Kite centres directory
Big Blue Unlimited
BIG BLUE UNLIMITED teach all levels all year up to unhooked level at a ratio of 1:2 on Naish, Cabrinha, F-One and Mystic gear. Downwinders surfaris with rescue boat cover are available, as is SUP, snorkelling, kayaking, scuba diving and boat charters. Languages spoken by staff: English and French
Kitesurfing resort: Central America & Caribbean - Turks and Caicos Islands
Based in Big Bay at the Eden on the Bay shopping centre on the beachfront. Lessons run all year for all levels, beginners to high wind ripping. As importers of Cabrinha and RRD expect the full range of new 2013/14 gear and a massive range to demo too. Accessories, spares and repairs always onhand and a big team in the shop. GoPros, headphones, clothes JP, RRD and Corban SUP, basically whatever you can think of.
Kitesurfing resort: Africa - Cape Town
CAPTAIN KIRKS have their own beach resort where lessons take place from September to May. All gear is included and a three hour lesson programme includes a 50% credit towards the retail price of any subsequent kite and kiteboard purchase. An Ocean Rodeo centre, they also have a shop and a school in Long Beach, California.
Kitesurfing resort: Central America & Caribbean - Baja
CARIB KITEBOARDING teach all levels, all year with a maximum ratio of 2:1. Based at the Bitter End Yacht Club, they are perfectly positioned and rental gear and safety boat cover is available.
Club Mistral Kitesurfing
Club Mistral (formally Skyriders) have centres all over the world. They offer a comprehensive instruction and rental service in many languages.
Kitesurfing resort: Central America & Caribbean - Cabarete
Coche Kite Sport
COCHE KITE SPORTS teach all levels on butter flat water with Headzone radios from November - July. Also: landboarding, buggying, a fully stocked kite shop, rescue, storage, snack bar, WIFI, air compressor, snorkeling, fishing, horse riding and day trips. Partners with Venturi Travel. Languages spoken by instructors: English, Spanish, German and Russian.
Hotel / Apartment
Kitesurfing resort: Central America & Caribbean - Coche
DRAGON KITE SCHOOL
Dragon Kite School teach all levels all year, rent out Best kiteboarding gear and sell new and used equipment. A rescue boat service is provided on lessons in the summer and all the necessary equipment is provided. The instructors speak fluent English, are qualified by IKO and VDWS and have years of experience in teaching kitesurf and windsurf. Each course runs along IKO guidelines. Find their main shopfront in the parade of slick shops on the way out of town next to the Mercadona supermarket. They also have a clothing store and can arrange your accommodation.
Kitesurfing resort: Europe - Tarifa
Elements Kitesurfing have a dedicated and enthusiastic team of instructors that teach all levels and all ages all year, from seven to 70, from absolute beginner IKO three day courses. Naish, RRD and Nobile gear is also available for rent on the safaris. SUP and surfboards carried, too. Languages spoken by instructors: English, German, Dutch, French and Afrikaans
Kitesurfing resort: Europe - Ireland, West coast
Kitesurfing Test - Boards 2013
Kitesurfing Test - Kites 2013
Blade Trigger 9m
Kitesurfing travel directory