Surfing in Kos:
Adventure on the Greek Kos Island! This island in the eastern Aegean Sea is known for its beautiful beaches, historical sights and especially for its perfect conditions for surfing. With constant winds and high waves Kos is a first class surf spot and a dream destination for surfers of all skill levels. Whether windsurfing, kitesurfing or wing-foiling, surfing in Kos is an absolute must for all fans of water sports.
01.05.2023 - 31.10.2023
Spring, Autumn, Summer
As a beginner you've never surfed before or maybe you've only had a taster course. Here you will be brought on the board from the beginning.
You can already call yourself advanced if you already have solid basic knowledge.
As an Expert you feel comfortable at all spots and can handle difficult conditions very well.
Services & Prices
The advantage of this trip is that the services can be booked either separately or as a package. RETTER Sports will gladly take care of the different booking options to give you and your adventure friends the best possible deal. Surfing on Kos is possible from May until the end of October. The best and windiest time to travel are the summer months.
Additional services (Exclusive)
Travel price from € 749
HOTEL CASA PARADISO - ideally located near the Fun2Fun surf station - Marmari
Grecotel Casa Paradiso is located on a beautiful sandy beach just 2 km from the idyllic fishing village of Marmari. The resort's bungalows are built in traditional Aegean style, with flat roofs and whitewashed exterior walls. Paved paths wind through the gardens and lush vegetation. The resort offers a variety of sports and entertainment options for all, including water slides for the kids. It is the perfect place for a vacation with all the trimmings, especially for surfing in Kos!
HOTEL HORIZON BLUE - ideally located near the surf station Horizon Surfing Center - Mastichari
The hotel is situated in a quiet location directly on the shallow sandy beach, which is considered one of the most beautiful beaches of Kos. The charming fishing village of Mastichari, where you can find cozy taverns and shopping, is only about 2.5 km away. Kos town is about 19 km away and can be easily reached by public transport, as there is a bus stop right in front of the hotel.
You can choose between half board or all inclusive.
Here's an overview of two surf resorts on Kos that we highly recommend. If you are looking for more to surf on Kos, we will be happy to help you!
The windsurfing, kitesurfing and wingfoil center Fun2Fun is located on the outskirts of Marmari village on the north side of Kos island. Fun2Fun offers a wide range of surfing courses. The area is spacious and the team is very professional. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced surfer, everyone is welcome to spend time on the water or just relax on the sun lounger after a surf session. The spot on site is divided into two zones, one for kitesurfing and one for windsurfing. This makes starting and ending surf sessions more relaxed and safe. More experienced surfers can stay outside the training zones after launching and benefit from the improved conditions in the deeper, dark blue water.
Material: Gaastra sails and tabou boards.
Horizon Surfing Center is located directly at Horizon Beach Resort (MASTICHARI) on the northwest coast of Kos, where beginners and advanced kitesurfers and windsurfers will find ideal conditions to improve their skills and enjoy the spot! The wind at our spot usually blows sideways along the shore in the morning in the direction of the Meltemi and then often shifts in the afternoon and blows stronger from the west.
Windsurfing and wingfoil equipment from Duotone, FANATIC and kite equipment from DUOTONE KITE-BOARDING 2022.
Kos is a Greek island in the eastern Aegean Sea and a popular surfing destination for travelers from all over the world. The island has a variety of surf spots suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced surfers.
The journey takes place by airplane (bookable with RETTER Sports) or on your own.
Air travel possible from Vienna, Graz, Linz, Salzburg.
Flight (bookable via RETTER Sports)
The special thing about surfing on Kos is that two islands to the north create a jet effect that gives the island the strongest north wind in the region. The Meltemi, a northerly wind, blows on Kos from the end of May until the end of September. On good days, the wind reaches 4-5 Bft. in the morning before strengthening in the late afternoon, often reaching 8 Bft. by sunset. Stronger meltemi can produce waves of up to 1.5 meters. The wind blows diagonally onshore, creating an easily negotiated shoreline slope. The low current allows surfers to reach the shore drifting even if they have problems.
In addition to your swimwear, here are some of the things you should take with you when surfing in Kos:
waterproof sunscreen (at least SPF 30+)
Light sturdy shoes
Beach (hand) towel
Surf sessions, sightseeing and much more awaits you while surfing in Kos
Tips & Info
Please note: There are several spots on Kos, but not all of them are suitable for beginners. If you are a beginner, you should choose a spot that offers shallow water and a safe environment. Some recommended spots for beginners are Marmari, Mastichari and Psalidi.