Boa Vista the ultimate island for kitesurfing.
Boa Vista is different from most other kitesurfing locations in the world. It is the ultimate island for kitesurfing, because Boa Vista in Cape Verde offers a lot of variety. First of all the island has many white sandy beaches and a large choice of kitesurf spots. Secondly it’s not only perfect if you are a beginner, but the island is also great if you are an experienced kite surfer. The Boa Vista kitesurfing conditions are almost perfect. What to think of lots of sunshine, a comfortable temperature of around 25 degrees Celcius, small and high waves and a steady 16-22 knots wind during kite season between November and May.
If you are a beginning kitesurfer visiting the island of Boa Vista you are at the right place for learning kitesurfing. We recommend 10 hours of lessons, on average you can then practice by yourself. Those 10 hours will last you about 4 days. Of course you can also use your hours in more or fewer days. If you want, you can also take private lessons or in a group lessons with a maximum of 3 people.
What to expect with 10 hours of lesson
You will be welcomed at the kite school and presented to your instructor. After the theory and explanation about the basis of kitesurfing (think of safety, materials etc.) you can start the lesson. The first few hours are spent on the beach, this is important to learn to get used to your kite and be able to control it, to be able to evaluate the environment and flight setups. When you have this under control you will enter the water and start with body dragging (enter the water without board).
The lessons are divided into the following 5 steps: