Cape Verde, Island of Sal, is a small Island located in Africa. It is a kitesurfing paradise in winter – from October till April the wind is constant and strong, making it the perfect places to learn how to kitesurf in the waves, both with your regular twin tip board or with a surfboard! The weather is really good in winter, a wetsuit is reccomended but not mandatory, and the evening are pleasantly warm. We need to mention the atmosphere of the place – it is full of kiters and you can really feel the vibe of our sports: Cape Verde is the hometown of some of the best riders in the world and we will have the chance of learning directly from them! But more info later on this…
Our camp is in the Island of Sal, we will be visiting different spots, but mostly we will stay at the beach of Santa Maria, to enjoy the empty spaces that offers, or at the classic Kite Beach spot, the kite spot of the World Champion Mitu Monteiro and his good friend and awesome kiter Djo.
We organize with the collaboration of Sheena and her team at Surf Cabo Verde school a 7 days Kite Camp at the cost of 450€. Our awesome european team includes instructors, kite gurus, and guides to organize and make your camp a successful one. We will be kitesurfing everyday (if windy), in the perfect environment to improve our skills or learn kiting from zero.
OUR KITE CAMP WEEKLY PACKAGES:
1 Kiter – 450€
Transport to and from Airport
Accommodation in a studio or apartment for 6 nights, depending on availabilities, in the village of Santa Maria, the very heart of the kitesurfing paradise of Cape Verde
Daily transfers to the kite spot (10 mins with our great pick up)
Instructors available on the beach to help you out and make sure you do it right!
Club nite on Thursday at the kite school!
Live music every nite and cool events of the town of Santa Maria
Surfing day on the beach
OPTIONAL – KITESURF COMPLETE COURSE – 280€, 10h lessons, from zero till your first meters on the board!
OPTIONAL – WAVE or FREESTYLE CLINIC – Package of 5 lessons with 2x World Champion Ines Correia – 500€
OPTIONAL – WAVE and STRAPLESS CLINIC – Package lessons with 1x World Champion Mitu Monteiro – contact us for more info and availabilities
OPTIONAL – WAVE and STRAPLESS CLINIC – Package lessons with 1x World Champion Matchu Lopes – contact us for more info and availabilities
2 Kiters/1 Kiter plus friend – 600€
If you are ok to share a room with a friend or boyfriend/girlfriend, our kite camp will be much cheaper!
And even if you are accompanied by a non kiter, the town itself is very pretty and fun, with beautiful beaches and nice bars to chill out and enjoy the sunsets. It is possible to do other sport activity, like surfing, stand up paddle boarding, diving, fishing and Quad driving.
Our evenings are also pretty full with things to do, we like to go out and explore the town, listen to rock and local music, have good dinners and party.
Cape Verde is very well connected to Europe and Morocco.
The main companies flying there are:
Thomas Cook and Thomson – From UK
Neos Air and Meridiana – From Italy
Condor – From Brussels
TUI – from Germany, Scandinavia, France, Holland
TAP – from Portugal
If you are struggling to find a flight, let us know – we work closely with an european travel agency to help us sort this kind of issues.
The main beach of Santa Maria is our home spot, offering good conditions for kiting with stable and strong wind. We kite directly in front of our school, and that is of course very practical, we can this way maximize the time in the water and really the the hours on to improve or learn. The wind is Side-offshore, so we always have a boat to support us in case we start drifting downwind and we need rescue, and we love this extra security.
Kite Beach is a great spot for learning kitesurfing in the waves. It is a long beach spot with plenty of space for everyone and no shallow reef, pretty safe and secure. The wind is side-onshore, stable and around 20 knots every day. This is where we will kite most of our time, and where we will have our freestyle strapless clinics.
Sierra Negra is a spot tith more regular waves, very good for intermediate riders that want to go one step further – this is were normally our wave clinics will take part.
Ponta Preta – only for intermediate/expert. The definitive wave of Cape Verde. Only the best can really master it, but it is anyway a good opportunity to challenge ourself and try it .
Cause we love kitesurfing, but we will have time also to do other things…
Surfing – we will be surfing in the main beach of Santa Maria, with small, medium wave, perfect for learning and having fun or improving your skills.
Sailing – we will sail on S/Y Cuba Libre with our awesome skipper Hendrik, for a day of chill and surf and a final sunset cruise.
Quad – if we fancy, we can rent some quads and have a trip through the desertic part of the island of Sal
BBQ – on thursday we will have our BBQ and party nite at Funana, by the beach. Perfect for relaxing after a good kiting day.
Evenings and live music – we go out every nite to some different venues, bar and restaurant, to enjoy all the Santa Maria has to offer.
Yoga – after a long session, nothing better than 1h Yoga with our certified instructor Sheena to get fresh and stretch for the day after!