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 split our ION CLUB Kite Tuition program into three main parts.

BEGINNER SECTION  – for all of you who like to start Kitesurfing

INTERMEDIATE SECTION – for those who like to become independent Kitesurfers

ADVANCED SECTION – for the ones who like to learn a special maneuver or a new discipline.

No matter which stage of your kitesurfing journey you might be, we guarantee that our instructors will be passionate about making you improve!

 

Our offers

Beginner

Kitesurf Discovery Course

Duration: 6 hours

Duration: 6 hours

Objectives

During this Group Lesson you will learn the very basics of kitesurfing

Book
from 230 € / Person

Objectives

During this Group Lesson 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.

    Requirements

    For all of you who never tried kitesurfing before

    Kitesurf Progression Course

    Duration: 6 hours

    Duration: 6 hours

    Objectives

    Waterstart and riding in both directions

    Book
    from 310 € / Person

    Objectives

    Waterstart and riding in both directions

    Duration: 6 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.

      Kitesurf Discover / Progression Combo

      Duration: 12 hours

      Duration: 12 hours

      Objectives

      Riding in both directions

      Book
      from 520 € / 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 Private Lessons

      Objectives

      You set the goal !

      Book
      from 165 € / Person

      Objectives

      You set the goal !

      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

      Private beginner lessons will get you to improve a lot faster as you have the full attention of your kitesurf instructor.
      For all the ones who need that extra guidance to feel reassured and confident while learning.

      Requirements

      You can swim comfortably in open sea

      Intermediate

      Kitesurf Refresher Course

      Duration: 2 hours

      Duration: 2 hours

      Objectives

      Refresh your level

      Book
      from 110 € / 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

      Kitesurf Independant Course

      Duration: 6 hours

      Duration: 6 hours

      Objectives

      Become an independant and safe kitesurfer

      Book
      from 310 € / Person

      Objectives

      Become an independant and safe kitesurfer

      Duration: 6 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 Private Lessons

        Objectives

        You set the goal !

        Book
        from 165 € / Person

        Objectives

        You set the goal !

        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

        You can freely choose the topic and the time of your lesson. You will have the undivided attention of your instructor during this time.

        Requirements

        You can swim comfortably in open sea

        Advanced

        Kitesurf Foil Training

        Duration: 2-4 hours

        Duration: 2-4 hours

        Objectives

        Learn how to fly with a Foil

        Book
        from 120 € / Person

        Objectives

        Learn how to fly with a Foil

        Duration: 2-4 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

        Kitesurf Strapless Training

        Duration: 2-4 hours

        Duration: 2-4 hours

        Objectives

        Learn how to ride Strapless

        Book
        from 130 € / Person

        Objectives

        Learn how to ride Strapless

        Duration: 2-4 hours

        Included/Excluded

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

        Don't forget

        • Swimming costume/shorts
        • Sunscreen
        • Towel

        Information

        During our strapless classes, the instructor will teach the differences between riding a Twintip board to riding a Strapless surfboard. Waterstarting, efficient riding and Jibing are the usual topics we teach during Kitesurf Strapless Training.

        Requirements

        You can swim comfortable in open sea

        Kitesurf Trick Time Course

        Duration: 2-4 hours

        Duration: 2-4 hours

        Objectives

        Learn a new trick

        Book
        from 130 € / Person

        Objectives

        Learn a new trick

        Duration: 2-4 hours

        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 Private Lessons

        Objectives

        You set the goal !

        Book
        from 165 € / Person

        Objectives

        You set the goal !

        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

        You can freely choose the topic and the time of your lesson. You will have the undivided attention of your instructor during this time.

        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

        "The most beautiful land that human eyes have seen"

        This famous quote from Christopher Columbus when he discovered the island of Hispaniola in 1492 sums it up quite nicely we believe. Today Cabarete is a windsurfers and kitesurfers paradise, situated on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, about 40 km from Puerto Plata International Airport.

        The kitesurf, windsurf and surf spot is fuelled by Tradewinds and Atlantic swells throughout the entire year. The Tradewinds are accelerated by a proximate mountain-range.  The spot was discovered by windsurfers and surfers in the early eighties.

        Our ION CLUB Center at the Frontloop Restaurant is located in the western/downwind part of Cabarete bay and is our Homebase for Kitesurf and Windsurf activities. The second base is our ION CLUB Center at Plaza Caribwind, it is located in the eastern/upwind part of Cabarete bay. Here you find a more protected windsurfing area ideal for beginners and intermediates as well as for Stand up Paddling.

        The two centers are 5 minutes walking distance away from each other.

         

        BEST PERIODS

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

        TEST BLOC CABARETE

        WIND

        The wind is modest in the morning and gains strength at midday under the influence of the trade wind. The best wind conditions are in January–March and June–September. The offshore reef is about 600 meters off the beach and the flat water stretching inbetween is all that slalom enthusiasts could wish for. From May–October the wind blows mainly sideshore from the right at 4-5 Beaufort. From November–April it mainly blows cross-offshore from the right and is less constant, but instead wave freaks can ride down waves up to 4 meters high.

        WAVES

        At this time, 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 ?

        By plane to Aeropuerto Internacional de Gregorio Luperon

        The first one is "Aeropuerto Internacional de Gregorio Luperon" in Puerto Plata on the North Coast of the island about 30 km west of Cabarete which is a 25 minute drive passing Sosua, 10 kms away from Cabarete. Taxi services are available at all times as well as car rental services with Avis, Hertz, Europcar, National and more. There are many Charter and regular flights coming in to Puerto Plata airport from Europe and worldwide.

        By plane to Aeropuerto Internacional Las Americas de Jose Francisco Pena Gomez

        Secondly there is the international airport of Santo Domingo "Aeropuerto Internacional Las Americas de Jose Francisco Pena Gomez", in the capital on the southern coast of Dominican Republic, which is 150 km and 2 hours-drive on a Highway away from Santiago - the 2nd biggest city of the island in the Cibaovalley on the north coast - which again will lead to Cabarete over the northern chain of mountains on smaller roads in about 1,5 hours (110 kms). Transfer from Santo Domingo to Cabarete by car takes about 4 hours.
Taxi services such as car rentals like Avis, National, Hertz, Europcar are available at all times. Rented cars can be returned at the airport of Puerto Plata.

        By plane to Aeropuerto International de Cibao in Santiago

        The third Airport called Aeropuerto International de Cibao in Santiago, a good hour transfer to Cabarete. For clients travelling from the eastern European countries eg. Russia, Poland, Croatia, etc. it is recommended to take a connecting flight to the closest and most convenient airport in a European city first and then fly directly to Puerto Plata. Clients from South America have to travel via New York or Miami, USA or San Juan, Puerto Rico to catch a schedule flight from there to Puerto Plata or Santo Domingo. Generally we recommend to fly to Puerto Plata and not to Santo Domingo, because it's closer to Cabarete and therefore a lot more convenient.

        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

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        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.