Windsurfing in Bodrum
Updated: Dec 18, 2017
There are some good possibilities for windsurfing at nearby Vass. It has a bit of a hippy air to it with lots of hire stands for boards and sails. Some may find there are just tooooo many people around in high season for it to be much fun, especially when there are competitions running. After Gumbet comes Bitez, a long sand beach in form of a crescent moon that forms the east side of the bay. The beach direction west on the other hand is beautiful and also for children ideal because it goes flatly into the sea.
Beach and sea are very clean , Also the streets are maintained. Because the main street passes behind the hotels, pension and restaurant, that surround the beach, the place offers a further advantage for families with children.
For that, who travel with the car, there is however no reason to the concern, lots of parking are sufficiently available. Bitez is in the environment of the Bodrum Peninsula, even in the 'Turkey', the best place for surfing.
Englishmen discovered this already years ago and established surf schools at the bay. So one can take Sailing surf instruction in Sun Word. Parasol and deck chairs, finds at every place of the coast of Bitez, they are cost-free.
Pure Windsurfing Centre is another option in the peninsula. There is a great range of windsurfing boards and sails for rent. The bay is nice, quite and safe, so you don't need to worry about an overcrowded location. The bay has cross shore conditions and you can be planning straight from the beach. Perfect for beginners in the mornings and in the afternoons for the more experienced windsurfer.
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Windsurfing in Kadikalesi
Kadikalesi is great spot for windsurfing and it’s just a 15 minute walk to Turgutreis. The wind is cross-shore, and because there are only a few other water users, this area is extremely safe and optimal for windsurfing. Mornings are perfect for beginners and afternoons for advanced.
The best wind for advanced sailors is in late July and the whole of August and there is nice waves for you to jump off.
Windsurfing at Fener Beach, Turgutreis
Fener beach is the other side of Turgutreis, and reaps the benefits from the wind being squeezed between the Island of Kos and the shore line. The wind is cross on shore and is light just by the shoreline. However once you go 200 metres you hit the wind where there is nice swell. The area is best for advanced windsurfers and there is also a good kite-surfing school here.
Windsurfing at Bitez
Bitez is near to Bodrum town and has very flat water due to the off shore direction of the wind. Within the bay it tends to be quite gusty and busy with other water users. However the further you venture out of the bay the better the conditions.
Windsurfing at Ortakent
Ortakent is about 30 minutes from Bodrum centre and has good cross off shore wind conditions. Near to the shoreline the water state is flat with small chop further out. The area is also very busy with many different water users.