Lena Erdil Windsurf Center
Lena Erdil Windsurf Center has been welcoming keen windsurfers and those who want to learn since 2007. Starting off as a small family business we have grown with the years and are now a fully equipped professional windsurf Center that also offers other activities such as sailing (catamaran and laser) , SUP and canoes, beach volleyball, waterski and wakeboard, as well as our own restaurant and beach bar. The center is owned and run by professional windsurfer and Redbull athlete Lena Erdil, who has implemented her own high standards of tuition and equipment guaranteeing for a truly unique active holiday experience!
Find out more about Lena at www.lenaaylinerdil.com.
The Center is based in Ortakent Bay, only a 20 minute drive from Bodrum Center, it is renown to be the windiest bay on the peninsula. Thanks to our location on the south- western coast of Turkey we enjoy a long hot summer season, with warm weather and almost no rain from April through to November! In the hotter summer month, from june till september Ortakent bay is blessed with a local termic wind that blows nearly everyday!
Since 2011 our center has been renewing its kit every season, so you will find that the centre is stocked with the latest Equipment. Our chosen brands are Patrik Boards and Loftsails, as such we are unique in offering the combination of these two prestigious brands. Another feature that sets us apart from other centers is that all our sails are rigged on 75% carbon rdm masts, making them lighter and easier to handle !
Safety first, we have 2 rescue boats on the water at all times to guarantee that your holiday is worry-free.
Our beach team consists of qualified instructors, who will be able to help you on and off the water, making windsurfing an even better experience for you!
- Freshwater showers in the interior and exterior
- Sanitary facilities
- Professional advice on boards and sails
- Beach bar for drinks and snacks
- Free wireless internet hotspot
- Sunbeds (free of charge)
- Manned lookout towers for safety
- Rescue service
Ortakent Bay Conditions
Ortakent Bay is the famed to be the windiest and most natural bay in the area. The wind blows side off shore making the water conditions flat and easy for beginners, as well as enjoyable for the more advanced freestylers and slalom sailors. While there is a shallow and relatively sheltered area right in front the center which is ideal for beginners, you can also just sail 2 minutes further out and get to a spot generally knows as “WINDY-CORNER”, the wind speed here is always 10 knots more than on the inside of the bay. At the same time the chop gets slightly bigger the further out you sail. It remains however a flatwater spot and we only ever get waves in the winter in combination with onshore storms. So what is great about the bay is that you can choose wind strenght and chop size to suit your ability and taste on the same day within the same bay! Termic winds blow all throughout the summer month, usually the wind is light in the morning and slowly picks up throughout the day, its generally windiest between 15:00- 19:00 which particularly suits the Bodrum lifestyle of late-nights and late mornings ..
Located in the centre of the bay and a secret favourite with most people is ‘Celebi-Island’ a small island within easy sailing distance, with a nice little beach and a lot of rabbits who are the only inhabitants. It is also a great destination for on a early morning SUP-ride.
Ortakent, is also a great basis from which to explore the rest of Bodrum peninsula, the name Ortakent actually means “Midtown” a name given due to its central location. Bodrum peninsula consists of lots of different unique bays with different flairs, while some are famous for their local handicrafts, some are famed for their fish restaurants and natural beauty, while others have a bristling nightlife, but be sure that non is like the other…. On the rare occasion that there is no wind Bodrum will not get boring as there are plenty of activities on offer, from scuba diving, to the local markets, horse back riding, hiking, a visit to the Aquapark, one of the nearby shopping malls or some of the ancient historical sights, Bodrum has it all!