The Extreme Algarve kitesurfing school is ready for you with a professional team and your safety is our number one priority. We will take you to the flat water lagoon of Alvor. Located about 15 minutes from Lagos, this is the perfect environment to safely learn and improve kitesurfing. The timing of your lessons is depending on the wind forecast. We usually leave early afternoon. and return you home just in time for some well-deserved after-kite grub!
Extreme Algarve Kitesurfing
Our Kite School
Powerd by Algarve Watersport
What to expect
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. The Extreme Algarve kitesurfing lessons will be taught in groups of max 2 persons per kite and a max of 4 persons per instructor on North and Cabrinha kites. The flat water lagoon with its sandbanks is an ideal and safe learning environment for beginners as well as the perfect playground for advanced riders. When the tide is too high to walk on the banks, we’ll bring our support boat so you can safely keep practicing.
In the overview below we show you the average progression kite students make during group lessons. Of course, every person is different and you might progress at a faster or slower pace. To practice by yourself in the Alvor lagoon, you need to be able to ride upwind.
- All there is to know about location and conditions
- Equipment and terminology
- Setting up the kite
- How to control the kite in the air
- Launching and landing the kite
- Safety procedures and self-rescue
- All of water starter package plus:
- Riding the board
- One hand kite control
- Going upwind (learning how to return to take off location without walking)
- All of board rider package plus:
- Turns (changing direction)
- Riding toe side
- And maybe even your first tricks!
Included in Extreme Algarve kitesurfing lessons
We always recommend a course of at least 9 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!