European Championships of the Wind

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
1 Ireland Dursey Head 274 15
2 Holland Vlieland 270 15
3 Germany Kiel-Lighthouse 259 15
4 Greece Karpathos 248 15
5 Denmark Romo 245 14
6 England Isle of Portland/Weymouth 237 13
7 France La Hague / Normandie 234 14
8 Italy Capo Carbonara / Sardinia 226 15
9 Spain Tarifa 193 12
10 Turkey Izmir 190 10
11 Croatia Split 183 8
12 Austria Podersdorf / Lake Neusiedel 161 11
13 Portugal Sagres 142 9
14 Poland Leba 139 10
15 Switzerland Geneve-Cointrin 52 5