Have you been wanting to take a stab at kitesurfing, or maybe take your practice to the next level, without having to travel far? Enter Spain and its famous wind-swept beaches, which attract beginners and pros kiters alike.
Some of us wait for those perfect summer days all year long and when they finally arrive, it seems as though they pass by too quickly. It might feel like summer’s about to end, but there’s still plenty of time for some rad kitesurfing.
Picture this: flat-water lagoons, medium-sized waves, consistent wind during summer, and a vibrant nightlife, all set against a drop-dead gorgeous backdrop. That’s kitesurfing in Portugal for you!
Kitesurfing is a surface watersport in which the rider makes use of a large steerable kite and a board to slide on the water. The kite is connected to a harness through lines and a bar, and exploits the power of the wind. Therefore, kitesurfing can be practiced anywhere the wind speed allows, from lakes to oceans.
Kitesurfing has a smooth learning curve, and is more about coordination and less about fitness levels. Contrary to popular beliefs, it does not require strength. The harness takes up most of the force, leaving the rider’s hands free to steer the kite quite effortlessly. The safety systems stop the kite as soon as the rider’s hands leave the power bar. Investing in kitesurfing lessons is imperative if you wish to learn the techniques correctly and stay safe!
Kitesurfing offers endless opportunities to progress, as there is great freedom to perform tricks in various conditions, even in the absence of waves. Popular kitesurfing destinations include Spain, Vietnam, Morocco, Philippines, Domincan Republic, Brazil, Peru, which offer something for all levels.
Wind (strength) should be 10 knots minimum. Wind speed limit should be 30 knots maximum.
Side onshore, onshore
Morocco, Philippines, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Costa Rica, Cuba
Kitesurf kite, kiteboard, kite control device, essential accessories (life jacket, wet suit, helmet, water shoe, etc.)
Inflatable kites, framed single skin kites, flat inflatable kites, ram air foil kites
Kitesurfing originates back to 1977, when Gijsbertus Adrianus Panhuise from the Netherlands received the first patent for this exciting water sport.
Do you love kitesurfing? Are you itching for an adventure? Then, why not go on a kitesurfing camp and have the time of your life! Choose a destination you’ve always wanted to visit and embark on a true surfing adventure. Whether it’s Australia, Bali, Hawaii, or Portugal, we know you’re going to have a blast! Select from our many kitesurfing camps below and book your spot today!