Çalış Beach is popular with both holiday makers and locals alike. During the summer there is a wonderful cooling afternoon breeze that comes from the sea. This makes Çalış an ideal spot for Kite Surfing

Kite Surfer at Çalış
Kite Surfer at Çalış

What is Kite Surfing?

Kitesurfing is a wind powered surface watersport using a kite and a board to move across the water.

It harnesses the power of the wind through a large parachute type kite to propel a rider across the water on a compact surf-style board, or kiteboard.

Kite Surfers are propelled across the surface of the water by the wind
Kite Surfers are propelled across the surface of the water by the wind

Freestyle stunts

Some of the are happy just skimming along, others love to perform amazing freestyle stunts, much to the delight of onlookers

Kite Surfer skimming along the water
Kite Surfer skimming along the water
Some of the Kite Surfers perform freestyle stunts
Some perform freestyle stunts
Kite Surfer performing some of his freestyle stunts
Some perform freestyle stunts

Where can I learn to Kite Surf?

At the far end of Çalış Beach is the Fethiye Surf Centre.

Fethiye Surf Centre at Çalış Beach
Fethiye Surf Centre at Çalış Beach

Here they provide lessons including a Taster Hour, Beginners Courses and Advanced Courses. Please visit their website for further details.

Good fun with health benefits

Kitesurfing has many health benefits as you use your whole body. Your legs control the board and push against the power of the kite whereas your torso, especially your abs and arms are used to hold onto the kite and keep your balance. A harness is used once you get into the water which takes all the power of the kite allowing anyone to learn and have fun for hours on end without becoming tired.

Kite Surfer at Çalış Beach
Kite Surfer at Çalış Beach

Whether you are a beginner who would just like to ‘have a go’ or already have experience…Çalış is the place to be

Kite Surfing at sunset
Kite Surfing at sunset

And finally, here is a short video of a kite surfer catching the wind at the beginning of this season, in May.

Sunday morning on Çalış Beach from fethiyetimes on Vimeo.

Don’t forget…when you have bought your equipment or paid for your lessons, the wind is free!

 

 

 

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