Surf Lessons
Starting at 80€/person

Surf Lessons packages

There are two kinds of surfers, the hunters and the hunted, and Spot X is what you are hunting. It’s about paddling to the wave rather than just taking waves that come to you. It means you’ll have a greater success rate when you try to catch waves and you’ll always have priority on a busy day. It takes awareness and agility in the water but it’s a skill you can practice right from the first day you paddle out the back.

Surf Lessons held at The Pier

Located 5 minutes walk from the center, next to the wood jetty where all fishermen sell their catch of the day, the spot of Ponton offers small waves to be ridden right of the beach. If the left part of the spot (looking from the beach) has some rocks, and very little water at low tide, the right part, closer to the jetty, is perfect for people to paddle out, and get their first sensations on small waves breaking on a sandy bottom without any current. Totally safe, it is the locals favorite sunset spot too.
Good atmosphere on the water. Ideal for beginners, especially at high tide, the waves remain nice even when the rest of the bay is windy. Works better from April to November (low season).

Our offers

Surf Private Lessons

Objectives

Get you up and riding fast

Book
from 55 € / Person

Objectives

Get you up and riding fast

Included/Excluded

  • Board
  • Wetsuit
  • Insurance

    Don't forget

    • Swimming costume/shorts
    • Sunscreen
    • Towel

    Information

    In this private 1 to 1 coaching, you will learn the basics. First we start with learning how to glide in waist-high water (white water) to get used to the feeling of being on the board and catching waves. When you have mastered these techniques we can start to practise standing up. This stage also happens in white water.

    Requirements

    All participants must know how to swim

    Surf Private Lessons

    Objectives

    Get you up and riding fast

    Book
    from 55 € / Person

    Objectives

    Get you up and riding fast

    Included/Excluded

    • Board
    • Wetsuit
    • Insurance

      Don't forget

      • Swimming costume/shorts
      • Sunscreen
      • Towel

      Information

      In this private 1 to 1 coaching, you have mastered standing up in white water? Then you are ready to take it to the next level with an intermediate surf lesson. In this surf course we paddle out back to surf the breaking waves.

      Requirements

      All participants must know how to swim

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      Surf & SUP Equipment ION Club Sal – Santa Maria

      Soft Tech, Kai and BIC provides us with their latest surfboards. For beginners we offer boards in different sizes, with soft surface to avoid bruises. So you have the best conditions to venture into the waves.

      Safety in practicing Surf & SUP Sal – Santa Maria

      A lookout at St. Maria is always occupied by a lifeguard looking over the surfers 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.

      Flexibility

      With our semi-private and private courses you are certainly the most flexible. You and the wind determine the length and starting time of your lessons. For the group courses we have to assume fixed start and end times, which everyone has to stick to.

      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 it´s location the center is a great meeting point to decide where to go and which spot to ride for the day.  All our Kitesurfing guest 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 have the choice of either sailing right in front of the center, which is great for people using bigger boards above 145 liters, while all the more experienced Windsurfers use our Center in Ponta Leme.  

      BEST PERIODS

      February, March

      WIND

      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).

      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.

      H3WQ+G5 Santa Maria, Cape Verde

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      Center Santa Maria

      7/7 days, 08.30 - 16.30 GMT

       +238 930 46 25
      capeverde@ion-club.net
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      Work days, 08.00 - 12.00 GMT
      +49(881) 9254960
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      A story of pioneer since 1985

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      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.