The location of Viganj and Orebić on the coast at the narrowest part of the Pelješac canal and at the foot of a hill contributes to the development of a west mistral wind. Mistral blows a lot faster than is usual on the Adriatic, so Viganj and Orebić have become top surfing destinations for all professional and recreational surfers and kiters.
The wind blows constantly throughout the entire day, sometimes up to eight Beaufort, so it is no wonder that Viganj has been listed among one of the two most attractive surfing destinations in Croatia, and even Europe. It is precisely because of such natural characteristics of its location that Viganj is host to the Croatian surfing championship every year. It should also be mentioned that the World windsurfing Championship and European windsurfing Championship held here.
In addition, during the summer, Viganj hosts a surfing school and surfing equipment renters, so even amateurs will be satisfied with the diverse of touristic options and active holidays.