Sportif has news from it’s newest Greek destination, Sigri in Lesvos...

The 'Sigri Surf' windsurf centre opens in mid-May and will be fully stocked with brand new Simmer sails and F2 boards. The west coast of Lesvos offers a huge range of conditions, from light winds and flat water in the mornings to strong winds (F6+) and waves as the day progresses. As the wind is funneled through the nearby headlands, both waves and flatwater are on offer for any aspiring waveriders and freestylers alike.

With the European Freestyle Pro Tour running a competition here and Michael Rossmeier organising one of his excellent 'Trickademy' coaching weeks, Sportif are glad to announce how the summer is lining up on beautiful Lesvos;

"The European Freestyle Pro Tour will be arriving between 10 and 12 August 2012. The EFPT is hosted at the Sigri Surf Centre where the 3 Style Area Cup will showcase the best European freestylers including UK freestyle windsurfer Jamie Drummond (Starboard/Tushingham) and top Austrian PWA freestyle competitor and coach, Michael ‘Rossi’ Rossmeier

Immediately after, EFPT competitor Michael Rossmeier will hold a Trickademy freestyle tuition week 15 to 22 August 2012. This Freestyle Clinic offers the chance to learn and perfect everything from Chop hops to Spocks and Flakas. There’s a good 5 hours of tuition to be had each day plus off water theory, video analysis and evening programme with BBQ. Price for the camp is £253.


For beginners and intermediates who are looking to progress to the next level, Sigri Surf are holding a Go Fast Week 06 – 13 June 2012 . This intensive tuition week will focus on getting you into the footstraps, harness and properly planning. The price of £240 includes 2 hours tuition per day for 5 days including board hire for the week. It will be a fun, focused week that will let you progress at your own level and with group meals and other activities organised by the centre.

Conditions in Sigri Bay start gently around 2-4Bft in the morning and build to 4-7Bft from midday. At the height of the season in August the conditions can read up to 8-9Bft, with 70-90% days F4+ from June to end of September and 60-65% days in May and October there’s no shortage of wind. The centre is a short walk outside the village or hire some bikes and head up into the surrounding hills.

For May departures Sportif are offers 7 nights self catering apartment in Sigri, including flights and car hire for £549pp saving £100. Also there is a special price of £130 for 1 week windsurf board hire including a FREE Mountain bike hire.

For further information contact Sportif on 01273 844919 or see the Sportif website HERE.