THE BEST KITE EXPERIENCE IN PORTUGAL

LEARN IN THE BEST SPOT

Private school area, with plain and no deep water, will make your learning progress safer and faster.

All the necessary gear to a great kiteboarding adventure (several size kites, boards, harness, life vests, helmets, etc).

You will be always in water. We don’t teach on land with a power kite. Your safety is a priority.

For a better experience we only teach with small groups – maximum of 2 students per instructor.

AND WITH THE BEST TEAM

We are the first certified Portuguese kite school.

Our school and instructors are certified by:

- International Kitesurf Association (IKO) SINCE 2001
- Federation Francaise de vol libre (FFVL) SINCE 1999
- Portuguese Sailing Federation ( FPV)
- Kiteboard Portuguese certification (IPDJ)

Meet our team

OUR LEARNING PROCESS

Level 1

A - Site Selection

  • Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
  • Know hazards on a spot
  • Set up a trainer kite
  • Know the use of safety systems
  • Carry and handle the kite properly

B - Basic Piloting

  • Have basic flying skills with trainer kite
  • Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant
  • Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
  • Walk and change directions while flying the kite
  • Know the wind window

C - Control Systems

  • Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system
  • Pre-flight check of equipment and settings
  • In flight check of equipment and settings
  • Pull quick release and activate leash
  • Understand and use the international communication signals
  • Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-line de-power kite)

D - Power Control

  • Control the kite hooked into the harness
  • Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems
  • Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite
  • Show full control of de-power systems in flight

E - Self Landing

  • Self land
  • Recover the bar and kite

Level 2

F - Downwind Drag

  • Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
  • Water re-launch the kite
  • Body drag downwind
  • Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
  • Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
  • Self-rescue and full pack-down in deep water

G - Upwind Drag

  • Upwind body drag to recover board
  • Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
  • Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging

H - Steady Pull

  • Know the power stroke for a water start
  • Know the safety rules and theory for water start
  • Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start

I - Waterstart

  • Water starts in both directions and ride a short distance
  • Come to a controlled stop
  • Understand weather forecast, tidal- and wind effects
  • Determine the wind strength, direction and quality
  • Know the right of way rules
  • Know equipment set up and choice according to the weather conditions

Level 3 - Independent Kiteboarder

J - Edging

  • Control the riding speed by edging
  • Consistent riding in both directions

K - Upwind Riding

  • Consistent riding in all directions including upwind
  • Ride amongst other riders and water users and respect right of way rules

L - Turns

  • Change of direction without stopping
  • Make a toe side turn

M - Self Launch

  • Risk assessment and awareness of the riding area
  • Self launch

N - Basic Jump

  • Know the theory and the safety rules for jumping.
  • Land a basic jump

PRICING

First Kite Experience

Learn the basics of flying a small foil in land
  • 1h – 25 €
  • 90min – 60 € (with a inflatable kite in water to try the first bodydrags)

Prices per person | IVA Included

Single Lesson

All levels
  • 2h – 80 € (With school equipment)
  • 2h – 50 € (With studend equipment)
  • 2h – 120 € (Private Lesson)

Prices per person | IVA Included

Packs

  • 8 hours pack – 300 €
    4 lessons of 2h with school equipment
    *normaly, begginers students go until waterstar with this pack
  • 4 extra hours pack – 120 €
    Exclusive for students that buy the 8 hours pack

Prices per person | IVA Included

Club Facilities

  • 1 day – 5 €
  • 1 week – 20 €
  • Season – 70 €

Wc, Compressor, Hot showers, Washing zone, Private area to lunch and park the kites, Private car parking, Rider rescue.

EXTREME DOWNWIND

More than 40km in flat water channels through the nature reserve

Come with your group and try a private downwind with us!

8-14 people
Permanent monitoring and return with support boat
Photographic service included

From 30 €/person

Coming with Friends and Family?

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