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!


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Alacati (pronounced 'Ala chata') is a unique destination on the South Western coast of Turkey, which is famous for its stone houses, vineyards, windmills and windsurfing! We have been going for 15 years in June, so that really say's it all. If you're looking for a great value destination, superb location for learning and 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 very shallow flat water, northerly Meltemi winds and easy windsurfing. It's one of our most popular Windwise destinations for beginner-improver-intermediate windsurfers and non-windsurfing partners really enjoy the warm, sheltered viewing area and the ambience of the beach and stunning town. We use the excellent Ileri Hotel and Club Mistral centre for our windsurfing kit -it will be our 16th year in Alacati, so that says it all! As ever we run our full 'Windwise Skills Training System' and have a satellite group run by one of our Windwise coaches to look after the beginners and less experienced improvers and everyone is part of the whole Windwise coaching, social and adventure programme. So whether you're new to windsurfing, did it years ago and want a tune up or you're trying to master carve gybes and beyond, Windwise in Alacati is perfect for you. 


WINDWISE Freeride Weeks  

In Alacati Simon Bornhoft & Windwise coaches run the Intermediate course which covers all the improver-intermediate skills & drills to improve every aspect of your windsurfing. Control, stance, super early planing, quality control, our new warrior fast tack and of course gybing and much more. Your progression is absolutely guaranteed!


WINDWISE FastStart Weeks 

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 and partners to join you on Alacati and get into windsurfing and be 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 windsurf or develop their skills and the adults can also get into or improve their windsurfing. We offer the fastest most enjoyable way to learn with our unique Windwise Skills Training System, plus we add in our special Windwise Towing system and tandem sailing for those new to the sport! 



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 equals the best WindSkills Training System, welcoming socials and a truly great windsurfing experience! 

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1 week price per person base on twin share includes;

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

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

Flights currently £175-200 (You will need to book you own flight-see 'flight details')

Single Supplement £tbc

(Non-windsurfer holiday price contact Windwise)

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1. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to say "Yes I'm coming to Alacati I'd like a single, shared or double room choose accommodation from details below. Let us know your preferred board volume/size, we'll do the rest!

2. Pay a deposit using 'Book A Place' button at top right of this page (Balance due 8 weeks prior to departure) 

3. Book your own flight to ensure you're on the group transfer (See FLIGHT DETAILS)  

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

The first week is aimed at those at the improver-intermediate level 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. We also have a beginner and senior group.

The second week is for intermediates who can waterstart and are looking to develop, stance, blasting control, early planing, fast tacks, gybe variations and all the skills to break that blast back and forth plateau.

On both weeks, we run through skills training in the mornings and planing skills in the afternoons, plus of course we add in some Alacati bay crossings and our infamous 'Upwind Downwinder' to the top of the bay!

Other Holiday Highlights

Alongside our dedicated coaching, we like to create a truly great holiday, so we offer optional group trips to local restaurants, bars and special places. Alacati town is a lively and quaint turkish town with loads of unique small boutique shops and incredibly good value meals and great socials. Plus we've often checkout the local Hamam, Go-Karting, island boat trip, beach BBQ's and a special secret sunset dinner. 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 and you are immediately into a huge shallow windsurfing area - allowing you the luxury of being able to stand 200 metres out from the shore. So resting and practising all those 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 many years where the wind has proved to be just as good as in July/August, but the water is less crowded. 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, 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!***



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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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