Kite & Tonic school’s method is safe and extremely effective, but also relaxed and pleasant for learning to surf in Sal Island, Cape Verde.
The professional instructors have a safe and extremely effective, but also relaxed and pleasant method to teach surfing. The lessons take place with a maximum of 2 students per instructor for more safety and progress.
The school is located in front of the Riu Hotel, a 20-minute walk from the centre of Santa Maria, southern Sal. The beach benefits from crystal clear water, white sand, and no rocks.
But Sal Island also offers many other surf spots for any level of expertise. From a slow wave (Santa Maria and Ponta Sino) up to 5 meters high tubes for the experts (Ponta Preta). Kite & Tonic offers surf lessons for all levels. Renting surfboards is also possible. With the experience and knowledge of professional instructors, you will discover the best surf conditions and spots.
A beginner surf lesson starts on the beach with a few warm-up exercises and a short ocean safety briefing. You'll practice your standing series and pop up sequence with your instructor – working on your balance and body placement before you hit the water. You'll also learn to paddle out, catch a wave and ride your first foam into shore!