- Sport levelBeginner
- Spoken languagesEnglish, German, French
- Durationfrom 3 hrs to 4-7 days
- Opening seasons:
You see the landscape zipping by at high speed, you feel the sun and the salty spray on your face, and suddenly everything slows down. Deep inside you feel an adrenaline-fuelled calmness. It’s magic. It’s what kite surfing is all about. In only 3 hours you'll have a first-hand experience, in only 3 days you'll be taught to ride a board – and you’ll be hooked!
You’ll be blown away. Literally.
The very first step into the world of kitesurfing is the so-called body drag. You guessed it: That’s you being dragged through the water by the momentum of the kite. Once you’ve done that, chances are high that you want the real deal. A surfboard under your feet – and the skills to manoeuvre it wherever you want.
Opt for the course best adapted to you and your kitesurfing goals:
3 hour lesson
Feel the magic: The body drag gives you a first-hand impression of what it feels like to become one with the wind.
7 hour course
Get up & get moving: An introduction to the basic techniques of kitesurfing.
10 hour course
Go upwind: Learn how to ride your board safely to new horizons – even against the wind!
15 hour course
Become independent: Get in the water and have a blast – comfortably and securely, no matter where from the wind blows. The perfect stepping stone if you want to get serious with kite surfing!
The strong Nortada wind in the summer and the big Alvor lagoon with waist deep water offer ideal conditions to learn and practice kitesurfing in the Algarve. In the past the PKRA Kiteboarding World Tour was held here in Alvor and recently it was stated again by world sailor Alex Thomson – Alvor is one of the best kiteboarding spots in the world.
Perfect for the trial lesson the Meia Praia is huge long beach that offers great conditions to fly the powerkites on land and try out first body drags in the shallow water. The offshore wind makes this spot only suitable for beginners or very advanced kiters. Intermediates should stay inside a safe lagoon.
When there are southwest or southeast winds, Meia Praia gets hit by some swell and great waves. For experienced kiters there is also some bigger swells to be found on the west coast, with the amazing wave kiting spots (Bordeira, Carapateira and Milfontes). All have huge open sand beaches for kilometers and always waves waiting for you. But the experience is made better thanks to thermal conditions in this spots the wind works better in the spring and autumn than during summer.
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2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund
3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made