On the beaches lie well-organized schools, suitable for all experience levels. No matter whether you are a beginner or an advanced windsurfer, certified instructors provide personalized sessions for all budgets so that you can learn the basics or improve your style and techniques.
You can also book lessons for multiple hours or days in advance. Safety and fun are considered top priorities, and all the centers operate according to international safety standards.
Some are also family-friendly, offering other water sports opportunities for all ages. In addition, there is a variety of high-quality equipment available to choose from, depending on your needs, and regular maintenance is guaranteed.
The most famous place on the island for watersports is Mikri Vigla. It is one of the windiest beaches on the island, with shallow waters and onshore winds that make it a safe option even for beginners.
Another beach equally appreciated by windsurfers is Laguna Beach, as well as Sahara Beach, which are flat and much preferred by freestyle windsurfers.
Agios Georgios Beach, if the wind comes from the Northwest, can offer some nice waves.
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Weather & Wind conditions
The wind on the island is steady and gets stronger in the early evening hours, making these hours the best time for windsurfing in Naxos. The conditions are mostly "bump & jump" Depending on the wind direction, you can enjoy some nice waves at Agios Georgios beach, near the town.
If you are looking for freestyle conditions, Laguna and Sahara beaches are ideal places.
Naxos is ideal for windsurfing due to its excellent windy weather. More specifically, the annual Etesian wind, also known as Meltemi, blows nearly every day during the summer months at approximately 15+ knots and creates the perfect conditions for windsurfing.
Meltemi usually lasts a few days at a time, and is one of the most reliable winds in the Mediterranean area, thanks to the venturi effect created between Paros and Naxos, which increases the wind’s flowing rate significantly, especially during the afternoon hours.