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Turkey Kitesurf Camp

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Breakfast included

This holiday includes accommodation in wooden lodges nested in a beautiful garden right by the beach. There are restaurants, cafés, beaches with sun beds and umbrellas, and Wi-Fi. The package includes accommodation with breakfast and a kitesurf course. Gokceada is an island in the Aegean sea. The island is the westernmost point of Turkey, part of Canakkale province, located across the Dardanelles. Gokceada is a place where you can feel free and enjoy all that nature offers, the bluest sea, sandy beaches, wind, and unspoiled beauty.

Highlights

  • 10-hour kite course for all levels
  • You'll work with experienced instructors
  • The courses are performed with high-quality brand-new Naish equipment
  • All necessary equipment is included
  • Daily breakfast will be provided
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Bulgarian, Turkish
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Outdoor shower

Crazy Island Center offers accommodation on the beach, 8 nice wooden lodges with a modern cozy interior, and 4 glamping tents. Each bungalow is equipped with air-conditioning, a private bathroom, towels, and a balcony.

All lodges are nested in a beautiful garden. The glamping tents are 4 meters in diameter and 2.5 meters high with a cozy interior and comfortable beds arranged for 2 guests. The tent guests need to use a shared bathroom.

They have a restaurant, private parking, a kite / windsurf station, and a beach bar. Wi-Fi is available in most areas. Breakfast is included. Being surfers themselves, they tried to develop the best surfing accommodation in Gokceada. It is on the spot and the price of your room includes kite / windsurf equipment storage at the station right in front.

Program

For maximum efficiency, kitesurf courses are private and performed by experienced instructors with power boat on a mirror flat water and the newest Naish kite equipment.

The kite course starts with short theory about the wind, the equipment, and safety, followed by ground control, rigging, line management, and flying techniques. On the water – body drags, water starts with board, basic riding, and self-rescue.

The intermediate kite lessons will strengthen basic knowledge and skills – with long courses down and upwind, transitions, carving turns, and jumps. The advanced lessons you should be able to ride down- and upwind, performing small jumps. During the lessons, depending on your level, you will start learning to land some basic tricks or practice more complex movements.

During all levels, you will learn useful information related to equipment, safety, and ethics in the water and on the beach.

The price includes all necessary equipment. Crazy Island Center performs the courses with high-quality brand-new Naish equipment and they work with experienced instructors. Lessons are held in English, Bulgarian, and Turkish.

Location

Crazy Island Center is located on Gokceada island, Aegean Sea, Turkey. The wind is North-East. This is the same well-known Meltemi that works in all the islands in the Aegean.

The wind in Gokceada is accelerated by thermal and venturi effects. During the summer there is a constant wind of 22 to 25 knots in the morning, which slowly falls to 6-12 knots in the late afternoon. Fronts come with strong winds around 28-35 knots or stronger.

There are 2 main spots in Gokceada island with mirror flat water (off-shore wind) and spot with waves up to 1.5-2 meters (on shore, side onshore). The active season in Gokceada is from May to October.

From June to mid-September, wet suit is not necessary. At the beginning of May and in October long 3/4/5mm wet suit is recommended as the water is chilly, after mid-May and the second half of September shorty or 1-2 mm wet suit is okay.

Getting to Gokceada island is easy. You can get here by car and or by plane. The island is located in the Aegean sea across the Dardanelles. Gokceada is only 17 miles (31 kilometers) from the mainland and takes about one and a half hours to get on the island with a ferry from Kabatepe port. During the summer, the ferries are at every 2 hours.

Flat water Aydincik beach (offshore)

It is a mirror flat water spot, which offers perfect conditions for advancing in freestyle and race every morning, and for beginners in the afternoon when the windfalls. The sea bed is sandy and safe. Crazy Island is located on this beach. The center is equipped with 2 rescue boats for assistance.

Wave spot / Kite beach (onshore)

Great jumping conditions for wave riders at all levels. Big bay with a sandy bed, safe for the riders and the gear. The wave spot is 2 kilometers far from the center, they arrange a transfer to the wave spot for the riders and the equipment.

Secret sports (side shore)

The island is big and undiscovered. There are other great places except for the main spots, the secret spots are side shore spots with waves up to 2 meters.

If you are looking for a new adventure and want to stay out of the crowd, they can arrange a trip upon request, the spots are reachable in half hour from Crazy Island center at Aydincik beach.

Downwind

It is a great experience and fun. The downwind distance is about 15 kilometers and the final stop is at the wave spot, the starting point is a 1/2-hour drive from the center, trips could be arranged upon request.

Where you are

Crazy Island kite and windsurfing is at Aydincik beach (the flat water spot). The center is a part of a beach complex with wooden villas, a restaurant, a coffee bar, and a garden, with Wi-Fi access everywhere.

More about Gokceada

It is the largest island in Turkey, part of Canakkale province. The island is with an area of 279 square kilometers, located across the Dardanelles. Gokceada island is a part of Cittaslow town's international network. Cittaslow towns aim to be great places to live, work, and visit. The main source of income is agriculture, tourism, and fishing.

Distances

  • Aydincik beach, 12 kilometers
  • Mainland, 17 miles, 31 kilometers - 1.5 hours by ferry

Features

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

Food

The package includes daily breakfast.

Restaurant

The restaurant and garden with a sea view is the place where you can chill and chat with friends under the thick shadow while enjoying healthy Mediterranean food. The menu also includes:

  • Traditional breakfast
  • Soup and home-style dish every day
  • Fresh salads
  • Appetizers (traditional Turkish “meze”)
  • Different types fresh fish every day
  • Grill - lamb, veal, chicken
  • Pasta
  • Special selection of wines
  • Summer cocktails

and more from Mediterranean cuisine. They believe seasonal, local products are best for health, nature, and the community. In addition, they do not use disposable plastic cutlery.

The garden restaurant with a sea view offers fresh fish every day. You can find Sea bream, Sea bass, Red mullet, Tuna fish, Swordfish, John Dory, squids, octopus, and shrimp. They offer different appetizers and fresh salads, pasta, and more from Mediterranean and traditional cuisine and a selection of good wines.

The products used like meat, vegetables, olive oil, and more are locally grown on the island or in the region of Canakkale.

Salads and starters

  • Greek
  • Green salad with chicken
  • Arugula salad
  • Vegetable starters
  • Starters with sea products

Fish

  • Sea bream
  • Sea bass
  • Red Mullet
  • Red porgy
  • Tuna fish
  • Swordfish
  • John Dory

Sea products

  • Squid
  • Octopus
  • Shrimps

Pasta

  • Spaghetti with sea products
  • Spaghetti with chicken and cream
  • Manti

Burgers and fast

  • Hamburger
  • Burger with chicken
  • Homemade fried potatoes

Meat

  • Meatballs
  • Chicken spit
  • Hindi
  • Lamb spit
  • Lamb steak
  • Veal fillet

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Places to see in Gokceada

A round trip will help you to discover the diversity and hidden beauty of the island. You can explore the small bays, chill in the shadow of 700 years old trees, watch the sea, and visit different small villages. The favorite villages in Gokceada are the following:

Visit Zeytinli köy

A small village with narrow stone streets and old Greek houses, with several tiny cafés famous for their Caramel and Mohalebi cream and Turkish coffee.

Visit Bademli köy

Another tiny village located to the northeast of the island on a high hill with narrow stone streets and a spectacular view of the sea.

Visit Tepeköy

Located in the north of the island near an existing volcano which is the highest point of Gokceada Island.

Visit Kaleköy

On the north-eastern coast of the island across Samothrace island. You can easily reach it heading straight north from the center of Gokceada. Kaleköy has a small port for fishing boats and yachts, an open marketplace for souvenirs, fish restaurants cafés, and clubs near the port alley. On the hill above there are the ancient remains of a fortress from Homeric times. The hill offers and spectacular view of Samothrace especially at sunset.

Visit Gokceada Center

Pretty eclectic town with different small shops, restaurants for traditional Turkish food, pastry shops, barbershops, and an open Sunday marketplace for all kinds of vegetables, fruits, cheese, olives, spices, and anything you can imagine.

What's included

  • 10-hour kite course for all levels
  • All necessary equipment
  • Daily breakfast
  • 6 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily transfers
  • All other meals

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Kuzulimani port

  • Follow the main road for 4 kilometers to get to Gokceda town
  • In the town, continue to the same main road (Ataturk Blvd), through the very center of the town to the exit of the town
  • There is a T-crossroad at the exit, turn left to Aydincik, the beach with flat water
  • Follow this road for 8 kilometers, where you will see a small village, Eselek
  • Right after the village, there is a crossroad
  • Turn right
  • After 2 kilometers on the first T-crossroad, turn left and you are at Aydincik beach. You will find the center easily. By the road is the Sarduniya complex, blue-green wooden chalets. Near the beach is Crazy Island Center. See you on the water!

Arrival by car

You can get to Gokceada by traveling through Greece or Bulgaria. Through Greece, Gokceada is 170 kilometers far from the Greek / Turkish border. The distance from Ipsala (the town at the border) to Kabatepe port is about 140 kilometers. The road is very good most on the motorway, takes less than 2 hours.

Through Bulgaria, the distance to Gokceada from the Bulgarian / Turkish border near Edirne is 250 kilometers, the road is mostly on motorways and takes about 2 to 3 hours.

If you are going to travel with a leased or company car get your authorization translated into Turkish or English. The speed limit is 130 kilometers per hour on motorways, 110 kilometers per hour on speedways, 90 kilometers per hour on the normal road, and 50 kilometers per hour in the towns.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Istanbul New Airport (ISL) or Çanakkale Airport (CKZ). Airport transfer is available at an extra cost.

  • Transfer to / from Istanbul airport per car, up to 8 persons: 240 EUR
  • Transfer to / from Canakkale airport per car: 100 EUR
  • Daily transfer from / to Gokceada center / 1 car, 4 persons: 20 EUR
  • Transfer to / from Gokceada port, per car, 4 persons: 20 EUR

Arrival by ferry

This is the ferry boat schedule from Gokceada and Kabatepe

  • 07:00
  • 09:00
  • 11:00
  • 13:00
  • 15:00
  • 17:00
  • 19:00
  • 21:00

The cost is about 9 EUR.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Season information

This vacation is available from May to October, please select an arrival date below.

Low season
  • May 1 – May 31
Mid season
  • June 1 - July 10
  • September 16 - October 30
High season
  • July 11 - September 15

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