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Windsurfing Alacati Bay

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Consistent winds and a long shallow entry with flat water make Alacati a good spot for windsurfing beginners, intermediates and those who enjoy speed and practicing manoeuvres.

Alacati is best between April and October because the heat off nearby mountains creates a thermal tunnel, strengthening winds. Alacati also offers hot springs and a historic town centre.

Written by  JP Condella.

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Windsurfing holidays in Alacati

Windsurfing holidays in Alacati, Turkey are becoming increasingly popular with windsurfers due to the reliable wind, good value and friendly people. Alacati (pronounced Alachati) is no exception, just an hour from Izmir airport in an old wine growing area. It is popular with local windsurfers as well, with the Turkish champion having his base here.

The windsurfing centre in Alacati is in its 8th year and open from beginning of May to the end of October.It is based in the middle of the Bay and there are beachfront restaurants a stones throw away for lunch and refreshments.

There is a great, friendly team who are always on hand to offer help and advice, or just to chat. Languages spoken are English, German, Swiss, French, and Turkish.

Alacati surf clubs have a range of the latest F2, Naish and JP boards and Neil Pryde rigs. They also operate a caddie system for sails so you don't even have to carry your rig back at the end of the day. They offer a full instruction programme. Day trips to Teos are offered and also a unique activity here is night surfing, with spotlights under and above the water!

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