Windsurfing is an exciting sport that combines sailing and surfing. The ideal location of Mirabello Bay offers a unique advantage to windsurfers. The beaches of Chiona in the Bay of Elounda, Ammoudi and Karavostasi are considered to be the best places for windsurfing, as they offer strong and stable winds of over 5 Beaufort in the summer and often throughout the year. Several companies are active in the area, offering equipment and training to beginners.
Nikos Kaklamanakis, also known as “the son of the wind”, won the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta
SUP | Surfing
Although SUP is a new addition in the field of water sports, the area of Agios Nikolaos has several spots ideal for SUP and surfing aficionados. In the bay of Mirabello, visitors can easily plan a short ride along the coast. Exploring the unique bays, one can also tour all the beaches, as they are at a short distance from each other.
In addition, the wind-protected bay of Mirabello offers safety to those interested for excellent downwind routes. Moreover, SUP training is also offered at the Municipal Beach, and many companies rent the necessary equipment and basic training.
I think when a surfer becomes a surfer, it’s alsmost like an obligation to be an evironmentalist at the same time.