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Sal: Kitesurfing Lessons

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Try your hand at kitesurfing on the beautiful beaches around Sal, Cape Verde. Learn basic skills from a trainer, enter the water, and catch some of the wind that Cape Verde is famous for.

Highlights

  • Learn from an IKO qualified kitesurf instructor
  • Enjoy and learn at your own pace
  • Glide across the ocean on the strong winds of Cape Verde

Description

Sample the ideal kitesurfing conditions that Cape Verde is blessed with and try out this exciting pastime. Lessons are suitable for complete beginners as well as those who have previously tried kitesurfing. Choose from one of the following options depending on your level of experience: Taster Kite: Learn basic flying skills with a trainer kite on this land-based session. You will also learn about the 'wind window' and how you position your kite to increase or decrease power and speed. The perfect start for your kite surfing journey and to test your passion for the craft. Intro Kite (1st Lesson):  This is a land and water-based session. You will first learn basic flying skills with the training kite as in the first option. Once you have mastered this the instructor will take you through the setup and safety systems for the big kite. You will then practice on land with the instructor before entering the water. The instructors will enter the water with you and show you the techniques of ‘body dragging’ with the kite. You’ll learn how to get away from the beach as well as back to the beach, and how to launch the kite from the water. Kite Course: This option includes the 1st lesson listed in the ‘Intro Kite’ option and the lessons listed below. 2nd Lesson This is a water-based session where you will learn how to go towards the wind (upwind) and away from the wind (downwind). You will practice your relaunches from water and how to change direction when 'body-dragging'. 3rd Lesson This is a water-based session and introduction to the board. You will first 'body-drag' with the board in one hand and the kite in the other. Once you have mastered this you will be shown how to put the board on your feet and complete a water start, where you get up on the board to start to ride. 4th Lesson This is a water-based session. You will now be at the stage where you are able to practice your water starts and start riding a little bit in each direction. By the end of this session, you should be at the stage where you can kitesurf independently. Now you’re ready to go out, rent equipment, and practice.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off Kite surfing equipment for duration of lesson
Food and drinks Tips (optional)

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

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