Thanks to the steady winds, the huge sandy lagoon provides fantastic conditions throughout the year with totally flat water and plenty of space. Great kite conditions - this is Dakhla! So here beginners, professionals and all others find a unique playground to let off steam. As a little extra there are numerous wave spots on the other side of the peninsula, which can be reached by car within no time. Please have look to Maps & Location!

From riding upwind on

KITESURF SPOT IN FRONT OF THE CENTER

  • In the lagoon at high tide about a 200 meters shallow area, at low tide it is about 10 meters. Small chop, wind blows constantly side shore from the right. When the tide is about 300 meters at high tide, it is about 500 meters to the other bank.


EQUIPMENT
Boards: Gonzales/ X-Ride from 140 min. Kites: Neo/ Evo


Freeriders bump & jump, transitions, first jumps

KITESURF SPOT IN FRONT OF THE CENTER

  • In the lagoon at high tide about a 200 meters shallow area, at low tide it is about 10 meters. Small chop, wind blows constantly side shore from the right. When the tide is about 300 meters at high tide, it is about 500 meters to the other bank.
  • We offer excursions & downwinders to speed trip. Here you can speed over one kilometer long with offshore wind along the beach and refine your maneuvers and your speed techniques. The wind there is often somewhat stronger than right in front of the center.


EQUIPMENT
Boards: Gonzales/ X-Ride/ Jaime & Soleil (Women) all sizes. Kites: Rebel/ Evo/ Dice/ Neo


Freestyle - new school tricks and jumps (unhooked)

KITESURF SPOT

  • In the lagoon at high tide about a 200 meters shallow area at low tide it is about 10 meters. Small chop, wind blows constantly side shore from the right. When the tide is about 300 meters at high tide, it is about 500 meters to the other bank.
  • We offer speed trip excursions. Here you can speed over one kilometer long, with offshore wind, along the beach and refine your maneuvers. The wind is often somewhat stronger than right in front of the center.


EQUIPMENT
Boards: Team Series/ Jaime all sizes. Kites: Dice/ Vegas


Wave beginners, transitions, jumps on directional boards

KITESURF SPOT

  • We offer trips to various wave spots several times a week. Point D'or: 15 minutes from the center, sandy entry, sometimes a little wind in the first few meters, then just cruising with wind from the right.


EQUIPMENT 
Boards: Whip/ Whip nugget/ Nugget/ Quest/ WAM/ Wohoo (women). Kites: Neo/ Dice


Wave advanced, experienced wave riders

KITESURF SPOT

  • We offer trips to various wave spots several times a week.
  • Point D'or: 15 minutes from the center, sandy entry, sometimes a little wind in the first few meters, then just cruising with wind from the right.
  • Oum Labbouir: about 30 minutes drive from the center. Here the waves wash up very cleanly on the sandy beach. Chance of rocks in the water when you get down closer to Cape. The wind is also sideshore from the right, very consistent. A true dream spot!


EQUIPMENT
Boards: all wave directionals such as the WAM/ Kontact/ Pro Series/ Whip/ Quest/ Wohoo (women). Kites: Neo/ Dice

kitesurf instruction

At our professional wind and kitesurfing centres, you will start out by learning the perfect technique for handling the kite before you're allowed to take off for the first time, and you will acquire all the skills needed to skim over the water after only a few hours and learn the basics of high jumps.
"Cruising", as it is called, can be a lot of fun, too - you don't need to make daring jumps from the word 'go'.
Our centres always provide the latest and best North Kiteboarding equipment. Each centre carries kites and boards specially geared to beginners' instruction. It goes without saying that we use the most up-to-date safety systems, and our experienced and fully certified instructors teach kitesurfing in an environment characterized by a maximum of safety, allowing you to learn the sport without danger or frustration.
We offer group courses with a maximum of 4 students, semi-private courses with 2 students and private courses. This gives you an opportunity to try your hand at this exciting sport. After completing this course, you will usually already have mastered the control of the kite and, with a little bit of luck, be able to cruise to and fro.
By the way, kitesurfing and windsurfing ideally complement each other – try both!
Do you feel an urge to try out this sport? Do you want to become the master of the kite, get ready for extreme jumps and be airborne? Then take off with us…

Private Beginner or Advanced

2h/ 4h/ 6h/ 10h (max. 1 participant)

1 student with a Kite

If you want to be trained more individually you have the possibility to book private lessons. The instructor will have his total focus on you and will make you progress in the best way you learn. It doesn´t matter if you start as a beginner or you want to learn advanced maneuvers, we will make you achieve your goals!

Main Subjects:
Reach your target/ Your choice

 

Semi-Private Beginner

4h/ 6h/ 10h/ 14h (max. 2 participants)

2 students with a Kite each

Our semi-private lessons for starter, intermediate, advanced and experts  gives you a 100% time on the kite. Because of fast progression you´ll have the chance to hit the water within the first 2 hours

Main Subjects:
Kite control/ Bodydrag / Waterstart

 

Semi-Private Advanced

4h/ 6h/ 10h/ 14h (max. 2 participants)

2 students with a Kite each

Intermediates will find the right conditions to learn how to stay upwind, changing direction or even pushing for the first jumps. Advanced kitesurfers will also appreciate the brilliant conditions to improve their level. Flat water will give you the chance for big air, unhooked maneuvers or handle-passes, these will also be taught by our professional instructors.

Main Subjects: 
Perfect the waterstart/ Controlled riding/ Upwind riding

 

Group Lesson

6h/ 10h/ 14h (max. 4 participants)

2 students 1 x Kite-Equipment, 4 students 2 x Kite-Equipment

Our group lessons for starter, intermediate and advanced gives you the possibility to learn from each other and to help others.

Main Subjects:
Kite control/ Bodydrag / Waterstart/ Waveriding

 

ION CLUB Dakhla Downwinders  

Every week, we offer 2- 3 downwind excursions and kite trips, to ride, explore and experience the incredible spots around Dakhla, with the security and safety of our professional and highly experienced downwind team. Each downwind is different, and a kiting experience you will never forget! We select the best downwind option to suit the wind and tide forecast. It is then written on the activity board at ION CLUB / Ocean Vagabond the day before, where people can sign up.

The downwinders require a minimum of 4 people, or you can book the boat and downwind privately as a couple, group, family, or with your instructor as part of a lesson.  

Every downwinder includes the following:

 

  • A detailed briefing, explanation and advice 1 hour before departure time.
  • An ION CLUB kitesurf guide leading from the front
  • An assistant behind the group to encourage and help
  • The ION CLUB excursion safety boat following behind the last rider, assisting with any issues. 
  • Water & chocolate on arrival
  • Return to base by 4x4 

 

 

ION CLUB Downwinder Options

´ The Classic White Dune ´

High Tide - (Spring Tides best) N / NE wind

Approx. 1hr - 1hr30 to arrive 

One of Dakhla´s famous, magical landmarks that has become renowned by kitesurfers worldwide!

The route is approximately 15km downwind from the top of the lagoon, to the opening into the Dakhla bay, then across the bay and all the way down the coast to the White Dune.  All in all you will clock up around 30 km of riding, practising, cruising, dreaming! 

You can rest when you arrive and soak up the scenery, or continue riding inside the amphitheatre lagoon that fills in with a big high tide. 

Some experienced kitesurfers even choose to jump from the top of the dune, and into the lagoon bowl!  

Once the tide and water start retreating, the kite equipment is packed and put on the boat, and the riders get to experience the land route back by 4x4´s, through the amazing Saharan landscape, stopping off at ´La Source´ for a hot natural sulphur power shower to relieve sore muscles, and wash off the sand! 

 

´The Classic Speed Spot´

Conditions needed - Low Tide - N / NE Wind

Approximately 45minutes - 1hr to arrive

It´s actually a downwinder and an upwinder in order to reach the Speed Spot! So great practice for those wanting to test their downwind and upwind skills! Once you arrive at the Speed Spot, you will be able to ride parallel to the shore in super flat water for about 2 km if you choose. 

The speed spot is created with the low tide, and the prevailing N / NE wind, so with the deep water drop off created from the low tide and sand bar, and with an offshore wind, you can be super close to the shore, with the safety of deep water for practicing, cruising, photo shooting, or just blasting along the shore line to the other side of the bay. 

 

The Secret Speed Spot and Oyster farm

Low Tide - Wind N/ NE / E 

Approximately 1hr15 - 1hr30 to arrive.

This downwinder is about the same distance as the White Dune, except that you ride downwind on the other side of the bay, passing the mysterious Dragon Island. There is shallow water in front of Dragon Island, making a perfect playground and practice area, or just a good place to rest tired legs and enjoy the amazing scenery. 

From Dragon Island you continue downwind for another 8km until you reach another ´secret speed spot´ created again with the low tide dropping off the sand bar. It´s the same set up as the classic speed spot, except with no other kitesurfers apart from the ION CLUB downwind group! You can enjoy this speed spot, or land your kite and rest on the sand bar until it´s time to pack up and head over to the oyster farm and restaurant where the 4x4´s are waiting. This downwind includes tea and oysters on arrival, or those who don´t like oysters can choose something else! 

 

Dragon Island Mini Downwinder

Mid or Low Tide - Wind - N / NE 

Approx 30 minutes 

This is great for those who have never done a downwinder, and who don´t feel ready or confident for the longer downwinders. It´s good for kids or those who just finished a lesson plan and want to test out and practice what they learnt during the week. Once you arrive on Dragon Island, you can explore this little desert island, then pack up and head back to base in the boat. 

 

 

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