Alacati Windsurfing Holiday 2016


28th May - 4th June 2016 Family Week - Dads, Daughters, Mums & Sons

4th-11th June 2016 Freeride Week -  Freeride & FastStart Groups!

11th-18th June 2016 Freeride Week - Freeride & FastStart Groups!


We're now taking bookings for Alacati 2016 - Choose your preferred dates - 4th-11th June (Clinic 1) or 11th-18th June (Clinic 2) then click on 'Book A Place' button and use our SagePay secure system. You can pay a deposit, select room type, board size or pay full amount.

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Alacati (pronounced 'Ala chata') is a unique Windwise destination on the South Western coast of Turkey. It's famous for stone houses, vineyards, windmills and now windsurfing! Windwise have been going there for over 15 years every June, so that really say's it all. If you're looking for a great value destination, which is ideal learning and has a real holiday feel on and off the water, Alacati is the place to go! 


Beginner-Improvers- Intermediate Progression

Windsurfing in Alacati is renowned for crystal clear, shallow flat water, northerly Meltemi winds and easy windsurfing. It's one of our most popular Windwise destinations for beginner-improver-intermediate windsurfers. Plus non-windsurfing partners really enjoy the warm, sheltered viewing area and the whole ambience on the beach and the stunning town of Alacati. We use the excellent Ileri Hotel and Ion Club (Club Mistral - re named centre) for our windsurfing kit. As ever we run our full 'Windwise Skills Training System' and have our Windwise coach to focus on the newcomers and less experienced improvers, but everyone is part of the whole Windwise experience coaching, socials and adventures. So whether you're new to windsurfing, did it a few years ago or want a tune up to master all those essential short board skills - join Windwise in Alacati. 


WINDWISE Freeride Weeks  4th-11th & 11th-18th June

In Alacati Simon Bornhoft & Windwise coaches cover all the Skills & Drills to improve every aspect of your windsurfing. Getting going, super early planing, Windwise '7' & 'Warrior' stance range, which links into fast tacks, all gybing styles and much more. Your progression is absolutely guaranteed!


Introduce your friends, partners or family to windsurfing the Windwise way!

Alongside our Freeride Intermediate Group we have a satellite FastStart Beginner-Improver group run by one of our Windwise coaches to look after the beginner-improvers. We offer the fastest most enjoyable way to learn with our unique Windwise Skills Training System! This is perfect for friends, partners to get into windsurfing or those really sorting the basics to move onto the next level. As ever, everyone is part of the whole Windwise social and adventures!


WINDWISE Family Week 28th May-4th June 2016

For May half term 2016 we will be running one of our Family Weeks, these are designed for BOTH KIDS & PARENTS to enjoy time on and off the water. The idea is that SB and his Windwise coaches will run a welcoming week that all ages and levels can enjoy. This means the youngsters can get into windsurfing or develop their existing skills and the adults can get out there ad improve too! Our Windwise Skills Training System offers the fastest most enjoyable way to learn, plus we add in our Windwise Towing Technique and when we can tandem sailing for the ultimate 1-2-1! 



Alacati offers easy, safe, flat water windsurfing windsurfing, with great nights out at local restaurants, bars and some secret WINDWISE adventures not to be missed. Windwise = The best Skills Training System, welcoming socials, adventures and a truly great windsurfing experience! 


1 week price per person based on twin share including;

Ileri Hotel Bed & Breakfast / Group Airport Transfers  
Board Hire / Mini Bus Beach Transfers

Windwise Skills Training System / Personal Coaching  
Location Guiding / Socials & Adventures

Single Supplement £115

Excludes flights: Book your own EasyJet flight, currently only £135 - SEE BELOW!

(For a non-windsurfer / partner price please contact Windwise)

BEGINNER? JOIN OUR WINDWISE BEGINNERS FASTSTART GROUP! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

How to book with Windwise

1. Click on the 'Book A Place Button' and our secure SagePay system will enable you to choose single or shared room, select board size and pay a deposit or the holiday in full. (Balance due 8 weeks prior to departure) 

2. Book your own flight to ensure you're on the group transfer
If you want to take different flights from different UK airpot and you're not in time for the group transfer, it will just mean you need to get your own taxi or individual transfer which costs about 60-70 Euros. (We can assist with booking this for you). 

Clinic 1 Travel Dates 4th-11th June - Suggested Flights 

Sat 4th June - Gatwick to Izmir Dept 14.20 / EZY8723

Sat 11th June - Izmir to Gatwick Dept 20.50 / EZY8724

Clinic 2 Travel Dates 11th-18th June - Suggested Flights 

Sat 11th June - Gatwick to Izmir Dept 14.20 / EZY8723

Sat 18th June - Izmir to Gatwick Dept 20.50 / EZY8724

DON'T FORGET:For Turkey everyone has to register online for their Turkish visa

Who's it for?

Alacati is a fabulously easy Freeride paradise for beginners, improvers & intermediates. Our sessions in June are designed to give improvers-intermediates all the support and training they need to sort out the essential windsurfing skills. So if you're looking to move down onto smaller boards, improve your stance, harnessing, footstraps, blasting control and make faster tacks, non-planing and planing gybes or just get more comfortable on a board, these weeks are perfect for you. In Alacati Simon Bornhoft  takes a WINDWISE coach with him to assist with some of the lower level windsurfers, so you'll get plenty of support during the difficult stages of the sport.

Course & Holiday Content

In Alacati we can cater for both improver-intermediates and advanced intermediates seeking to develop, stance, early planing, straps, harness, tacks, beach starts, waterstarts, gybes and all the skills to move your windsurfing on to the next level. On both weeks we run through our Skills Training System. In the mornings we usually do skills & drills and then planing skills in the afternoons. Plus we have freesia sessions, bay crossings and our infamous 'Upwind Downwinder' to the top of the bay and cafe!

We use our Windwise Core Principles & Skills to develop all aspects of your windsurfing. So you'll learn all about the importance of 'Vision' 'Opposition' Your '7' & 'Warrior" stance range, which link into executive uphauling, early planing, better blasting, fast tacks, gybing and a whole host of other skills and moves. We break it all down, simplify, de-mystify and can guarantee greatly enhancing your improvement, confidence, understanding and enjoyment on the water. Trust and practice the 'SYSTEM' and you cannot fail.

Other Holiday Highlights

Alongside our dedicated coaching, we like to create a truly great holiday experience. So we offer optional group trips to local restaurants, cool, secret bars and some hidden places for mountain sunset dinners. We regularly visit the beautiful Alacati town which is a bustling, quaint turkish town with loads of small boutique shops and we know the very best local places to eat. You can take the trip at whatever pace suits you and there is always something to do! It's also one of the better venues to take non-windsurfing partners.

Kit & Conditions 

Flat, shallow, crystal clear blue water, Alacati is an easy and very safe place to windsurf. The launch area has no shore break what so ever and you're immediately into a huge shallow windsurfing area, which allows you the luxury of being able to stand 200 metres out from the shore. So it's perfect for practicing all those Windwise skills is very easy.

We don't like wind stats, because it's so easy for centres to be romantic with the truth. But we've been going in June for over 15 years, so that kind of say's it all. The predominant Meltemi wind blows port tack (left to right across the beach). It's usually lighter in the morning and builds in the afternoon. Our experiences of the place have been pretty good for wind. A week at that time of year, you should expect to get a variety of planing conditions, which are perfect for training, blasting and learning to gybe and develop your windsurfing.

What To Take

Shortie / long leg summer suit.

Hat, sunblock, booties (optional).

Round pin travel  plug  

Turkish Lire (cash machines next to hotel)

Loud shirt for BBQ night!

Alacati Centre & Conditions

Club Mistral packed with Fanatic/North kit!

Boards between 100-150L

Check out the photos and video to get a better idea!




Travel & Ileri Hotel 

There are other options, but I'd strongly recommend the Ileri Hotel. It's a very friendly, welcoming, clean, family run hotel that is situated in Ilica (pronounced 'ill e cha'). It's owned by 'Murat' who also runs the beach café next to Club Mistral. Murat's family and his very loyal staff are superbly welcoming to WINDWISE clients. The Ileri has a hot Turkish Bath and friendly bar and reception staff, who have worked there for many years. The advantage of being in the Ileri Hotel, is that we are right near some great restaurants and close to Alacati town, so it makes for a much more social atmosphere in the evenings. It's better value and is a superb base for heading into Alacati town at night. We have our own 10-15 minute transfer to the beach each morning, which is an experience in itself! 


WINDWISE will do their best to ensure your safety and enjoyment on the water. There will be times when you're being coached individually and in a group. There will also be times when you are freesailng by yourself. Windsurfing is, potentially, a dangerous sport and you must agree to sail in a responsible manner and in the designated areas outlined to you in resort.

In the event that Simon Bornhoft is not able to make the clinic due to illness or unforseen circumstances, your WINDWISE booking and holiday are still valid and the course/holiday and adventure will still go ahead and another Windwise coach will be provided for you.

***It is essential that you have thrid party windsurfing insurance! So check your holiday insurance that you're covered***



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# ergul 2014-01-05 13:20
hi. i live in turkey and want to join your 14-21 june alacati program.stay at the same hotel and equipment hire is enough for me..for my level i can jibe but not as profession maybe also waterstart helitacks, upwind 360,finfirst and some little tricks but with light wind..what i wanna learn is jumping,upwind 360(fast varaition), duckjibe,clewfi rst waterstart or some moves like these to improve my this possible or am i dreaming to much:)please contact me about your course price with this conditions even i can have my own local accomodation ..teaching price and using equipment price is all i need because i can even have camping.nothing is more important than learning for me even comfort:)
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# SB Bornhoft 2014-05-11 10:40
Hi Ergul. I'll drop you an email with some thoughts. Regards Simon
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# Jill 2015-03-09 08:33
I am looking for a hands-on clinic to help me crack footstrap, after years of planing without footstraps. What can I expect from this course?
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