Sun is out, so wear your bikini, boardshort and a lycra. Average kite size used depends on the time of day. Morning strong winds (9m), in the afternoon slowly dropping (11m). You can walk in big parts of the shallow lagoon, but we will also take you up and down trough the river and around the island, once up and riding. There is even a slider for the more advanced :)
During this trip we are located at an ideal location in Turkey for sightseeing at the Turkish Aegean coast. Alaçati, Urla, Izmir, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Wine Route, Olive oil route, diving, archeology, fine foods, shopping… so much to do! With a beautiful coastline, natural parks and historical sites right on its doorstep, it is not surprising that the area of Urla is such a popular choice for visitors from all over Turkey and beyond. Visitors return to this area of Turkey time and again, entranced by its traditional villages charm, delightful waterfront eateries and high quality kite surf possibilities in the surrounding.
Beautiful landscapes around us, the big city of Izmir on 40 minutes, staying at a nice low profile surflodge in a typical small turkish village, around 30 sunny degrees on your head, friendly local people … but especially super lovely kite conditions for every level. For beginners to freestylers there is a big shallow flat water lagoon right at our doorstep, perfect for our high intense coaching pack included! Welcome to Gülbahçe, the secret spot in Turkey we like to discover with you this summer<3
We created a wonderful package, with everything included, so you don’t have to think about anything more than your boardshort, kite gear or which bikini you will wear! Just relax from the moment you leave the plane and we will bring you to our nice surflodge.
- Duration: 8 days / 7 nights, or 15 days / 14 nights
- Price: One week from 699€ / two weeks from 1199€
minimum participants to make the program happen: 6
Wanna join alone? No worries, most of our travelers do. Come and visit us at Gülbahçe, Turkey. Lets improve, lets ride, lets progress together!
We only have 12 spots per week, to keep the trip exclusive and give all the attention needed. Wanna be certain of a spot? Better book now!
The area has everything anyone could ask for from a large flat water lagoon to a gently curving water down the river. The lagoon is where most of the kitesurfing takes place during this camp and is part of the river. At different states of the tide, the shallow water create super flat circumstances, perfect for learning waterstarts or nailing that handle pass you’ve been working on!
With enough space to accommodate everyone who wants to ride, there are no crossed lines or near misses. For the real dear devils, there are a few wakestyle obstacles right in front of the beach and with our exclusive progression coaching pack, Nico and Pinar will get you on a higher level for sure! The wind is side shore and makes it easy to return back on the sandy beach.
High season spans June, July and August, with good and consistent wind. The wind is stronger in the morning were 8m kites are the most common (typical wind 18-25+kts), and in the middle of the afternoon, the wind drops slowly to 10m weather, and slowly dies by the end of the afternoon. There is sand everywhere in the kiting area, with bits of seaweed here and there, so you don’t really need wetsuit booties if you are not a total beginner.
Water temperature in the lagoon in high season is usually warm but for those wanting to kite all day, a boardshort instead of bikini only is perfect to protect for the sun.
Like always, we are more than happy to help and advise you with flights, as we have done the trip many times.
Some advice There are many different ways to get to Izmir airport. The most popular airlines are TUI, Pegasus, Turkish Airlines, Ryanair plus a number of other smaller charter companies doing the same thing.. Of course this also depends on your country of departure. There are also charters which flies direct from Brussels or Dusseldorf. The flights are available from €375,- both ways. Don’t forget to check the luggage prices when taking your own gear! Once arrived at Izmir, there will be a transfer arranged by us and after a one hour journey, you will arrive at the house. Or if you’re from Turkey, we will welcome you at the house with a nice welcome drink.
Visum For Turkey you need a visum and trust us, it’s easier to get one before you start to travel. Further, your passport needs to be valid for 6! more months to get into the country.
As an extra addition to this trip we offer an intensive coaching program with a well known dutch / turkish coaching couple to offer you girls an amazing and high class coaching training!
Kelly Schouten & Pinar Basoglu are famous as international coaches from Oceanbirdz & KiteAcademy and they trained already a lot of international riders before you. They love to teach you high class (freestyle) tricks that your already working on for a while. Especially Kelly can give slider trainings to the ones that dare to take it to the next level! Of course our crew will be around for the support we always give you, but trust us, Pinar (PinPin) makes you do that extra mile. :)
Just started kiteboarding? Don’t worry, even a first transition, jump or ride upwind are a cool adventure with this couple.
Especially for this camp, they offer a coaching program + video analysis in small groups so you get all the attention needed. This package consists of warming up before the session and strech classes after + intense training in the water and an evening of one on one video analysis tips per week. Of course we will help you outside the hours as well, but you need to practice in between to get your progress to the maximum!
- Warming up
- 2 hours of intense training in the water ( 2 times a week )
- Stretch class
- Video + analysis in evening hours (1 time a week)
- Kiteclinics about gear and safety
Next to our warming up & strech lessons before and after the sessions, we will make a upwind trip, do a downwinder, organize barbecues, sings at the campfire, take you on tour to the nearest city and at the lodge we have a storage full of (board) toys like we always do! Think of wake boarding behind the boat, SUP boards, skateboards, slackline and so on…
A day without the expected wind? Grab a skateboard and hit the miniramp, rent a paddleboard to cruise in the river, a bicycle to visit around, go for a wakeboard session, or just chill & relax at the pool, go shopping nearby, explore further afield to discover the many secrets of the hidden Turkish Aegean cost, where they serve good wines and prepare fresh fish.
No wind policy
In case there is no wind we will offer other board sport options or replace the lessons when possible.
We stay at a small surflodge near to the kite lagoon. A nice cozy hotel with all the basics you wish for, plenty of chill corners, big terrace with lagoon view, pool with hammocks & bean bags, big kitchen which prepares lovely local food and near to the small village. It’s only 50m from the lagoon beach, you can walk to it with your gear and the beachboys will prepare your kite. The accommodation is quiet, cozy, full of board toys, kiteschool, SUPschool, skateschool, surfschool and offers everything you need during your stay with us. In the Surf House you will find garden rooms, river rooms and beach rooms. Which are 11 rooms in total. Each has his unique decoration: Brazil, Zanzibar, France or Skate, Snowboard, Surf and of course a Kiteroom. There are double and twin rooms available. There will never be more than 2 persons in a room. Daily breakfast is included if you stay with us, it will be served in the garden, next to the pool. Next to this our restaurant will offer you tasty and healthy food for lunch (6x) either on the beach, in the front yard, or next to the pool, and every night, you can join our open buffet dinner, with our turkish specialties, cooked “mom’s way” (5x) :) After a pleasant day on the lagoon beach or an adventurous day with new kitesurfing experiences, it can be nice to just let yourself doze off in a comfortable couch with a nice drink, while the night falls and it slowly gets dark. Enjoy a fruit juice by the pool, a beer in the chill-out area, or a glass of wine after dinner in the ZanziBar! Often you can share your experiences and impressions with other guests at the lodge or our crew, or if the mood calls for even more progression, maybe an interesting video analysis done by the crew could tempt those interested. Of course we will organize a bbq night and when interested we take you outside for a drink and dance, a nice evening to Alacati with food & market will available for the one that still have some energy left.
Your Host: Maroean
Maroean is your host for this camps and will take care of everything during your trip. Furthermore the host knows everything about this trip and will provide you will all information needed.