Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Spot: Shallow, Flat, Small waves, Choppy
Lessons or coaching
Turkey is a kitesurfers dream with conditions suited to all levels. The Aegean coast benefits from constant thermal winds giving you the opportunity for up to six hours riding time per day! The coast is dotted with warm, shallow waters ideal for fast and safe progression. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or even an advanced rider wanting to push yourself, you’ll score some of your best sessions at our secret uncrowded spots. The kite sizes we use most range between 9-13m and most people find the water warm enough to go without a wetsuit. You might want to bring a 2-3mm shortie in case you experience the cold, but our guests usually just stay in their board shorts!
Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group
Ambience: Relaxed, Lively Bars
Experience Type: Collective
Cesme and its adjoining districts is a beautiful area situated in the Southwest coast of Turkey with access to the Aegean Sea. The area is filled with lots of great restaurants, bars & active nightlife. We'll be exploring this area, a safe, politically untouched part of Turkey. It's loved for the thermal wind and perfect geographical beach formations which create an ideal kitesurf haven. Our surfari will take you to well known beaches as well as uncharted spots with barely any other kiteboarders in sight. They’ll be plenty of opportunity for other activities along the way for those still want for more after a full day on the water.
'Keep it simple' is our mantra and it’s what we do best.......we get into the van and to go off chasing the wind..staying in great places in beautiful spaces and experience some of the best kite spots that Turkey has to offer whilst taking advantage of the wonderful hospitality this friendly, safe country has to offer. Sadly It's only for a week ... just enough to grab a taste of Turkey and create the yearn to return!
We’ll collect you at Izmir Airport and take you to the first of 2 or 3 hotels for a full briefing of our exciting trip ahead. If we get time we'll head to the water too.... and so begins your adventure....
This guided Surfari is aimed at Adventure Seeking Kiteboarders of all levels who want to progress as much as they can in club style 'let's just do it' surroundings. It allows you the opportunity to participate with others of like mind and visit some great kite spots in the region rather than be stuck on a single spot which may not offer the new experiences we kiteboarders thrive upon. If you need equipment or training we’ll fast track all the required necessary arrangements and hit the water as soon as possible.
Built on the basis of 'No Wind..No Fun' the mantra for the week is "don't just sit around and hope it will happen ... Go Where The Wind Blows".... so all comers must be ready to jump in the Surfari van and head off to new pastures at any time :). The week will be filled with visits to lots of safe shallow water spots peppered with more challenging opportunities for those with the skill set to match. Most of the beaches have equipment and instructors to suit & cater for any level of requirement whether it be advanced trick sessions (including obstacle use & training) to introductory 'get-up and go' lessons for the newbie.
Its built around the Surfari Van and lots of local knowledge to ensure you don't waste time wondering if you are at the best spot..our guides know where to go so you don't have to spend time scouring dubious information on the internet to find them or not as the case may be ;). It takes you straight to the core of what kiters want from a holiday... great spots ...great wind, and great conditions👍.
For those who still have the energy after a day on the beach, the nightlife in the local areas is certain to excite and there are loads of chill time chances too!
During the 8 day adventure, we’ll stay at two or three of our favourite boutique hotels. We'll visit up to six beaches & warm water spots around them. Just a word of warning: we don’t do Hilton! We don't do typical tourist!... Don't worry we don't do backpacker dorms either..! Our hotels are handpicked for their character and charm - each has its own unique selling point. All hotels have great chill out areas and the rooms have soft comfy beds. You will be able to grab a sundowner cocktail or two from their well stocked bars (whoever thought Turkey as being averse to alcohol is totally misinformed !) before heading out to a local restaurant or on to a party!
Each hotel offers a fantastic traditional Turkish breakfast full of fresh fruits, breads and homemade jams. If you are really hungry you can add menemen to your meal which is a made to order vegetable and scrambled egg recipe!
Some hotels have swimming pools for those who are interested in immersing themselves in even more water.
We plan a few scheduled trips per season. If our planned dates don't suit you but you have a group already (min. 8 people), we can organise a bespoke trip for you!
Day 1 - 3
We’ll be kiting at several spots around Alacati during the first couple of days. There is a great beach 15 minutes from the hotel where we can acclimatise and your guide will get to know your water skills and boarding abilities. No plan is set in stone as we want to be flexible with our schedule to make sure we’re taking advantage of the best winds! The itinerary might look something like this: Day 1: Izmir Airport pick-up (flexible on time) Check in at our first boutique hotel (3 nights). Afternoon kitesurfing in Urla Day 2: Kitesurf at Secret Spot 1 near Urla. Evening BBQ Day 3: Day trip to Secret spot 2 around 5km away from our hotel.
Day 4 - 5 (afternoon)
We will be checking the forecasts constantly to decide the best place for hotel 2 depending on the best wind. We will be aiming for one of our secret spots somewhere in the wild and windy West, down towards Akyaka or alternatively up north toward Ayvalik. Day 4: Drive 150km South/North to Secret Spot 3. Kitesurf all afternoon then check in at boutique hotel 2 (for 2 nights) Day 5: Kitesurf at Secret Spot 3. Day 6: Kitesurf at Secret Spot 4 - 20km from of Secret Spot 3
Day 5 (afternoon) - Day 7 (morning)
We’ll be receiving live and accurate wind status updates from the local riders we know dotted around the wider area and decide on the best plan of action . We will head back to Izmir in the late afternoon of day 7.
Day8: Check out of hotel. Kitesurf in the morning, or all day depending on your departure time. Transport to Izmir Airport.
Itineraries are not binding and the actual itinerary can be adjusted by the host because of unforeseen circumstances or other reasons!
All hotels have superb chill out areas and the rooms have soft comfy beds. You will be able to grab a sundowner drink or two from their well stocked bars before heading out to a local restaurant or on to a party! Each hotel offers a fantastic traditional Turkish breakfast full of fresh fruits, breads and homemade jams. If you are really hungry you can add menemen to your meal which is a made to order vegetable and scrambled egg recipe! Some hotels may have a swimming pool for those who are interested in immersing themselves in even more water.