beginner and advanced kite courses on Boavista, Cape Verde
When do the kite courses start?
Our school is open daily from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm during the season. Courses can also be individually arranged daily during our opening hours.
Which course do I need as a beginner?
On the first day you wil get a first impression of the kiting. In order to learn kiting we recommend at least 3 days, optimally 4-5 days.
How does the kite course work?
We meet at the school about 30 minutes before the beginning of the course. Then we dress you and start the course. The first lesson takes place partly on land but we go on the water as soon as possible. After the course we will do a short rebriefing and maybe some theory.
How many students are in a kite course?
We train with a maximum of 4 students per teacher and per boat. That's the only way we can provide you with intensive care and you can learn how to kite as quickly and effectively as possible.
I can already kite, but I would like to learn something else, are there any courses for that?
No matter what level you have, whether bloody beginner or if you want to learn to jump or have a special trick in mind. We teach in very small groups and are very specific and individually on your skills and your learning.
What do I need for the kite course?
Of course you'll get all the equipment such as wetsuit, harness, life jacket and shoes from us. You only need a towel, sunscreen, possibly a cap and something to drink.
When do I have to book the course?
The sooner you book, the better. Of course, you can also sign up at short notice, but since we only train in small groups, there is for sure a risk that we have no space for a spontaneous application and you can start only on another day.
At what age can I learn kiting?
A prescribed age does not exist. Normally we train children from the age of about 10, but that depends in particular on the physical constitution. However, we train especially young and light children only 1 to 1, which means in the private course.
How much is a kite course?
A 1-day course costs 95 euros for pre-bookers from home. If you book several days at a time, you'll save a little bit and your place in the course is reserved. On-site prices are 20-30% higher on average, so it's worth booking from home.
Will I receive a certificate after the course?
As an officially licensed VDWS kite and windsurfing school, we also give you the VDWS Kite license if you want. The license is valid worldwide and you need it in particular to borrow material. It shows your surf-skills and will be updated with further progress. For the first-time issue of the license there is an extra charge of 40 €.
Is it better to learn kiting in the stagnant area?
Without question, shallow areas have many advantages. But boat training also has a lot of advantages in kiting:
- a lot of space
- very 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, because you do not have to run back when you're aborted
What if there is no wind or too much wind?
We always try to find the best possible conditions for your course so that you can learn optimally. Should the weather fail us, then you will receive a voucher from us, which you can redeem at one of our three schools.
We wish you a lot of fun and success with your kite course.
Here you can book your kite course in Boavista.