Alacati Windsurf Holiday Overview
Placed on the Cesme Peninsula, Alacati is the perfect surf point in the Turkish Aegean Sea. Who does not dream of rushing over flat, turquoise water with consistent and reliable wind? With Izmir just a 3 hour flight away, and the transfer to Alacati only 60 minutes, it is the perfect windsurfing destination.
Alacati is called the "St. Tropez of Turkey" with its beautiful historical town and many coffee shops and terraces, Alacati is a stunnng destination with a lot to offer. In nearby Cesme, several shops and boutiques tempt you to shop to your hearts content!
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Windsurfing Spots In Alacati
The spot is situated in a huge protected bay, with a 500 metre long and 400 metre wide shallow area of shimmering turquoise water. In the south, the bay gives way to the open sea. The constant and reliable wind, which blows sideshore from the left in summer, and the absolutely flat water, create perfect conditions for experienced windsurfers. Also, those who want to learn how to windsurf and practise their new skills will be treated to near perfect windsurfing conditions.
The kite spot is on the opposite side of the bay. It offers similar water and wind conditions and can be reached either by car or by the local centres shuttle boat.
The Wind Conditions In Alacati
From mid May until the end of September the well-known “Meltemi” blows from the north. Commonly the air current is softer in the morning and increases steadily throughout the afternoon. In spring and autumn, the dominating wind comes from a southerly direction, known as the “Poiras” blowing sideshore from the right. During these seasons, nice small waves break in the bay. Beginners and intermediate windsurfers will enjoy the excellent wind conditions in Alacati.
The Night Life
There are many bars and restaurants along the beach where food and drink is good value. Nearby Ilica (8km) and Cesme (15km) offers more nightlife spots and excellent restaurants close to their picturesque harbours.
Alacati is the perfect place for children to learn windsurfing, due to the huge shallow lagoon being extremely safe. In the morning the winds are usually light, therefore being ideal for children to learn. The combination of specially trained instructors, warm shallow water, light winds and an excellent range of children's equipment helps youngsters improve rapidly.
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