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Tiree Kitesurf Academy
Run by former British Champion Helen Thompson, offer all levels of coaching from May to October but specialise in complete beginning IKO three days courses as well as wave riding 1:1 tuition. Slingshot gear is available for rent and they provide safety boat cover on lessons. SUP lessons also offered as are trips abroad in the winter. Languages spoken by staff: English
Kitesurfing resort: Europe - Tiree
TKSMIAMI is a fully equipped kitesurfing-paddleboarding and beach apparel outfit. TKS specializes in lessons-sales-rentals for both kiteboarding and paddleboarding. TKSMIAMI is an IKO certified kite school and offers lessons in and around the Miami areas including Crandon Park and Miami Beach.
Kitesurfing resort: North America - Miami
TRIBE WATERSPORTS is a BKSA approved school running courses for all levels, typically at 2:1. A full range of Slingshot gear available to rent, so you're covered whatever the weather and the Watamu Kitesurfing Club provide rescue cover and storage, as well as SUP, windsurfing, bodyboarding and kayaking rental and tuition. Video coaching and photo-shoots also available. Languages spoken by staff: English
Kitesurfing resort: Africa - Watamu
Nestled in between Jericoacoara Beach and its Sunset Dune, Vila Kalango offers accommodation in peaceful beach huts shaded by coconut and cashew trees. They include private balconies with hammock space. Free Wi-Fi is available. Pousada Vila Kalango has a lagoon-style pool, poolside bar and an ocean front restaurant serving Brazilian cuisine, including locally caught fish. The Pousada provides kite surf equipment rental and lessons at Rancho do Kite in Prea (free shuttle service every day). It also has a spa providing massages and a range of treatments.
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Kitesurfing resort: South America - Jericoacoara
Watermen's Retreat features 14 luxury waterfront condominiums located right at 'The Slick' with private launch, air compressors, live outdoor music, gear storage, pro shop, rental shop and bar/restaurant all right onsite. Watermen's Retreat shares this site with REAL Watersports and the two are the hosts of the annual Triple-S Invitational - one of the sport's biggest international and most high profile events of the year.
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Kitesurfing resort: North America - North Carolina - Cape Hatteras
Based at Sunset Beach in Ocean Square. Importers of F-One and Mystic, dealers of Airush they stock complete ranges of 2013/14 gear, offer second hand sales, lessons and demos on all gear. Massive range carried and also specialise in Naish SUP, tournament waterskiing, wakeboarding and importers of Bern helmets.
Kitesurfing resort: Africa - Cape Town
Teach all levels from September to April. They stock a full retail shop, rent Cabrinha gear have wireless internet, equipment storage and hot outdoor showers. The Windchasers hostel on Main Road is beautifully equipped with character and facilities and is open all year. Languages spoken by instructors: English, German, Dutch and Spanish Accredited by: IKO
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Kitesurfing resort: Africa - Langebaan
WINDRIDERS teach all levels from April to October using Headzone helmets and video coaching for advanced clinics. Max ratio 4:2, private lessons available. Teaching on a full range of North and Best kiteboarding equipment, all lessons are run from boats. New rental gear includes foilboards, raceboards, skimboards and wake-skates. Languages spoken by staff: English, German, Italian, Dutch and French.
Kitesurfing resort: Europe - Lake Garda
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