Kitesurfing on Boavista, Cape Verde
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Kitesurfing on Boavista, Cape Verde

OUR TOP KITESURF SPOT ON BOAVISTA, CAPE VERDE

On Boavista we have a perfect spot for kiters - whether beginners or professionals. You start out on the water directly from the kite center on Bahia Beach. The big free beach right next to the station offers kiters very good starting, landing and “parking” options. On some days a small, beautiful wave breaks on the small reef between the windsurf station and the kite center, which is perfect for the first wave of kiteboarding fun. If you dare to do more, you will find the Liowa wave up the bay towards the harbor.

our kitesurfing offers on boavista

courses

  • daily starting courses
  • small groups of 4 students
  • beginners &
  • advanced
  • adults &
  • kids (age 10/12 depending of size and weight)
  • individual lessons 
  • multi day semi private (2 students) and private courses
  • boat training with headset 
  • latest training material 
  • VDWS license

rental

  • every year new material 
  • requirement:
    Kite LEVEL 5/IKO Level 3L, run independently height
  • 30% discount for children up to and including 15 years
  • Accessories can be rented separately

storage 

private material

beginner kitesurfing courses

  • Our courses take place from October , 24th at 9 am and 13 p.m. and last around 3 hours, depending on the size of the group. 
  • If there are fewer than 3 course participants, the course duration is reduced accordingly. 
  • We teach specifically in very small groups of up to 4 people, because this is the only way we can specifically and individually adapt to your skills and your learning goal.
  • You will get a first impression of kiting on the first day. In order to learn to kite properly, however, we recommend at least 3 days, optimally 4-5 days. If you book several days in a row, you will save yourself a little something and have your place in the course safe.
  • On request, we also offer semi-private (2 people) or private courses in addition to group courses.
  • For a punctual start you should be at our school 30 minutes before the start of the course (registration).

    Course schedule

  • On the 1st day: In the theory unit on land (duration approx. 15 - 30 min.) We explain the material and basic terms such as safety system, kite control, wind window, etc. Immediately afterwards you practice kite control and kite control from the boat.
    In a group course, two students always share equipment, which saves energy and by actively watching, certain processes are better conveyed and can be practiced more effectively after a short break
  • On the 2nd daywe deepen the kite feeling and fly to different zones in the wind window. We learn where the kite has more or less power. We practice the controlled pulling of the kite through the water, also known as bodydrag. The aim is for the kite to drag you in the desired direction.
  • 3rd day: the goal on this day is to get the board with the foot straps on your feet, to start for the first time (water start) and to drive the first few meters.
  • 4th day: after the first three days you can ride the first few meters on the kiteboard. It is important that you can ride safely and stably in both directions and steer the kite back to the 12 o'clock position so that you can stop and ride back. You will probably not be able to “hold up” at first, but that is not a problem at all with our boat training, you will always be steered by our instructor in the boat and you can treat yourself to small breaks on the boat.
  • On the 5th day, depending on your personal driving skills, practice what you have learned with targeted improvements. After two strokes you will be back where you started. You achieve this through the posture and edge technique of the board. For this it is now time to practice, practice, practice ...

After each course unit we do a short debriefing and, if necessary, some theory. Each additional day of the course on site can be booked for 90 euros if there is free space.

All equipment such as wetsuit, harness and life jacket as well as shoes are of course available from us. So you only need to bring a towel, sunscreen, possibly a hat or cap and something to drink with you.

There is no prescribed age. As a rule, we start training children from around 10 years of age, but that depends in particular on their physical constitution. However, we train especially young and light children exclusively 1 to 1, i.e. in a private course.

PERFECT COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR TEACHER

In order to be able to give you maximum safety and an even better training with the best possible learning success, our certified teachers train you with the Bb Talkin Bluetooth system. As a student, you get your own Bluetooth headset that is integrated in the helmet and you can not only understand the teacher better and more clearly, but also communicate directly with him.

SAFETY WITH OUR BOAT TRAINING

Through our boat training on Lake Garda, we offer you the highest possible safety and many advantages, such as:

  • a lot of space
  • particularly safe and almost no risk of injury
  • your teacher can be very close to you
  • you have much more effective time on the kite and on the water to learn quickly, as you don't have to walk back when you drift off

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ADVANCED KITESURFING AND KITESURFing FOIL COURSES*

In our advanced courses, which start daily, we build exactly on your level. We accompany you in everything you want to learn and improve, e.g. safe climbing, turning, transition, jumps, backroll, frontroll, kiteloop.

If you want, you can also learn Kite foiling with us. This new riding technique when kiting works with a special board that has a so-called foil mounted on the underside. The foil then works like a wing, lifting the board out of the water while riding and allowing you to float over it. With our special foil boards you can learn the new technique quickly and safely. We teach a maximum of two students at the same time.

Private lesson: Especially as an advanced kite surfer, it makes sense every now and then that you treat yourself to a private lesson or a private course with a professional. With the support of video recordings and analysis, you will quickly experience the fascination of kiting yourself.

*In all courses the material (kite board, kite and bar) as well as suit, life jacket and shoes incl.

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rental KiteSURF EQUIPMENT 

  • On Boavista you can start as an advanced kiter directly from the beach from our station on Bahia Beach.
    To rent kite equipment, you should have at least VDWS level 5 and be able to keep hight. If you are not yet able to do this, unfortunately we cannot give you any material on our own, as your safety is the most important thing to us.
  • With our rental on Boavista you can choose a rental period of 3 to 14 days if you book in advance.
  • The accessories such as trapeze, wetsuit and shoes are not included in the kite rental, but can be rented from us at the station for a small surcharge.
  • If you have booked windsurfing equipment or kite equipment rental 7 days or more in advance, you can rent the SUP boards and surf boards for free at any time, provided that they are available.
  • We offer children up to and including 15 years of age a 30% discount on renting kitesurfing equipment (excluding accessories).
  • Material insurance: if you do not have your own material insurance, e.g. through the VDWS, you can easily take out insurance from us for a low price, which is valid for the entire duration of your stay.
    The insurance covers damage to equipment up to € 1,500. Intentional damage caused by personal negligence and loss as well as damage to Finns are not covered by the insurance. The deductible is € 50 per damage, the rest of the damage is deducted from the cover volume of € 1,500.

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STORAGE - OUR SERVICE FOR YOUR OWN MATERIAL

The fee for storage includes:

  • Storage of your own material in a locked / guarded room
  • Start and landing service
  • Max. 1 rescue service per day - no return service, this is offered separately on site for a fee
  • Air compressor
  • Shower coins (2 pieces per day)
  • Our boats are networked with each other and with the station on land by radio and telephone, safety is our top priority! A member of our team keeps an eye on all our guests from the land non-stop and keeps a safety list, so we can guarantee the greatest possible safety on the lake
    and should you ever lose your board, we have a good chance of finding it again as quickly as possible.


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VDWS KITESURFING LICENSE

As an officially licensed VDWS kite and windsurf school, we will also grant you the VDWS kite license if you want. The license is valid worldwide and you need it in particular to be able to borrow material. Your driving skills are shown on it and updated as you progress. There is an extra fee of 40 Euro for the initial issue of the license.

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