In a research from the German magazine "Kiteboarding" powered by windfinder.com, the windiest place on the European continent was crowned. The categories included "average wind speed in 2010" and "number of days with more than 4 Bft in 2010". 15 countries competed for the title to become the windiest place in Europe...
In the end, underdog "Dursey Head" in Ireland took the win with 274 days above 4 Bft and an average wind speed of 15 knots. The Dutch island "Vlieland" came into second place presenting 270 days with 4Bft+ winds leaving Germany's "Kiel-Lighthouse" with an average wind speed of 15 knots and "only" 259 days above 4Bft in third place.
Here is the complete ranking:
|Country||Spot||Days >4Bft||Average wind speed|
|6||England||Isle of Portland/Weymouth||237||13|
|7||France||La Hague / Normandie||234||14|
|8||Italy||Capo Carbonara / Sardinia||226||15|
|12||Austria||Podersdorf / Lake Neusiedel||161||11|