Wind Surfing in Agios Georgios Bay, Naxos Island, Aegean Islands Greece

Skill level:
Beginners and advanced
Best season:
May to October
Wind force:
Up to 27 knots/50 kph
Best wind direction:
Located in the heart of the Aegean Sea, Naxos is the biggest island of the Cyclades complex and dominates the sea with its mountainous landscapes. Known from the ancient times, as it was an important commercial and cultural center in Greece, Naxos is the greenest island in Cyclades and home to many ancient ruins and a wide variety of picturesque villages, cosmopolitan towns, natural harbors and beaches with crystal clear waters.

Naxos is a favorite summer destination for visitors that arrive from all over the world, so as to enjoy the hot, sunny weather and bathe in the blue waters of the Aegean Sea. Favored with strong reliable winds and an average temperature of 35°C/95 °F, the island offers some of the best wind conditions for a variety of water sport activities and windsurfing is definitely one of them.

Agios Georgios Bay is located within walking distance from the main town of Naxos and is a wide, sandy beach with shallow water. As the beach is exposed to the north winds or else “Meltemi” winds that squeeze through the Cyclades islands as they cross over the Aegean, it offers some of the best slalom and freestyle windsurfing conditions in the world.

Suitable for all skill levels, the bay also has a small lagoon with flat water conditions, ideal for those who are new to the sport. Advanced wind surfers have a lot of free space to play. Just outside the lagoon, there is a marked wave spot, perfect for jump and back riding windsurfing. The best season to visit Naxos is from May to late October, when the on shore winds are strong and blow almost every day until sunset.

The beach is very well organized with schools, rentals, shops, beach bars, happy people and lot’s of music. Note that during the high summer season, the beach is ultra crowded. However, there is more than enough space for high adrenaline windsurfing and endless fun under the hot sun!