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Water: Crystal Clear

Beach: Sand

Level: beginner

Description of Akyaka (Turkey)

Akyaka is one of the world's most windproof kite spots. Every day around 11 a thermal wind starts which typically lasts until late afternoon or sunset. Since the wind is thermal, it does NOT appear on weather forecasts and even if it can blow more than 10m/s, it will not appear on a weather forecast. The wind is mostly steady, consistent, and not gusty. Akyaka is known as one of the best beginner spots in all of Europe. This is, among other things, due to onshore winds and a nice sandy bottom you can walk for about 150m out. Akyaka also creates the ideal conditions for the seasoned kitesurfer with world-class conditions for foil, freeride, and freestyle.

Spot characteristics

Spot Type


Rider Skill



Seasonal Crowd

Beach Type


Water Quality

Crystal Clear

Tide Influence

Tide independent

Suggested Equipment

Beginning and end of the season a wetsuit can be appreciated. In the main season lycra or shorts is enough.


No dangers.

Other info

Yoga, Stand Up Paddeling, Kayak, Tourist Attractions, Amazing cuisine, Amazing nature, waterfall trip



spot map
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Closest City


How to get There

Dalaman airport is 60 min away. Bodrum airport is 1.5 hours away.


Walking from the town or with taxi.

Wind Conditions

Wind Range

From 12 to 20 Knots

% of Windy days per month

Main wind directions

Forecast on windy.com

Local Kitesurfing Schools

Following you can find links to the page of the kitesurfing schools which operate on this spot. From there you can contact them through our form or directly via email or phone (if it was provided by them on the page).

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