Alaçatı is an idyllic village situated on the west coast of Turkey, only 30 minutes drive from İzmir and 10 minutes from the picturesque resort of Çeşme. Known primarily for its stunning natural stone villas and small winding café-filled streets, Alaçatı has a growing reputation for something Turkey is not immediately associated with: windsurfing.
Every year between 8,000 and 10,000 professional and amateur windsurfers from the United States, Australia and Europe flock to the turquoise waters of Alaçatı Bay to either participate in a variety of internationally recognized windsurfing competitions or hone their skills.
The surf schools of Alaçatı are busiest between May and October when the weather boasts a constant and reliable wind. This constant breeze is suitable for all skill types though beginners benefit most due to the favorable conditions of both the landscape and the weather.