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Kitesurf holidays to Sal

Cape Verde: Kitesurfing on the island

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+ Most reliable spot for the winter time only 6 flying hours away
+ New, professional kite station of Mitu Monteiro at Kite Beach
+ Learn to (wave-)kite surf from the world champion
+ Daily kite shuttle as well as side program inclusive
+ Season from November to March
+ Kitesurfing with Mitu – exclusively at KiteWorldWide

Just a few weeks after receiving an e-mail from Mitu Monteiro himself we decided to go to the island of endless kitesurfing opportunities.

Great weather all year long and wind from December to May is a good start. The kitesurf spots on Sal have something for everyone: the Kite Beach with side-onshore wind and small wind waves. Santa Maria Beach with fairly well conditions for beginners – though not completely perfect, due to water depth – and freestylers. 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 circulating around).

There is nearly no better place to learn wave kiting than Cape Verde. That´s why we’ve put together a wide range of courses matching everyone’s needs and level.

We have also arranged an array of other activities for you to meet other kiters and get a feel for real life in Cape Verde. You´ll go to a rockin´beach bar one night and an awesome beach barbeque another.

Beautiful accommodations bring the whole package together and there is something for everyone. Economic and sporting equipment-friendly flights from everywhere in Germany. In just six hours, you´ll be at the very heart of the world of wave kitesurfing

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Kitesurfing Sal

Kitesurf Spots

If you know where to go, you’ll discover an astounding array of different kitesurfing spots.

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

The spot Santa Maria in the south is a great, nearly perfect, beginner cove with flat water, so even freestyle kiters get their money’s worth. At the western part of Santa Maria is where you find Mitu and Djo’s professional kitesurfing school. This is also the only place in the bay of Santa Maria where you can kitesurf, as the wind comes in side-shore to side-onshore.

At the western corner of the bay, there is also an excellent wave spot. This is only recommended for proper kitesurfers, as the wind blows offshore. Those who doesn’t feel fit enough for the waves in Ponta Preta at the western part of the island, should still check out this spot to check out the pros ripping the waves.


KiteWorldWide kitesurf holiday Package for Sal

Just like in many other KiteWorldWide Destinations we offer you the complete “no worry” packages for your kitesurfing journey to Sal.

- 1 week accomodation in  chosen category

– Kite service and gear rental (kite, board, bar) as booked

– Transportation to and from the airport

– Daily transport to the spot

– Barbeque dinner (drinks not included) & get together

– KiteWorldWide guide on site

Kitecenter

The kitecenter of Mitu and his friend Djo is located right on the Kitebeach. It is the perfect spot for beginners and their kiteschool is the only one at this well known part of the kitebeach. There is even a nice beach bar at the center to enoy the perfect sundowner right at the spot.

Course / Gear

Kitesurf Courses

All the collegues of Mitu & Djos’ kite school are happy to welcome you at their spot. All teachers are licensed and they teach in small groups to ensure a fast progress of your skills.

Kitesurf Gear

The kitecenter provides you with the latest gear of F-One.

Beginner Kite Course

Along with the options for intermediate and advanced kiters, beginners can also take advantage of the conditions on Sal. Depending on the wind, beginner kite courses are offered at Santa Maria or the Kite Beach (transportation on course days is included). On the western side of Santa Maria, the wind blows onshore and, as opposed to other areas, quite constantly. This is where Mitu & Djo’s kitesurf school is located and beginner courses are held. In January 2013 the kitecenter was completely renewed and replaced an old improvised beach shag.

To guarantee progress right from the very beginning, we offer 12 hour (four to five days) kite courses.

The evening program (beach BBQ and get together) is, of course, also included.

Intermediate Kite Course

For those of you who have had a kite course, but don’t feel comfortable just yet, there is a six hour refresh course.

Just like the beginner course, this course is offered in Santa Maria or at the Kite Beach depending on weather conditions (transportation on course days incl.).


Advanced Kite Course

For all advanced kiters we offer a two hours course to reach your individual goals and the kite gear for the duration of the course.

Wave Kite Course

There is no end in sight for the wave kitesurfing hype. If you’re just curious and already feel comfortable on a twin tip, but don’t want to buy a wave board just yet, we have a great  course for you.

You’ll receive a two hour-long wave kitesurf introduction which will provide you with the most important tips to make your switch as smooth as possible. Of course, you will also have the choice to surf with straps or strapless. We recommend going strapless to get the “true” wave feeling.

Rental

You will of course have the option to rent your kite gear on Sal. All equipment is F-One from the current season. You’ll also have the opportunity to try out twin tips and wave boards. Please note that you must be able to kite upwind to rent equipment.

Extra Service

Wave Clinics with Mitu Monteiro

For all the advanced and pro kiters who wants to spend some more times in the waves we introduce the new the Wave Clinics with spot guiding and training with Mitu Monteiro in person.

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-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 offer now 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 by foot. In the direct surroundings to the lodgings you’ll find plenty of rustic and cozy restaurants, cafe and bars for every taste and budget. Our KiteWorldWide team lives in the same area and is looking forward to go kiting with you!

Santa Maria Beach Hotel

 

The Santa Maria beach hotel is a traditional and popular surfers and kiters hotel.
Though the building has count a lot of years, its condition is throughout clean and sufficient. In this rather quiet hotel, the extremely friendly and helpful staff will support you with all issues and/or questions. To the beach it’s less than 50m. You simply got 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.

Studios

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.

Apartments

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

General Information

Entry documents and Visa

  • You can obtain a visa at the egyptian airport for 40€
  • Passport valid for at least six months

Currency and other payments

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Flights

  • The quick flight to Cape Verde only takes about 6 hours from Germany
  • Use the fightfinder below to find tickets
  • regular flights offered by TUIFly

 

 

Hamburg Tuesday
Frankfurt, Cologne, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart Wednesdays and Fridays

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.

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

Transfer

  • Only 15 minutes from the Airport to Santa Maria

Power supply and internet connection

  • European plug type C and F (230 V)
  • free Wireless is available but unreliable

Catering and more

  • Main dishes starting at 6 € (Tuna Filet)
  • For selfcatering, calculate approximately 15-25 € per day

Kiteschool and gear

  • Kiteschool Mitu Monteiro
  • Brandnew material (kites: F-One, Bandit 5-14m2, Boards: F-One, Trax, Demo, Acid)

Kiteservice includes:

  • Start –und Landingservice
  • Compressor
  • Extensive assitance through the team on location
  • Storage

What gear to take:

  • Board, trapeze, bar and kites
  • A male, advanced kiter (Level 6 or 7),  weighing ca. 80 kg needs: 8 – 12 m2
  • Most frequently used kitesize: 10 m2

 

Spots

  • Kitebeach (east side with side-onshore wind) approximately 10 min. from Santa Maria
  • Santa Maria Bay (Southside with side-offshore wind), not even 5 min. with the shuttle
  • Baia de Mudeira Bay, here you’ll find more spots: Calheta Funda, Rife and Praia da Canoa. These spots are for advanced kiters and recommended whe there is a swell from west to north-west
  • Ponta Sino, located at the southwest of the island has offshore wind and only recommended to (very) advanced kiter
  • Ponta Leme, also mostly offshore wind, offers pefectly flat surfaced water. Only recommended fort he advanced kiter as the entry is very short and the wind gusty

Packlist

  • Passport
  • Sunscreen, we recommend LSF 30 – 50, waterresistant
  • Aprés sun lotion
  • Beach towel
  • Flip flops
  • Summer clothing, possibly a jumper for the evenings (temeparatures are between 23°C and 30°C all year round
  • For beginners  we recommend thin surfshoes
  • during winter you might need a boardshort and a shorty or a thin longarm wetsuit
  • Kitegear (board, trapeze, bar and kites)