Windsurf in Turkey
With its Aegean coast open to the steady, brisk winds blowing from west to east across the Aegean Sea, Turkey offers excellent conditions for windsurfing (sailboarding) in the warm months.
Several locations along Turkey's Aegean coast are particularly good because of the configuration of their bays and islands, and the facilities that have grown up over the years for windsurfers.
Prime among them is Alaçatı, at the tip of the Çeşme peninsula west of İzmir. A protected bay with a sandy bottom, few rocks and reliable steady winds make this—as the locals put it—a windsurfing paradise. Because of the way the coast curves into a protected bay, it's ideal for both beginning windsurfers, intermediates, and experts.