Kitesurf Lessons

Kitesurf Lessons
Starting at 230€/person

Kitesurf Lessons Santa Maria

For all of you wishing to learn how to Kitesurf or to improve your Kitesurfing skills, our center in Santa Maria offers a vast lesson program for you to choose from.

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 course, you will learn the very basics of kitesurfing

Book
from 230 € / 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 Progression Course

    Duration: 6 hours / 3x 2 hours

    Duration: 6 hours / 3x 2 hours

    Objectives

    Waterstart and riding in both directions

    Book
    from 310 € / 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.

      Kitesurf Discover / Progression Combo

      Duration: 12 hours

      Duration: 12 hours

      Objectives

      Riding in both directions

      Book
      from 590 € / 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 155 € / 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/ 3x 2 hours

      Duration: 6 hours/ 3x 2 hours

      Objectives

      Become an independant and safe kitesurfer

      Book
      from 310 € / 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 Private Lessons

        Objectives

        You set the goal !

        Book
        from 155 € / 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 - Private Lessons

        Duration: 2 hours

        Duration: 2 hours

        Objectives

        Learning how to fly over the water

        Book
        from 165 € / Person

        Objectives

        Learning how to fly over the water

        Duration: 2 hours

        Included/Excluded

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

          Don't forget

          • Swimming costume/shorts
          • Sunscreen
          • Towel

          Information

          Minimum Level for Kitefoil-Training: kiting upwind
          All Kite-Trainings include equipment

          Requirements

          Experienced Kitesurfer

          Kitesurf Foil Training

          Duration: 2-4 hours

          Duration: 2-4 hours

          Objectives

          Learn how to fly with a Foil

          Book
          from 110 € / 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 110 € / 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 110 € / 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 155 € / 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 kitesurfing, is time to practise. This is why we organise all of our lessons in a way to maximise your time on the kite, without sacrifising your safety of course.

          You won’t find large group lessons during which 4 students or more are sharing one kite at the ION CLUB. Whenever the conditions allow, our instructors will make sure you have your own kite to practise, train and make mistakes in a safe and protected environment. 

          In order to provide you with an 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 Sal – Santa Maria

          In the middle of the Atlantic, 1500 km south of the Canary Islands and 450 km west of the coast of Senegal, is the small island group of Cape Verde. Appearing almost insignificant, but very valuable - and not only for us windsurfers and kitesurfers. The seamen used the favorable winds of the Cape Verdes to cross the Atlantic Ocean long before us. In the late eighties, Club Mistral recognized the potential and benefits of Cape Verde and decided to stay on the island.

          The small ION CLUB Center in Santa Maria is centrally located on the beautiful beach of the fishing town of Santa Maria. Due to its location the center is a great meeting point to decide where to go and which spot to ride for the day.  All our Kitesurfing guests would meet in the morning at the center and than either get a 5 minute shuttle to the kite beach on the windward side of the island, or kite right in front of the center. 

          Windsurfers will enjoy our good windsurfing conditions and bigger choice of boards and sails at our other center on the other side of Santa Maria - ION CLUB Ponta Leme - (only 15 minutes walking distance). Here at ION CLUB Santa Maria, we are only using big boards above 148 liters, and only beginners lessons are available.  

          BEST PERIODS

          October

          November

          December

          January

          February

          March

          April

          May

          WIND

          The spot in front of the ION CLUB Santa Maria is due to the conditions, side offshore wind from the left, only suitable for experienced kitesurfers.  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. For less experienced kitesurfer we recommend to kite at Kitebeach (few minutes by Taxi; can be arranged with us).

          WAVES

          Perfect flat water on the inside or waves at the point. shore break service/rescue boat.

          HOW TO GET THERE ?

          From Almilcar Cabral Airport to Santa Maria

          It is virtually impossible to get lost on your way from Almilcar Cabral Airport to Santa Maria, where the ION CLUB Center is located; after all, there is only a single road on the island, running in a north/ south direction.
          Transfer from the airport to the hotels takes about 15-25 minutes.
          Taxis cost about €2/km.
          A rental car is not at all necessary.

          By Taxi

          If you take a taxi, give Santa Maria Angulo restaurant as your destination - the price is around 20 EUR. The Center is right behind the restaurant

          Rental Car

          If you have a rental car, simply drive in the direction of Santa Maria in the southern part of the island (a distance of about 20 km). Turn left right after the “Enacol” gas station and follow the street all the way to the end. Then turn right and follow the road down to the beach and Angulo restaurant.

          H3WQ+G5 Santa Maria, Cape Verde

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          Monday to Friday, 09.30 - 17.00
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          7/7 days, 09.00 - 17.00 GMT

           +238 930 46 25

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          International Bookings

          Monday to Friday, 09.30 - 14.00 
          +49(881) 9254960
          bookings@ion-club.net

          A story of pioneer since 1985

          YEARS EXPERIENCE

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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.