How did you end up in Bodrum?
Since I was little we always spent our summer holidays in windsurfing centres, my dad was involved in the running of several different Centres in Alacati, but in 2007 we wanted a change of scenery and thanks to the mayor of Bodrum we got offered to set up a centre in the windiest bay on the Bodrum peninsula, Ortakent. We have definitely not looked back since, Bodrum and Ortakent is absolutely beautiful, and has a special thermal wind that blows pretty much every day throughout the summer months!
Bodrum is less famous than Alacati. Is this only in our mind because of the PWA? What are the differences between the spots, and why should we choose Bodrum to Alacati?
Haha yeah actually Bodrum is a lot more famous than Alacati, it is known for its abundant night-life, beautiful sea, massive Marinas and rich history. It’s the most popular holiday destination for Turkish people and also more and more popular with tourists from abroad. Bodrum has its own airport and charter flights fly directly from Europe to Bodrum, which makes it very easy and also most of the time cheap to reach. Compared to Alacati, Bodrum has a much bigger all year round population, nature wise its a lot greener, the summer season is longer but also hotter due to its location further south then Alacati. Both places have great wind and are perfect for flat water windsurf holidays!