Cape Verde: Sal Wave Kite Clinics

Kitesurf wave clinics with Mitu Monteiro


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The hype around wave kite surfing is really just getting started. 2011 was the first year that the KSP – a competition world cup tour devoted completely to wave kitesurfing – with the finals being held on Sal. We want to give you a closer look at wave kitesurfing on Sal, since you can progress much faster with a few tips and tricks and kitesurfing in the waves is much safer under guidance.

Together with THE wave kitesurfer and wave world champion Mitu Monteiro we have set up a program especially for intermediate and advanced kitesurfers who want to kitesurf on waves for real.

The kitecenter of Mitu and his buddy Djo is located right at Kitebeach, the perfect spot for wavekite beginners. The center used to be a small beach hut but has been completely renovated to be a really stylish, fully equipped kite center including a nice beach bar.

We are offering one-week long kitesurf camps with Mitu Monteiro, including five days of intensive wave training and spot guiding. Mitu will personally be in charge of your progress and learning success in the waves and take you to those secret spots hidden for the “normal” kitesurfer.

Since numbers for the camp are limited (8 kitesurfers), we advise that you book early. There are currently two clinics planned each time in January, February, March and April.

For those of you who want to give it a try and generally feel comfortable on a twin tip, but don’t want to buy a waveboard just yet, we offer a wave basic package for all wave newcomers. Of course there are a lot more travel packages for beginners and advanced kitesurfers as well as for your non-kiting companion. Just have a look at our general Cape Verde site to find your perfect combination.


Dates and schedule of the Wave Clinics

Wave clinic schedule

Day 1
The night before your first Wave Clinic Day, you’ll meet up with Mitu and the rest of the group at a nice get-together at a beach bar. You’ll get to know Mitu and have the time and opportunity to discuss the plan for the rest of the week and chat about kitesurfing.

Day 2
On the first day, you’ll head to the Kite Beach and get some of your first tips from the wave pro on how to use the board. Mitu will also check out how good you are on your board to determine which spots to take you to.

Day 3-6
Depending on the wind, swell, your ability and personal wishes, Mitu will take you to the secret spots on the island in an all-terrain pickup. Just so you know: no one knows their way around here as well as Mitu!

Throughout the week, you’ll have a great dinner with typical local specialties and lots of fish (other alternatives also possible) in a sweet beach restaurant (not including drinks). This is a beach BBQ. Your meal, the long day of kitesurfing and the caipis at the beach bar afterwards will tire you out and let you dream about your next kitesurfing day on the waves.

We recommend to book and arrive some days ahead of the camp to get warm and ready on the water. If you have never tried a wave board before, you should book the wave intro course. You can also plan stays before and after your wave kite Camp, we will happily organise the accommodation and everything else needed.

The camp includes one week at the kite apartment in a double room, 5-day intensive wave kitesurfing training with Mitu, F-One Wave Board test, a wave board for 4 hrs per day, transportation to and from the airport, spot guiding and transportation to the wave spots on the island during the 5 days, beach barbeque, F-One Kite test option, welcome get together and briefing for the week;)

For other apartment options please look at: Accommodation for kitesurfers on Sal.

Kurse-Wave Camp
Kurse-Wave Camp
Kitesurf Urlaub
Kitesurf Urlaub
Kitesurf Kurse-Kap Verden
Kitesurf Kurse-Kap Verden
Kitesurf Kurs-Sal
Kitesurf Kurs-Sal
Sal-Wave Camp
Sal-Wave Camp
Wave Camp-Kurse
Wave Camp-Kurse
Wave Camp-Urlaub
Wave Camp-Urlaub

Kitesurf and spots on Sal

The choices of kitesurfing spots are astounding if you know where to go.

In the western part of the island you can find numerous wavespots.

In the bay of Baia da Murdeira you’ll find the spots Calhita Funda, Rife and Praia da Canoa. Baia de Joaquim Petinha is another spot to kitesurf in the waves.

For the more adventurous, there are world-class wave spots – most of all, the waves at Ponta Preta as you may know from the tons of videos. The waves here are very fast and have been known to have wave faces up to eight meters on big days. Those who don’t feel fit enough for the waves in Ponta Preta, should still check out this spot and watch the pros ripping the waves.

There are spots with side-onshore wind and small wind waves for intermediate kiters on the eastern, windward side of the island. This is also where you’ll find the so-called Kite Beach.

Santa Maria in the south is a great beginner cove with flat water, so even freestyle kitesurfers get their money’s worth. The western part of Santa Maria is also where Mitu and Djo’s professional kitesurf school is located. There you’ll find a large assortment of new F-One kite equipment. On the southwestern corner of the bay, there is also an excellent wave spot which is only recommended for those who can really kitesurf due to the offshore wind.

It´s Mitu’s secret to which of these spots he will take you.

Dates 2016

ampel-orange January: 17.01.-21.01.
ampel-orange February: 07.02. – 11.02.
ampel-orange March: 13.03. – 17.03.
ampel-gruen March: 27.03. – 31.03.
ampel-gruen April: 10.04. – 14.04.

Caution: The spots we use during the advanced clinics are only for advanced kitesurfers. You should already be able to kitesurf upwind and do a quick and controlled relauch of the kite. Other requirements are simple jibing and switch riding. Please understand that the group cannot make allowances for kitesurfers who do not handle these maneuvers.

bookable: ampel-gruen allmost full (just 1-4 places): ampel-orange fully booked: ampel-rot

Inclusive services

– 1 week at the kite apartment in a double room (single room/other accommodations available at cost)

– 5-day intensive wave kitesurfing training with Mitu Monteiro

– Spot guiding and transportation to the wave spots on the island

– Transportation to and from the airport

– F-One Waveboard test

– Barbeque dinner (drinks not included)

– Testing of F-One kites

– Welcome get together and briefing for the week

Accommodations on Sal

Welcome to the Kitesurf Island Sal

If you decide to travel with us, you are not only booking flight and accommodation, and then left on your own afterwards.. Our package always consists of the daily transfer to the kite beach, kite-storage and launch/land service, as well as a general on site care and guidance by our German and English speaking KiteWorldWide team. Moreover, to round the experience off, we organize a weekly beach-bbq for all our guests.

In September 2014 we were at last on Sal. Primarily, to extend our range of accommodations. While doing so, we have followed your feedback of the last years and now offer five different hotels and apartment complexes.

All lodgings offered by us are located in the eastern part of Santa Maria. To the city centre you need not more than chilled 5-8 minutes walk. In the direct surroundings to the apartments you’ll find plenty of rustic and cozy restaurants, cafe and bars for every taste and budget. Our KiteWorldWide team live in the same area and is looking forward to going kiting with you!

Santa Maria Beach Hotel

The Santa Maria beach hotel is a traditional and popular surfers and kiters hotel.
The hotel is not new but the standard and condition is good and clean. The hotel is nice and quiet, the team there are extremely friendly and helpful and are happy to support you with all issues and/or questions. To the beach it’s less than 50m. You simply have to cross the small sand street.

Standard Rooms

The spacious rooms are equipped with TV (also rather traditionally), fridge and air-conditioning and have a balcony / terrace. The rooms are easily suitable for 3 persons.

Sea View Rooms

The sea view rooms offer the same comfort as the normal rooms but additionally fascinate with their stunning view on the blue Atlantic.

Family Rooms

The family room offers the same standard as the normal rooms. However, they are a little bit bigger and have four beds.

Food and Beverage

Continental breakfast with bread, cheese and ham, cheese spread, jam, coffee, an simple fruit juice, cornflakes, milk as well as freshly prepared egg dishes like fried egg, omelette and/or scrambled eggs.

Leme Bedje

The Leme Bedje Apartment Complex is only separated from the beach by a small and little used street. It offers a beautiful pool area as well as a palm garden.

The rooms are equipped with practical, but fully sufficient, interior. Furthermore, the rooms are daily cleaned and bed linen as well as towels are provided at no costs.

In the Leme Bedje we offer you 4 different lodging types. All of them are equipped with an en suite bathroom and air-conditioning.

2 Room Apartments

Our 2 rooms apartments contain of a full-equipped kitchen unit, living and a separate bedroom. Most suitable for 2-3 persons. If you like it close to each other, maybe also for 4 persons (with clear conscience, we can’t recommend the sleeping couch for more than 1 person).

2 Room Apartments with Sea View

Our 2 room apartments with sea view contain of the same standard as the normal apartments but fascinate, – for those who still haven’t had enough of it during the day, with a stunning look over the sea.

3 Room Apartments

For those, who fancy a little bit more space, we offer convenient 3 room apartments with 2 bedrooms and a living room. We recommend this apartment to groups of 4 persons who like to have a little bit more space and comfort. Theoretically an allocation with up to 6 persons would be possible.

3 Room Apartments with Sea View

Who cannot or simply don’t want to choose between space and view, finds with our 3 room apartments with sea view the best deal!

Food and Beverage

All Apartments are self-provider accommodations. In the direct surroundings to the lodgings you’ll find plenty of rustic and cozy restaurants, cafe and bars for every taste and budget.

Beach Residence

The Beach Residence apartment complex with its typical African interior and atmosphere offers a good standard. Those of you, who after the for Sal typical endless sessions, still don’t have enough of the water; can relax at the big pool of Porto Antigo. This is free of charge for all Beach Residence guests.

Moreover, a 24/7 Security, daily cleaning service and free bed linen and towels are provided.

In the Beach Residence, we offer ground floor apartments.

Equipped with kitchen unit, bathroom and spacious and nicely furnished living and bedroom. Because of the ground floor location, all windows are burglary-proof.

Food and Beverage
All Apartments are self-provider accommodations. In the direct surroundings to the lodgings you’ll find plenty of rustic and cozy restaurants, cafe and bars for every taste and budget.

Porto Antigo

The Porto Antigo apartment complex is the first choice for families and all guests who place special emphasis on quietness and comfort.
The complex lies directly on its private beach, which is protected from the open sea by a big mole. Here also children can splash around in the water without any trouble or danger. Who needs a time out of wind and salt water, just chills on the big pool or in one of the own restaurants and bars. All apartments are cleaned daily. Bed linen and towels are included and changed weekly.

With problems or questions, the reception is happy to help you out.
The whole complex is protected 24 hour by a private security service.

At Port Antigo we offer three types of accommodation, all consisting of an en suite bath room and air conditioning.


The studios provide a fully equipped kitchen unit, a sleeping couch and own terrace or own balcony. Best suitable for 1-2 persons.

Studios with Sea View

The studios with sea view provide the same standard as the normal studios but additionally, while enjoying your morning coffee or cool evening beer, a stunning view over the Atlantic Ocean.


The 2 room apartments contain of a full-equipped kitchen unit, a living and sleeping area as well as an own balcony or a terrace. Best suitable for 2-3 persons. If you like it close to each other, maybe also for 4 persons (with clear conscience, we can’t recommend the sleeping couch for more than 1 person).

Food and Beverage

All Apartments are self-provider accommodations. In the direct surroundings to the lodgings you’ll find plenty of rustic and cozy restaurants, cafe and bars for every taste and budget.

Beach Club Sal

The Beach Club Sal is the right location for those of you, who after the longest sessions still have some energy left and want to be right in the middle of things.

Located right in the centre of Sal and directly at the beach, Sal Beach Club offers an huge sun terrace, an own pub, live football streaming and authentic British flair.

The rooms are fashionable and rustic decorated, and you might get the feeling of being on a sailboat because of the use of natural wood all over. From the rooftop terrace you have a spectacular view over the whole beach of Santa Maria.

All rooms are equipped with an own marble flagged bathroom with warm water shower/WC, TV, ventilator, fridge, air condition (additional charge) and comfortable double beds.

Food and Beverage
On site you can book a (rather simple) breakfast and/or dinner. However, in the direct surroundings to the lodgings you’ll find plenty of lovely and cozy restaurants, cafe and bars for every taste and budget.

Alternative Activities

Around the Wave Clinic there is a lot to experience and to explore on Sal. You can go surfing, stand-up paddling (SUP), diving, deep-sea fishing, sailing, island tours or quad tours. For more information click here.

Gastronomy on Sal

You’re completely worn out from kitesurfing, surfing, diving, sailing… but you still have enough energy to go out to eat? No problem, because the Cape Verdian kitchen is absolutely delicious.

Fish-lovers  will be right at home. Tuna, mackerel, squid, oysters, crayfish, and shrimp, just to name a few, are served boiled, grilled or fried everywhere on the island. But don’t worry! Meat lovers and vegetarians won’t be disappointed, either.

General Information

How to get to Sal?

Airport: Sal (SID)

The short flight to Cape Verde is only about six hours from Germany. Just 1.5 hours longer flight than to Egypt, you’ll be spoiled in the winter with boardshorts/shorty weather and reliable winds.

Holiday airlines, such as TUIFly, leave several days a week from numerous German airports.

Hamburg   Tue.
Frankfurt   Fri. + Wed.
Hannover  Fri. + Wed.
Cologne     Fri. + Wed.
Munich      Fri. + Wed.
Stuttgart    Fri. + Wed

From Scandinavia:

Star Tour flies to Sal every Wednesday directly from Stockholm and Copenhagen.

TAP offers good connections several times a week via Lisbon from Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen.

Condor flies via Frankfurt every Friday from all Scandinavian capitals as well as Gothenburg, though the flight back will land both in Banjul and Frankfurt.

Ask us, and we will find the best connections and prices for you.

From the airport it’s only 15 minutes to Santa Maria, and you’ll already see the Kite Beach and the kites from a distance on the way to your accommodation. That’ll really get you ready to head to the beach.

Food and Beverage

In our mostly rather remote destinations, we put great emphasize on the cooperation with farmers, fishers and markets from the surrounding villages. Due to the use of regional and seasonal products, we ask for your understanding that specific diets can only be considered very little – such as lactose free, gluten free or vegan dishes.