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8 Days 14-Hour Licensed Radio Controlled Kitesurfing Course in Viganj, Croatia

Water Donkey Kitesurfing and Windsurfing Center, 86, Kućište, 20267, Viganj, Croatia

Kitesurfing Course in Viganj

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 3 participants

This listing has one of the 10 most popular offers available in Croatia

Viganj is one of the most well-known windsurfing and kitesurfing spots in Croatia because it is situated in the middle of a narrow channel between Peljesac and Korcula. The wind tends to blow twice as fast as it usually does in the Adriatic, providing ideal conditions for kitesurfing and for learning how to kitesurf. At Water Donkey Kitesurfing Center, you can get all kinds of kitesurfing lessons according to International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) and Verein Deutscher Wassersport Schulen (VDWS) standards!

Meet the instructors

Ales
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Highlights

  • 14-hour kitesurfing course
  • Maximum comfort with powerful boats
  • Maximum efficiency with radio-controlled teaching
  • International Kiteboarding Organization kitesurfing lessons and instructor team
  • Professional and new OZONE equipment
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 10-hour SUP rental

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Croatian, Czech, German, English
The maximum participants in the group is 3
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

During this holiday, you will be accommodated in apartments close to the center. It has free parking and it is good that it is close because around the surf beach, there is a problem with parking. The terrace of the apartments has no sea views but it allows guests to enjoy a refreshing beverage in the hot summer evenings.

It is located in a very relaxed and quiet area! The apartment has a nice garden around with a barbecue area that you can use. Each apartment is for a maximum of two people and has one room, a separate kitchen, toilet, and a nice terrace; it also comes with free Wi-Fi and air-conditioner.

Program

International Kiteboarding Organization’s kitesurfing lessons last for 14 hours, for six days. They are run with radio helmets, so all you need to do is practice and listen to your experienced instructor guiding you.

First lesson (on land)

  • On the first lesson, you will learn about wind effects, wind window, equipment, and location selection criteria.
  • The content of this lesson includes equipment set-up, safety systems, kite control/wind theory, wind window, controlling a trainer kite, and terms used in kiteboarding.
  • By the end of the lesson, students will understand and demonstrate the proper way to handle and fly a trainer kite.

Second lesson (on water)

  • The next step picks up where the first lesson finished and gets you straight into the water. It starts with downwind body dragging (incredible fun), upwind body dragging (this is to teach you how to retrieve the board after a crash without a board leash). You will learn how to body drag with one hand at this point, you will release the bar in the water then retrieve the bar and re-launch the kite from the water.
  • The content of this lesson includes water re-launching, body dragging down and upwind, powering and depowering the kite, and one-hand kite control.

Water start

  • In this lesson, you will learn how to put the board on your feet, position yourself correctly and make the first power stroke which will get you standing on your board for the first time.
  • The content of this lesson includes board placement, power strokes, riding with the board, and self-rescuing.
  • At the end of your lesson, you will learn how to correctly edge the board and how to ride upwind. You will also recover the board and learn how to self-rescue.

Certification

At the end of the course, you will get certified according to International Kiteboarding Organization standards and level that you have achieved. Congratulations, you are now a kitesurfer!

Instructors

Ales Komocar

Location

This vacation will take place in Water Donkey Kitesurfing and Windsurfing Center - Viganj, on the peninsula of Peljesac, one of the windiest and the most popular kitesurfing destinations in Croatia.

Features

Activities

  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Windsurfing

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Pet friendly

Services

  • Board rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

Things to do (optional)

  • Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Relaxing in a specific zone
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Wakeboarding

What's included

  • 14-hour kitesurfing course
  • Use of equipment during the course
  • Maximum comfort with powerful boats
  • Radio controlled teaching
  • International Kiteboarding Organization kitesurfing lessons
  • Professional and new OZONE equipment
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 10-hour SUP rental

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Car tours
  • Laundry
  • Meals
  • Motorbike rental

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

From Zagreb International Airport (ZAG): You can catch a free shuttle bus to the main bus station in Zagreb. On the main bus station, you have a bus every day at 19:30 and it arrives in Orebic at 6:00 next day (the price for a one-way ticket is about 260 HRK or 35 EUR and the return ticket is about 360 HRK or 48 EUR).

In Orebic, Water Donkey Kitesurfing and Windsurfing Center can come and pick you up, or you can take a taxi to Viganj (100 HRK or 15 EUR). The second choice is for you to take a rental car from Zagreb International Airport (ZAG). Alternately, you can take a taxi from Zagreb to Viganj at about 700 EUR.

From Split Airport (SPU): You can travel to Viganj with a bus or a ferry boat. From the airport, there is a regular bus connection to the city bus station and from the bus station, there are daily bus connections to Orebić, every day going at 1:00 in the morning and arrives in Orebic at 6:00. The cost is about 150 HRK or 20 EUR.

From Orebić, Water Donkey Kitesurfing and Windsurfing Center can pick you up or you can take a taxi to Viganj (100 HRK or 15 EUR). Also, in every airport, there is a possibility of a car rental or you can take a taxi to Viganj (the cost is about 200 EUR).

From Dubrovnik Airport (DBV): There is a regular connection to a city bus station and from the bus station there are daily connections to Orebić. The bus is going every day at 15:00 and on Sundays at 18:00. It arrives in Orebic at 17:00 or on Sundays at 19:00 The cost is about 100 HRK or 15 EUR. From Orebić, Water Donkey Kitesurfing and Windsurfing Center can pick you up or you can take a taxi (100 HRK or 15 EUR). Also, in every airport, there is a possibility of car rental, or you can take a taxi at the cost of about 150 EUR.

Arrival by ferry

If you go by ferry, take a regular bus from the airport to the ferry harbor. Take the fast ferry which is going every day at 17:00 to Korčula. You will arrive in Korcula at 19:45. From Korčula, Water Donkey Kitesurfing and Windsurfing Center can pick you up with their boat. The price from Split to Korčula with the ferry is 55 HRK or 8 EUR for a one-way ticket.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 60% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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