For those who have never kited before and want to go through the basic
This course is for you that have never kited before, or that haven’t kited for a while and want to go through the basics one more time.
We’ll give you a fun and encouraging introduction to kiting, and share the stoke when you ride your first meters on water.
Our experienced instructors will make sure that you develop your skills in line with your level and that you’ll feel safe during the lessons.
It’s all about having fun together.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN?
Equipment and safety theory
Know the use of the safety systems
Theory and safety rules
Understanding the wind window and basic kite flying skills
Kite set-up and kite maintenance
Body dragging with board (water)
First water start (water)
Basic riding in both directions
Launch and land the kite
Re-launch the kite on water
Basic downwind body dragging and advanced upwind body dragging (water)
Walking with the kite downwind and upwind
The teacher will see the things you need to improve, and help you so you’ll achieve the goals of the course and avoid the usual mistakes beginners do.
For kitesurfers that have already started but still need a safe environment to progress.
Kitesurf School Alvor We also offer for those wanting to learn how to jump, unhook, kiteloop and other tricks that you need for your evolution on the sport.
Also if you need a refresh we can point you out on the right direction.
We have a safety boat for transport to the spot and rescues at high tide.
Below is an idea of what you will learn in your lessons but we are flexible and can tailor the lessons to any ability and level if you have had lessons before or for learning at your own speed.
A normal day In general the NW wind only blows in the afternoon and you can expect from 15 to 25 knots. We meet at the kiteschool around 1 or 2 pm, depending on the tide and wind forecast, and then we take you by boat to the kitespot at the lagoon. We always confirm the meeting time on the previous day. What you will learn. We always adapt the lesson to your needs. It means that after a chat with your instructor he will see what you know and what you don’t know and go on from there. Sometimes a quick refresh is enough for you to feel confident again and progress faster.
Kitesurf School Alvor:If it’s your first time the lessons will be step by step with all the safety and the support you need. You will progress at your own pace, as you will be fully equipped for the entire lesson. No sharing or waiting!
Very lovely staff. The first day we arrived we already felt like belonging to the “family”. They answered every question and were there for you not only during the lessons.
We loved that you had a perfect student/instructor combination and it never got to crowded. Also all the materials were in good conditions.
We stayed in the guesthouse which was nice and clean and fulfilled the trip.
All in all a perfect stay and we are looking foreward to come back some day!
The team of the Alvor Kite Center did an amazing job in welcoming me in their big family.
All the instructors are very experienced and safety oriented. They will all have an eye on you and make sure your ok! Special thanks to Johny and Simone - you guys were so good in motivating me, explaining the theory, improving my skills and making sure that I dont forget about the fun part in this sport! :-*
Thank you so much for the last days guys!
I had such a wonderful time with all of you! <3
If u want to experience kiting, expert or not, or just a beach holiday, with the most welcoming, friendly people and stay in a perfectly located guest house, with friends or alone, it's 1minute walk away from the kite centre and less than 1minute walk away from the bars and restaurants. Guaranteed you will have a amazing time! You are always looked after and the staff go out of their way to help you, you become part of the local family! Wifi is excellent, free use of the washing machine, discount at their beach watersports centre, delicious breakfast included, rooms cleaned daily! Great value for money! Thanks to everyone I had so much fun and will definitely be going back ���