Tinos Surf Lessons

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Surf lessons:

Surf lessons consist of about 80' of theory and practise (30' theory, 20' practise in the water with the surf instructor, 30' solo). Prices include the use of your surfboard, leash and lycra or wetsuit (depending on the weather conditions).
Our surf instructors and lifeguards hold international qualifications from the B.S.A. (British Surfing Association) and I.S.A. (International Surfing Association).

Surf lessons take place at specific times during the day. These are: 10.30-12.00, 12.00-13.30, 13.30-15.00, 15.00-16.30, 16.30-18.00, 18.00-19.30. You don't need to book in advance - just show up on the beach and ask for our instructors.

Costs:

Solo lesson (1 person): € 55
2 people: € 45 per person
3 people: € 35 p.p.
4 people: € 25 p.p.
4 + more: € 20 p.p.

Surfboard hire costs:

Softboards: € 10 per hour, € 15 for 2 hours, € 25 per day
Longboards and shortboards: € 15 per hour, € 25 for 2 hours, € 35 per day
Bodyboards and skimboards: € 5 per hour
Canoes, kayaks & pedalos: € 10 per hour
S.U.P.s: € 15 per hour


Frequently Asked Questions

>Is there surf everyday?

As on any surf spot on the planet, not all days are surf days. Waves on our beach are generated by a northern swell, coming down from the north Aegean οr Black Sea. Ιn order for lessons/surfing to take place there have to be north winds of a speed of over 5-6 on the Beaufort scale blowing. You can check out weather/wave forecast sites like Windguru or the Wave Forecast page of the Univ. of Athens.

>How do I reach Tinos and the beach of Kolimbithra?

There is no airport on the island. You can reach it by boat from the ports of Rafina and Piraeus, both ports less than one hour away from central Athens. In the summer months there are frequent journeys taking place everyday. Slower (and cheaper) ferry boat rides take about four hours while faster (and pricier) catamaran-style rides take less than two hours. You can visit travel sites like vivatravel (click here) and check out your travel options, plus buy your tickets online. Alternatively, in the summer season you can fly to nearby Mykonos (only a 30' boat ride away). Once on Tinos, the beach is a 20' drive from the port. You will most probably need to rent a car or bike at Vidalis Rent-a-car, or you can call call our surfer/cabie friend Nick on +30694447705 and he'll get you there. Alternatively, during summer months, there's a bus you can catch from the port at 12.30 & 16.15 (from 24/7-21/8 also on 19.15.

>What are my accommodation options?

There is a small hotel with a few rooms just a two-minute walk from our beach, Victoria's Apartments. Lots of other hotels/rooms to let can be found in a 10'-20' radius from our beach (just check out airbnb). You can also check out Astrokaktos, a few small houses for rent just a 5-10' drive away at the nearby village of Skalados.

>Can you windsurf/kitesurf?

Yes, but we don't rent out the equipment!

>Who can surf?

Anyone over 7 years old with good health and a love for the sea! Our surf instructors have international certifications and know how to handle new young surfers and beginners alike.

Services Offered:

> Beach Bar (doing delicious cocktails and coffees)
> Canteen (doing delicious snacks and beverages)
> Surf Shop (selling surf apparel/accessories/surfboards by select surf brands)

Opening Hours:

From 10:00 AM to 21:00 PM and even later if there's a party goin' on!