Kitesurfing group course for beginners and advanced

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

Do you want to learn the trending sport of kitesurfing quickly and successfully?
Then our kitesurfing course for beginners is just right for you, it 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 licence at the end of your course. Choose the number of course days yourself, we suggest a 5-day course if you want to learn kitesurfing quickly and successfully. Our courses start daily and take place in small groups with a maximum of 4 students.

If you have already done a course and are an intermediate or advanced kiter, the course will be tailored to your level.

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  • Small course group with max. 4 students per teacher
  • latest kite equipment from Duotone and North
  • Efficient and safe boat training
  • BbTalkin Bluetooth headset for perfect communication between you and your teacher
  • Licensed, multilungual kite instructors
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Course programme & information

  • Meeting point: 15 minutes before the start of the course, 7.15 am or 12.45 pm, depending on your chosen course time (start at 7.30 am and/or 1 pm), on the first day of the course we recommend choosing the starting time at 1 pm

    On the 1 st day: we explain the equipment 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 controlling the kite safely from the boat. In a group course, two students always share one piece of equipment, which saves energy and by actively watching, certain procedures are better communicated and can be practised more effectively after a short breather.

    On the 2nd day: we improve 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, start for the first time (water start) and ride the first few meters.

    Day 4: after the first three days you can ride your first 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 probably won’t be able to “hold 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 learnt with targeted improvements, depending on your personal riding ability. Arrive back where you started after two turns. You will achieve this through your body position and board edging technique. So now it’s time to practise, practise, practise … At the end of each course session, we have a short briefing and some theory if necessary. Each additional course day on-site can be booked for 90 euros if space is available.

  • You don’t need your own equipment for the kite course. Just bring your swimsuit and sun protection.  

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

    • Kite incl. kite bar
    • Kiteboard
    • Wetsuit
    • Helmet
    • BbTalking Headset 
    • Lifejacket/ lifevest
    • Harness with safety leash  
    • Shoes depending on water temperature
    • Hat depending on water temperature
    • Gloves depending on water temperature

    A course unit comprises a total of 3 hours, of which you have at least 1 hour of pure water time. During the course, two students share a board and a kite. There is a briefing at the end of the lesson.

    If you are not staying at the Hotel Capo Reamol, we offer to pick you up with our boat shortly before the course. We have 3 pick-up stations: 

    Malcesine: Pick up at the Hotel San Remo jetty, no direct parking nearby, pick up times are 7:15 and 12:40°47’22.6%22N+10°49’27.9%22E/@45.789617,10.8237593,208m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m4!3m3!8m2!3d45.789617!4d10.824403?entry=ttu

    Navene: Pick up at the beach stairs of the ‘Lungolago’ car park, pick up times: 7:20 and 12:45’57.2%22N+10%C2%B050’14.2%22E/@45.799215,10.837285,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m4!3m3!8m2!3d45.799215!4d10.837285?entry=ttu

    Limone (harbor): Pick up in the center, north of the ‘Lungolago’ car park, pick up times 7:15 and 12:45,10.7933436,254m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x478219b4779c8bfd:0xf03909cdeef7760!8m2!3d45.8140913!4d10.7938908

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

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

  • Felix-Quadfass

    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 discounted price. 

    We also recommend that you take the VDWS kite licence 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 “driving licence”.

Further information & FAQ

We will be happy to answer any further questions you may have about the course here.

  • Can I extend the course?

    If you have booked a course in advance, you can extend the course at the end by the day, provided there are still places available.

  • What do I do if I am ill on the 1st day of the course?

    If you are demonstrably ill during the course and are unable to attend, we will try to postpone the course or issue a partial voucher as a gesture of goodwill, which is valid for all destinations for one year.

  • What do I do when there is no wind?

    If there is no wind, we start with the theory and then try to postpone the course, so we recommend starting the course on the first day of your holiday to have the necessary time buffer. If there is an unexpected lack of wind, depending on how many days have been canceled, we will issue a voucher as a gesture of goodwill, which is valid for one year and can be redeemed at all destinations.

  • In which language does the course take place?

    Our courses are generally always in English, but we try to respond to individual requests.