Destination

Gokceada

Turkey, Europe

It gets Strong winds Either direction From $20/day
Updated:30 June 2020

Kitesurf Season

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Destination Summary

Gokceada

Its a non populated quite island. It is located at the north Eagean sea far from the main land. You can reach to island with a 80 min ferry ride from Eceabat.

Kiting season is summer for the island 25 to 35 knots average wind in July to September.. Perfect to come with a van and stay for couple months. Onshore spot is a 1 km Long Beach, mostly populated with Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish kiters who stays in tents and vans during summer time. off-shore is a deserted beach so you can take the chance to have a quiet vocation. Best thing about island is that you can ride at flat and choppy water. on-shore for rigging full freestyle and choppy water for trying your big air jumps.

Facilities:
on-shore has no facility for camping.
off-shore has only one school at the entrance of the beach with good conditioned bathroom and tent area. you can get also electricity for your van.

Rescue:
There is 1 facility with boat in off-shore spot. The facility is far(800m) from the kite spot in off-shore. Rescue can take time so ride on your own risk. Make sure to talk to school and let them know you will be riding at the spot.
At On-shore be careful to ride away from beach if you don't want to smash your kite to a van.

Winters:
The weather and water is cold in winter, gets crazy wind up to 40-50 knots storms. its possible to ride but the kiting schools can be closed. And of course ferry rides also gets cancelled during the storms make sure you come a day or two before the storm.

There is not much social activities comparing to a summer vocation place but perfect to concentrate on the kite sport that you love, start riding early in the morning at 8 am and wind can decrease after noon at 4-5 pm..

Kite Info

Kite shop

No Kite Shop

Kite spots

Aydıncık(offshore); eselek(onshore)

Best months

january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november, december

Dominant boosting direction

Either direction

Wind Strength, Consistency, Wind Quality, Density

It gets Strong (Up to 30 knots) It's windy Almost every day Super steady Warm wind

Water temp

Sometimes warm (boardshorts); sometimes cold (wetsuit)

Water conditions

Flat, Waves

Crowd factor

Some waters users around

Woo Record

21.8

Travel and life info

How easy is it to get there?

Takes time to get there

How do you get there?

Fly to Istanbul and rent a car.

Daily cost

Affordable ($20-50 /day)

Party Destination

Not a party destination

Do you need a car?

Yes

Family friendly?

Yes

Other fun and activities

hiking to waterfall (early season during summer only)
eating perfect meze and fish at tavernas

How easy is it to find cuddle company?

Heaven

Internet Connectivity

Good (video calls and streaming)

Development

Medium development (some accommodations; hotels; health services or shops)

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