Sun Wind in Paros

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Golden Beach, Paros
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Unique weather conditions that are best suited for sailing, together with long stretches of unspoiled beaches and modern facilities built to cater to the water sports enthusiasts, make the Sun Windsurf club on the Golden beach one of the most frequented surfing centers in the Cyclades.

The Meltemi blows all through the day and remains the strongest between July and August when wind velocities can touch up to 9 Bft. The beach is a long and sandy stretch with crystal clear water extending to about 700m, and offers lots of space, particularly during off seasons. Moreover, the beach is regarded as the best on the island for Northeast, South, Southeast and Southwest wind directions.

The club offers a variety of services, including some equipment to rent. Board storage, on-site repairs, rescue services and expert coaching for both beginners and advanced surfers are also provided. The surf club cafe offers refreshments and music to suit a variety of tastes. And a sports shop at the station stacks popular brands of surf and sportswear as well as accessories on sale.

Theo Fisilani, a Paro's local who has been operating the surfing center since 1981, has certification by the Hellenic Sailing Coaches Association. With a Lifeguard Certification under his belt and a wealth of surfing experience, he and his highly efficient staff are dedicated to providing their customers with a fun-filled and adventurous surfing holiday. 

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1 Reviews

  • jsim082 29 Sep 2010
    Unsatisfied
    I am a high level windsurfer, my wife is a medium level (not waterstarting but sometimes planing) and two children.

    First impression of sunwind was pretty terrible. The gear was old and in most cases the boards had seen so much wear that they had no grip on the tops and had multiple repairs, sails also had many patches on them and were obviously well used, a few new ones in the bunch but generally repaired at least once or twice.

    Theo (the owner) was extremely unhelpful and generally rude (not only to me but my kids and the instructors and pretty much anyone in the vicinity) and charged top end prices for pretty bad gear.

    I gave it a go anyway because I thought "maybe this is how it is in Greece" also had a few lessons lined up for the kids.

    Some of the instructors were very good and experienced but the others were terrible and either had no idea or didn't show any enthusiasm!

    I managed to break a boom during my time there, after looking closely at it, it was obviously worn through from heavy use and poor care. Theo (the owner) tried to force me to pay for the damage that I knew was from wear and tear rather than neglect on my behalf!

    Having talked to many of the locals, customers and some of the instructors I found that they ALL felt the same way about the equipment, prices and Theo's attitude. Nearly all instructors don't last a season (two instructors did this year apparently the only two for 8 years!) due to the work conditions (struggle for equipment to teach and Theo's attitude).

    Very disappointed overall the beach was fine and the locals nice (mostly) but the sunwind club turned my holiday pretty sour.

    Adrian Henway