Kitesurfing Lessons in Santa Maria, Cape Verde

Kitesurfing Lessons in Santa Maria, Cape Verde

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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Beginner
  • Spoken languages: Portuguese, Spanish, French, English
  • Fitness level: Beginner
  • Duration: from 2 hrs to 4 days
  • Cancellation policy: 
    super flexibleFREE cancellation with full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the activity.
  • Meeting point:
    Accommodation transfers included - alternatively, please meet at Surf Hub - Cabo Verde Rua 15 de Agosto, Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde.
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Catch the tradewinds and never look back with kiting lessons on Sal Island.

Cape Verde’s best kiting location, Sal Island in the Cape Verde archipelago has become a place of myth and legend for downwinders from around the world, offering reliable conditions in a safe setting –perfect for Europe’s winter sun chasers.  Join the tribe with kite lessons on Sal Island and find your edge on the Santa Maria coastline.

Location
Santa Maria Beach is on Sal Island in Cape Verde – a popular kitesurfing spot due to its strong tradewinds. On the southern tip of the island,  it is about 16 km south of the Amílcar Cabral International Airport, and 20 km south of the island capital Espargos.

Activity
Meet your instructor in Santa Maria on Sal Island for private and group kitesurfing lessons. Organised according to age and ability, island hoppers can join in for an intro session or commit to a full course for IKO accreditation. Choose from a full day intro course, single lesson or an IKO course that lasts up to 4 days. Whatever your level and previous experience, every lesson starts with a shore safety briefing and info on Santa Maria’s infamous trade winds. Starting with the essentials, learn about the kite, harness and kit – starting on the sand to get you used to the setup and safety systems with a trainer. Depending on how many hours you choose, intro courses contain the important body-dragging sessions in the water whilst more comprehensive multi-day courses move onto technical wind direction training like how to go towards the wind (upwind) and away from the wind (downwind) – finishing with a boarding session in the water with your instructor as an independent IKO rider.

Conditions
The main riding season is November – June with a side offshore wind direction. Considered one of the best places in the world, its textbook conditions are also safe for beginners with long beaches, shallow water and choppy wave-riding opportunities out back.

Offers

1
Private Lesson (2 hours)
Objectives

- Equipment breakdown
- Ocean & beach safety
- Kit Breakdown
- Wind direction & body dragging

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear/Towel
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:2 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 8 y/o
Meeting point:
Accommodation transfers included - alternatively, please meet at Surf Hub - Cabo Verde Rua 15 de Agosto, Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde.
Included:
  • Kite Rental & Instructor
  • 1 x 2Hour Private Lesson
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Excluded:
  • Session Photos
2
Group Lesson (2 hours)
Objectives

- Equipment breakdown
- Ocean & beach safety
- Kit Breakdown
- Wind direction & body dragging

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear/Towel
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:2 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 8 y/o
Meeting point:
Accommodation transfers included - alternatively, please meet at Surf Hub - Cabo Verde Rua 15 de Agosto, Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde.
Included:
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • 1 x 2H Group Lesson
  • Shared Kite Rental (2:1)
Excluded:
  • Session Photos
3
Intro Course
Objectives

- Ocean & beach Safety
- Kit Breakdown
- Upwind & downwind body dragging
- Trainer kite & main kite control

 

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear/Towel
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:3 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 8 y/o
Meeting point:
Accommodation transfers included - alternatively, please meet at Surf Hub - Cabo Verde Rua 15 de Agosto, Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde.
Included:
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Shared Kite Rental (2:1)
  • 1 x 3Hour Group Lesson
Excluded:
  • Session Photos
4
IKO Level 1 Course
Objectives

- Ocean & beach Safety
- Kit Breakdown
- Upwind & downwind body dragging
- Trainer kite & main kite control
- Water starts and board control

 

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear/Towel
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:3 days
Minimum Age:minimum 8 y/o
Meeting point:
Accommodation transfers included - alternatively, please meet at Surf Hub - Cabo Verde Rua 15 de Agosto, Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde.
Included:
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Shared Kite Rental (2:1)
  • 3 x 2Hour Lessons
Excluded:
  • Session Photos
  • IKO Certification (€20)
5
IKO Level 2 Course
Objectives

- Ocean & beach Safety
- Kit Breakdown
- Upwind & downwind body dragging
- Trainer kite & main kite control
- Water starts and board control
- Supervised freeriding

 

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear/Towel
Sport level:Beginner
Duration:4 days
Minimum Age:minimum 8 y/o
Meeting point:
Accommodation transfers included - alternatively, please meet at Surf Hub - Cabo Verde Rua 15 de Agosto, Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde.
Included:
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Shared Kite Rental (2:1)
  • 4 x 2Hour Lessons
Excluded:
  • Session Photos
  • IKO Certification (€20)

Meeting point

Accommodation transfers included - alternatively, please meet at Surf Hub - Cabo Verde Rua 15 de Agosto, Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde. Get directions
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