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Alaçati North Wind Spot

Flat Spot

Water: Crystal Clear

Beach: Rocky

Level: beginner

Description of Alaçati North Wind Spot (Turkey)

Alaçati is one of the most glamorous vacation places in Turkey and historically used to be a windsurfing hotspot. With the rise of kitesurfing, of course, it became popular for kite too. This spot works best with the seasonal trade winds from the northeast (Meltemi) that start the middle of May and end in October. The wind speed is on average around 20'25 knots.

For further info you can read the related blogpost:

Alaçati: kitesurfing in Turkey’s Jet-Set holiday escape

"For long one of the Mediterranean windsurfing hot destinations: the area offers great conditions for kite aficionados and spots for almost every wind directions."



Spot characteristics

Spot Type

Flat

Rider Skill

beginner

Crowd.

Seasonal Crowd

Beach Type

Rocky

Water Quality

Crystal Clear

Tide Influence

Tide independent

Suggested Equipment

Shorty in the summertime and complete wet suit in the spring and fall

Dangers

Narrow and rocky entrance, it is needed assistance to launch and land the kite. The starting point of the spot is often crowded with many local schools that often don't use short lines for beginners, making the space even narrower. Ride upwind out of the cove to have plenty of space.

Other info

Alaçati and Cesme are two very nice villages to spend non kiting time and the evenings. Full of traditional restaurants, small shops, and clubs, they are the hotspot of fancy Turkish Jetset. On no windy days, with one 1/2 hour drive it is worth to visit Efes and its magnificent archeological site.


Location

Map

spot map
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How to get There

Fly to Izmir airport, rent a car or get a taxi to Cesme. You will reach alaçati. To get to the spot, drive southeast towards the gulf. Leave the big lagoon, good for south wind, on your side and keep drivin for another 2 km south.

Access

Access to the spot is open and public. Just park anywhere around the local schools. Itis good if you get help from locals to launch and land. they are friendly and helpful


Wind Conditions

Wind Range

From 12 to 30 Knots

% of Windy days per month

Main wind directions

Forecast on windy.com

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