Surfers flocked to the public beach in the Marmaris region on the 2nd Feb due to the high winds. Onlookers caught a glimpse of surfers enjoying the high winds by riding the waves and enjoying other watersports like kiteboarding. The 50 kilometre winds lasted for around an hour.
An onlooker even took a video of the sufers and uploaded it on social media stating that it was a "Fantastic sports and fantastic scence."
Locals call the winds "anchovy storm". The reason behind the name is that each year between the 2nd and 5th February the fish tend to migrate from the Black Sea over to the Marmara Sea due to these high powered winds.
Marmaris is a lively bustling resort town located in Mugla, the southwest of Turkey along the Turkish Riviera shoreline. The resort is well known for its nightlife and its glorious beaches with crystal clear sea. Marmaris is situated between mountains and clear waters and enjoys a long seafront promenade. It is a very popular destination for holiday makers and is popular for those who enjoy water activities such as sailing and diving.
Source: Hurriyet Daily News