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Alacati 29 June - 06 July 2022

Run By : Simon Winkley Windsurf Clinics

The 2022 Simon Winkley Pro Coaching week to Alacati, in the beautiful flat water bay, with superb conditions and launching right in front of the centre. This will be an incredible week of intermediate to early-advanced coaching with typically strong cross-shore wind in a stunning windsurfing location. That means a focus on real-world core skills to include getting up to speed, harness and foot straps, tacks, gybes, carving skills, confidence-boosting and more. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

Course details
Simon will be making use of simulators and shore-based learning to support the on-water sessions where the good stuff happens. Coaching includes use of GoPros with both Flymount mast/boom mounts and head mounts, video coaching and DSLR bursts to help to look closely at your technique. Expect to work as hard as you like on the water and to enjoy relaxing at all other times with fun, chilled evening socials.


The course content will be tailored to suit the ability of the group/individual but generally covers:

• Kit setup and tuning
• Harness, foot straps, getting going, planing and speed control 
• Beach starts and water starts including variations
• Faster tacks, heli-tacks
• Non-planing gybes and carve gybes plus variants
• More advanced carving skills
• Simple, fun freestyle (to support other core moves)
• Confidence building at every turn!

Typical Course Level
Intermediate to early-advanced
To really benefit from this clinic, you should be at least at the level of early beach starts and use of harness. At the higher end, even if you’re water starting, blasting and developing carve gybes then there will be loads of improvements that Simon can help you with as well as new ideas and moves to try.

Typical Course Level

Improver - Intermediate Courses
As long as you can leave the shore and return back to where you left off, you'll be able to join the group. The levels and abilities will then be split into smaller groups, so that specific topics can be covered to suit your requirements. If you have any concern about your level for the week give us a call and we will be able to help guide you to the best week.

Location Details
Flat, shallow areas with crystal clear blue water, Alacati is an easy, safe place to windsurf. The launch area has next to no shore break and you are immediately into a huge shallow windsurfing area. Allowing you the luxury of being able to stand 250 metres out from the shore. So resting and practising all those skills is very easy. Plus you have a full service centre, with restaurant and changing room and facilities on the spot, so you can head back up for a refreshment or break in between sessions on the water.

The Conditions
Simon chooses to go at the end of June and beginning of July because the wind has proved to be just as good as in late July/August, but the water is less crowded. The pre-dominant Meltemi wind blows port tack (left to right across the beach). It's lighter in the morning and builds in the afternoon. During this time you should expect to get a variety of conditions, perfect for training, using sails ranging from 4.7m-7m, on a typical Alacati day you'd be on 5.5m.

Board Choice

If you are unsure about what board is right for you, we are pleased to assist you in that choice. Simon will make recommendation for the local conditions depending on your weight and ability. If you need to speak with Simon regarding your choice of board give us a call and we will put you in touch with him. You can book the standard Sports pool boards or newer Pro Pool boards for a small fee to upgrade. If you wish to cover against any damage, you can pay the local fee of Euro 45 per persons which covers most damage (except fins and negligence).

What to take
Despite the hot temperature on land, the water is slightly cooler than you might think due to a local spring in the bay. This means it’s advisable to wear a shortie wetsuit or 3mm summer suit. It’s also wise to take a pair of surf shoes. Most places take credit cards and the local currency is still Lire, and you’ll get a much better exchange rate in Turkey rather than Gatwick. Mobile phones work and there is WiFi at the windsurf centre where the course will be based.

Check out the video of conditions in Alacati below.


Simon Winkley Windsurf Camp:  Alacati, Turkey

Intermediates to Early Advanced  29 June - 06 July 2022


- 5 days Simon Winkley windsurfing clinic.
- Top tips on equipment and rigging.
- Video coaching / photo shoots.
- 1 week windsurfing equipment rental (JP/NeilPryde - sport pool category).
- 7 nights BB at Hotel Ileri in twin room on shared basis (single room options).
- Return flights from London Gatwick UK*.
- Return Izmir group airport transfers.
- Daily group transfer to/from windsurf centre.

Prices From
Flight Inclusive from £1,349* sharing a twin room (2 persons maximum).
Flight Inclusive from £1,499* in a single occupancy room (1 person maximum).
Land Only (no flights) from £1,099 sharing a twin room (2 persons maximum).
Land Only (no flights) from £1,249 in a single occupancy room (1 person max.).

Additional to above:
Upgrade to Pro Pool windsurf board rental - supplement POA.
Equipment damage insurance - payable locally at the centre on arrival Euro 50 cash.
Non windsurfing friend/ partner - price reduction on application.

To book - call us on +44 (0)1273 844919 or email below.

Limited places. International bookings and Non clinic friends and partners welcome.

*Please note: The above is a price guide only. A surcharge may be applicable, depending on the choice of airline, airport, seats and baggage requested at the time of booking.

The Centre
The windsurfing centre is located on the best launch position on the bay, with changing facilities, bar, restaurant and spacious chill out areas. The centre can help you with rigging and getting the equipment in and out of the water. As there is a slight incline you might like to bring some surf shoes.

Alacati offers a range of watersports such stand up paddle boarding, boat and sailing trips from the nearby marina, beach volleyball, pre-booked yoga or pilates excercise classes, gym equipment plus a sociable area at the centre with bar and restaurant. There are also excursions available for those not windsurfing including historic sites or local thermal spa.

Travel Details


London Gatwick/Izmir
(regional flights available*)
including 1 x hold bag.

Transfer: approximately 1 hour from airport to hotel.

*Regional flights are available which may include a surcharge.


The Accommodation
The group will be staying at the Hotel Ileri in Ilica. This 3* Hotel is located around 11km, approximately 15 minutes drive to the windsurf centre and launch. The hotel is a privately owned and managed hotel, with 24 rooms and 8 apartments, the Ileri is centrally located in the village. From here you can walk out to a range of bars and restaurants or enjoy the excellent service of the in-house bar. This hotel has long welcomed Sportif's windsurfing guests. 

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Sportif top tips and reasons to travel to Alacati:

Alacati offers easy, flat, shallow water which is ideal for improvers to advanced intermediate windsurfers. If you're looking to improve your windsurfing, skills training get some video feedback and a very enjoyable week on and off the water, both for clinic and non-clinic participants, this destination offers a superb week.

For accommodation, the Ileri Hotel is a simple, nicely decorated 3* family owned hotel that is situated in Ilica. The owner Murat, has been receiving clinic and windsurfing groups from Sportif for many years. Murat, his family and staff  offer a warm welcome to Sportif clients. The Ileri has a small Turkish bath and spa pool, friendly bar and lounge area. Staying at the Ileri Hotel, you are able to walk out to a choice of restaurants and close to Alacati old town.

For more information telephone +44 (0)1273 844919 or contact us here.

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Sailing Conditions

Summer On Shore Summer Off Shore






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Great Reasons to go to Alacati, Turkey

Best Time: Mid June - Mid Sept.
Launch: Sandy, safe launch
in front of windsurf centre.
Wind Direction: Prevailling wind
side shore from left (right in the spring/ autumn).
Wind Type: Combo of northerly meltemi and thermals (summer).
Shorebreak: None to slight.
Water Conditions: Flat water, shallow water area upwind, 
slalom area.
Suitability: All levels.
Clinics/Pro Coaching:

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  • World class PWA slalom windsurfing venue.
  • Kitesurfing and SUP available in Alacati bay.
  • Great family holiday destination with kids clubs.
  • Safe learning bay for children and beginners.
  • Choice of restaurants and bars in Old Alacati town.
  • Superb historical sites and  excursions.
  • Luxury All Inclusive and boutique hotels on the spot.
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