Surfing has something good for everybody, it can be exhilarating or relaxing, fast or slow, wild or controlled, competitive or soulful...whatever you want really, because how you ride your board is up to you. Extreme Sports Cafe's partner Lisbon Surf School objective is to teach and promote the sport of Surfing. Join us on the Costa da Caparica near Lisbon in Portugal and learn to surf.
If you are adrenaline junkie and you believe that you’ve tried all the sports, then this experience is tailor made for you! Our new partner Lisbon Kitesurfing school has kitesurf programs designed to help you learn and reach your goals safely and quickly. Your International Kite boarding Organisation (IKO) certified instructor will respect your learning rate and take you through all the steps to reach your goals.
No other location in Europe allows for regular morning surfing with great waves and then steady winds in the afternoon for kitesurfing. Fully exposed to the western swell and regularly shifting with the sandbars there are numerous beach breaks along the approximate 20 mile beach. The Coasta da Caparica beaches are popular Atlantic beaches located on Portugal's Almada coast, near Lisbon.
Extreme Sports Cafe's partner Outdoor Adventure Centre offer full or half days of adventure in the UK with qualified and experienced instructors ready to teach you all the skills necessary to conquer the crag and spend an exciting day full of adventure and fun outdoors. Rock climbing or Abseiling are all exhilarating ways to have fun, challenge your mates or an exciting way to raise money for charity.
Extreme Sports Cafe now offers a range of different rock climbing days to suit your interests, whether you are a novice climber or seeking a new challenge. Climbing courses and days out are held throughout the year at Brimham Rocks and at various crags throughout Yorkshire and the Peak District.
Extreme Sports Cafes’ new partner Portugal Watersports Centre offers both Wind surfing and Kite surfing instruction between May and September. Located in the northwest of Portugal, near the town of Aveiro, in a picturesque fisherman Village. This water-sports centre was opened in 1997, due to the efforts of two windsurfers who wanted to provide good support for water-sports locally.
Extreme Sports Cafe's partner Exuma Kitesurfing school is located in Rolleville, Exuma in the southern Bahamas. Our partner Exuma Kitesurfing school have great local knowledge combined with expert instruction, to offer a personalised service geared toward small groups so you can maximise your kiteboarding lessons or Kiteventure experience. The Kitesurf School accommodates four students per day and uses Slingshot kiteboarding gear.
Consistent winds, crystal clear, warm, sandy bottom water, and pristine beaches make Exuma in the Bahamas, one of the best kiteboarding spots. Conditions range from waist deep water for lessons, flat water, sandbar rollers, waves, and best of all, there are no crowds in Exuma. Join Extreme Sports Cafe's partner Exuma Kitesurfing School for a dream kitesurfing experience in the Bahamas.
Mui Ne Bay with its beautiful sandy beaches benefits from a microclimate so unique it has warm seas, good winds and sunshine through out the whole year. This unique weather makes Vietnam a perfect place to discover wind surfing. Join Extreme Sports Cafe and her partner Windsurfing Mui Ne School for an unforgettable wind surfing holiday in Vietnam.
Extreme Sports Cafe's partner Dakhla Kitesurfing School has some great lesson and accommodation packages on offer. Come and learn to Kitesurf in Dakhla, with ideal warm, flat water conditions that make learning easy. Our fully equipped partner Dakhla Kitesurfing School has a friendly team of instructors ready to assist you. Dakhla offers the perfect setting for learning how to kitesurf and also windsurf.
Kite Boarding Certification - All Extreme Sports Cafe Kitesurfing / Kiteboarding courses follow the IKO (International Kitesurfing Organisation) assessment system. (unless stated otherwise) Our kitesurf instructors are IKO qualified and at the end of each course students will receive a kitesurfing IKO card with their achieved level. All the necessary kitesurfing equipment is provided for students (excluding food and drinks) and the kitesurf courses last between 4 and 5 hours per day depending on the wind conditions. Students are advised to wear a hat and apply sun-cream as they will be spending a lot of time in the sun. Students must be 16 years or older, although we can teach children under 16 to kitesurf, with their parent’s permission and presence.
Who runs our Kitesurfing courses?
Extreme Sports Cafe and it's partners run Kitesurfing courses in the Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Caribbean, Cyprus, Egypt, Fiji, Bali, Kenya, Lanzarote, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Rodrigues Island, South Africa, Morocco, Spain, Turkey, Thailand and Vietnam. We are quite confident that we have Europe, Asia and Africa well covered with a range of exciting, challenging and fun courses or packages for you to learn to Kitesurfing in most parts of the world and will have more Kiteboarding centers elsewhere soon...
Where do I take it from here?
You can go on to improve your Kiteboarding with more practice and advanced courses allowing you to, become an instructor and teach others, take part in competitions worldwide, join a club and / or buy your own Kiteboarding equipment and go Kiteboarding whenever you want. Let us know how we can help...
Kitesurfing books we recommend...
Author: Ian Currer
In this guide, Ian Currer takes you through the complete basics of the exciting, yet complex sport of kite surfing, or kiteboarding. He uses simple language which even the novice has no trouble interpreting, accompanied by helpful diagrams and at all times keeps your interests focused on kitesurfing.
Even as an intermediate kitesurfer, I have picked up many useful tips from the guide, which has helped me improve my jumping considerably. I recommend anyone who is serious in taking kitesurfing as a sport, to get hold of this book.
If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to get back to us – we’ll be only too pleased to help. After all, the team at ESC are passionate about our various sporting disciplines – we want you to be, as well!
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