Kolimpithra bay is on the northern shore of the island of Tinos, facing the north Aegean sea, home of the infamous local "meltemi", a strong north wind that blows mainly during the summer months. When the meltemi wind blows, which sometimes can be for most of July and August, then a great left wave and sometimes a smaller right can be ridden at Kolimpithra. All the above make it for a great spot not just for seasoned surfers, but beginners alike.
Kolimpithra consists of two sandy beaches. The smaller one, which is very cosmopolitan and ideal for families and the larger one, which is less crowded and exposed to north winds, making it an ideal spot for surfing. On good days, wind speed is quite high and as a result, big waves and lots of sea spray.
Surfing requires specific equipment and techniques that must be adapted to the natural environment. For this reason it is strongly advised that you check regularly our ‘Schools / Clubs’ section, in order to get in contact with nearby qualified instructors, that will introduce you safely to this unique activity. Although, surfing schools will provide you with all necessary technical equipment, we encourage you to visit our ‘Equipment Shops’ section, in order to choose your technical apparel. Furthermore, we highly recommend you to visit our ‘Accommodation’ section, for nearby accommodation arrangements.