Water Sports at Lefkada island – Conversation with Nikos Kagelaris

by Island Vibes

One of the main destinations for alternative tourism in Lefkadas island, is the category of water sports, due to the peculiarities of the sea, the beaches and the winds of the region. Thousands of foreigners visit theisland in hordes, especially over the summer, to enjoy the water sports of their liking. Particular places in Lefkada, due to some special conditions are unique and ideal to do so.

Having a conversation with Nikos Kagelaris, who is a Pan-Hellenic Wake Board champion, we discovered the reasons that attract fanatically this particular part of tourism and we present the choices that exist on each side of the island.

To begin with, concerning the category of kite surf, the beach of Myloi in Aghios Ioannis is the appropriate marine area because of its width but mainly due to the thermal winds prevailing there. The beach is ideal both for beginners and experts (pro level) as well as easily accessible and close to the city.

Due to the thermal winds, the specific stretch of Aghios Ioannis beach is also suitable for wind surfing. It is proposed to the west (Kryoneri), while in this particular place the requirements of all levels of the wind surfers are met. However, speaking of wind surf, Vasiliki beach and especially Vas Club, are places that we cannot leave out. Due to its organization, trained personnel and professional equipment, it has remained a top tourist attraction for water sports for decades .

Deviating a bit from surfing and reaching more gentle waters, the Eastern side of the island, especially the sea near Nydri, and Vlycho bay, offer ideal conditions for wake boarders, water skiing, wake surf, but also for the sea parachute. Appropriate equipment and training in these activities can be found at X Spot Club in Nydri.

The water in the very specific area is calm due to the lack of strong winds and the presence of bays , hence the experience of the SUP is also thriving, with pleasant short trips even in the nearby islets of Prigiponissia.

So, don’t be late, find your favorite activity and let this summer begin with a new marine “love” !
Thank you Nikos !!!