Surfing is an extremely popular activity in Lefkada and many people come from different corners of Europe and Greece in order to surf in the island’s big waves. There are two main beaches where surfers can practice their favourite sport; Vassiliki (Ponti Beach), which is one of the best beaches of Europe, and Agios Ioannis. The strong winds of these areas create the most suitable weather conditions for practicing both kitesurfing and windsurfing.
Especially in Vassiliki, surfers witness the thermal phenomenon of the wind known as “Eric”. Its direction is shifting and as a result, the wind becomes more and more strong. Consequently, during morning hours Vassiliki Beach has mild thermal winds while in the evening, there the winds are much stronger. In Agios Ioannis the weather conditions are steadier, but still it constitutes an excellent choice for surfing. Nearby, there are a lot of windsurfing or kitesurfing clubs available, from where visitors can rent equipment for this watersport.
Additionally, Milos is another suitable beach for surfing and it is located close to Agios Ioannis. Each year, there are kitesurfing competition events in Milos Beach organized by the locals.