During the summer months, Silvaplana experiences the famous wind called “Maloja”. It’s a thermal wind blowing from the southwest, mostly between force 4 and 6, and kicks in around noon. Normally there’s no wind in the morning and so is perfect for beginners then. The best time to visit the lake for wind is between June and September, it’s also the part of the year with the nicest weather, at least for water sports. The wind comes through on sunny days only as it’s a thermal wind, so make sure to check if the weather at the lake is going to be good as you will hardly ever find wind with bad weather at Silvaplana.
It’s definitely a unique landscape! The lake is surrounded by the Engadin mountains, which are 1800 metres above sea level and high mountains, like Mount Corvatsch (3303 m). There’s not many places where nature and windsurfing are so close together. The conditions on the lake are perfect for slalom, formula, freestyle and foil thanks to the flat water conditions, although you can still get some small chop in the middle of the lake also.