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Kitesurfing Course in Croatia

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 3 participants

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If you are looking for a combination between a perfect vacation, kitesurfing, biking, and swimming, Peljesac is the right place for you! The most beautiful crystal clear turquoise water paired with a super speed spot can only be found here! And the friendliness of the locals makes the whole package complete and your vacation perfect.

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 2022 PRO DUOTONE equipment
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 10-hour SUP rental
  • IKO certificate

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Croatian, Czech, German
Group size: Maximum of 3 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
13:00
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 has a 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.

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 windsurfing and for learning how to wind-surf. At Water Donkey Kitesurfing Center, you can get all kinds of windsurfing lessons according to IKO kitesurfing standards and Verein Deutscher Wassersport Schulen (VDWS) standards.

Distances

  • Dubrovnik - about 125 kilometers
  • Split - about 240 kilometers

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)

There are also other things to do in Viganj, you have:

  • Kayaks
  • Bike rental
  • SUPs (stand up paddle)
  • You can try wakeboarding
  • Visit town Korcula (15 minutes away with a boat)
  • Visit fortification walls in Ston
  • Harvest salt in Ston
  • Visit wineries (30 minutes with car)
  • Visit a donkey farm (30 minutes with car)
  • Scuba diving
  • Visit fishing village Loviste
  • Visit National Park Mljet

Kids movie night

For kids they have children movie night every night starting at 20:30, Each night there is a different children movie. The movie is in English. Parents are free to go for a drink while the children are occupied.

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 2022 Duotone Pro 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

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane to Split Airport (SPU)

First option is with ferry - the best one and cheapest.

Arrival by ferry from Split Airport (SPU)

There are 2 different fast ferries:

First fast ferry company is Krilo Jet

  • Departing at 07:30, 07:40,10:00, and 17:00 from Split to Korčula.
  • You will arrive in Korcula from 2 hours 20 minutes to 3 hours.
  • Ticket cost one way is 20 EUR. It depends on the time you choose.
  • In Korcula, Water Donkey Kitesurfing and Windsurfing Center can pick you up for free with their boat if the drivers are free or they can send a taxi boat for you (cost: 28 EUR).
  • From Korcula to Split it goes back at 06:00, 13:00, 17:55, and at 18:35.

Second boat ferry company is Jadrolinija

  • From Split departing at 15:30 to Korcula.
  • In Korcula, it arrives at 19:10.
  • Only one time daily.
  • It goes back to Split at 09:15 and arrives at 12:55.
  • This is a really nice way to arrive, and there are no big waves at that time so you should not be sea sick.

Arrival by bus

The bus departs at 01:00 in the morning to Orebic. In Orebic, it arrives at 06:00 in the morning. Then taxi brings you to Viganj (7 km and costs 15 EUR)

Arrival by airplane to Dubrovnik Airport (DBV)

You can choose the bus, but the schedule changes, the add more lines in summer. There is a daily bus departing at 09:00 and at 17:00 from Dubrovnik to Orebic. In Orebic, Water Donkey Kitesurfing and Windsurfing Center can arrange a taxy.

Arrival by ferry

There are 2 options:

  • Jadrolinija: 07:00 from Dubrovnik to Korcula and back from Korcula to Dubrovnik at 19:25
  • Krilo Jet: 16:00 and 16:30 from Dubrovnik and arrives at 17:45 and 18:25 in Korcula, and back from Korcula at 10:00 and 10:30

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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