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Surf Club Keros

Location:  Keros Beach, Limnos Island, Greece

Open: 1 May – 15 Oct

Conditions:  From flat water to small waves depending on which part of the beach you go out on.

Wind: Usually force 4-6bf


Equipment available:  Fanatic boards, Neil Pryde sails

Lessons/Clinics:  Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced/Private tuition

Accommodation: Surf Camp Keros, stay either at the camp site, or in the 5 star Luxury Safari Tents!

Getting there: Direct flights from London, reasonable drive from Balkan countries and central European countries.  Alternatively you fly to Athens or Thessaloniki or pick a domestic flight.  Also many ferries available from the mainland.

Package:  Anything you want! Accommodation, equipment rentals, lessons

Book with:  Book directly or for UK: Wave Riders/ Germany: Orca or Sun and Fun. Head to for more information.

Keros has a vast sandy and safe beach, mellow vibes, wind, uncrowded, traditional Greece and not spoiled from mass tourism. There is a great atmosphere, great weather and accommodation in 5 star Luxury Safari Tents with a view of the bay!

The most common set up is 4.7m-5.7m sail and 85-95 L board, making it a freeride paradise, ideal for average windsurfers and family holidays.

The moderate wind conditions and sandy shallow beach make Keros the perfect place learning your first waterstarts, gybes, or simply freeriding in turquoise waters.

The flat section on the North side of the beach is perfect for Freestyle and slalom, and if you like waves, the South side of the beach gets quite descent on windy days.

Keros beach is also one of the best places to learn kitesurfing in Europe, just in case you were thinking of giving it a try.



With over 30 years experience Sportif has become the UK’s leading specialist windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing and dive holiday company.

As as a fully bonded ATOL licence holder you can be reassured that all elements of your holiday are fully secured and your money safe.


Location: Limnos

Lemnos (Limnos) offers windsurfing or kitesurfing holidays on a traditional, unspoilt Greek island. 1 Week from £399 inc car hire + flights. Choose to stay in charming self catering accommodation or 4* hotel with full services all a short drive from the centre. The windsurf and kitesurf centre is based at Keros Bay. Here you have direct access to the wide, flat water bay with shallow water perfect for all levels. At the other end of the bay there is a wave beach. This is a great choice for an inexpensive windsurf or kitesurfing holiday with a combination of conditions on natural, untouched Greek island with direct UK flights.

Keros Bay is a wide, natural bay on the east side of Lemnos and extending some 3km from North to South. In the north, where the main centre is based, smooth flat water is accessible directly from the beach with cross shore winds. To the south are bump and jump conditions with a separate wave beach with onshore winds. The prevailing Aegean winds are from the north east, blowing steadily from March through to October averaging between 4 and 6 Bft with highest wind speed in the morning until around lunchtime and decreasing to F4 until mid to late afternoon.

In the north of Keros Bay, the beach launch in front of the centre with a mix of sand and has been cleared of pebbles at the access point. A shallow water area, with waist deep water extends for approximately 250m for 250-300m along the bay water line. The bottom is sandy so soft underfoot when learning. The spot is very special for its flat water conditions, ideal  for learning, first water starts to perfecting your power gybe right off the beach. This is not a bathers’ beach so there is plenty of room to practice near to the shoreline without having to avoid anyone.

Equipment, packages and contact: For all the information on this destination and many more from Sportif please contact Sportif directly through their website via email [email protected] or on the phone 01273 844919 


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