I arrived in Chania in August 2015 for a short vacation having way too much in my head and thinking it would be impossible to relax. I was wrong. After 3 days of surfing lessons in Falassarna and windsurfing sunsets in Elafonisi, I was ready to never leave the island, like ever again. The nature is incredible and so is the Surfisland crew. Great equipment for all levels, very helpful and professional instructors, fantastic weather conditions and friendly people everywhere. And as a bonus, Surfisland will also give you the best restaurant recommendations in the island!
Summer time in Chania, windsurfing at Elafonissi. I arrived with the phobia of the sea and a lot of doubts if I would be able to stand on a board but at the end I felt in love with everything. The water, the air, the adrenaline of the ride. The sea has acquired a different meaning and dimension due to windsurfing. Kostas and Manos from Surfisland with their love of teaching made me feel comfortable and helped me to enjoy what this sport has to give. I went back to London full of experiences and I am looking forward to return next summer.
My 13 year old daughter received her first windsurfing lessons at Elafonisi last summer from Surfisland who provided excellent equipment and instruction.
Windsurfing in Elafonisi. Elafonisi is a Natura 2000 protected area. Elafonisi is a popular destination among windsurfers, so in autumn 2013, a group of 5 multicultural friends, we decided a visit, to practise windsurf. A contact, advised us to prefer Surfisland team, who could let us the equipment, teach the ones who have never tried windsurfing before and guide the advanced ones. It’s amazing how patiently and quickly they taught me how to balance, guide the windsurf and move in small distances. We started the day practising, till the sun fell down. By sunset, we were too tired to move but anxious for the next day to start. It was a great experience, that I would strongly suggest to anyone who wishes to feel the magic of the wind, the sea and the sun. Thank you Manos and Kostas for a lifetime experience!
I never expected that a couple of weeks in the summer of 2006 would get me that hooked with windsurfing. Surfisland has experienced instructors who love their job and the sea. What started as a few lessons for me and my wife, resulted in a yearly adventure with the company of great surfers and windsurfers. The instructors at Surfisland will not only learn you how to surf, but they will “contaminate you with the surf virus”. It does not matter if you want to take your first steps, perfect your jibe or learn the latest freestyle moves. There is something there from anyone, from beginners to experienced surfers. And the best of all is that you can explore the beautiful beaches and the culture of Crete at the same time. The area around Chania has probably some of the best beaches in Greece and the feeling of windsurfing in crystal clear water and pink-colered sand is second to none. Surfisland and Chania is probably the best way to spend an eventful summer vacation.