Kitesurf Rental packages
For kitesurfers we organise daily a 5 min taxi-shuttle to the kite beach.
Kite beach benefits from constant side onshore wind from left, flat and chops. The best wave conditions are between December and April.
The kite spot in Santa Maria
The wind is side offshore from left in Santa Maria and we offer a shore break service and have a rescue boat on duty in case of emergency. It is the ideal place to learn transition turns.
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.
The kite spot in Ponta Leme
Ponta Leme gets side offshore/side shore constant wind, flat water, with some ramps on the outside. Launching is from our center in Santa Maria.
Downwinders from Kite Beach to Santa Maria dependent on numbers
Kitesurf Equipment Rental
Enjoy the freedom of travelling without your gear
Enjoy the freedom of travelling without your gear
- Assistance from a rescue boat
- Swimming costume/shorts
As one of our kite rental guests you're free to use every kiteboard and every kite DUOTONE has in the range, change your gear as often as you like and find your favorite combination each day you kite.
We have a wide selection of kites, twintips and foil boards, as well as wetsuits, harnesses and more. We change our stock regularly and we always have the latest equipment for your service. So come and ride with us, no need to carry your equipment if you can try the latest toys at our station.
A Kitesurf license is required to rent Equipment. VDWS min. Level 5 or IKO 3K. If no License existing we need to do a Level Check up
Kitesurf Equipment ION Club Sal – Santa Maria
Depending on the general conditions on site, all our ION CLUB centers are equipped with a wide selection of suitable kit and you can always be sure to find the right equipment – regardless of your level or your ambition. The latest DUOTONE Kite- and boardrange, will guarantee you an unforgettable time on the water.
We provide the newest kite gear from DUOTONE. Our main kites are Rebel, Neo, Dice and Evo and in some centers we also will have Juice and Mono. Sizes available depending on center from 4 to 17 sqm. All our Kites feature the safe 4-line bars from DUOTONE (lengths 19m , 22m and 24m) and in most you can also try the most innovative bar on the market – the Clickbar. In all centers we have DUOTONE twintips, mainly Jaime, Gonzales, Select and Spike in all sizes and in all wave-destinations we also have directional surfboards like the PRO WAM, PRO Whip o PRO VOKE
Safety in practicing Kitesurf Sal – Santa Maria
A lookout at St. Maria is always occupied by a lifeguard looking over the kitesurfers during opening hours, and able to act immediately in case of any emergency. The safety team is ready at all times to attend rescues with the zodiac.
At Kite beach, the wind direction is side on shore.
Therefore no matter which rental option you choose, you will always have the choice of several different boards and kites to use here at the ION CLUB Santa Maria.
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 free 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 10 minutes walking distance). Here at ION CLUB Santa Maria, we are only using big boards above 145 liters, and only beginners lessons are available.
The spot in front of the ION CLUB Santa Maria is due to the conditions only for experienced Kitesurfers. Side Offshore wind from left. 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).
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.
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A story of pioneer since 1985
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.