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8 Days Surfing Croatia

  • Water Donkey Kitesurfing and Windsurfing Center, Viganj, Croatia

Surfing 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 kite-surf. At Water Donkey Kitesurfing Center, you can get all kinds off kite-surfing lessons according to International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) and Verein Deutscher Wassersport Schulen (VDWS) standards.

Highlights

  • Maximum comfort with powerful boats
  • Maximum efficiency with radio controlled teaching
  • International Kiteboarding Organization kitesurfing lessons
  • Unmatched experience of International Kiteboarding Organization instructor team
  • Professional and new Roberto Ricci Designs (RRD) equipment
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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Apartments are very close to the beach and Water Donkey Kitesurfing and Windsurfing Center, and they are fully equipped.

International Kiteboarding Organization’s kite-surfing lessons last 12 hours, for 3 - 5 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)

  • In the first lesson, you 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 in 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 learn how to body drag with one hand at this point, you 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 up wind, powering and depowering the kite, and one-hand kite control.

Water start

  • In this lesson you 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 also recover the board and learn how to self-rescue.

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

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

Activities
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach nearby
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

Biking

Kayaking

Relaxing in a specific zone

Stand up paddle boarding

Wakeboarding

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All taxes
  • International Kiteboarding Organization kitesurfing lessons

Arrival by airplane

From Zagreb International Airport (ZAG): You 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 one-way ticket is about 260 HRK or 35 EUR and return ticket 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 that you 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 city bus station, and from 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 take a taxi to Viganj (100 HRK or 15 EUR). Also in every airport there is a possibility of car rental, or you can take a taxi to Viganj (the cost is about 200 EUR). If you go by ferry, take a regular bus from airport to the ferry harbour. 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 ferry is 55 HRK or 8 EUR for one-way ticket.

From Dubrovnik Airport (DBV): There is a regular connection to city bus station, and from 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.

Distances

  • Dubrovnik - about 125 kilometers
  • Split - about 240 kilometers
  • Zagreb - about 580 kilometers