In Turkey we have the Meltemi, or meltem (Turkish) wind. It is the strong, dry north wind of the Aegean Sea, which blows from about mid-May to mid-September.
However, the Meltemi is not always 100% reliable and this is where Gokova Bay, shines. Due to its unique location in the middle of a deep valley facing to the west, even when the Meltemi is not blowing, the mountains surrounding the bay heat up in the summer sun and create a wonderfully constant, reliable thermal wind. In fact, the direction of Gokova Bay hinders the Meltemi’s smooth entrance into the Bay, therefore the wind we kite in here is a much smoother version of the Meltemi, combined with the regular thermal wind created locally in the bay.