Karpathos is a paradise for wind addicts: Chicken Bay for beginners and Gun Bay for intermediates and experts. Here, everyone gets his or her moneys worth. Gun Bay is a true high-wind spot where you can let off steam and forget the rest of the world. The flat water near the shore is perfect for practicing jibes and the spit off the coast guarantees your safety. Those who are looking for a real challenge can surf out of Gun Bay to Paradise Bay - a bay which definitely deserves its name. Here the wind is about 1-2 Beaufort stronger and the perfectly flat water delivers superb blasting conditions. Due to an 80 meter wide shallow water area, Chicken Bay offers ideal conditions for beginners, intermediates and freestylers. The wind comes from the north-east and blows cross offshore from the left. The high wind in Gun Bay creates a 1 meter wind wave after 300 meters which is suitable for both jumping novices and experts. In Chicken Bay the wind also blows cross offshore but with 1-2 Beaufort less force.

Please also note, that from now on you can combine windsurfing and biking from one week on!

Freerider, Bump & Jump, harness and footstraps


  • Chicken Bay: shallow and flat water, ideal for learning to use footstraps and harnes.
  • Main Center: cross-offshore from left, waterstart, footstraps requiered, flat water in front of the center, after about 500 meters up to 1 meter chop, ideal for jumping.
  • Possibility to surf to Paradise Bay (flat water, stronger wind than at main center).
  • Or to Chicken Bay (flat, shallow water, lighter wind).
  • Possibility to move between main center and Chicken Bay center at any time.

Triwave 69/ Gecko 105 - 156+/ Freewave TE 76 - 116/ Skate 93 - 101/ Hawk 97 - 111

Freestyle, old & new school tricks


  • Ideal at both spots.
  • Chicken Bay: flat, shallow water, sandy beach, wind cross offshore from left, less windy than main center.
  • Main Center: flat water in front of the center and in Paradise Bay (stronger wind), chop up to 1 - 500 meters from the shore.

Skate 93/101

Wave Novices, waterstart, jibe & tack


  • No shorebreak, chop up to 1 meter in strong wind about 500 meters from the shore, good for jumping, no wave riding.

Triwave 69/ Freewave TE 76 - 116

Wave Experts, waterstart, jibe & tack, jumps, wave-riding


  • No shorebreak, chop up to 1 meter in strong wind about 500 meters from the shore, good for jumping, no wave riding.

Triwave 69/ Freewave TE 76 - 116


Windsurf Instruction

At our professional windsurf centres you will learn perfect board control and everything that goes with it, so you will be gliding over the water in no time. Our centres are always equipped with the latest and greatest Fanatic equipment. Super lightweight sails for adults, and special children's material is available at all ION CLUB Centers. Beginners are trained as far as possible in shallow water, so a speedy learning success is guaranteed. From the beach start to freestyle moves, everything can be learned at our centers.
We use the latest security devices, and our experienced and qualified VDWS trained instructors teach windsurfing with maximum security, allowing you to get to know the sport without danger or frustration. Lessons are available in group courses with a maximum of 6 students, semi - private lessons with 2 students and private one-to-one lessons. Windsurfing priority rules and theoretical knowledge about safety is also included in the courses, and upon completion you will receive a VDWS basic certificate which is internationally recognized. From rigging and understanding the equipment, to tacking and jibing, you will learn everything you need to complete this exciting experience safely. In the next training step you will optimize what has already been learned, as well as learning new techniques which will help you to save your power and get more from your sessions. 
Excited? If you want to be a lord of the wind, fly across the water and jump through the air then come to us!

Starter & Refresher Training

3h/ 4h/ 5h/ 6h/ 10h

If you always wanted to try windsurfing but you´re not sure whether you will like it or you have done it before and would like to learn more, then the starter training is the perfect start for a windsurfing career.


Advanced Training

2h/ 4h/ 6h/ 10h

This training is perfect for you if you want to learn a certain manoeuvre or if you want to learn something new.


Semi-Privat Lesson

1h/ 2h/ 4h/ 6h/ 10h/ 14h (2 participants)

Our semi-private lessons for starter, intermediate, advanced and experts


Private Lesson

1 h/ 4h/ 10h

If you want to be trained more individually you have the possibility to book private lessons (1 on 1). The instructor will have his total focus on you and will make you progress in the best way you learn. It doesn´t matter if you start as a beginner or you want to learn advanced maneuvers, we will make you achieve your goals!


Kids & Youngster Training

2h/ 4h/ 5h/ 6h/ 10h

Our kids´ courses are especially designed for the youngest ones and guarantee safety, successful learning and a lot of fun with windsurfing. Moreover they are being handled flexible and take place in very small groups. A full program of fun and games make the course a great experience for kids & youngsters – because the most important thing for us is that they really enjoy what they are doing! Each kid will be integrated in the group in order to make new friends, feel comfortable and discover the fascination of windsurfing.



Ion Club Ambassador Program

Our ION CLUB Ambassador Program is inviting you to help us to help our teams today and to windsurf and/or kitesurf with us tomorrow.


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