One of the largest islands in the Mediterranean, and a popular tourist destination, Cyprus is also the place to be for many windsurfers. In this guide to Cyprus windsurfing holidays, find out why the island’s warm seas and strong winds lead to perfect conditions making it a top Med windsurf spot.
Cyprus has long been a favourite with those seeking sun and fun on the Med…but windsurfers can get much more from it than a week chilling out on the beach. Here is our guide to getting the most out of your Cyprus windsurfing trip.
Cyprus is a year-round destination for windsurfers. The wind is at its most consistent in summer, blowing at around 15 knots most days. Hosting various competitions in the summer, including junior world championships, if it’s good enough for a contest it will be great for a windsurf holiday.
It is less predictable in winter, but can be strong, and the water stays warm enough to sail comfortably, even in the coolest months. Winter is the best time for wave-sailing too – waves can be double head height.
The main windsurfing areas are to the south and west of the island. Several resorts have good conditions for beginners and the more experienced looking for Cyprus windsurfing holidays.
Larnaca is one of the island’s most popular tourist hubs, and is a favourite with windsurfers too. There are several windsurfing schools on the city’s beaches. It has several good wave spots, with winds tending to pick up as the day goes on making it a top Med windsurf spot.
Pissouri is a good all-round destination, and perfect for windsurfers who want to stay in a smaller resort. It has a very windy bay, with a protected area just off the beach which is great for beginners. Beyond that, you’ll find some great bump-and-jump conditions.
On a windsurfing holiday in Cyprus you’ll get to see another, more adventurous side to this much-loved island.
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