Kitesurf lessons with Extreme Algarve
During the windy season, from June to August, a steady ‘Nortada’ wind kicks in almost every day just after lunch time. And this is when we get ready to go out and play with it! We’ll update you about our predicted departure time (usually around 2pm) the evening before your lesson and pick you up at a designated spot near your accommodation. Back at camp we sort out your gear and wetsuit and hop in our kitesurf truck for a short drive to the lagoon of Alvor. After your session we go back to camp to clean up and pack away the gear before we drop you off at your pick up spot again right in time for a well-deserved dinner.
We work with experienced and licensed instructors only and try to teach 3 hours per day, depending on the conditions. The course is based on the standards of the big kiteboarding organizations: IKO, VDWS and BKSA. You will be taught in groups of max 2 persons per kite and max 4 persons per instructor on brand new Airush kites. The flat water lagoon with its sandbanks is an ideal and safe learning environment for beginners and advanced riders alike.
Because we have access to a boat, we are currently one of the only schools that is able to teach in the lagoon at all tides.
How many lessons should I book?
We try to teach in slots of three hours per day. In the overview below you can find the average progression students make during group lessons. Of course, every person is different and might progress at a higher or lower pace.
During a beginner course with Extreme Algarve you can expect to learn the following:
We always recommend a course of 12 hours for complete beginners that want to get the most out of their kitesurfing week. Hours can only be increased on the go if availability allows and the great thing about kitesurfing is that there is always something more to learn!
What’s included in the Extreme Algarve kitesurf course?
Not new to kitesurfing? You can rent gear with us under the following conditions:
If you want to rent gear and practice by yourself in the Alvor lagoon, you need to be able to ride safely upwind and have good kite control. We always go with the advice of the kite instructor when it comes to your level of independence. This means that on your first day of rental, you need to go at the same time as the lesson groups, so the instructors can assess your level.
Please email us ahead of time if you want to rent gear and advise us on your skill level. Lessons always have priority over rentals, but normally there should be enough gear available for some rentals.
Need transport? If we have enough space available you’re welcome to join us to the lagoon in the kitesurf truck for 15 euro per day.
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