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Making Waves: Naxos to Host Freestyle Windsurfing Event, Oct 24-25

NAXOS_FREESTYLE_WINDSURF_CREDIT_Panteliz PhotographyLargest event of its kind in Greece to take place at the “Laguna” at Agios Georgios beach

Get ready for some surfing action! Greece’s largest Freestyle Windsurfing event is set to take place on Naxos, the largest island of the Cyclades.

surf_naxos_poster-V14-24-25bThe Greek Freestyle Windsurf Tour (GFWT) — whose first stop was Drepano, Achaea in the Peloponnese in May — is teaming up with the Naxian Freestyle Contest for an unbeatable two days of flips and stunts from some of the country’s top freestyle windsurfers.

It all happens at the beach spot known as the Laguna, a natural and ideal windsurfing spot, adjacent to Agios Georgios beach, just a few kilometres from Naxos town.

Organiser of the event is Water Board Sports Festival (WBSF) — creator of a variety of water sport events such as windsurfing, SUP and kitesurfing — in collaboration with three Naxos water sport clubs: Laguna Beach Park, Flisvos Sport Club and Flisvos WaterSports.

Athletes participating will receive free accommodation for the three-day weekend and a chance to win prizes.

For more info, press here.

The Naxian Freestyle Contest and the Grand Final GFWT is co-organised by the Region of South Aegean. Major sponsor of the event — for the 2nd consecutive year — is Veronis Jacobsen Development & Construction.

Naxos: Windsurfing Destination At-a-Glance
Naxos
, the largest of the Cycladic islands, is a popular destination for windsurfers. In fact, more and more windsurfers are choosing to ride the Naxian wave, especially during the summer months thanks to the Aegean’s northerly wind phenomenon known as meltemia. Reaching an average strength of 5 Beaufort during the day, the meltemi provides ideal windsurfing conditions. Those who enjoy slalom and freestyle head to the lagoon of Agios Georgios beach. Known as “The Laguna” its shallow and calm waters, makes it one of the friendliest spots in Greece for those interested in learning the sport.

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