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Paros Windsurfing

The best beaches for windsurfing are along its eastern coastline. The strong winds from the north, ‘the Meltemi’ blow consistently during the summer and this is intensified by the channel which separates Paros from its eastern neighbour, Naxos, creating an amazing wind tunnel for these kinds of activities. Many beaches have wind/kitesurfing facilities and clubs for beginners and experienced surfers. The best beaches however are Pounta (on the western side of the island) and, on the eastern side; Santa Maria, Golden Beach and New Golden Beach, which is thought to be the windiest place on the island and where, every August, the World Windsurfing Cup competition is held. We recommend the following:

Sun Wind Surf Club. Located on the beautiful Golden Beach next to the PWA World Cup site. The owner of this surf club, local man Theo Fisilani, has 20 years experience and is a fully qualified instructor, certified by the Hellenic Sailing Coaches Association and also has a Lifeguard Certificate. Windsurfing lessons are available for all levels from beginners to experienced surfers who may wish to perfect their manoeuvres. There are also novice lessons for children. Lessons last for one hour and can be one-off or a series of lessons. Sun Wind Surf Club, apart from tuition and board rentals, also offers facilities for board storage and repairs, sea kayaking and water skiing and tubes.

Paros Surf Club: This surf club, located at the windiest beach of the island, New Golden Beach was launched in Paros in 1984, moving to its current base in 1989. For eight years it was responsible for organising the Professional Windsurfing Association World Cup competition on New Golden Beach, establishing the bay as one of the premier windsurfing spots in Europe. Run by a very experienced, professional multilingual team of instructors the club offers a comprehensive windsurfing service which includes tuition (for all levels), and board and sail rental. Customer safety is paramount and Paros Surf Club replaces their equipment every year with first class, brand new boards and rigs. As well as windsurfing, the Paros Surf Club also offers tuition and equipment for a range of other water sports, including: water skiing, kneeboarding, wake-boarding, diving, and banana and tube rides. It also has a mountain bike rental service.

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