When it is summer in the northern hemisphere, Advance Kiting goes back to its roots, Turkey. We are based in Alacati - Cesme, but we are not settled at all. Advance Kiting travels around the world every winter time , believing that the summer should be endless. Here are short summaries of some of the amazing spots we hit during the season in Turkey, along with the spots where we feel like home.
Alacati, Cesme, TURKEY
Our base in Cesme peninsula, Bubi Surf School in Alacati is located on a natural playground for kiteboarders and windsurfers thanks to its wide, shallow bay and the meltem, a seasonal climatic system that creates great wind throughout the summer, from May-September and more often in October. The meltem wind is strong and stable. It's reliable with over 21 windy days a month during the summer.
In summer, the meltem wind starts like clockwork at 10-11 am, strengthening during the afternoon to 4-5 Beaufort, before dying out at sunset. But it is not uncommon for the wind to get up to 5-7 Beaufort, and continue blowing day and night for a week or more. Small kite days.
Off-season the wind is more variable but the weather is still warm in April/May and October/November. Even in December, the kiteboarding conditions can be excellent. There are some great kiteboarding spots on the Cesme peninsular for freestyle and wave riding. You will have the place to yourself too.
Best time for kiteboarding in Alacati is May and October when the wind is good for kiteboarding and the weather is great.
Urla, Izmir, TURKEY
Our next base in Cesme peninsula is Kite Club Urla which is located 29 km from Alacati on a protected, large bay with excellent conditions for kitesurfing during long summer seasons.
With its shallow, undulating and wide area, Kite Club Urla is the perfect place to learn to kitesurf. Thanks to the spacious space and ideal traffic provided by experienced kiteboarders, you can improve your skills and reach the next level with our advanced courses.
Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
Kite Boarding is exploding in popularity at a rapid all over the world. Cape Town is known globally as the mecca of Kite Boarding and Surfing with its combination of consistent winds, waves and perfect spots.
The Cape Doctor (SE prevailing summer wind in Cape Town) blows parallel to the beach, providing world-class conditions most days in the summer. The Wind tends to blow from 10 - 30 knots regularly, and it is a dense wind, great for lekker sessions.
Boracay is one of the Philippines best kitesurfing locations thanks to the constant wind that blows every day throughout the “Amihan” season which is from November to April. The Bulabog lagoon stretches over 3 bays for 2 ½ km providing a huge shallow playground for beginner to advanced kitesurfers. It is the perfect spot to learn kiteboarding as there is shallow waist depth water, flat warm water, the sunshine and regular wind.