Kos - Greece
FBC KOS is PERFECT for this special clinic being one of the few places in the world where all levels can practice their skills at the same time and practically all day long - beginners, intermediates and advanced! The wind blows side/side off from the left and is lighter in the mornings, gradually picking up through the day giving way to sensational slalom blasting with swell/chops up to 1m on the outside
FBC Kos – Big Blue Surf Center is situated on the beach in front of the Natura Park Village Hotel on the north east coast of Kos Island. This area is called Psalidi and it is well known for windsurfing and the Meltemi, the strong north/northwest wind which is blowing side/side off from the left, almost every day during the summer season. FBC Kos is perfectly positioned facing the coast of Turkey which is only 15 km off of the center, although we would not recommend you attempt the crossing! This creates a funnel effect on the Meltemi as it is squeezed between the two coastlines giving a stronger localized wind effect. It is 6km into the City from the center, and 25km to the airport.
Kos Island really has something for everyone, not only windsurfing! It is swept by magnificent sandy beaches and has some of the most interesting archeological sites in the Mediterranean. Culture vultures love Kos as it is rich in history and monuments and archeological digs continue all over the Island. Home of the Asklepion, the hospital of Hippocrates, which was built on a hill surrounded by Cypress trees overlooking the beautiful Aegean – even those who are not into stones will be taken away by the views and the energy of the place.
The FBC Big Blue Center has a very friendly, family feel to it. It’s a well equipped and organized center and operates a fixed board system.
The wind at FBC Kos is side/side-off shore from the left. Usually the wind is lighter in the morning when the majority of beginner courses take place, making the spot also great for beginners and kids. The wind gradually intensifies through the day and gives way to sensational slalom blasting with swell/chops up to 1m on the outside. FBC Kos is one of the few places in the world where all levels can practice their skills at the same time and practically all day long - beginners, intermediates and advanced! As well as the stunning views whilst sailing, the proximity of Turkey and Kos create a wind funnel system, making way to stronger winds than other spots on the island. The sailing area is large and safe, and there is dedicated Baywatch and Rescue service free of charge.
All amenities are on site, including:
- Surf Shop
- Toilets and Showers
- Free Beds and Umbrellas