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Gokova, Turkey

Gokova in Turkey offers kitesurfing holidays and learn to kitesurf instruction packages in perfect flat water conditions. Now established itself as one of Turkey's best kitesurfing spots, it offers reliable wind from May to September and perfect flat water kitesurfing conditions in a 3km wide bay. Set amongst the picturesque village which is surrounded by natural woodland and mountains next to a  lively apres kite scene and lots to see and do in the surrounding area. Located less than an hour from Dalaman airport you can take one of many UK regional flights giving you the option of mid week or short breaks.

Sailing Spot & Conditions
The kitesurf beach is a 10 minute drive or 25 minute walk from the town centre. Our recommended kite centre offers a boat shuttle to get to the centre from the town pier and back again for an additional charge. The centre is located at main kite beach and has sunchairs, shade, and refreshments available at a nearby beachside cafe. There is a charge to use the beach if you are not booked in with the centre payable for a 'beach license' for kitesurfers which is 10TL per day (£3.50 approx) for independent kiters. The local authorities maintain the beach and facilities. The Kite area is a 3km bay surrounding by pine forests and natural sandy beach. The bay has a sandy bottom and there is plenty of space even at the height of the season. The Gökova kitesurf beach is 3km long with shallow water extending for around 150m, a sandy bottomand plenty of space, even in high season. Further out towards the open sea, there are small waves.

Culture & Activities
The town's pretty traditional-style houses spill down a pine-forested mountainside to a small beach and the crystal clear Gokova river, which is lined with boats and restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious meal by the water. Gokova is surrounded by forested mountains, protected wetlands and some of the most unspoilt coastline on the Turkish Mediterranean. The small, sandy public beach is next to the pier and departure point for the kitecentre shuttle. There are many other beaches easily accessible by the local minibus, boat or by f In Gokova you can visit the weekly market. There are many boat excursion leaving Akyaka habour visiting various beaches ideal for swimming and picnic lunch. Other activities available locally include hiking, diving, mountain biking, sailing, whitewater rafting and sea kayaking. Marmaris is 35km away with an old town centre with covered bazaar selling local crafts plus fake, designer gear, the tiny castle built by Ottoman sultan Suleyman the Magnificent before he conquered Rhodes or waterfront promenade lined tour boats and  huge yachts.The ancient city of Efesusu and the house of the Virgin Mary is a top tourist attraction.

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Sailing Conditions

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Great Reasons to go to Gokova, Turkey

Best Time: May-September.
Launch: Sandy beach with
shallow waters.
Wind Direction: On shore from west.
Wind Type: Thermal winds
Shorebreak: None.
Water Conditions: Shallow water area extending 150m, with small waves
further out.
Suitability: All levels.
  • Reliable Thermal winds 90+ days Jun-Sept.
  • Large 3km, spacious
    kite bay.
  • Ideal for all levels.
  • Perfect for Learn to Kite.
  • Beautiful, undeveloped natural Turkey.
  • Small, relaxed resort with Kiters bars.

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