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Paragliding in Madeira

 

Welcome to Madeira Island! Please help us keep our sport safe, take the following advice into consideration before flying:

 

WE FLY ON THE LEE SIDE
Madeira is a very peculiar place in terms of flying. The normal is to fly on the lee side of Madeira, taking in account the meteorological wind direction.

 
The predominant wind direction on the Archipelago is northeast, or sometimes north. In those conditions we usually fly on the south or southwest of the island.


That's because the island orography is able to block and deviate the wind around and above. Stormy weather is usually from the southwest. This means that the south coast will be swept by east or west winds depending on how the island wake turbulence is generated.