While the Italian lakes attract windsurfers each year, if Lake Como Holidays aren’t your bag, there are plenty of beach breaks that are a haven for watersports of all descriptions, including fabulous opportunities for windsurfing, no matter how capable you are. The Italian lakes such as Lake Garda, particularly in the north of the lake where wind conditions are perfect, are ideal for windsurfers, as are these excellent destinations across Europe:
• If you’re a beginner and need to find your feet on a windsurf board, the destinations of Adakoy and Halkidiki are perfect. Light winds help to make these regions ideal for novices at the sport, while expert tuition will ensure that your skills will develop.
• As an expert, you will be wishing to head for a resort that accommodates your advanced windsurfing style. The Turkish municipalities of Ortakent and Teos provide some astonishingly fantastic conditions for the expert windsurfer, while Vassiliki on the island of Lefkada in Greece is a resort that specialises in the sport, with a flagship centre that’s dedicated to providing the best service. The local thermal wind, affectionately known as Eric, means that during the summer months, the bay can host up to 100 windsurfers at a time – a true sign of how excellent the conditions are.
Take a look at the superb selection of windsurfing locations around Greece and Turkey – while Lake Como holidays and stints on the Italian lakes are excellent for a whole manner of watersports, these dedicated resorts are a whole new level.