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Surf Hotel Beach Club Information

All this is included with our Beach Club Holidays, as standard.

What’s included?
    • 7 or 14 Nights beach-hotel
    • Direct flights 
    • Airport Transfers 1hr 25min
    • Daily breakfast (hot & cold) buffet
Inclusive Watersports & Activities
Inclusive Activities continued...

 

Tuition change: For 2019, there will be a free 'Starter' lesson for windsurfing and sailing. RYA courses can be booked from £79 for 5 days, 16hrs tuition (that's £5 per hour!)

Useful Extras

Lots of useful extras can be booked before departure or on arrival at the club

About the Beach Club  

  • Flagship beach hotel, exclusive to Ocean Elements 
  • 80 bedrooms, all ensuite (twin, triple, family quad rooms)
  • Wi-Fi (free) in public areas (limited access in bedrooms)
  • Nearest tavernas/bars: 5 min walk
  • Vassiliki town: 10 min walk (along the beachfront)
  • Beach/sea shore: 100 metres from hotel
Facilities:

Swimming pool, Sky bar restaurant, Driftwood beach bar, lawn gardens, hotel reception, Kids Club and kids play area, sun loungers, Wi-Fi, Ocean Elements water sports centre

Rooms:

Twin/double, triple and family quad and interconnecting bedrooms, ensuite bathroom, sea views, balcony or terrace, fridge, air-conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities. All rooms have a TV with a small selection of English-speaking channels

Ocean Elements Kids Club

Our guests love our Ocean Elements Kids Club which is why we also include it for free in all our centres, for five days. It’s run by our own British childcare staff and RYA instructors and it’s only for Ocean Elements guests, so it’s nice and exclusive. Your kids will make lots of new friends, but don’t blame us when they won’t want to leave!

As always, it’s free for you to drop in and out of, and we’ll keep your little-uns’ entertained with water sports, sailing tasters and joyrides and lots of land-based activities and games. Youth Squad is a pre-bookable extra and is more dedicated RYA windsurf and sailing coaching, all week.

  • • Sea Urchins: Age 4-7 (Free) 
  • • Sea Tigers: Age 8-12 (Free) 
  • • Teens’ Club: Age 13-17 (Free) 
  • • RYA Youth Squad 5 days: £179 (1 week) £299 (2 weeks)
  • • Opening hours: 09:30-17:30 with a break for lunch (5 days/week)
More on Kids Club

Beach Club Kit

We equip our water sports and activity centres with more kit than you’ll ever need for a week or two away; and Vassiliki is especially well-stocked for boards and boats. In fact, there’s more kit than you can shake a windsurf boom at. All our kit is in top shape and is only free for Ocean Elements guests to use.

100 + Windsurf boards
  • Starboard Rio (M, L & XL) 
  • Starboard GO (140-170 litres) 
  • Starboard Atom (140-160 litres) 
  • Starboard Atom IQ Freeride (104 - 130 litres) 
  • Starboard iSonic slalom (90 - 130 litres) 
  • Starboard Flare freestyle (93, 103 litres) 
  • Starboard Kode freestyle wave (86-113 litres) 
  • Severne Fox (95-140 litres) 
  • Severne Dyno (85-105 litres) 
  • Goya Bolt (95-125 litres)
  • Starboard Foiling boards (122 & 147 litres)
120 + Windsurf sails

Tushingham:
Start, Easy & Dino (2.0 - 4.7) ; Rock, Bolt, Lightning (3.7 - 8.5) 

Severne:
Gator (3.7 – 6.0) ; NCX (6.5 & 7.0) ; Turbo (7.5 – 8.6)

Dinghies
  • • Laser 1 Fleet with Full, Radial & 4.7 rigs 
  • • Laser Pico fleet 
  • • Laser Bahia’s
  • • Laser Vago’s 
  • • Hartley 15 
  • • RS100, RS 200, RS Feva 
  • • Topper Topaz 14 Catamaran 
  • • Topper Topaz 16 Catamaran
Paddlesports
  • • RED & Starboard Paddleboards various sizes 
  • • Perception kayaks (sit-on-top kayaks)
Bikes
  • • Specialized Pitch Comp 650b (2017 - 2018 bikes)

Vassiliki Wind Information

Typical pattern:
  • • Mornings: F1-2 
  • • Afternoons: F4-7

Every day in paradise starts the same. Mornings offer a gentle on-shore breeze and calm conditions, (Force 1-2), perfect for families and beginners to learn windsurfing and sailing or to try paddle sports. It’s also a good time for the experts to experiment with new kit and technique. 

‘Eric’, (our favourite Thermal wind), is a daily occurrence, in fact something of a local phenomenon and strengthens slowly after lunch. It remains very manageable, offering fun and exciting sailing for all levels into the afternoon. Later in the afternoon ‘Eric’ will often build again to provide stronger winds which is why our beach stays open until late.

Our formula of top-notch equipment and expert RYA instructors, will ensure that most sailors (improver and up) can continue sailing all afternoon. There’s only a little surface chop, no waves and fantastic windsurf and sailing conditions all day.

What meals are provided?

Breakfast & Lunch

We provide a daily breakfast with full continental options like fruit, yoghurt, ham, cheese, cereals, local breads, patisseries and cooked options, like eggs.

Lunch

Our Driftwood beach bar serves a lunchtime meal and snack menu at reasonable prices. Expect a delicious selection of sandwiches, wraps, salads, pizza, pasta, burgers and local favourites like souvlaki and moussaka with healthy options.

Dinner

For two or three nights a week, we offer evening theme meals in our Sky bar which has the best view of Vassiliki bay. On other nights, the local Taverna’s provide good food at reasonable prices and most have waterside seating. Main courses start from only €7 or 8

Inclusive Tuition & RYA courses

  • Beginner Start Windsurfing lesson is free (3 hrs on-the-water)
  • Beginner Start Dinghy Sailing lesson is free (3 hrs on-the-water)
  • Refresher Windsurf lesson is free (1 hr shore based) 
  • RYA courses are from £79 (16 hrs tuition)
  • Private Lessons £49 (one on one) £29 (one on two)
  • More on Windsurf tuition | More on Sailing tuition

In all our clubs we include a free use of all beach kit (boards, boats, kayaks and bikes) and even a free lesson for beginner sailors and windsurfers. It’s a 3-hour lesson run by our own RYA instructors and designed to get you started and on-the-water, so you can ‘free sail’ our great kit all week. 

Our staff will help you rig and de-rig your board or boat and they’ll also help you get launched and get back in. Your safety is of the utmost importance to us and no craft goes into the water without safety cover.  

Change for 2019

In a bid to keep our holiday cost down and to give you more flexibility, RYA courses will be bookable from £79 for 16hrs tuition (that’s less than £5 an hour!).

Bookable RYA courses

Start Sailing & Windsurfing

  • RYA Level 1 course - Start Dinghy Sailing - £79
  • RYA Level 2 course - Start Windsurfing - £79
  • 16 hours tuition over 3-5 days 

We’ll teach you basics about sailing or windsurfing, the equipment and the controls, sailing/windsurfing a triangular course, turning around, safety & fun! Taken as a 12-hour course to top up our (free) 3-hour Intro Lesson.

Group courses: 6 to 1 student/instructor ratio. Run over 3, 4 or 5 half days (total 16 hours tuition).

Level 2 - Improver

  • RYA Level 2 course ‘Basic Skills’ Dinghy Sailing - £89
  • RYA Level 2 course - Intermediate ‘Non-Planing’ Windsurfing - £89 
  • 16 hours tuition over 3-5 days 

Sailing: Sailing in moderate winds, your first gybes and advanced tacks, man overboard recovery, picking up a mooring, sailing backwards, trapezing, an introduction to spinnakers and more.

Windsurfing: We'll introduce new equipment and techniques such as beach starts, fast tacks and the harness. All in preparation for high wind blasting.

Group courses: 6 to 1 student/instructor ratio. Run over 3, 4 or 5 half days (total 16 hours tuition).

Level 3 - Intermediate

  • RYA Level 3 course - Intermediate ‘Planing’ Windsurfing - £89
  • 16 hours tuition over 3-5 days 
  • Intermediate Dinghy Sailing (taken as private lessons)
  • Private Lessons £49 (one on one) £29 (one on two)

Sailing: If you’re a confident intermediate looking to build upon your sailing skills or get an introduction to spinnakers then you can learn these skills in our private lessons.

Windsurfing: This course builds on all your skills to get the board planing and emphasises technique for blasting control; getting your feet in the foot straps and an introduction to the carve gybe. Beach starts may be taught in this course.

Group courses: 6 to 1 student/instructor ratio. Run over 3, 4 or 5 half days (total 16 hours tuition).

Level 4 - Advanced

  • Advanced Sailing (taken as private lessons)
  • Advanced Windsurfing (taken as private lessons)
  • Private Lessons £49 (one on one) £29 (one on two)

Sailing: If you’re looking for performance sailing and sailing with spinnakers then you can learn these skills in our private lessons.

Windsurfing: If you want to focus on planing techniques, leading to the infamous carve gybe, tricks and other advanced techniques, you can learn these skills in our private lessons.

What’s the beach like?

The beach in Vassiliki is shingle and stone with a sandy section at the far end. Once you enter the water there is lovely soft sand beneath your feet and waist deep crystal-clear water for some distance out (about 50-60 metres) to the sandbar, which helps make windsurfing and sailing easier, safer and great for beginners and kids.

Vassiliki has some of the cleanest waters in Europe and the beach gently shelves to allow easy water sports and safe swimming for all ages. 

Our Beach Club gardens lead onto the beach and we have sun loungers and umbrellas by the water, near our water sports centre. We love to take a paddleboard, kayak or bike and explore nearby coves and beaches armed with only a beach towel and a good book.

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