In Bibione, in the summer of 2010 the first kayak centre for tourists in Italy, able to offer courses compliant with the minimum European EPP standards (Euro Paddle Pass) was opened. The kayak hire centre; organises first and second level courses (and more advanced levels on demand) for 12 year olds and up; and a programme of exciting trips into the lagoon between Bibione and Caorle. The kayak is ideal for a highly environmentally aware location like Bibione, and helps to highlight its eco-tourism strengths. Don’t miss BibioneKayak the international kayakers’ meeting every year in June.
Windsurfing is the perfect mix of waterskiing, surfing and sailing, spectacular whether watching or doing. Bibione was already, at the end of the 70s, one of the first Italian beaches to promote it.
This was also because the geographical layout south of the coastline brings thermal breezes blowing mainly from the sea to the beach, making it safe for children and beginners as well.
At the beginning, it was foreign tourists, in particular the Germans, who took up this new sport, but now many Italian families have joined them. An in fact, having a go is not just limited to children (getting ever younger) but also to the less young, mums and dads and even sometimes “grandma and grandpa” !
Currently there are five schools open from 1 May to 20 September affiliated to the VDWS, the prestigious association of windsurfing and watersports schools at international level, with qualified instructors and guaranteed professionalism.
Lido del sole: WINDSURF SCHOOL BOSCOCANORO
Lido dei Pini: GIGI WINDSURF SCHOOL
Bibione Pineta: SCIROCCO WINDSURFING SCHOOL
Bibione Zenith: WINDSURFSCHOOL TORNADO
Bibione Spiaggia: WINDSURFSCHOOL TORNADO
Close to Piazzale Zenith, the Tornado Surf Center, offers courses and guided canoe trails with different itineraries twice a week in the surrounding lagoons or towards the mouth of the Tagliamento.
The canoes are designed for the sea and perfect even for the longest trips, easy to carry and unsinkable so you can indulge in a little sport when the wind drops or even just go out to where the water is a deeper blue.
The Bibione Sailing Centre is ready to meet the requests of the many youngsters and adults who want to take up sailing or are already expert. If conditions are difficult with high wind and waves, training takes place in a wide bend of the lagoon so that even beginners can learn in complete safety.
The school has qualified FIV instructors (Italian Sailing Federation) and organises courses in theory and practice for learners ranging from 6 to … 96! spread out over 6 levels, and adults.
The “Centro Europa” Swimming School has always stood out for its professionalism and experience, gathered over many years of working. It organises and delivers, throughout the summer, sea-swimming courses for children, youngsters and adults with group and individual lessons covering all swimming levels: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. Basic, breaststroke, backstroke, crawl and butterfly strokes. There are Italian Swimming Federation instructresses and experienced support instructors on hand.
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WATERSKIING - PARAGLIDING
In Bibione there’s no lack of wonderful days of strong wind and waves, the bora from Trieste or the scirocco from the sea, with conditions ideal for waterskiing lessons and paragliding. Courses for beginners and expert waterskiers (Via Maia) and parafly every day from 9.00 until 19.00. Parachutes and assorted equipment are supplied.
Sea Sporting Fishing Portobaseleghe is an association born from passion for the sea and fishing. The members, well versed in the various fishing techniques, are there to help anyone who wants to take up this sport, and will give them advice on where, how and when to go fishing in the lagoon and in the sea opposite Bibione, up as far as Croatia.
The association organises different events including competitions and a free fishing course for children in August.
Beneath the waves your feelings reawaken. Underwater diving is a safe sport because you’re required to follow a course with practical and theory tests in order to gain your licence. To start, all you need to know is how to swim and to have that minimum of confidence with water. In Bibione the courses and trips are organised by the SFERASUB Association, created to promote the training of scuba divers able to dive in complete safety and above all, to get to know the sea from a privileged point of view.