ALACATI WINDSURF CLINIC
Come and join a windsurf camp in beautiful Alacati!
The clinic will be held in Alacati – Turkey; a super famous windsurf spot which has host many international windsurf competitions and is known for it’s constant and reliable wind.
This constant breeze is suitable for all skill types. Alacati has a beautiful bay with turquoise waters and is shallow for a long time; perfect for beginners but also for people who like to improve their freestyle or blasting around.
The clinic starts in the morning on the 3rd of June and finishes in the late afternoon at the 8th of June. We advice you to arrive on the 2nd of June so you have time to arrive at the hotel and you are ready to windsurf the next morning.
There is seven days of windsurf gear rental included in your booking. We have six days of windsurfing during the clinic so in case you arrive early on the 2nd of June or you leave on the 9th in the afternoon you can still enjoy one more day of windsurfing free of charge.
After you had a delicious breakfast in the beautiful garden of Zeytin Hotel we will meet up and leave the hotel every day around 10 AM to get the taxi transfer to the beach.
We will windsurf every day, for six days in a row. You will be taught by me, Arrianne Aukes. We aim for two sessions a day on the water; one in the morning and one after a nice lunch break. One of those we will do theory, the other one we mainly just practise on the water! Every day we will focus on something you would like to learn. I will also help you to choose the right equipment for your level and the things you would like to learn, as I believe that the right gear and having all your settings of board and sail right is super important but often neglected. Some sessions you will just practise for yourself on the things we have been practising on land and enjoying cruising around, other days we will do video analyses to see what you are doing wrong (and for the nice shots of course!).
In between the two windsurf sessions we stay at the beach. There is plenty opportunity to grab a lunch or have a coffee at the beach. After our afternoon windsurf session the transfer takes us back to the hotel. You can have a shower, have a drink and relax at the pool. For dinner you can order something at Zeytin, they have delicious, fresh and healthy home made food on their menu or you can go out to one of the restaurants in town. There will be a few nights where we will all go out for dinner together. Other nights you can go out fo dinner with some others of the group or maybe you are tired and prefer to stay in the hotel and relax.
I have been to Alacati many times for PWA competitions and I totally fell in love with the spot and the village. I know the people of the hotel and the windsurf center very well. They are amazing people and I am happy to work together with them. I have spend a lot of time in Turkey the last years (my daughter is half Turkish :-)) and I fell in love with the country and the people (and the food! ;-)).
Pice: 1499 EURO this includes:
- 6 days of windsurf coaching
- 7 days of windsurf gear rental at Bubi surf school
- Insurance on the windsurf gear
- 6 nights of accommodation at Zeytin Konak hotel
- Best Turkish breakfast in town
- 2x Airport transfer (Izmir Airport)
- Daily private bus transfer from the hotel to the beach and back
- Stretching and yoga
- Welcome drinks at Zeytin Hotel on arrival
The price is exclusive flight tickets and hotel room upgrades. Price is based on a shared bedroom at Zeytin.
You can extend your stay, upgrade your room and windsurf rental (and coaching) on request.
From most European cities there are direct flights to Izmir airport. At the moment a retour ticket Amsterdam – Izmir costs 140 euro.
Alaçatı is an idyllic village situated on the west coast of Turkey, only one hour drive from the airport in İzmir. Known primarily for its stunning natural stone villas and small winding café-filled streets, Alaçatı has a growing reputation for something Turkey is not immediately associated with: windsurfing.
Every year between 8,000 and 10,000 professional and amateur windsurfers from the United States, Australia and Europe flock to the turquoise waters of Alaçatı Bay to either participate in a variety of internationally recognized windsurfing competitions or hone their skills.
The surf schools of Alaçatı are busiest between May and October when the weather boasts a constant and reliable wind. This constant breeze is suitable for all skill types though beginners benefit most due to the favorable conditions of shallow and flat water; which however is also perfect for freestylers, slalom and everyone who just wants to blast around and improve their skills.
Combine this with the gorgeous local scenery and cosmopolitan vibe and you can quickly understand why Alacati is continuing to enhance its reputation as not only a windsurfing Mecca, but also as the must visit destination in Turkey, so much so that it is now challenging Bodrum for the title of Turkey’s most stylish Aegean resort.
Izmir is very easy to fly to with daily and cheap charter flights from everywhere in Europe. Due to the economical crisis that is hitting Turkey, which is very sad for the local people, Turkey has became a relatively cheap tourist destination.
We are staying in the legendary and beautiful Zeytin Konak Hotel. Although it is only five minutes walking distance from the center of Alaçatı, they offer a quiet and calm stay. They are known for the best Turkish Breakfast in town
Zeytin Hotel consists of four separate mansions with two swimming pools and a beautiful garden. It has a little bar where you can buy home made healthy juices, healthy snacks and more.
Besides the standard rooms, there are also special rooms with bay windows, fireplaces, kitchenettes or connecting room if you like to make an upgrade.
The windsurf school Bubi where we are renting has all the new Fanatic and Duotone gear and is located at the best spot at Alacati Bay. It’s only a ten minute drive by bus transfer which is waiting for us every morning after breakfast.
They are super professional and very happy to help you pick the right gear and to get ready. They have changing rooms, showers, lockers and everything we need.
After the first session you can have a lunch break at one of the many and tasty beachfront restaurants before hitting the water again.
After the afternoon session the transfer will bring us back to the hotel where you can relax in the swimming pool, have a drink or join for some stretching. In the evenings you can go out for dinner in the beautiful city center of Alacati with plenty of amazing restaurants and nice little streets to wander around or you can enjoy a calm night having a lovely fresh dinner at the hotel. A few evenings we will go out for dinner all together, where we will show you the best and most tasty restaurants in town.
Apply for this clinic with the form below. A reservation is non-committal and not definitive. I will get in touch about the details.