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Our center ION CLUB Santa Maria is located right on the beautiful beach of Santa Maria. With the finest sandy beaches and boundless space, we can proudly say that we have by far the best location in the bay. At this center we offer Kitesurfing rental and lessons for surfing and SUP, windsurfing only from >145 litres. Our second center ION CLUB Ponta Leme is situated on the east coast of the island of Sal and is about 10 minutes walk from the ION CLUB St. Maria. At ION CLUB Ponta Leme we offer windsurfing, Surf and SUP lessons and rental.

Kitesurfing is only for experienced Kitesurfers available at ION CLUB St. Maria due to the conditions however ION CLUB guests can ride upwind from the Santa Maria center to enjoy the perfect flat water on the inside or the waves at the point. In front of the ION CLUB Ponta Leme there is a more constant wind due to the lower wind cover. The shorebreak is also weaker. Nevertheless, we offer our Shorebreak service at both centers. Here is also the ideal entry to the Wavespot - due to the offshore wind ones expect here the best wave conditions.

Opening Time // Hours

Santa Maria: 19. October 2019 - 31. May 2020, daily 9.00am - 05.00pm
Ponta Leme: 19. October 2019 - 31. May 2020, daily 9.00am - 05.00pm


Team Windsurfing // Kitesurfing

Fabian Recio Wermter, Juliane Metsch, Zakariya Azzhir & Team


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Creole, Croation

Wind Direction

Sideshore, cross-offshore from the left


  • Kitesurf-Equipment rental and -instruction is only available at ION CLUB Santa Maria
  • Windsurf-Equipment rental is only available at ION CLUB Ponta Leme ( St.Maria
  • Shorebreak Service



Steamer or Shorty

Surf Shoes

Not necessary


Harness, wetsuit, life vest, helmet and surf shoes rental is limited, therefore we recommend to bring your own accessories

Best Travel Period

February & March

Special Rental Rates // Joker Voucher

October & November & May

Non-Consecutive Days

October until May

Surf’n & Play

Not available at the moment


Windsurf Equipment Storage at ION CLUB Ponta Leme

w- lan connection

Not at the moment

cover+ (WS)

2019:  1 week = 45 Euro, 2 weeks = 70 Euro, 3 weeks = 90 Euro

2020:  1 week = 50 Euro, 2 weeks = 75 Euro, 3 weeks = 95 Euro

The Cover+ package covers all damage to your board and sail. Loss or damage arising from gross negligence is not covered.

cover+ (KS)

2019:  1 week = 50 Euro, 2 weeks = 90 Euro, 3 weeks = 120 Euro

2020:  1 week = 55 Euro, 2 weeks = 95 Euro, 3 weeks = 125 Euro

The Cover+ package covers all damage to your board and sail. Loss or damage arising from gross negligence is not covered.

Payment Possibilities

Euro, Dollar, local currency, Visa Card, Master Card. Please note that most of the cafés, bars, restaurants and banks in Santa Maria do not accept any credit cards, except for Visa! However, you can pay with Mastercard or Visa at the Center.

Sport // Activities

Surfing, video clinic, windsurf excursions to different spots (for advanced windsurfers), fishing trips, wave excursions, SUP, ION CLUB Happy Hour, ION CLUB Welcome Cocktail


Windsurfing Details

Quantity Boards // Rigs Ponta Leme

Approx. 60 Boards, 80 Rigs (3,0 m² - 6,9 m²)


Complete Windsurfing tuition program

Windsurfing Kids & Youngsters Equipment



Kitesurfing Details

Quantity Boards // Kites

Approx. 25  boards, 40 Kites (sizes: 3.8m² - 18m²), 1x Kitefoil



Complete Kitesurfing tuition program


Quantity Boards

Approx. 10 boards



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