Kiteboarding is growing quickly in popularity in Turkey, which offers multiple fantastic areas with perfect conditions and excellent atmospheres to learn the sport. An adrenaline rush as you fly through the sky, this is a sport that should be on your bucket list.

Taking lessons are easy, they are usually offered in eight-hour packages totally approximately TL 2,000 and in just a couple of hours of training on land, you can be skimming the surface of the sea on even the first day.

Turkey happens to have a kiteboarding haven in Akyaka, which is located in Marmaris on the Gulf of Gökova. It is a beautiful town with a social scene overwhelmed by devoted kiteboarders. What windsurfing did for Alaçatı, which became a hip boutique town due to its proclivity for windsurfing, the sport of kiteboarding has transformed Akyaka into one of the most happening summer holiday destinations in Turkey.

The conditions that make Akyaka special include its three-kilometer surfing course, sandy shallow waters and the constant thermal winds it is famed for. Similar to Alaçatı, the kite schools in Akyaka are located at a walkable distance on Akçapınar beach, less than a couple of kilometers from town in an area which has been designated for the sport. There are over a half dozen schools that also operate cafes and restaurants. Located at the farther end of the beach is Kite Academy, one of the most well-established schools in Turkey that also operates a kiteboarding school in İzmir’s Urla town. Kite base Gökova is one of the closest schools to the town with the school Kite-extreme located next door. Kiteboard Gökova and Kitemercedes by Bilge Öztürk are two other kiteboarding schools in Akçapınar.

iteboarding is growing quickly in popularity in Turkey, which offers multiple fantastic areas with perfect conditions and excellent atmospheres to learn the sport. An adrenaline rush as you fly through the sky, this is a sport that should be on your bucket list.

Taking lessons are easy, they are usually offered in eight-hour packages totally approximately TL 2,000 and in just a couple of hours of training on land, you can be skimming the surface of the sea on even the first day.

Turkey happens to have a kiteboarding haven in Akyaka, which is located in Marmaris on the Gulf of Gökova. It is a beautiful town with a social scene overwhelmed by devoted kiteboarders. What windsurfing did for Alaçatı, which became a hip boutique town due to its proclivity for windsurfing, the sport of kiteboarding has transformed Akyaka into one of the most happening summer holiday destinations in Turkey.

The conditions that make Akyaka special include its three-kilometer surfing course, sandy shallow waters and the constant thermal winds it is famed for. Similar to Alaçatı, the kite schools in Akyaka are located at a walkable distance on Akçapınar beach, less than a couple of kilometers from town in an area which has been designated for the sport. There are over a half dozen schools that also operate cafes and restaurants. Located at the farther end of the beach is Kite Academy, one of the most well-established schools in Turkey that also operates a kiteboarding school in İzmir’s Urla town. Kite base Gökova is one of the closest schools to the town with the school Kite-extreme located next door. Kiteboard Gökova and Kitemercedes by Bilge Öztürk are two other kiteboarding schools in Akçapınar.

 

Source:  Daily Sabah

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