Where to kite when on Gokceada island in Turkey? The spots for kiting are quite varied in the area, so every rider can find his happiness there:
- The “wave” spot is the beach with the on-shore wind. Where on the high forecast you get some exceptional waves for riding strapless. This is also the safe-spot. On a bay more than 2km long, you have a center with large and higher waves and less wavy on the side where the less advanced can also practice. So it gets a little crowded if you are not able to go upwind. Yet if you kite 20-30m from the shore, you are behind the waves and also behind the mass of kite surfers.
- The “wind-surfers” spot is the beach with the off-shore wind. There you can ride on a perfect flat. There is a boat you can hire for rescue and enjoy a beach with fewer kiters. It is also a more touristic and popular beach so the kite surfers have a 200m corridor only available for riding. They share the space with most wind-surfers and also tourists on vacation sunbathing.
- To get an absolute private session on an empty beach – no civilians swimming or sunbathing but also no safety boat, there are “secret-spots” for kiting on some side-on-shore wind. Yet visiting those beaches is recommended only to experienced and independent or advanced riders.
- To distract yourself, there is also an annual race organized by the local Turkish kite-school. On that event, a race between kiters sends them to compete starting from the on-shore beach circling the island to reach the off-shore beach. Then returning on foot through the island by the dunes.
As we mentioned in the beginning – the Gokceada island kite-spot is perfect because it offers choices for all the tastes – levels of advancement and types of riding.