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Store all your equipment (1 board,no limit sails) with us and you can take advantage of all station’s services including fresh water for washing, rescue, spot info and use of whole station’s infrastructure.

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Rental of all surf equipment during our opening hours. You can change the equipment according to level, wind and weather conditions!
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You can learn windsurfing or your favorite maneuvers with our International licensed and experienced team.

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Although complying with the center rules and the rights of way, an accident occurred or equipment was damaged, repairs will be covered up to a certain extent.
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Manolis Lambros

My name is Manolis Lambros, my job is managing the Karpathos Surf Club but most importantly teaching people how to enjoy windsurfing. I started the basic steps at the age of 16 on the island of Rhodes and ever since I never stopped. I have worked in Greece, Egypt, Turkey and I enjoy teaching all levels from beginners to freestyle sessions and even some wave clinics as well!!!

 

Home Country Greece
Started Windsurfing 1996
Started Teaching 2002
Windsurfing Companies Worked For Club Mistral,Fun System,Karpathos Surf Club
Favorite Food Pizza, Steaks and Souvlaki
Life Comments Never Give up
Best Windsurfing Tip WooHooooo!!!!
Favorite Discipline Freestyle
Favorite Destination Karpathos Greece
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Our friendly surf resort lies in the area of Afiartis on Makris Gialos beach or better known as Chicken Bay. The wind blows offshore over shallow mineral waters and reaches wind forces between 2 and 7 Beaufort.

We are open between May and October every day from 09:30 until 18:00 to make sure surfers will make the most of their time on the water! Karpathos Surf Club offers windsurfing boards and sails for rent, as well qualified lessons starting with the youngest to the oldest, from beginner to advance.

The brand new station is an official RRD center with the latest equipment on the market. Our facility at Karpathos Surf Club offers fresh water for your equipment every day and storage.

We constructed the station, to allow non-windsurfing members of the family to have an enjoyable time. We offer sun-beds with umbrellas as well as a nice seating area overlooking the bay to enjoy drinks and snacks, wifi included.

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Markis Gialos aka Chicken Bay

Wind: average 3-6 beaufort

Level: 1-6

Beach: Sand


Makris Gialos beach or Chicken Bay in Afiartis is ideal for the needs of families and children. The sandy beach with shallow waters are perfect for beginners. The more experienced can surf through a channel into the next bay, Gun Bay or further on into Paradise Bay. There they will find a wind swell of up to 1m and slightly stronger winds.
Devil’s Bay

Wind: average 4-6 beaufort

Level: 2-6

Beach: small pebbles


Devils Bay, the wind is about 1-2 beaufort stronger than in Gun Bay and the perfectly flat water delivers superb blasting conditions. In Chicken Bay the wind also blows cross offshore but with 1-2 beaufort less force. Chicken Bay is ideal for beginners, freestylers with an 80m wide shallow water area but also has a speed track. Numerous windsurfers who have found this spot, go back year after year, to benefit from the extreme conditions almost assured here. A perfect destination for those who like hardcore conditions and somewhere to relax at the end of each day.
Gun Bay

Wind: average 5-7 beaufort

Level: 2-6

Beach: small pebbles


During the summer months in the Bay Devil Afiartis prevailing winds are usually steady rate of 5-7 beaufort water temperature at 24 degrees Celsius. In July and August winds can overwhelm and 7 Beaufort. The water level near the coast much easier to maneuver and you will notice improvement of your skills within a few days.

If you want to escape the water level and find small waves to practice jumps and you need only go a few hundred meters from the shore. If you prefer to try the speed limits you just stay close to shore and you'll get perfectly level water to surf faster than ever. Karpathos is the winds are other promising areas. This is the place that you have mastered the maneuvers in the warm waters levels.
Karpathos island is rich in local traditions and famous for its festivals. The songs, are kept untouched in time, with improvised couplets, with traditional instruments, the lyre, the lute and bagpipe, often heard in the joys of marriage, baptism or in the festivities.

The most famous is the feast of the Annunciation in Pigadia and the carnival, while on August 10 to celebrate the Olympus Chrysovalantou Monastery. The Assumption is celebrated throughout the island and have fun in Aperi, Diafani in Menetes and Olympus, and on 8 September celebrates the Virgin Mary in Mesochoritissa Mesochori.

If found on the island Shrove Monday or Halloween, we will follow the "Court immoral acts," a satirical representation of trial by disguised men to accept teasing from other men. On the plateau of the Municipal District Volada held every year the wine festival during which attracts many people to try the wine that the locals to make their presses, the "wine of Adam" as they call it.

Finally the wedding in Karpathos island is celebrated with a unique way and preparations are holding more than a week. It is worth to watch a marriage in Olympus where the whole village celebrates almost three days. The women wear colorful costumes with double rows of gold coins and fancy scarves.

The feasts in Karpathos:

10/02 Saint Charalampos - Aperi
25/03 Evangelismos in Pigadia
23/04 Saint George in many villages of the island
17/07 Saint Marina in Menetes
27/07 Saint Panteleimonas in Stes in Othos
27/07 Saint Panteleimonas - Katodio (Aperi)
06/08 Christ in Othos, Menetes, Aperi
15/08 Virgin Mary in Menetes, Pyles, Aperi, and Olympos
22/08 Virgin Mary - Kyra Panagia (Aperi)
23/08 Virgin Mary of Mertonas - Mertonas (Aperi)
28/08 Saint Ioannis in Menetes, Vrykounta in Olympos
29/08 Saint Ioannis - Lori (Aperi)
07/09 Panagia Larniotissa in Pigadia
08/09 Panagia Vrysiani in Mesochori
08/09 Panagia Plagias - Volada
14/09 Stavros (Elevation of Cross) in Pyles
17/09 Saint Sophia in Arkasa
03/11 Saint George in Spoa
10/02 Saint Charalampos - Aperi
25/03 Evangelismos in Pigadia
23/04 Saint George in many villages of the island
17/07 Saint Marina in Menetes
27/07 Saint Panteleimonas in Stes in Othos
27/07 Saint Panteleimonas - Katodio (Aperi)
06/08 Christ in Othos, Menetes, Aperi
15/08 Virgin Mary in Menetes, Pyles, Aperi, and Olympos
22/08 Virgin Mary - Kyra Panagia (Aperi)
23/08 Virgin Mary of Mertonas - Mertonas (Aperi)
28/08 Saint Ioannis in Menetes, Vrykounta in Olympos
29/08 Saint Ioannis - Lori (Aperi)
07/09 Panagia Larniotissa in Pigadia
08/09 Panagia Vrysiani in Mesochori
08/09 Panagia Plagias - Volada
14/09 Stavros (Elevation of Cross) in Pyles
17/09 Saint Sophia in Arkasa
03/11 Saint George in Spoa
Karpathos island and Saria islet belong to the NATURA 2000 Network, as they portray such a variety of habitats and host rare species on a national and European level. The island is considered to be of exquisite importance to the protection of the Mediterranean Monk Seal in a national level while it has a variety of habitats and it is the home to rare species at national and European level.

Amphibians: the frog Rana ridibunda in Directive 92/43/EEC (Annex IV). Reptiles: Species Cyrtodactylus kotschyi Hemidactylus turcicus and protected by Greek legislation (Presidential Decree 67/81). The type Chalcides ocellatus ocellatus is included in Annex IV of Directive 92/43/EEC and is protected by Greek legislation (Presidential Decree 67/81).

Bats: The species Pipistrellus savii included in Annex IV of Directive 92/43/EEC and is protected by Greek legislation (Presidential Decree 67/81).

Plants: The species Arenaria fragilima, Asplenium bourgeaui, Silene ammophila ssp. carpathae, Silene insularis, Origanum vetteri, Campanula carpatha, Crepis tybakiensis and Salsola carpatha protected by Greek legislation (Presidential; iatagma 67/81) and included in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants (1993, Greece. 1988, Europe. 1993, World ) with the designation "rare".

The following items are included in the List of Threatened Species IUCN (1993) in the category of threatened plants: Crepis pusilla "rare", Medicago heyniana "rare".

  • The Tulipa saxatilis protected by Greek legislation (Presidential Decree 67/81).
  • The Arum creticum spreads in Crete and the Aegean A. (abroad is only in Southern Turkey).
  • The Filago aegaea ssp. spreads in N. aristata and A. Aegean, Ionian islands, Crete and Cyprus.
  • The Brassica cretica ssp. aegaea chasmofyto is to spread to Greece, Anatolia and South to Mount Carmel. The Galium canum ssp. ovatum spreads in Crete in the Aegean A. and Turkey.
  • The Lithodora hispidula ssp. hispidula is endemic to the islands of the Aegean A., Crete and Turkey.


Mammals: In the sea area resident small but significant population of monk seals.

In Karpathos Island there is the Management Agency of Karpathos and Saria Protected Area which was formally established in 2002 and is currently based in Olympos municipality. Its operational structure became fully effective on March 2007, when all necessary scientific and administrative personnel were employed. The main activities of the Management Agency include:

✓ The protection and management of the Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus local population and its habitat.
✓ The protection of terrestrial, coastal and marine biotopes and ecotopes of Mediterranean and European interest, as well as the preservation of fish stocks and the marine natural environment.
✓ The awareness and sensitisation of the public.
✓ The environmental education, the planning and implementation of environmental policy.
✓ The conservation of all important elements of the natural and cultural environment of the wider area of Karpathos.
Turquoise waters and vast arid plain. Here surfing enthusiasts are concentrated from around the world. Makris Gialos is located approximately 15 km south of the Pigadia.
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