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Kitesurfing & SUP surf – Costa da Caparica

Kitesurf & SUP paddle surf Costa da Caparica

Kitesurfing & SUP surf – Costa da Caparica

With 15 years of experience,  Kitesurfing & SUP surf school in Costa da Caparica just 16km from Lisbon is the closest kite surf school to the city centre of Lisbon.

The business is driven by passionate people, loving what we do and doing it well is part of our philosophy. We only have one mission, and that is to provide you an amazing water/holidays sports experience either you are Paddlesurfer or Kitesurfer.

Our Camp is situated 10 minutes from the Kitesurf and SUP beach and just 20 minutes from Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. We have a vast range of Kite surf and Stand up paddle surf equipment for all levels, from the beginner to the expert riders. Don’t waste any more more time! Discover the beautiful beaches of the Portuguese west coast, and enjoy your holidays with us, either with your family or a group of friends. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us, see you in the water.

Program and Rates

Our program and teaching methods are according to IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) and FFVL (French Federation of Free Flight) we use the equipment according to your level of knowledge.

On the end of the course the student is certified with a IKO kiteboarding card and the student will evaluate the school and instructor by answering to a feedback form from IKO.
Kitesurf introduction duration 1:30h: (per person: 50€ )
Complete Kitesurf course duration of 12h: 270€
Advanced course: 30€ (per person/hour)

For each level:
An instructor will always accompany you at all times
We will teach you how to practise kite surf safely and with expertise, while we share our passion for kite surf
You will receive all the neccesary learning material from the school
When you finish the course you will get a 10% discount if you buy a pack (kite+board new)

-How to hold and set up the kite
-Determine wind direction (upwind and downwind) and wind window
-Kite safety
-Fly a kite unhooked
-Know how to stop the kite power in case of problem by releasing the bar

-Be aware of the area where kite can fall
-Recover the kite on land
-Position the kite on request on the wind window edge
-Launch a kite
-Fly the kite in the power area without crashing it
-Untwist the lines while the kite flies
-Recover a kite and secure it on land
-Land a kite with the help of an assistant

-Fly a kite hooked
-Pilote hooked to the harness with one hand
-Activate the harness release system or quick release located on a leader line

-Perform a downwind course by bodydragging using the power of the kite

-Wind the lines in the water and recover the kite
-Perform a self-rescue in deep wate
-Launch a kite alone on land
-Understand that practice with onshore wind is dangerous

-Set up and check the equipment alone

-Go away from the shore while body dragging and come back to the shore
-In the water, pilot a kite with power from one side of the wind window to the other, passing by the power area
-The pilot should be able to perform the previous exercise with different heights of water and with one hand only

-Know the water start theory: board and body positioning and kite piloting
-Recover the board in deep water and position the feet in the foot-straps while flying the kite

-Set up a 4 line kite alone
-Fly a 4 line kite
-Activate the safety systems of a 4 line bar (power loop, leash)
-Adjust a 4 line kite while using the power loop
-Adjust the trim system of a 4 line kite to avoid it to fly backward or to adjust the power
-From this point you can rent equipment and improve yourself . Or choose to move to L3 instruction

-Ride away from the shore and come back

-Edge control on the heel and toe side to change the course

-Ride away from the shore and come back at starting point
-Ride upwind
-Constantly ride upwind

-Recover the board without leash by body dragging upwind
-Switch of direction

-Jump theory – How to prepare your kite and posture for a jump
-Perform a small jump and land it with the use of the kite

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For questions or reservations, use the following form or call us 00351 - 918354714 / 00351 938328865

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