Kitesurfing group course for beginners and advanced surfers

Learn to kitesurf safely and independently in just a few days or improve your kite level.

Would you like to learn to kite or improve your level?
Then our group courses for beginners are just right, they will get you safely on the kiteboard in just a few days. We train you according to VDWS and IKO standards and offer you the opportunity to obtain your VDWS kite license at the end of the course. Choose the number of course days yourself, we recommend a 5-day course if you want to learn to kite effectively. Our courses start daily and take place in small groups with a maximum of 4 students.

If you have already completed a course and are an intermediate or advanced kiter, we will form the groups in such a way that we can optimally match your level.

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  • Small course group with max. 4 students per teacher
  • Current kite material
  • Efficient and safe boat training
  • Bb Talkin Bluetooth headset for perfect communication between you and the teacher
  • Licensed, multilingual kite instructors
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Process and information

  • Meeting point: 30 minutes before the start of the course, 9.00 a.m. or 1.30 p.m. depending on the chosen course start time

    • On the 1st day: we explain the material and basic concepts such as safety system, kite control, wind window, etc. in the theory session on land (duration approx. 15 – 30 min.). Immediately afterwards you practise kite control and kite steering from the boat.
      In the group course, two students always share one piece of equipment, which saves energy and by watching, certain sequences are better taught and can be practiced more effectively after a short breather.
    • On the 2nd day, we deepen the kite feeling and fly to different zones in the wind window. We learn where the kite has more or less power. We practise controlled pulling with the kite through the water, also known as body drag. The aim is for the kite to “drag” you in the desired direction.
    • Day 3: the aim on this day is to get the board with the footstraps on your feet, to start for the first time waterstart and ride the first few meters.
    • 4th day: after the first three days you can ride your first meters on the kiteboard. It is important that you can ride safely and steadily in both directions and steer the kite back to the 12 o’clock position so that you can stop and ride back. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to “hold your height” at first, but that’s no problem at all with our boat training, you’ll always be guided by our instructor in the boat and can take short breaks on the boat.
    • On the 5th day practise what you have learned with targeted improvements, depending on your personal riding ability. Arrive back where you started after two strokes. You can achieve this through your body position and board edging technique. So now it’s time to practise, practise, practise …
  • You don’t need your own equipment for the kite course. Just bring your swimsuit, sun protection and something to drink. 

    We will provide you with the following equipment during the course: 

    • Kite incl. kite bar
    • Kite board
    • Neoprene wetsuit
    • Helmet
    • Life jacket/ life vest
    • Harness
    • Shoes according to preference

    A course unit lasts a total of 3 hours with a maximum of 4 students, of which you have around 1,5 hours of pure water time.
    During the course, two students share one board and one kite. If there are fewer than four students, the course duration is reduced
    according to the number of students.


  • You don’t need any special requirements or knowledge to learn to kite. 

    However, you must be able to swim safely and should weigh at least 40 kg.

    For safety reasons, we recommend that younger students (under 14 years of age) attend a semi-private course or private course.

  • We recommend that you book a 5-day course, which is the average time you need to ride your first meters with the kite. If you need more course days, you can book them on a daily basis at a reduced price. 

    We also recommend that you take the VDWS kite license at the same time, as you will learn a little more about the rules of water sports and can show your level at any time if you want to rent kite equipment from another school, for example. From an insurance point of view, it is also an advantage if you have a “driver’s license”.

    Windsurfer with yellow sail plaining in front of sand dune
    two kiters with red kites on Boavista
    red kite flying over water
    surf and kite school Planet Allsports at the beach on Boavista
    red kites at the beach of Boavista with blue water
    kitesurfer and windsurfer plaining together on blue water
    kites at the beach of Boavista
    kitesurfer plaining in front of sand dune

Further information & FAQ

We will be happy to answer any further questions you may have about the course and how to register for it.

  • Can I extend the course?

    If you have booked a course in advance at our pre-booking conditions, you are welcome to extend the course by the day at the end, provided there are still places available.

  • What do I do when there is no wind?

    If there is no wind, we try to postpone the course, so we recommend starting the course on the first day of your vacation to have the necessary buffer. If it is calm and you are unlucky with the wind, we will issue a voucher that is valid for one year and can be redeemed at all destinations.

  • What happens when I am ill?

    If you fall ill during the course and are unable to attend, we will also try to postpone the course or alternatively issue a partial voucher that is valid for all destinations.