Silvaplana had been on my bucket list for a while and it’s exactly as I expected, really beautiful. I love both mountains and water, in Silvaplana the two elements meet. When I arrived the first thing that surprised me most was the water colour. Normally you don’t expect lakes with such a light blue water colour, but in Silvaplana somehow it was different from every other lake I’ve ever seen. The lake is set in a verdant valley between the Engadin mountains and the vibrant green nature makes for wonderful views.
The locals are really friendly and some of them were involved in the organization of the very first Engadinwind; Silvaplana has a rich windsurfing history! I’d been told about the ‘cold’ weather in Silvaplana, even during summer, but I definitely didn’t expect to see snow in August, that was a shock! During the day it was nice and sunny though, so we could enjoy the “lake life” at its best.
Sailing in Silvaplana is a unique feeling, the wind feels very different to any other spot I’ve been to. The wind also looks much stronger then it actually is, so it feels kind of weird to sail without having that much power in your sail, even though it seems to be honking! If you want to visit a really unique flat water windsurf spot then I can certainly recommend Silvaplana and I look forward to being back there soon.