Kitesurf-Equipment Rental available at ION CLUB Santa Maria

For kitesurfers we organize daily taxi-shuttle to the kite beach. The best wave conditions are between December and April. The bay of Santa Maria is located on the southern tip of the island Sal and the long, fine-grained sandy beach extends over more than 4 kilometers. Thanks to their position within the winter trade-wind belt, the Cape Verde islands boast perfect wind and wave conditions from November until May. The spot is unbelievably varied: in front of the center the water is a little choppy with a slight shorebreak. The team is always happy to help you carrying your material into and out of the water to ensure that you pass the shorebreak without any problems. Further out there is a nice swell for wave novices. The cross-offshore or sideshore wind from the left enables effortless upwind sailing to the various sections of the beach.  


INTERMEDIATE FROM UPWIND ON

KITESPOT
Kite Beach
l  Kite Beach, Side onshore from left, flat & chop
l  Constant wind
l  5 mins from Santa Maria center
l  Optional Taxi Shuttle

KITESPOT
Santa Maria
l  Side Offshore from left
l  Shore Break Service/rescue boat
l  Ideal place to learn transistion turns


EQUIPMENT
Boards: Spike/ Gonzales/ X Ride/ Jaime; Directional boards: WAM/ Whip/ Nugget/ Quest/ Kontact
Kites: Neo/ Evo/ Rebel/ Vegas/ Dyno/ Juice/ Dice

FREERIDER, BUMP & JUMP, TRANSITIONS, FIRST JUMPS

KITESPOT
Kite Beach
l  Kite Beach, Side onshore from left, Flat & chop
l  Constant wind
l  5 mins from Santa Maria center
l  Optional Taxi Shuttle
l  Excursions – Downwinders from Kite Beach to Santa Maria dependent on numbers

KITESPOT
Santa Maria
l  Side Offshore from left
l  Shore Break Service/rescue boat
l  Ideal place to learn transistion turns

EQUIPMENT
Boards: Spike/ Gonzales/ X Ride/ Jaime; Directional boards: WAM/ Whip/ Nugget/ Quest/ Kontact
Kites: Neo/ Evo/ Rebel/ Vegas/ Dyno/ Juice/ Dice

FREESTYLE – NEW SCHOOL TRICKS & JUMPS (UNHOOKED)

KITESPOT
Kite Beach
l  Kite Beach, Side onshore from left, Flat & chop
l  Constant wind
l  5 mins from Santa Maria center
l  Optional Taxi Shuttle
l  Excursions – Downwinders from Kite Beach to Santa Maria dependent on numbers

KITESPOT
Ponta Leme
l  Side offshore/side Shore
l  Constant wind
l  Flat Water, ramps on outside
l  Launching from Santa Maria Center

EQUIPMENT
Boards: Jaime/ xride
Kites: Dice/ Vegas/ Neo

 

 

Kitesurf instruction

At our professional wind and kitesurfing centers, 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 centers always provide the latest and best North Kiteboarding equipment. Each center 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

If you want to be trained more individually you have the possibility to book private lessons (1 on 1). 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 (2 participants)

Our semi-private lessons for starter, intermediate, advanced and experts (2 students with a kite each) 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 (2 participants)

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)

Our group lessons for starter, intermediate and advanced (4 students maximum) gives you the possibility to learn from each other and to help others.

Main Subjects:
Kite control/ Bodydrag/ Waterstart/ Waveriding

 

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