Best Places for Windsurfing

Discover Turkey and its best windsurfing spots

Turkey's Best Windsurfing Places

The following list is the top 15 best windsurfing spots in Turkey. These windsurf spots are selected by the jury comprised of windsurfers, sports writers, instructors and lovers of extreme sports.

Windsurfing Spots

Windsurfing in Turkey is a great attraction for solo adventurers and families alike. Several spots along Turkey's Aegean coast are particularly good for windsurfing because of the location of their bays and islands. The bays around Cesme, Foca, Bodrum and Datca peninsula, as well as Fethiye, Gokceada, Antalya and Istanbul, have ideal wind conditions for windsurfing holidays.

Windsurf Schools

You can find lots of windsurf schools on the Aegean and Mediterranean coast of Turkey, some of these schools are;

Alacati: Cagla Kubat Windsurf, Bora Kozanoglu Windsurf, Club Mistral, Planet Windsurf, Progressive Board Kite, Skyriders Club Mistral.
Bodrum: Pure Windsurfing, Club Hotel Zemda, The Municipality of Turgutreis Surf, Fener Windsurf.
Gokceada: Gokceada Surf Club, Crazy Island Windsurf Club.
Istanbul: The Municipality of Mimarsinan, Mercan Surf Club.

Alacati, Windsurfers' Paradise

Alacati is one of the best spots in the world with its excellent conditions for windsurfing. Alacati, might be the perfect place for you, charming architecture, windmills, 330 strong windy days, and the best Aegean-Turkish cuisine.

Top 15 Places to Go Windsurfing

Following are the best windsurfing areas as selected by the jury comprised of windsurfers, sports writers, instructors and lovers of extreme sports.

  • Alacati Beach, Cesme, Izmir
  • Akkum Beach, Seferihisar, Izmir
  • Akyaka, Mugla
  • Akyarlar Lighthouse, Bodrum, Mugla
  • Kadikalesi, Bodrum, Mugla
  • Bitez Cove, Bodrum, Mugla
  • Datca Peninsula, Mugla
  • Foca, Izmir
  • Gumusdere Beach, Sariyer, Istanbul
  • Ilica Beach, Cesme, Izmir
  • Mimarsinan, Buyukcekmece, Istanbul
  • Pirlanta Beach, Cesme, Izmir
  • Saros Bay, Canakkale
  • Gokceada Island, Canakkale
  • Turgutreis, Bodrum, Mugla
  • Tuzla, Istanbul
Best Places for Windsurfing in Turkey
Alacati Beach, Cesme, Izmir