Aegean shores are among the most fascinating and beautiful stretches in the country.
The magnificent coastline, lapped by the clear water of the Aegean Sea, with landscapes
of cultivated fields of aniseed, sesame and artichokes dotted with fig and gum
trees, will guide you to discover one of the worlds greatest windsurfing
destinations in Alaçati bay on the Cesme peninsula. |
its 1.8 kms width, over 5 kms depth, crystal clear waters, azure blue skies, consistent
and steady winds, topography and location Alacati is an ideal windsurfing spot
in Europe. Both, the very shape of the bay and the thermal water pressures,
create steady and consistent winds blowing side-shore from North to South (Poyraz)
in summer and from South to North (Lodos) in winter months.
time windsurfers love the place as the waist-deep and sand covered shallow water
area extends for 500 meters from shore into the bay creating perfect conditions
for beginners of all ages. Easy recovery from falls adds a new dimension to both
teaching and learning to windsurf.
steady winds, combined with the best equipment ready and all rigged up steps away
from the water is also an opportunity for speed or wave lovers not to miss. In
summer, the North wind creates perfect conditions for flat-water high-speed windsurfing,
whereas in winter the South wind creates waves steady enough even to please the
the coastal plain enjoys an exceptionally mild climate, with soft, verdant springs,
hot summers, sunny autumns and warm winters marked by occasional showers. For
windsurfing and sun-bathing summer months are ideal, but as the Aegean provides
a perfect escapes from rigors of a northern winter even in January and February
with mild sunny and pleasant days, wave lovers prefer to visit Alaçati
in winter to mix and match their Xmas holidays with windsurfing.
Wind Speed Data
Click here to see the statistical
wind speed data in Beaufort scale, collected over the
last few years.
Alacati Bay Wind
A perspective map of Alaçati Bay with dominant wind
directions for both summer and winter seasons.