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Windsurfing holiday and clinics in Alacati, Turkey - Massive shallow water area and gyberterium

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what YOU GET

Alacati is Turkey’s answer to Bonaire. Super easy conditions with shallow flat safe water, plus gorgeous eateries and Windwise adventures. 

This is one of our favourite training locations and we have our assistant Windwise coaches to enable us to cover all levels.

  • 7 nights Hotel B&B accommodation

  • Full weeks kit hire

  • Fabulous Windwise socials & adventures 

  • Group airport transfers (1.15hrs)

  • Daily beach transfers (15 mins)

THE COACHING

  • Team Windwise Skills Training System

  • Professional quality photo and video analysis

  • Guided group & 1-2-1 coaching sessions

  • Guaranteed progression & fabulous time

  • Improver groups + assistant coaches

Alacati turkey

Travel dates:
14 - 21 June 2025 (Now booking)
21 - 28 June 2025 (Contact us)
28 June - 5 July 2025 (Contact us)
Style: Freeride
Level: Improver - Advanced
Availability: Now booking
Coach: Simon Bornhoft & assistant coaches
Price from: £1499.00

Based on shared room & excluding flights

Non-windsurfers from £499

Single supplement from £149

WHAT TO EXPECT

Shallow flat water bay

Turkeys answer to Bonaire

location and conditions

Conditions: Super easy flat water freeride
Water state: Large shallow area to stand in
Wind direction: Meltemi side shore (left to right)
Wind strength: F4-5+
Sail range: 4.5-7m

Windsurf centre: Gaastra / NP / JP

Course criteria: Improver upwards sub 170L board

Non-windsurfing partner rating: Wonderful!

Other activities: SUP + Windsurf foiling + Winging + Gym + Basketball + Cultural tours + eBiking + Wine tasting + Private dining

Fabulous Freeride

LEARN + BURN + TURN

A perfect place to make your moves 

WHY ALACATI

COURSES FOR ALL LEVELS

Alacati (pronounced Ala-cha-tu) is a Windwise destination on the south western coast of Turkey.

Famous for its stone houses, vineyards and windmills, Alacati is now renowned as a fantastic freeride destination. The shallow water area is perfect for beginners, improvers, intermediates and advanced windsurfers looking to really make progress.

In Alacati we have our beginner - improver groups running alongside our main Freeride course , so plenty of coaching for all levels.

PROGRESSION PLAYGROUND

A range of courses & coaching for your level

TURKEYS ANSWER TO BONAIRE…

PERFECT FREERIDING

Learn & Burn

NON WINDSURFERS

The Turkish riviera

Incredible dining experiences

KEEPING EVERYONE HAPPY

This charming town has a lot offer the non-windsurfers amongst you.

It’s perfect for a wander through the cobblestone streets, checking out the bustling market, stylish buildings, restaurants, bars, cool cafes and boutique shops.

We've been coming here for over 20 years and we know you're going to love it too.

  • Stand up paddleboarding

  • Windfoiling + Winging

  • Ephesus & amphitheatres

  • Vineyards & local markets

  • Local hot springs 

  • Unique private dining experiences

  • Taste sensations at Pappazz

  • Beachside dinning and cocktails

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your COURSE

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learning with WINDWISE

Simon Bornhoft’s expert experience, 1-2-1 guidance and the proven Windwise Skills Training System provides the very best in professional coaching.

  • Personalised and dedicated assistance to help you boost your skills base

  • Increase confidence, efficiency and enjoyment on the water

  • We also have assistant Windwise coaches to help with our beginner-improver groups

MAKE IT HAPPEN

The perfect way to improve

WHAT you'll get

1-2-1 FEEDBACK

Proven coaching system

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In brief

Simon Bornhoft heads up the coaching for the week, with his team assisting the additional windsurfing groups.

  • Group and 1-2-1 dedicated Windwise coaching

  • Breaking down all the skills on land and water

  • Using the latest kit, and try my Severne gear too

What level do you need to be

In Alacati we have dual windsurfing groups, including the beginner/improver groups.

how do we teach

Flexible teaching method

Our approach to guarantee a professional coaching experience that includes:

  • Fully proven progression with an easy to follow system

  • Breakaway individual sessions/tuition to focus on skills

  • Video and photo analysis

  • 1-2-1 feedback and personal progression plan

  • Windwise Skills & Drills, easy to follow demos on and off the water

Get Tuned UP

We’ll get you flying

Improve Your Level

BLAST + WATERSTART + GYBE

Give you level a boost with our specialised coaching system

SKILLS WE COVER

From cranking to carving

We’ll help you all the way 

Freeride skills training

We’ll help you develop core windsurfing skills to enhance your current level and ensure you make progress through the week and beyond.

In Alacati we also have our Windwise coaches assisting with our beginner-improver group so that you can bring friends and partners of different levels.

  • Kit tuning, sail selection, boom & harness setup

  • Upwind, early planing, harnessing, stance and footstraps

  • Use the Warrior for all transitions

  • Warrior ethos for uphauling, fast tacks and gybes

  • Full breakdown of Skills Training exercises and body mechanics

WINDWISE WAY

VISION

Become better looking

OPPOSITION

How to create your ultimate counterbalance

TOUCH POINTS

Specific consistent foot & hand placements

BE MORE WARRIOR

Learn the DNA of how to turn a board

ENHANCE YOUR '7'

Learn how to truly use body mechanics

SKILLS & DRILLS

Rig@90 + Talk to the mic + Rig rotators + Upwind downwinders

a typical day

what's a day like

A perfect day

We blend in our Windwise skills and drills to suit your level, increase your knowledge and make sure you get loads of personal development to get the most out of your time on the water.

  • Morning team talk & objectives for the day

  • Windwise Skills & Drills on land + kit selection

  • Hit the water, to put things into practice

  • 1-2-1  feedback and diagnosis

  • Break for tasty re-fueling and maybe check some video

  • Afternoon playful sessions - Video or trip to top of bay

  • Well deserved sundowner, debrief, and evening feast

AMAZING ALACATI 

Technique, tuition and taste sensations

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Loving Alacati life

There’s very few European tourists, and the Alacati area has a very liberal cosmopolitan feel. It’s a fun vibrant area and we know some unique gastronomic gems you’d never find.

Whether is cheap local Pide, beach side dining, hill top feasts, Sara’s private dining or last night at Pappazz, it’s a taste sensation. 

We know the best places to go and they treat us like family.

we love alacati

We’ve been coming for over 20 years!

ALACATI

FULLY GUIDED Experiences

We know some cool places you’d never find

What's it like

  • ASPC Windsurfing is our base full of kit

  • Beachside lunches, coffee's and chill out areas

  • Spa, pool and treatments (Antmare Hotel)

  • Fabulous food at the beach, Alacati and secret spots

  • Few english tourists and very liberal Turkish vibe

The windsurfing is in Alacati bay, but the actual town is approx 4km away from the beach. We head into town in the evenings. It’s famous for the traditional Greek windmills with their iconic cone-shaped roofs.

Stroll through the labyrinth of streets and take in the very welcoming Turkish vibe or maybe sip a cocktail watching the world go by.

accommodation

ILERI hotel

15 – 22 June & 29 June – 6 July 2024

The Ileri Hotel is in Ilica, right next to Alacati town. We’ve been coming here for 20 years and is an incredibly welcoming, friendly family-run hotel. Murat and his family make us feel like we are family.

It’s only 2km from Alacati town and we take our special Windwise bus to the beach each day (15min ride), which is all part of the Alacati experience. 

Facilities

Hotel Ileri where we’ll enjoy post sail beers, team talks, video playback, communal breakfasts and grab a 5 min taxi into Alacati town at night.

  • 50m from swimming beach

  • 15 mins Windwise bus ride to windsurf beach

  • Fabulous breakfast and private bar

  • Local hot springs & wicked ice cream parlour

  • 5 minute taxi or bus ride into Alacati town

YUCCA hotel

22 – 29 June 2024

The Yucca Hotel is cool small friendly, which we’ve been using in recent years.

The hotel is only 4oom from the windsurfing area and 7km from Alacati town. So we often grab a 5 min taxi into Alacati town at night.

Facilities

Yucca Hotel is a 5 min walk from the windsurfing area and ideal for post sail beers, team talks, video playback and communal breakfasts.

  • 400m from windsurfing beach

  • Fabulous breakfast and private bar

  • 10 minute taxi or bus ride into Alacati town

ANTMARE hotel

June – July 2024

It can be possible to also stay at the at Antmare Hotel, which has been popular with non-windsurfing partners. It’s got that white linen wafty curtains mediterranean vibe.

The hotel is just 4oom from the windsurfing area and 7km from Alacati town. 

Depending on room availability, there's a £299 per person supplement to stay at Antmare.

Facilities

Antmare Hotel  is a 5 minute walk from the windsurfing area and it’s got full spa, swimming pool(s) and yoga, beach side lounges.

  • 400m from windsurfing beach

  • Fabulous breakfast and private bar

  • Gym + Spa + Pools + Massage + Yoga area

  • 10 minute taxi or bus ride into Alacati town

other activities

CAFES & CULTURE

As well as the fabulous windsurfing there’s other options expand your whole Alacati experience. We’ve been coming here for many years and love it!

  • Stand up paddleboarding

  • Windfoiling + Winging

  • Ephesus & amphitheatres

  • Vineyards & local markets

More than just windsurfing

We’ll give you a fabulous experience

GALLERY

LOCATION

Alacati Bay

Straight off the beach is shallow flat-water which is perfect for skills training, blasting and gybe practice.

The Meltemi wind from the north blows side shore (left to right).

The wind is usually lighter in the mornings and then builds through the afternoon, which is perfect for our Skills Training System.

Morning: F2-4 in the mornings

Afternoon: F4-5+

Shallow safe easy bay

Perfect energy saving environment

A CHOICE OF GEAR

Plus you can try our Severne kit too

Tell me about the ASPC centre

The centre is packed with kit and there’s very rarely an issue getting the right board or sail for you.

They run a booked board and pool system so you can swap to suit the conditions and as you level improves.

There’s changing rooms, shop, restaurant, showers, lockers, chill out area and they really look after us.

What about rescue?

You can walk in the light blue shallow area, but there’s numerous rescue boats from all of the centres keeping an eye on you.
A Place To Progress

We’re with you all the way

Quality control + Planing skills + Fast waterstarts + Gybes, gybes, gybes

Upwind & DOWNWIND

Progression through adventure

At the top of the bay, ex pro Jimmy Diaz has his Turkish youth training squad.

In light winds we’ll Warrior Tack upwind, do coffee and Warrior Gybe back.

When it's windy, it's a ride to remember, cranking back down the bay.

FANCY FOILING

The 3rd Dimension

If the wind is light and you fancy a go, there are options to also try WindFoiling or Winging.

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PLEASE READ THROUGH

Below is a list of everything you need to  know about your holiday in Alacati.

Go step-by-step through everything and use it as a checklist: Flights – Transfers – Accommodation – Communications – What to Bring.

1. BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS

flights & transfers

  • The recommended flights listed below would allow you to join the group transfers

  • Flights are not included in the holidays price so book your own flights as soon as possible

  • If you want to take a different flight or extend your trip, a private airport transfer is about £50-70

15 – 22 June 2024

Group flights

Outbound

EasyJet: Gatwick-Izmir

Flight: EZY6401

Dept: 14.15 – Arr: 20.10 

Inbound

EasyJet: Izmir-Gatwick

Flight: EZY6402

Dept: 21.00 – Arr: 23.00 

Transfers

Group Transfer

Meet up in the luggage conveyor belt area. SB will have windsurfing kit with him so easy to spot. We’ll then head to Ileri Hotel in the group bus.

Private Transfers

If you’re not on the group flight, please arrange a private taxi to the hotel

Accommodation

Ileri Hotel Apartments

Ileri Hotel, Ilica near Cesme

Comms

Telephone

Simon Bornhoft +447764574201

WhatsApp

Click here to join this WhatsApp group – We’ll set up WhatsApp comms in lead up to the trip.

22 – 29 June 2024

Group flights

Outbound

EasyJet: Gatwick-Izmir

Flight: EZY6401

Dept: 14.15 – Arr: 20.10 

Inbound

EasyJet: Izmir-Gatwick

Flight: EZY8572

Dept: 21.00 – Arr: 23.00

Transfers

Group Transfer

Gather up in the luggage conveyor belt area. Use the WhatsApp group to connect with Indie Bornhoft and then meet the Windwise/Yucca transfer.

Transfer rep will be waiting across the road as you come out of arrivals

Private Transfers

If you’re not on the group flight, please arrange a private taxi to the Yucca hotel

Accommodation

Yucca Hotel 

Yucca Hotel, Alacati windsurfing bay

Comms

Telephone

Simon Bornhoft +447764574201

WhatsApp

Click here to join this WhatsApp group – We’ll set up WhatsApp comms in lead up to the trip.

29 June – 6 July 2024

Group flights

Outbound

EasyJet: Gatwick – Izmir

Flight: EZY8571

Dept: 14.15 – Arr: 20.10 

Inbound

EasyJet: Izmir – Gatwick

Flight: EZY8572

Dept: 21.00 – Arr: 23.00

Transfers

Group Transfer

Gather up in the luggage conveyor belt area. Use the WhatsApp group to connect and then meet the Windwise/Ileri transfer. Ella Bornhoft will be there wearing a Windwise T-shirt / Hoodie.

You’ll all then head to Ileri Hotel in group bus

Private Transfers

If you’re not on the group flight, please arrange a private taxi to the hotel

Accommodation

Ileri Hotel Apartments

Ileri Hotel, Ilica near Cesme

Comms

Telephone

Simon Bornhoft +447764574201

WhatsApp

Click here to join this WhatsApp group – We’ll set up WhatsApp comms in lead up to the trip.

2. INSURANCE

cover

It is compulsory to have third-party  and personal insurance for the duration of the course, covering injury to self and others.

Travel insurance is also recommended to cover any possible issues that may arise.

rya

RYA insurance definitely does not cover you overseas for rental gear or third party accidental cover or kit damage.

CENTRE KIT INSURANCE

There is an option to take out local insurance for damage to the hire kit at €10 per day. Or you could use Safety Tool which is about €40 per year.

https://cp.vdws.de/safetytool/

INSURE-4-sport

If you don’t already have third-party windsurfing insurance, you can contact Insure4Sport  for year-round cover.

3. WHAT TO BRING

PACK FOR FUN

Travel light for Alacati

details

  • 3mm shortie (or even a long-leg summer suit, if you feel the cold)

  • ASPC has wetsuits and harnesses available

  • Sunblock & round travel plug

  • Can be hoodie weather if outside in the evenings

  • Credit card and Turkish Lire at the hotel

  • Waterproof watch

Dietary & health needs

Let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or health issues we need to know about.

Payments and Balances

  • Please complete the form and enter details into all necessary fields including names of all persons attending be they windsurfers or non-windsurfers, family or friends. You can add any medical details, allergies or questions in the comments box at the next stage.
  • You can secure your place with a 50% deposit of your total holiday price.
  • The balance will be due 12 weeks in advance of departure.
  • When booking within 12 weeks of departure a full balance is payable.
  • You must have holiday insurance including 3rd party windsurfing cover when attending the course.

Be aware

  • Windwise will do its best to ensure your safety and enjoyment on the water.
  • There will be times when you’re being coached individually, in a group or free sailing. Plus there are times when you’re free sailing.
  • You are required to sail responsibly, within the designated areas and keep to the internationally recognised sailing and windsurfing rules of the sea.
  • If for any reason, Simon Bornhoft is unable to attend, your Windwise course and holiday will go ahead with an alternative Windwise coach.
  • Any dispute before, during or after the holiday will be held under UK law in the UK.

BOOKING FORM

Travel date


FAQS

About Windwise

You get an unparalleled experience

You’re getting the knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm of one of the worlds most experienced coaches, Simon Bornhoft.

Simon has personally coached well over 6,000 windsurfers. He’s seen, tried and coached just about every single windsurfing style, tip and technique out there.

His intuitive ability to instantly identify where things are going wrong, is matched by the ability and desire to give you the exact solution, skill set and the quickest progression path to match your level, style and aspirations.

The Windwise system has been published in articles all over the world. But there’s nothing better than getting it live on the water with Simon and his team.

Check out more about Simon and his team here.

 

Which course is right for you?

Beginners to Improver

If you’re new to the sport or you’re looking to lock down the real basics, these courses are perfect for you. 

Run by our trained Windwise coaches, they can assist you through the beginning and early stages of the sport using proven Windwise windsurfing coaching techniques to speed up your learning curve. We have 1 to 2 day windsurfing courses and our very popular overseas windsurfing holidays.

  • Good Locations: Bonaire / Alacati
  • UK Course: Any Hayling Beginner-Improver Courses 
 

Improvers to Intermediate Freeride Courses

Introducing, explaining and building the essential windsurfing skills using the Windwise coaching system. 

Simon Bornhoft we’ll help you develop and improve all areas of your windsurfing.  Quick beach and waterstarts, relaxed stances, quality control, the earliest of planing, controlled harnessing and blasting in the straps, better upwind sailing, quicker tacking and learning how to gybe.

  • Good Locations: Bonaire / Alacati / Prasonisi
  • UK Course: Any Hayling Improver – Intermediate Courses 

 

Intermediate to Advanced Freeride Courses

Want to break that plateau, extend your wind range, increase speed and consistency in those gybes and learn other achievable short board skills and moves? Then this is the course for you.

Simon Bornhoft will guide you through sailing smaller boards, tacking in stronger winds/lower volume boards, cranking up those carve gybes, control-jumping over chop, or having some fun with optional feasible freestyle like flat water wave riding, duck gybes, helitacks, up and downwind 360’s etc.

  • Good Locations: Bonaire / Alacati
  • UK Course: Any Hayling Intermeediate – Advanced  Courses 

 

Freewave, Wave & Loop Courses

If you’re looking to get into waves or develop existing wave sailing skills you wave then our Freewave & Wave courses are the perfect environment to take you to the next level – which is far more accessible than you might think.

We run through high wind control, sailing sub 100L boards, uphauling, tacking and hovering on semi submerged boards.

  • Good Locations: FeelViana / Mauritius & Prasonisi (has optional wave beach)
  • UK Course: Any Hayling  Freewave Courses or our West Cornwall Daymer & Gwithian Experiences

Common questions

If you’re new to the sport or you’re looking to lock down the real basics, these courses are perfect for you. Run by our trained WINDWISE coaches, they can assist you through the beginning and early stages of the sport using proven WINDWISE windsurfing coaching techniques to speed up your learning curve. We have 1-2 day windsurfing courses and our very popular overseas windsurfing holidays.

Booking conditions

Terms & Conditions

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, just like a regular windsurfing holiday-resort.

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/holiday or course due to illness or unforeseen circumstances, your Windwise booking and holiday are still valid and the course/holiday/adventure will still go ahead and another Windwise coach will be provided for you.

  • It is compulsory that you have third party windsurfing insurance
  • It is highly recommended to take out holiday insurance in case you have to cancel your holiday for any reason
  • Any disputes between Simon Bornhoft Windwise and it’s clients will be governed by UK law
  • Windwise balance payments for all holidays must be made 12 weeks prior to your holiday date.

 

Holiday Cancellation & Refund Policy

Being a small operation we have to pre-pay hotels and centres to get rates, plus there are associated costs for putting these courses on overseas.

So if for any unforeseen reason you’re unable to attend the clinic or experience holiday cancellation, airline cancellation, personal health issues, injury or any other personal reason or unforeseen circumstances that prevent you from joining the course, you will still be required to pay for your holiday. You can transfer your place to another person, but if you need to cancel and cannot find a replacement we will offer compensation under the following guidelines.

  • If Holiday is cancelled 3 months before departure a full refund is possible.
    (If we have pre-paid for a particular hotel or centre in your name and we cannot get a refund from them, then this amount will still be due)
  • Loss of full deposit if holiday is cancelled 2 months prior to departure.
  • 75% of holiday cost is still due if holiday is cancelled within 8-4 weeks before departure.
  • 100% of holiday cost is due if holiday is cancelled within 4 weeks before departure.