Kitesurf Lessons

Kitesurf Lessons
Starting at 230€/person

Kitesurf Lessons Cabarete

The Kitesurf spot sits right in front of our ION CLUB Cabarete and is for sure one of the most famous and well-known spots for kitesurfing around the world, also home of a lot of professional kitesurfers. During the season, we almost have a 100% wind guarantee, making kitesurfing lessons possible nearly every day. No matter if you´re a complete beginner, an intermediate rider or an expert looking to learn a special trick, Cabarete will be a perfect playground for you. 

All our Kitesurfing lessons are given by certified instructors only and are offered in several different languages.

In order to help you find the appropriate course for your level, we created the ION CLUB Product Finder. Check which skills you already have and the lesson finder will show you which course is best for you.

Our offers

Beginner

Kitesurf Discovery Course

Duration: 6 hours

Duration: 6 hours

Objectives

During this course, you will learn the very basics of kitesurfing

Book
from 435 € / Person

Objectives

During this course, you will learn the very basics of kitesurfing

Duration: 6 hours

Included/Excluded

  • Board
  • Kite
  • Bar
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Wetsuit
  • Life Jacket
  • Insurance

    Don't forget

    • Swimming costume/shorts
    • Sunscreen
    • Sunglasses
    • Towel

    Information

    Having fun while learning the very basics up to your first water starts. These are the 3 steps to get there :

    1. Flying a kite on land: launching, landing and kite control
    2. Flying a kite in the water: body dragging, control and re-launching
    3. Getting up and riding on a board

    You don’t need to be super-fit to kitesurf. And the kit is lightweight, so you don’t need lots of muscle strength either. But of course, a decent level of fitness will help you to progress faster.
    Your instructor will be there to support you, coach you, and more importantly, keep you safe through the learning process.
    We will provide a range of different DUOTONE KITEBOARDING  kites, boards, bars suiting the wind conditions.
    Usually, you will do 2 hours/day for the 6 hours course but if there are availability and wind conditions you might be able to squeeze in 2 sessions in a day. Please make sure you contact the center prior your arrival date to check the time of your lesson. Minimum of 24 hours before booking online.

    Requirements

    For all of you who never tried kitesurfing before

    Kitesurf Discover / Progression Combo

    Duration: 12 hours

    Duration: 12 hours

    Objectives

    Riding in both directions

    Book
    from 705 € / Person

    Objectives

    Riding in both directions

    Duration: 12 hours

    Included/Excluded

    • Board
    • Kite
    • Bar
    • Harness
    • Helmet
    • Wetsuit
    • Life Jacket
    • Insurance
    • Assistance from a rescue boat
    • Certificate

    Don't forget

    • Swimming costume/shorts
    • Sunscreen
    • Towel

    Information

    For all of you who are serious about learning how to kitesurf.
    This combination of 6 hours beginner course and 6 hours progression course will teach you all the necessary basics to safely ride in both directions.

    Requirements

    You can swim comfortably in open sea

    Kitesurf Progression Course

    Duration: 6 hours / 3x 2 hours

    Duration: 6 hours / 3x 2 hours

    Objectives

    Waterstart and riding in both directions

    Book
    from 435 € / Person

    Objectives

    Waterstart and riding in both directions

    Duration: 6 hours / 3x 2 hours

    Included/Excluded

    • Board
    • Kite
    • Bar
    • Harness
    • Helmet
    • Wetsuit
    • Life Jacket
    • Insurance

      Don't forget

      • Swimming costume/shorts
      • Sunscreen
      • Towel

      Information

      Learn how to ride! – During this course you will learn how to do the Waterstart, ride Downwind, and control your speed!

      • repeat a water - relaunch of the kite
      • repeat quickly the theory of waterstart
      • waterstart in both directions 
      • using the edge of the board 
      • you will get taught the rules of right of way in order to avoid accidents 
      • learn how to change riding direction by foot steering (edging) 
      • make transitions
      • learn how to ride fast and stop speed by edging 
      • Get orientation on the water
      • try to come back to the beach to the same point where you started.

      Requirements

      This course is for you if you already know how to control the kite, bodydrag without any problem and tried a first waterstart.

      Intermediate

      Kitesurf Independant Course

      Duration: 6 hours/ 3x 2 hours

      Duration: 6 hours/ 3x 2 hours

      Objectives

      Become an independant and safe kitesurfer

      Book
      from 465 € / Person

      Objectives

      Become an independant and safe kitesurfer

      Duration: 6 hours/ 3x 2 hours

      Included/Excluded

      • Board
      • Kite
      • Bar
      • Harness
      • Helmet
      • Wetsuit
      • Life Jacket
      • Insurance

        Don't forget

        • Swimming costume/shorts
        • Sunscreen
        • Towel

        Information

        You have got you kite basics dialled in, but still struggle with going upwind and don't feel quite ready to go entirely on your own yet.
        During this course, we will teach you on how to become an independent and safe kitesurfer.

        Requirements

        You can swim comfortably in open sea

        Kitesurf Refresher Course

        Duration: 2 hours

        Duration: 2 hours

        Objectives

        Refresh your level

        Book
        from 155 € / Person

        Objectives

        Refresh your level

        Duration: 2 hours

        Included/Excluded

        • Board
        • Kite
        • Bar
        • Harness
        • Helmet
        • Wetsuit
        • Life Jacket
        • Insurance
        • Certificate

        Don't forget

        • Swimming costume/shorts
        • Sunscreen
        • Towel

        Information

        You have done some Kitesurfing before but you are not sure of how much you remember? 
        During this 2 hours semi-private course, we will pick up on the things you still are able to do and make sure you feel safe and comfortable on the water.

        Requirements

        You can swim comfortably in open sea

        Advanced

        Kitesurf Trick Time Course

        Duration: 2hours

        Duration: 2hours

        Objectives

        Learn a new trick

        Book
        from 165 € / Person

        Objectives

        Learn a new trick

        Duration: 2hours

        Included/Excluded

        • Board
        • Kite
        • Bar
        • Harness
        • Wetsuit
        • Life Jacket
        • Insurance
        • Certificate

        Don't forget

        • Swimming costume/shorts
        • Sunscreen
        • Towel

        Information

        Once you are not struggling anymore with going upwind the doors are wide open to start with jumping or any other 'Move or Trick' kitesurfing has to offer.

        Requirements

        You can swim comfortably in open sea

        Kitesurf Foil Intro

        Duration: 2 hours

        Duration: 2 hours

        Objectives

        Learn how to fly with a Foil

        Book
        from 165 € / Person

        Objectives

        Learn how to fly with a Foil

        Duration: 2 hours

        Included/Excluded

        • Board
        • Kite
        • Bar
        • Harness
        • Helmet
        • Wetsuit
        • Life Jacket
        • Insurance
        • Assistance from a rescue boat
        • Certificate

        Don't forget

        • Swimming costume/shorts
        • Sunscreen
        • Towel

        Information

        Our specially trained instructors will help you to safely manage your first flights. The only risk will be that you get hooked and never want anything else after that lesson!

        Requirements

        You can swim comfortably in open sea

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        COURSE ORGANISATION AND SAFETY 

        We understand that besides professional tuition, the most important thing when it comes to learning to kitesurf is time to practice. This is why we organise all of our lessons in a way to maximize your time with the kite, without sacrificing your safety of course.

        Here in ION CLUB Cabarete, you won’t find large group lessons where 4 students or more are sharing one kite between each other. Whenever the conditions allow it, our instructors will make sure you have your own kite to practice, train, and make mistakes in a safe and protected environment. 

        In order to provide you with instant feedback especially during our advanced lesson program, our instructors use Radio Headsets enabling them to communicate with you while riding.

        Flexibility

        We understand that choosing a kitesurf lesson package from home might be difficult. Don´t worry! No matter which package you choose, if during the lesson the instructor realizes that another package would be more suitable for you, you can always change that on site. You will never have to join a lesson, which actually doesn´t suit your expectations or level.

        After every session your instructor will give you detailed feedback and recommendation on how to continue – no matter which course you initially booked. Your success and progress is all that matters to us!

        A word about

        ION CLUB Cabarete

        While searching for the route to the Indies, Christopher Columbus discovered the island of Hispaniola in 1492. Today, the island is divided into two parts: Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Cabarete is located on the north coast, which has become a real paradise for kitesurfers, and more recently for wingfoilers. The village has grown since the 90's, and has become a cosmopolitan meeting place at the beach as well as on the lagoon, with ideal sailing conditions most of the year. It is here in Cabarete that our ION CLUB Dominican Republic center is located, next to the Villa Taina Hotel, south of the lagoon.

        BEST PERIODS

        December, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September

        WIND

        The wind in Cabarete is often light in the morning, but it strengthens around noon under the influence of the trade winds. The best wind conditions are from January to March and from June to September. The reef is about 600 meters from the beach, ideal for wave lovers, and has depth. In the large lagoon the water is flat and easy to access. Sometimes there are chops, but this spot always offers easy and safe sailing conditions. From May to October just in front of ION CLUB Cabarete, the wind is side shore and comes from the right, varying between 20 and 25 knots. From November to April, the wind is more side-offshore and less constant, and the waves are higher and more frequent. Wave lovers, you have been warned! Cabarete is the most famous place for kitesurfing and wingfoiling in the Dominican Republic.

        WAVES

        From November to April , the conditions are perfect for intermediate wave riders and wave freaks. Upwind of the center there is a shallow water section where beginners and intermediates feel comfortable and the tuition conditions are excellent. Beginners and intermediates can practice close to the shore while more experienced windsurfers can conquer the waves on the reef.

        HOW TO GET TO CABARETE ?

        Puerto Plata Airport

        The closest airport to Cabarete is the Gregorio Luperon International Airport in Puerto Plata, on the north coast of the island and about 30 km west of Cabarete. Taxi services are available at all times as well as car rental services. Few flights from Europe land in Puerto Plata in recent years. If you choose to come via Puerto Plata, it is better to fly via Frankfurt or North America.

        Santo Domingo Airport

        An easier trip from France and Western Europe would be arriving at the international airport Las Americas in Santo Domingo, which is located in the capital on the south coast of the Dominican Republic. It is about a 3h 30 - 4h drive from Cabarete. The Spanish airlines Iberia and Air Europa offer flights via Madrid almost every day. On site, taxi and car rental services are available at all times. Rental cars can usually be returned to the airport in Puerto Plata.

        Santo Domingo Airport

        An easier trip from France and Western Europe would be arriving at the international airport Las Americas in Santo Domingo, which is located in the capital on the south coast of the Dominican Republic. It is about a 3h 30 - 4h drive from Cabarete. The Spanish airlines Iberia and Air Europa offer flights via Madrid almost every day. On site, taxi and car rental services are available at all times. Rental cars can usually be returned to the airport in Puerto Plata.

        Santiago - Cibao Airport

        The third airport is the Cibao International Airport in Santiago, only an hour away from Cabarete. For those transiting from Eastern Europe, it is recommended to first take a connecting flight at the nearest and most convenient airport from a Western European city, and then take a direct flight to Puerto Plata.

        Plaza Caribwind Calle Principal de Cabarete 57000, Cabarete, Dominican Republic

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        A story of pioneer since 1985

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        YEARS EXPERIENCE

        COUNTRIES

        CENTERS

        SPORTS

        The story of the ION CLUB tells of people who have turned their passion for windsurfing and kitesurfing into a profession. Since its founding in 1985, customer orientation, team spirit, innovation and professionalism have been the top priorities of our corporate philosophy.
        The ION CLUB / Club Mistral has gained a lot of experience in the 30 years of its existence and has developed more and more into a company that focuses on communicating with guests and fulfilling their needs and wishes.
        With 16 water sports schools worldwide, we are one of the leading companies in this field. ION CLUB has a network of international partners in different countries. We strive to be international and multicultural and express this through the selection of our employees, who currently come from 24 different countries.