The Student Windsurfing Association

SWA Summer holiday to Turkey

'Relax as hard as you like' 

£440 all inclusive trip - Bargain so book now!!

In the past the SWA  have run trips to many far flung locations and this year in conjunction with Neilson, the SWA is heading to Ortakent, Turkey in September.

Who should go on this trip:

People that can't afford to go on holiday now - We have decided to run the trip in the thrird week of September, that way all you hard working people have time to raise your bank accounts back into positive figures over the summer.

Beginners and intermediates - While we're not stopping advanced people from coming, the location has PERFECT conditions for learning/improving. With gentle Force 1-2 in the morning picking up to a F3-4 in the afternoon it is the ideal place to hone those beachstarts and get your balance sorted.

People that like to chase freshers - Starting the new year with an awesome tan and new found windsurf skills, you are going to be soo hot to the innocent freshers!

People who are working all summer with no chance for a break - Come on, you deserve just a short break surely!!!

Anyone that has the desire to kick ass in the SWA series nest year - Think you're not good enough to get in the top3 in your division? WRONG, Training abroad in warm water with a group of your friends and expert RYA tuition on hand and free all day means you will improve SO fast.

People that have thought about a holiday this summer but are looking for a location that offers more than just windsurfing - well, thats Ortakent all over, check out the other activities at the bottom of the page.


Tuppence ha'penny to you beutiful people. Well no actually we have arranged a price of £440 inclusive of: Flights from LGW, return airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation including breakfast and lunch daily and four evening meals.
Windsurfing and sailing with all use of equipment and RYA tuition, mountain biking and guiding, tennis, kayaking, waterskiing, wakeboarding and fitness classes.

You want more? Ok well lets face it, you will be there with a whole bunch of SWA-members just like you who love partying and windsurfing so it's gonna be messy as hell...

Check out these pictures for an idea of previous SWA trips:


Booking information:

We need confirmation of names and deposits of £50 by mid july. The trip dates are from 17th September for 7 nights.

These trips are much more fun when there's a big group of us so get together with your friends and find out what their plans are then drop us an email. No obligation yet, just let us know if you are considering it and we will keep you updated with any more info or price drops we may be able to get.

The trip organisors are James Savage (Ex-Exeter committee) and 'Beaker' Lindley (SWA).

Email "Savage at" for more info and to tell us you're possibly interested.

For more information check out:

Activities on the water:

  • Waterskiing/wakeboarding - 2 ski boats (including one inboard Ski Nautique craft) and a variety of skis and wakeboards.
  • Sailing - 6 x Funboats, 14 x Picos, 6 x Lasers, 2 x Laser 2000, 4 x Dart 16. RYA tuition is included.
  • Windsurfing - a selection of 40 beginner and intermediate boards with a choice of 60 rigs to suit all abilities and the changing conditions. RYA tuition is included.
  • Kayaking - 10 x one and two seater kayaks.
  • Snorkelling - a selection of snorkels, masks and fins.

On the shore:

  • Swimming pool - with separate children's splash pool.
  • Tennis - one hard floodlit court (tennis rackets and balls provided). Tuition is included.
  • Biking - 14 Gary Fisher and Orange mountain bikes (minimum age 9 years). Our bike guide organises a variety of guided rides to suit all abilities or you can explore the local area independently with friends.
  • Yoga and other fitness classes.
  • Volleyball.
  • Boules, table tennis, golf practice net and pool table.
  • Health & Beauty treatments (available at a supplement).

Outside the Club:

Our staff will be happy to organise any of the following activities for you (all subject to availability and payable locally):

  • Diving - Discover the thrill of diving in the crystal clear waters of the Aegean. Good visibility, reefs, caverns and drop-offs will give you an unforgettable diving experience. Our local dive school, Aegean Pro Dive, organises a range of dives for beginners and experienced divers.
  • Horseriding - Explore northern Bodrum and relax in the beautiful, peaceful surroundings on horseback. Farilya Farm has an ideal paddock for teaching and is surrounded by mountains, forests and streams. Well-trained Arabian and Turkish horses are in good condition and cater for all experience levels.
  • Parasailing - Experience the thrill of flying high through the air behind a speedboat and enjoy spetacular views of the peninsula and nearby islands. On request, we can arrange for a parasailing boat to come to the Seaside and take you to the skies! The boat can also be booked for fast boat trips to Bodrum for pre-dinner drinks.
  • Turkish Bath - This fantastic experience begins in a steam room to warm you up before being rubbed down with a special loofah. Once fully cleansed, you lie down on a marble podium for a bubble soap massage - a totally relaxing feeling not to be missed!

If you've read this far then you are officialy coming on the trip. Now go call your friends and convince them to come too!

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