Rhodes is located in the southern part of the Aegean sea and is one of the most visited windsurf destinations in Europe due to the constant winds, warm turquoise waters and more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Besides the windsurfing the island is also renowned for its historical sights (Medieval Old Town, Lindos Acropolis), Amazing food, beautiful villages and of course countless beaches.
Getting to the southern end of the island is just a 1.5 hour drive with beautiful stops along the way. This means that you can easily combine your windsurfing with sightseeing, even doing both on the same day!
Getting around: Bus, Taxi, Car/Scooter rental or walking/bicycle if you live near the city. Getting here: Daily flights from most European cities & ferries from Athens and other islands.
The local spot
Ixia bay is located on the north western side of Rhodes in close proximity to Rhodes town. The windsurf center is situated right in the middle of this turquoise coloured bay, placed right on the beach and known to everyone as Surfers Paradise.
The spot benefits from the reputable cross-shore Meltemi winds which blow light in the morning and then peak later in the day with an average of force 5-6. The safety of the bay, the warm water temperatures (up to 27°) and the variety in wind strength during the day makes the spot the ultimate playground for beginner to expert windsurfers.
In the area and within walking distance you will find a great variety of restaurants, cafes, shops, and nightlife with more options available in Rhodes town which is just 5 km away.