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volley1961



Joined: 16 May 1999
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:52 pm    Post subject: Chest deep bay in Greece Reply with quote

Does anybody know of a waist to chest deep bay with good windsurfing in the Greek Islands? I'm thinking of a place like South Padre Island, TX or the Canadian Hole on the Outer Banks. And ideally, it would have a 6 month season.
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jfeehan



Joined: 27 Jul 1998
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keros Bay, on the island of Limnos

There are two windsurf rental operations, what looks like a nice hotel, and a place that is more like camping.

This is one of the windsurf rental places,
https://www.surfclubkeros.com/

and this is the hotel
http://kerosblue.com/

I didn't end up going there, but learned about it while looking into a trip i took to greece last summer. Limnos is not a well known windsurfing or kitesurfing destination in greece. it may not get quite as strong a metelmi wind as some of the more well known places - but the metelmi can blow 25-30kts for days on end.., so maybe that's okay...

The other thing about Keros that might be good for you is that the wind is side on to the bay. quite a few of the better known windsurf locations in greece have side-off, or offshore winds. it can be gusty close to shore.

I ended up going to Karpathos to windsurf, which is also a bit of the beaten track.., and not that easy to get to. The reason I went to Karpathos, was that i went in late august-early september, and the metelmi is less consistent in most locations at that time, than say in the mid summer. The stats showed that Karpathos had the most reliable wind for the time of my trip.., and it was mostly quite windy - i sailed one day on a 3.7...

I went to the Club Ion windsurf center at karpathos - the gear and service was excellent.

https://www.ion-club.net/en/destinations/home/8/spotInfo

They have two launch locations, and one of them is a shallow safe bay, but it's not that big, and is more suited to kids and beginners. the launch for better sailors is into deep water with side-off winds.

i also spent a few days visiting a friend in mykonos - i windsurfed and he kited. it was also very windy.

let me know if you want more info - greece is a great place, with many windsurfing options
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dllee



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff! Thanks.
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volley1961



Joined: 16 May 1999
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:31 pm    Post subject: chest deep bay in Greece Reply with quote

Thanks to jfeehan for excellent info on Keros Bay. I think it is a little late for this year, but it looks good for future trips.
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