There’s nothing we like better than getting away for a week or two, hitting the water and leaving the rest of our worries on the beach. Actually – that’s not quite true – there is one thing, and it’s when cheap windsurfing holidays mean that you’re getting all of the above at a bargain price.
We’ve compiled a short list of great value windsurfing holidays that get you away from the grind and out on the water without putting too big a hole in the bank balance.
The Kefalos Bay Beach Club now run by Seafarer Sailors has ideal conditions for windsurfing. Beautiful stretches of flat water peppered with big winds, and it’s all set just off a huge white, sandy beach. With fresh winds in abundant supply you will spend a lot of time on the water and will want to get up early to make the most of the 300+ days a year of sunshine.
But this is tot just a cheap windsurfing holiday, you can also sail a variety of dingys, kayak, paddle board or even explore the area on a mountain bike. On top of this you will enjoy a classic Greek holiday of beautiful weather, stunning beaches and gorgeous food.
Seafarer Sailors offer Saturday flights from Gatwick, Stansted or Manchester there are also good flight connections around Europe and only a 30 minute transfer. Prices start from just £499 per person per week, you can find out more here www.seafarersailing.co.uk or by calling 0208 324 3118.
Out in the Atlantic, it’s not surprising that the Canaries get battered by some hefty winds. That means there is some great windsurfing here, and with plenty of centres to choose from, as well as a plethora of equipment providers. Check out the Active Adventures site for more information about all the cheap windsurfing holidays across the islands.
With windsurfing packages available across Turkey, Neilson have a range of windsurfing breaks to choose from at great prices. With RYA tuition and all the equipment available you can enjoy lessons for all standards. Beginners should check out the calmer waters at Adakoy, intermediates will enjoy Demre and experts will love the challenges at Foca. Find out more by visiting the Neilson site.
Menai Strait, UK
Perhaps not quite the same weather as you’ll find on the three above cheap windsurfing holidays but it’s still a beautiful place to learn or hone your skills. With introductory weekend courses from as little as £170, you can’t learn the basics much cheaper than this. Check out the Plas Menai National Watersports Centre for Wales to find out more.
Escape the cold and head to the beautiful waters of Club Vassiliki on the majestic island of Lefkas. One of the world’s largest windsurfing centres, the facilities here are designed for windsurfers to get the most of any holiday. There are great wind conditions for all levels and a social scene to be envied in the evenings too. If you can manage not to get too carried away with the partying, staying here works out to be relatively cheap windsurfing holidays.