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Kéfalos on the Greek Islands of Kos offers an ideal location for a windsurfing holiday to suit all levels. The protected bay is perfect for children to take their first steps off the sandy beach and offers sailing packages and hotel right next to the centre.

Kéfalos has much to offer. Not as busy as the south, the wind conditions are cleaner (side shore) and the traditional village has a good choice of restaurants and bars with a wide beach to relax on. It's an ideal location for a learn to windsurf holiday or those with different levels, families or those that just wish to relax by the pool bar and watch you sail up and down. It's excellent value too and you can stay in a good quality beach hotel without breaking the bank.

The island of Kos lies in the Aegean Sea, to the north of Rhodes and close to the Turkish mainland. Famous as the birthplace of Hippocrates, the father of medicine, the island is scattered with remarkable archaeological sites, beautiful Byzantine churches and important monuments from its past. Egyptians, Romans, Venetians, Otomans and now Greeks, feature in this island's varied history and have all influenced its unique culture. Kéfalos is 15km west from the airport. It is a pretty hill village overlooking the stunning beach in the bay with many traditional tavernas, hotels and bars.

The scenery here is beautiful, the bay opens on to blue Aegean water, with the tiny islet of Kastri at its center. The resort area of the village which stretches along the width of the bay, consists of traditional tavernas, small hotels and friendly bars, offering a good selection of Greek hospitality.
This small resort comes alive at night with a good variety of nightlife available.

Windsurfing at Kéfalos.

Sailing Spot & Conditions:

The Meltemi wind blows all summer long and is light in the morning, around F 2-3, when beginners are well catered for.
By midday the wind increases to F 4 and the waves start to swell, giving perfect bump and jump conditions.
In the afternoon the wind strengthens up due to thermals and blows cross offshore from the right, perfect for slalom sailing on flatwater; building to Force 4 - 6 by mid/ late afternoon.

The long, golden sandy beach, shelves steeply to the flat water bay, with more advanced sailors enjoying the constant wind a few hundred meters out from the beach.

Windsurfing at Kéfalos.


The Sportif windsurfing center in Kéfalos, Kos is on the beach in a large open bay on the south-west coast of Kos Island.

Open May - October.

Location: The centre is located on the beach in a large open bay on the south-west coast. The offshore conditons allow perfect flat water makes it ideal for beginners. The local wave sport Theologos on the west coast has up to 3m waves giving a great sport for advanced windsurfers. The thermal effect cause strong winds in the afternoon, making it ideal for freestylers, whilst the morning has perfect wind conditions for beginners.

Facilities: There are many facilities surrounding the center which include beach bars and tavernas, supermarkets, internet cafes, exchange bureas and even a cash point. There are also sunbed on beach for you to enjoy when not on the water.

Services: Full rental and instruction service with a wide choice of the latest F2 & Patrik Dietelm Boards and North Sails.

Private Storage: Limited space available for those with their own equipment at an additional charge. (This is required to be booked in advance to guarantee availability.)

Sports & Actitivites: The centre has a weekly beach BBQ, local taverna/bar nights close by, FREE snorkelling equipment for guest of the center, beach volleyball court close to the center, tennis courts within walking distance.
There is also sailing (Lasers, picos and Hobie Cat 15s) at the center. Other activities available include tandem windsurfer, scuba diving in Kardámena or Kos Town, mountain biking, horseriding, excursions to the Ancient Forest of Plaka, go karting in Tigaki.

There are also also other water sports on offer which include waterski, wakeboard, boogie boards, ringo's, parascending, jet skis, banana ride, pedaloes and canoes.

Kit Range:
Latest 2011/12 equipment from F2, Patrik Diethelm & North Sails: Approx 100 boards & 130 rigs.

Windsurfing at Kéfalos.

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