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8 Days Adventurous Kitesurf Camp in Sicily, Italia

Exhilarating Surf Camp Italia

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Breakfast & lunch included

Are you looking for an adventurous and exhilarating vacation? Join Ride & Dream to escape to Marsala in Sicilia for a kite camp. You will learn kitesurfing safely with professional and experienced instructors in the reserve of Stagnone, the ideal place for all those who want to start or improve kitesurfing under optimal conditions. This will be a perfect place to kitesurf since the water is flat and shallow, the wind is perfect, and the temperatures are warm. If the wind is light, you will enjoy the beautiful beaches and have a wonderful excursion to discover the natural, architectural, and historical heritage of the region. Fly with the wave and get the unforgettable sensation of kitesurfing!

Highlights

  • 6-day autonomous rider freestyle coaching
  • 12-hour beginner semi-private kitesurfing lessons
  • Beautiful excursions in the region in case of low wind
  • Supervision of the group and activities by the Ride & Dream team
  • Equipment rental for beginners and 6-day use of kite facilities
  • The USB key with your kite camp photos
  • Yoga classes from Monday to Saturday
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfasts and lunches

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Kitchen

You will stay in the apartment at Torre Lupa Hotel. The residence of Torre Lupa is situated in a little village in San Leonardo in the heart of the natural reserve of Stagone. It is very close to the town, the windmills, and the salines which characterize the reserve. With a big prestigious garden of palm trees, cactus and agaves, it is the ideal place for kitesurfers. You will profit from the big swimming pool, bar, and breathtaking view of the sea. The residence of Torre Lupa is composed of 20 apartments of 74 square meters. All are equipped with either terraces or balconies. Every apartment contains a separate chamber, kitchenette, lounge, bathroom, satellite television, and air-conditioning.

Program

During the day, you will enjoy the ideal conditions to kitesurf - perfect wind, shallow water, relaxed atmosphere, and warm temperatures. Beginners will learn kitesurfing safely with IKO-certified professional instructors with years of kitesurfing experience. Meanwhile, intermediate and expert kitesurfers will be supervised by a professional kitesurfer. The coach will guide you to improve in the ideal conditions.

Over the week, he will share his knowledge with you both on and off the water, giving you maximum water time in the best conditions. Coaching will include group and individual sessions using video analysis. Each day, there will be a morning briefing and warm-up session. During the kite camp, Julien will organize two to three video debriefing sessions to accelerate your progress and help you reach your goals faster.

Beginner

You will discover kiteboarding safely at your own pace and according to your abilities with the partner schools. Courses are led by instructors selected for both their professionalism and personality. They are all graduates IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization). A basic beginner training program includes 12 hours of kiteboarding lessons set up in five stages.

First stage

  • Discovery of the environment and safety rules
  • Theory, presentation, and assembling of the kiteboarding equipment
  • Setting up, getting to know the wind-window and flying a kite
  • Use of the kite safety systems
  • Launching and landing on your own

Second stage

  • Back on the previous exercises
  • Controlling a kite
  • Learning how to relaunch the kite by yourself from the water
  • Body drag

Third stage

  • Getting used to relaunch your kite from the water
  • Training to get one’s board back by body dragging
  • Water start theory and practical exercises on the beach
  • First water start

Fourth stage

  • Awareness of safety and priority rules on water
  • Water start
  • First rides in kite

Fifth stage

  • Riding downwind on both sides
  • Using the edge of the board
  • Riding upwind

Intermediate

The intermediate coaching program is open to all autonomous riders wishing to try their first jumps and tricks or simply be helped to discover and progress in a new discipline like strapless surfing or wakestyle. Through demonstrations and by putting the theory into practice, the professional coaches will help you perform the set of transitions such as tacking, jibing, skipped transitions, back loops, transitions, and down loops.

They may also help you discover, understand, and achieve the POP or assist you in your first jumps, tricks, and grabs. In the second stage of learning jumps, you will learn how to perform more unhooked technical figures like Railey or S. Bend. This quality of service is ensured by the high-level supervision of instructors who will stand by on the beach and in the water watching you, correcting your mistakes, and helping you to progress. Ride & Dream will offer their customers daily debriefings, video analysis, and personalized goals.

Advance

The advance (expert) coaching program is intended for advanced riders who wish to continue progressing and want to reach a top level by benefiting from the experience and expertise of the professional kiteboarders. At your side, both on the beach and in the sea, the professional will help you improve through personalized coaching, demonstrations, and by putting theory into practice. He can help you break down the different stages of a move which you thought was too difficult or impossible to do until then. Coaching kite sessions are offered à la carte depending on individual customer expectations.

Through this personalized kite training program, your level of jumps, transitions, and commitment will be literally boosted. Ride & Dream will give their clients daily debriefings, video analysis, and personalized goals in order to help them progress. Ride & Dream offers the clients freestyle kite coaching sessions. The professional kiteboarders will help you achieve your goals such as discovering the strapless pop or performing jumps, tricks or even grabs. Meanwhile, the freestyle coaching program will be set up in three stages.

First stage

There is an assessment of your ride level and analysis of your strengths and weaknesses. The goal is to quickly correct your mistakes in order to start the coaching program on a solid basis.

Second stage

This stage covers working on jump calls, edging, and popular and landing techniques.

Third stage

The third stage covers mastering old school hooked or new school unhooked jumps.

Included excursions

In case of light wind, Ride & Dream will invite you to discover the beautiful beaches and take you on a beautiful excursion to discover the natural, architectural, and historical heritage of the region.

Instructors

Sofi Chevalier
Originally a snowboarder and a skier, it did not take long for Sofi to fall in love with what is now her main motivation, kitesurfing. As a former sports teacher, she is a person who loves to share, communicate, and inspire. She is qualified as a IKO instructor. Now settled in southern Portugal where she surfs, kites, and cares for her family, Sofi has never stopped travelling, always eager to share her passion and knowledge with others. With her help, you will be given the opportunity to travel to the other side of the world to improve with a giant smile on your face.

Location

This kitesurf camp will take place in Marsala, Sicily, Italy. Lo Stagnone, a kitesurfing spot that is totally flat with shallow water, is situated at the far-west side of the Sicily between lagoons, salt marshes, and historical soil. The reserve of Stagnone is the ideal spot for all those who want to start or advance kitesurfing with a coach at optimal conditions as the water is flat and not too deep. The lagoon is protected by the Isles Egades which form a natural barrier.

Features

Activities

  • Kitesurfing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Terrace

Food

You will be provided breakfasts, lunches, and a welcoming cocktail. For lunchtime, Ride & Dream will propose various menus and buffets directly on the spot and for the evenings, they may organize events in different restaurants where you can discover the Italian cuisine and its seafood specialties.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 12 hours of semi-private kitesurfing lessons with equipment rental for beginners
  • 6 days of freestyle coaching for autonomous riders
  • Excursions in region in case of low wind
  • 6-day kite facilities (compressor and assistance for takeoff and landing)
  • Supervision of the group and activities by the Ride & Dream team
  • Yoga classes from Monday to Saturday
  • The USB key with photos of your kite camp
  • Ride & Dream T-shirts
  • Breakfasts and lunches on the kitesurfing spot
  • A welcoming cocktail
  • 7 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Flights
  • 6-day complete kitesurfing equipment rental (coaching formula) (400 EUR)
  • 6-day kite rental (coaching formula) (300 EUR)
  • 6-day board rental (coaching formula) (150 EUR)
  • Dinners, drinks outside the meals, and alcoholic drinks
  • Personnel expenses
  • Optional multiple-risk insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Falcone–Borsellino Airport (PMO) or Vincenzo Florio Airport Trapani–Birgi (TPS).

You may use Transavia, Vueling, or Iberia airlines.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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Availability

Arrival: Saturday July 20, 2019
Departure: Saturday July 27, 2019

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