Learn Kitesurfing in Alvor, Lagos

+ Alvor flat water lagoon, a perfect beginner’s spot
+ Very consistent wind conditions for kitesurfing
+ Instructors speak German, English, Portuguese,
   Spanish, French
+ Brand new 2017 equipment from North Kiteboarding
+ VDWS certified kiteschool
You see the landscape zipping by at high speed, you feel the sun and the salty spray on your face, and suddenly everything goes slow-motion…

Deep inside you feel an adrenalin-fueled calmness. It’s magic. It’s what kite surfing is all about. In only 3 hours we give you a first-hand experience, in only 3 days we teach you to ride a board – and you’ll be hooked!

 

Last minute offer for June 2017: THE UNLIMITED KITESURFING PACKAGE – stay at the ocean spirits lodge & kite surf as many hours as you can for only 569€! Hurry up and book now!

+351 932 839 003 (Whatsapp)

Book now!

Pricing Kite Lessons

Courses Price
3 hours / 1 day 120€
7 hours / 2 days 215€
10 hours / 3 days 285€
15 hours / 5 days 415€
Individual Lesson (per hour) 70€

Our Kitesurfing Lesson include theory and practice and you can be certified with a VDWS kiteboarding license card.

Beginner´s Kite Course – what you need to know

Requirements:
 
1. You have to weight at least 45 kilos.

    If you weight less, you won’t need a kite to fly away.
2. You have to be between 14 and 75 years old.
    Adrenalin flows throughout generations.
3. We need wind.
    Luckily we don’t need a whole lot of luck to get it. It’s a very windy place.
 
Kitesurfing is an extreme sport.
As in extreme fun – but not as in extreme danger.

 
Equipment has become much safer during recent years, so you can enjoy this fantastic water sport without putting yourself in danger. Well, at least if you have proper equipment and somebody who tells you how to use it properly. At Kiteschool Portugal we do, and that’s why we have internationally recognised licence from VDWS International.

Kite Courses

You’ll be blown away. Literally.
The very first step into the world of kitesurfing is the so-called Body Drag. You guessed it: That’s you being dragged through the water by the energy of the kite. Once you’ve done that, chances are high that you want the real deal. A surfboard under your feet – and the skills to maneuvre it wherever you want.

3 Hours Course

Feel the magic: The Body Drag gives you a first-hand impression of what it feels like to become one with the wind.
Includes: Short theory part, safety systems, equipment set up, launching & landing, piloting a small kite on the beach, practising with a bigger inflatable kite in the water, body dragging

7 Hours Course

Get up & get moving: An introduction to the basic techniques of kitesurfing .
Includes: Short theory, safety systems, equipment set up, launching, landing, piloting a small trainer kite on the beach, practising with a bigger inflatable kite in the water, body dragging, water relaunch, self rescue, waterstart and first riding attempt.

10 Hours Course

Go upwind: Learn how to ride your board safely to new horizons – even against the wind!
Includes: Complete theory, safety systems, equipment set up, launching, landing, piloting a small trainer kite on the beach, practising with a bigger inflatable kite in the water, body dragging, water relaunch, self rescue, waterstart, riding with control.

15 Hours Course

Become independent: Get in the water and have a blast – comfortably and securely, no matter where from the wind blows. The perfect stepping stone if you want to get serious with kite surfing!
Complete theory, safety systems, equipment set up, launching, landing, piloting a small trainer kite on the beach, practising with a bigger inflatable kite in the water, body dragging, water relaunch, self rescue, waterstart, riding upwind and downwind.

All courses include

  • Experienced licensed (VDWS/IKO) Kite Instructor
  • All kite equipment + wetsuit
  • SUP Tours instead of kite lessons on windless days (preebookings)
  • Pick up and drop off in the Burgau/Luz/Lagos area
  • Buddy system

Advanced Courses or Rental

If you have already absolved a beginners course and/or are ready to make further progress we will set up your course accordingly.

Rental is possible if you’re staying at the Ocean Spirits Lodge and have VDWS licence level 5 and Safety Tool Insurance

Please book your insurance here:

VDWS

Spots

Alvor Lagoon

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The strong Nortada wind in the summer and the big alvor lagoon with waist deep water offer ideal conditions to learn and practice kitesurfing in the Algarve.
In the past the PKRA Kiteboarding World Tour was held here in Alvor and recently it was stated again by world sailor Alex Thomson – Alvor is one of the best kiteboarding spots in the world.

Meia Praia

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Perfect for the trial lesson the meia preia is huge long beach that offers great conditions to fly the powerkites on land and try out first body drags in the shallow water. The offshore wind makes this spot only suitable for beginners or very advanced kiters. Intermediates should stay inside a safe lagoon.

Wave Spots

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When we have southwest or southeast winds Meia Praia gets hit by some swell and great waves. For experienced kiters there is also some biggers swells to be found on the westcoast, with the amazing wave kiting spots (Bordeira, Carapateira and Milfontes). All of these have huge open sand beaches for kilometers and always waves waiting for you. But we made the experience that mainly due to thermic conditions in this spots the wind works better in the spring and autumn then during summer.

 

Instructors & Equipment

  • Benny


    Benny´s certificates

    • VDWS Kiteschool Management Course (VDWS International)
    • VDWS Instructor Supervisor (VDWS International)
    • VDWS SUP Instructor (VDWS International)
    • ASI Surf Instructor Level I (Academy Surfing Instructors)
    • Surfing Instructor Water Safety Rescue Award (Academy Surfing Instructors)
    • Yoga Teacher 200H (International Yoga Alliance)
    • Lifeguard (German Lifeguard DRDS Silber Abzeichen)
    • First Aid Certification
  • Dave


    Dave´s certificates

    • IKO Certified Kitesurfing Instructor Level 1
    • IKO Assistent Instructor
    • Life Guard
    • First Aid Certification
  • Rosi


    Rosi´s certificates

    • VDWS Kite Instructor (VDWS International)
    • Surfing Instructor Water Safety Rescue Award (Academy Surfing Instructors)
    • Lifeguard
    • First Aid Certification

Equipment

We teach with up to date high quality equipment which is appropriate for your level. Our material pool consists of latest 2016 North kiteboarding Kites and boards. The wetsuits we use are ION Strike and Jewel. We work with Neo, Dice and EVO and Vegas for the advanced Kiters. ION harnesses are also sufficiently available.

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We are a Registered Activity Provider: Empresa de Animação Turística Alvará Nº: 452/2016

Contact us

+351 932 839 003 (Whatsapp) or book now on info@kiteschoolportugal.com