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Alacati, Turkey

An Alacati windsurfing holiday will offer shallow sailing conditions which are ideal for learning. This is also a world cup slalom destination with outstanding, flat water windsurfing conditions all summer long. Combine with a beach hotel or boutique town centre hotel and enjoy the cultural and culinary delights of the Cesme peninsular.

When windsurfing in Alacati, Turkey offer beautiful views of the magnificient Aegean coastline. Rugged cliffs, tiny coves and long sandy beaches, lapped by clear blue water. On the western shore, just one hour from Izmir airport, lies the 10 sq km, Alacati Bay. Nestling between fields of aniseed and sesame, vineyards and hills dotted with fig and gum trees, it is a very special location. Development is restricted to one small marina and a few hotels. Nearby Alacati town, with it's narrow cobbled streets and market stalls, has boutique hotels, bars & restaurants. Not without reason it is known as ‘the St Tropez of Turkey'. One feature completes the view… wind turbines on the brow of a nearby hill giving a dramatic anticipation of the wind!

Culture & Activities

This cosmopolitan region attracts holiday makers both from Europe and Istanbul. Alacati town has picturesque cobbled streets with a great cafe / bar scene. The area has many vineyards and olive groves and produces fanatasic wines, olive oil & cheese all available in the colourful local markets.

The area is rich in ancient, archeological sites such as Ephesus, Pergamon & Pamukkale. A trip to the thermal springs will ease any aches and pains. Or relax in the Hamman baths.

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Sailing Conditions

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Great Reasons to go to Alacati, Turkey

Best Time: Mid June - Mid Sept.
Launch: Sandy, safe launch from
in front of windsurf centre.
Wind Direction: Prevailling wind
side shore from left (right spring/autumn).
Wind Type: Combo of northerly
meltemi and thermals (summer).
Shorebreak: Usually slight
all season.
Water Conditions: Flat water, Shallow water,
slalom area.
Suitability: All levels.


  • World class PWA slalom windsurfing venue.
  • Great family holiday destination.
  • Good value as outside the Euro zone.
  • Safe learning bay for children and beginners.
  • Choice of hotels & restaurants nearby.
  • Clinics/Camps
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