school in Lisbon area, having hundreds of students per year. In 2007 we opened new stations in Aveiro and Algarve and few more until 2010 with the first school in Angola.
A renewed website and image is made in 2008, and again in 2013, adapting to the new upcoming technologies and more demanding customers. Also new schools appear both in Portugal as abroad becoming an international kitesurf company.
The project gets new blood in 2017 with more people involved in management, both on the beach as in back office, in order to keep it up to date and efficient. Also a brand new website is presented, our Courses get small tweaks to improve customer appreciation, and the business gets focused in Lisbon area, where we were born, 14 years ago.
For total beginners or to improve your technique, we have the right classes, adapted to your goals and availability.
Our priority is maximum safety and quality, so you can fully enjoy this new exciting sport.
Have your classes with exclusive gear for you allowing a faster, even safer and "at your rhythm" evolution, having fun and learning together with a friend or family.
(2 students/ 2 kites)
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One-on-one instruction is the best way to learn, with personalized progression it's faster and even safer to become a kitesurfer with the highest quality possible.
(1 student/ 1 kite)
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With this course you can rent the school gear and have all the confidence with our instructors supervision and tips while they keep an eye on you.
(all gear included)
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Want to see how it's like to be pulled by a traction kite? Or maybe you're curious or just wanna have fun with some friends!
(max.6 people/3 kites) (sand traction exercises)
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Our base is at Move On Beach bar, the most amazing beach bar in Fonte da Telha, a little fishermen's village, just 20 minutes from Lisbon. With a complete menu and watersports suitable infrastructure, this is the best place to start and finish your session.
Bookings and infos - Pedro: +351960070107
Partnerships and manager - Ana: +351 918 855 396
Living in Aroeira, right next to the beach I naturally became big fan of watersports and 7 years ago I got addicted to Kitesurf. Nowadays I make my job on this amazing sport and love to teach it to other people.
Head Instructor - Senior Instructor for 11 years As most Australians my connection with the sea is super strong since I was a kid. 11 years ago i discovered kitesurfing and since then my greatest passion is to make learning this sport a pleasant and thrilling experience.
Marketing and Sales Manager I was born in a small town in the interior of Ribatejo, since early I became interested in extreme sports, but only a few years later I discovered kitesurfing. Combining professional experience with my passion for kitesurfing has been the unique experience.
I was raised close to the Lisbon Coast and right next to the beach. This proximity to the sea has influenced me as a child, and I started to kitesurf in 2004. My passion turned soon into a job by associating it with the desire to travel and explore other parts of the world. In 2008 I achieved IKO kitesurf instructor qualification and open my own kite centre in Portugal.
“...And here I am. Sand under my nails, salt in my hair, with serious wind addiction, proper kite junkie. What would I do without you Gusty Kite? I'm eternally grateful!”
“Professional and great fun”
“I booked an afternoon kite-surfing experience last weekend for nine of us, as a stag-do activity. In advance Pedro was extremely helpful over email. He sorted out transport for us. Unfortunately there was no wind, so he offered a surfing lesson instead.
The instructors were fantastic. Enthusiastic, friendly and offered good advice. 3:1 is a good student:instructor ratio. Water temperature was fine for two hours in a thin wetsuit (which they provided). Value-for-money was excellent.
I would highly recommend Gustykite, and Lisbon in general”
“Viemos a Portugal para aprender kitesurf e contactámos algumas escolas para obter informações. Nenhuma delas foi tão profissional e simpática como a Gustykite.
Alguns dias antes, fomos contactados pelo nosso instrutor com todas as informações necessárias.
As condições realmente eram muito boas e o instrutor foi muito profissional e tomou todo o tempo necessário para ensinar os primeiros passos com o kite tanto em terra como na água. Por isso, não só aprendemos os conceitos básicos do kitesurf, como também foi muito divertido!Tivemos um grande momento com a Gustykite e gostaria de recomendar a todos os nossos amigos. Por isso, se realmente quiser aprender kitesurf este é o lugar ideal!”