Kitesurfing Algarve
Extreme Algarve Kitesurfing

Our Kite School

The Extreme Algarve kitesurfing school is open from June to August. In these months the steady ‘Nortada’ wind blows from the north almost every day. 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

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: IKO, VDWS and BKSA. The Extreme Algarve kitesurfing lessons will be taught in groups of max 2 persons per kite and max 4 persons per instructor on Airush 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.

Alvor kite lagoon Lagos

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.

Introduction

3 Hours

  • 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
Water starter

6 Hours

  • All of the introduction package plus:
  • Body dragging (kite control in the water)
  • Upwind body dragging and board recovery
  • Water starts (first meters on the board)
Board rider

9 Hours

  • 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)
Intermediate

12 Hours

  • 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 least12 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!

Lessons with certified instructor

All equipment including wetsuit

Pick-up and drop-off near your accommodation in Lagos

High tide support boat

Money back for unused hours due to low winds

Surf/SUP options on no-wind days

Are you ready for your Algarve kitesurfing adventure?