I think that’s one of the reasons I love downwinding so much. It’s a cross between Chess and a video game, meaning once you master one level you’re allowed to move onto the next. Once you get your stroke, you move onto catching glides then connecting glides, then reading the water and guessing what’s going to happen next, then back to your stroke for a while, then endurance, then board handling and on and on it goes. No matter how good you get there is still so much to learn and work on.


Dave Kalama


Downwind paddling is an one-way ride following the wind and surfing the wind-generated swell. Every time you paddle on the same direction with the wind, you go downwind. Greece is the paradise of downwind paddling. Strong winds, beautiful islands and crystal clear waters make it a unique place to enjoy the amazing sport of downwind paddling.

Paddling and surfing the open sea swells is an amazing feeling and a fantastic workout. After your first downwinder a new world will be revealed.

To take part in any lesson / tour you have to be able to swim and have mastered the flat water paddling techniques.


Skills covered:
Paddling technique
Reading water
Catching bumps
Surfing bumps
Board triming


If you are already an experienced paddler and you are into downwind paddling we can provide you with the right equipment and share with you some runs we love.


Downwind Board and paddle included.