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Rhodes - Prasonisi, Greece & Mediterreanean

Prasonisi on the Greek island of Rhodes offer excellent wind, flat water and wave conditions in one location, all summer. Join UK Pro coach, Jem Hall, on a pro coaching clinic to improve your windsurfing techniques. Prasonisi is located in the southern tip of Rhodes. Well off the tourist trail, this is a rural area where a few shops and several small tavernas complete the village scene. There is limited nightlife, so for more action, Lindos is a good alternative. However, the sailing conditions here are so good you won't want to leave. Set against a backdrop of green cultivated fields and soft rolling hills, the sea at Prasonisi is a dramatic contrast, with a mix of deeper blue water and white foaming waves.

Sailing Spot & Conditions
The sailing here is completely unique, with both flat water and superb waves close to hand. Prasonisi has two bays divided sitting back to back, with the wind blowing across to give the choice of conditions. The ‘Meltemi' wind blows hard during the summer months usually 20-30 knots. It is accelerated by the local ‘Venturi' system, with very powerful results, in both strong offshore flat water speed sailing and radical onshore wave sailing, over the sandbank. The sandbar creates waves which are between 1-2m and can be more on big days. Along the sand bar there is a 20m wide strip which is shallow enough to stand in for training. This venue is best for competent sailors, although a powerful safety boat is on standby should you need assistance. This venue is best for competent sailors, although a powerful safety boat is on standby from the windsurf & kitesurf centre should you need assistance.

Prasonisi Pro Coaching Windsurf Clinics with Jem Hall
Jem Hall has been running windsurfing clinics and windsurf pro coaching camps and holidays with Sportif for over 10 years. The clinics are a great mixture of windsurf holidays and windsurf courses and are ideal for those who are looking for some intensive instruction to crack a new move or improve their all round windsurfing skills. Jem Hall Sportif clinics currently take place in Prasonisi from June through to September. More >

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Sailing Conditions

Summer On Shore Summer Off Shore

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Freestyle 

Wave 

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Great Reasons to go to Prasonisi, Rhodes

Best Time:  June-September.
Launch: Sandy beach running
into shallow training area with
some coral heads.
Wind Direction: Onshore over
wave area. Very strong offshore
on the downwind side.
Wind Type: Meltemi, accelerated
by local Venturi wind.
Shorebreak: Moderate on wave launch. Slight on slalom area.
Water Conditions: West - breaking white water as sea strikes sand bar,
East - perfect speed area.
Suitability: Intermediate/Advanced.
Clinics: Jem Hall Windsurfing Clinics >
  • Unique sailing venue-flat water and waves.
  • All new JP/Neil Pryde Kit over 160 new boards & 240 rigs.
  • Traditional Greek tavernas and villages.
  • Away from mass tourism.
  • Kitesurfing.
  • Stand Up Paddle boards/ SUP
  • JP/Neil PrydeYoung Guns Camp(10-17yrs) >

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