TRAVEL GUIDE 2017
The Mediterranean Sea offers windsurfers a huge variety of conditions and countries to experience. Here to help you navigate its shores is our guide to some of the best spots to indulge yourself in a Mediterranean diet of wind, board and sail washed down with beautiful warm salty water. From Turkey to Greece, Cyprus to Italy and beyond, join us as we sail through the pages to find your perfect Med. getaway.
TOP 3 MEDITERRANEAN HOT SPOTS
Jane Faughan from Sportif Travel and Marcus Bull from Planet Windsurf pick their top 3 Mediterranean hotspots for 2017.
SPORTIF WINDSURF HOLIDAYS WORLDWIDE
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1. MYKONOS, GREECE
Kalafatis on the south coast of Mykonos is perfect for high wind from June to September and around 35 minutes from cosmopolitan Mykonos Town. This open, 600m wide, flat water bay has chop further out and more gentle conditions nearer the shore in the morning. The Fanatic centre has 100 of the latest boards and 140 North & Gaastra rigs. At the end of the beach a locally renowned restaurant offers all day refreshments and cocktails at sunset plus waterside dining. Mykonos is known for it’s clear, turquoise waters and many beaches, ideal for exploring by car or water taxi.
You can windsurf in Fuerteventura 365 days a year. The best conditions are from April to September with peak season seeing the PWA compete in Sotavento. The 4km long tidal lagoon provides shallow, sheltered training areas with sandy beaches, turquoise water and world class slalom and freestyle conditions offshore. There is a choice of beginner to advanced spots, free shuttles and a large number of 2017 Fanatic, Starboard and JP boards and rigs. The 4* luxury Melia Gorriones overlooks the lagoon and is ideal for families and non-windsurfers. Sportif Clinics: Simon Bornhoft (July 2017). Early booking offers from £499pp including flights.
3. TEOS, TURKEY
This Aegean Sea spot is a 200m semi-enclosed bay with flat water, sheltered conditions – ideal for beginners and children, leading to a larger bay/open sea with a huge area for intermediate to advanced, slalom and freestyle. Best from May to October, the wind is side-shore from the left. Located on the sandy beach of an excellent value, all-inclusive resort with 3 pools, aqua park, tennis, SUP, sailing, scuba diving, hammam spa plus kids and teen clubs from 4-17 years with daily activities and something for everyone. Close by are picturesque Sigacik marina, a fort, historic sights and local markets.
Sportif Travel, established 1980, offering 60+ windsurfing destinations worldwide, ATOL protected holidays – flights, hotels, transfers + discounted rental and instruction packages. Tel: 01273 844919 www.sportif.travel
PLANET WINDSURF HOLIDAYS
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1. SARDINIA, ITALY
There are few locations in the world where you get that perfect storm of a stunning luxury hotel, right next to a world class windsurf spot. The St Regis Resort is perfectly located at one of the planet’s very best windsurf spots – Le Morne. This is the ultimate in luxury windsurf holidays. A wind shadow at the resort is great for your family or partner, but walk to the end of the beach, turn a corner and you’re right onto the windsurf beach, just perfect! Whether a total beginner or advanced down the line wave rider, it’s all here.
2. RHODES, GREECE
Located on the shores of the stunning windsurf lagoon of Lac Bay, on the Caribbean Island of Bonaire, the Sorobon hotel offers a good quality ‘beachy’ feel. The views across the bay are stunning, and the windsurf centre is just next door. This is Caribbean with ‘character’, with more ‘European’ prices than the inflated general ‘Caribbean’ prices. You could comfortably travel here as a single traveller, as well as with your family or partner. There are very few, if any, other quality Caribbean hotels that offer such a perfect windsurf holiday location.
3. GOLF DE ROSES, SPAIN
This is a real hidden gem, one of those special places you really have to ‘discover’. This property is a small boutique style, totally renovated in 2015, right next to a superb windsurf centre in Gostoso, just over an hour from Natal airport in Brazil. A family business, with an Italian chef now at the helm, offering amazing food and bare foot luxury at ridiculously cheap prices! You can windsurf right in front of the hotel’s massive beach, using the latest RRD equipment on uncrowded waters.
Speak to a windsurf holiday expert on 01273 921001 or get a real-time instant quote via Planet’s innovative website www.planetwindsurfholidays.com Full ATOL & TTA protection.
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