SEE YOU SOON!
Date: 20-27, August 2023
Venue: Balatonfüred, HUNGARY, the liveliest resort town of Lake Balaton.
Excellent weather (25 -30 C°) , balmy water (25 C°).
Ideal and challenging wind conditions.
Superb atmosphere in the midst of high season.
Colorful gastronomy and vivid social events.
Charter boats are available.
More details coming soon!
Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe, situated in the middle of the Hungarian Trans-Danube territory in the western part of the country. The 77-km-length and the 14 km width form a 600-square kilometre-water surface. The Tihany peninsula divides the lake in two parts and forms an app. 1 km-wide strait close to mid-lake, were also the deepest point of the lake lies (11 metres). The main axis of the lake is SW-NE oriented.
The water depth varies between 0.5 and 5 metres, the south-shore being more shallow and gradually deepening (2 metres depth after a 600-1000 m distance from the shoreline). At the hilly Northern shore, the depth starts with about 1.5 meters and reaches 5 metres relatively soon.
The wave pattern is unique: the short and relatively high waves can be very rough and choppy in heavy wind. The average wavelength is 3-4 metres, increasing up to 6 metres in strong winds. The height of the waves averages 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres in heavy weather when the crests fall through. On extremely rare instances with winds over 80 km/hour, the wave crests are blown away by the wind and dust of -steam is formed just above the water surface, posing a significant risk of drowning for swimmers.