Kiteboarding Events with KiteWorldWide at Sal, Cape Verde

Contact:

UK: +44 (0)2036 085 777
DE: +49 (0)40-20 93 45 090
CH: +41 (0)43-50 81 504
info@kiteworldwide.com

+ Intensive coaching in small groups
+ 6 days professional support and coaching by VDWS licensed kite instructors
+ Huge material pool with the latest kite gear, provided by Kiteboarding Events
+ Stay in the new Kite House
+ Live comfortably and together with likeminded people experiencing an unique atmosphere
+ Most reliable spot for winter, only 6 flying hours away
+ Kiteboarding Events coaching team on site

After the more than successful events at Sicily, Cape Town and Flecheiras, it’s time for the VDWS-licensed trainerteam from Kiteboarding Events to head to Cape Verde islands. Explore the surroundings of Sal with us, discover the hottest wave spots and enjoy the cozy atmosphere in the individual Kite House after your sessions.

What awaits you? The Kiteboarding Events coach team, a huge material pool with testkites and boards from different brands and of course the assistance of the KiteWorldWide team on site. In small groups of maximum 12 advanced kitesurfers we hit the waves around Sal. There is always at least one coach on the water with you, to give you tips on jumps, jibbs or other tricks with the wave board or twintip. For maximal progress, we will have small groups and an intensive program!

After a long while of searching, going back and forth and bargaining good deals we will finally have our very own KiteWorldWide Kite House in Sal! Not without any reason the building owners call the former „Turtle House“ their oeuvre. The unique style of the accommodation is shown in every detail and each centimeter is affectionately elaborated. Trough this individual design and the consistent planting the Kite House offers an unique flair.

The kitesurf spots on Sal have something for everyone: the Kite Beach with side-onshore wind and small wind waves and 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).

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Kitesurfen auf 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.

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 you’ll find the only place in the bay 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 experienced kitesurfers, as the wind blows offshore. Those who don’t want to tackle the waves in Ponta Preta at the western part of the island, should still come and check out this spot and watch the pros ripping it out in the waves.

Impressions from Kiteboarding Events

Kiteboarding Events

Kiteboarding Events is one of the oldest event provider in the kite industry and characterized by teaching skills, safety, experience and spot knowledge on a very high level. A partner as one can only wish for! Kiteboarding Events certainly also offers a huge kite gear pool with the latest equipment of the season of 2016. Find the top selling brands North, Core and Cabrinha!

The spot in Sal offers the perfect conditions and assures a fast and easy progress with the instructors always by your side.

Dates

 ampel-gruen  10.02. – 17.02.2018 

 ampel-gruen  17.02. – 24.02.2018
 ampel-gruen  24.02. – 03.03.2018
 ampel-gruen  03.03. – 10.03.2018
Arrivals and departures are on Saturday. Event begins on Sunday and finishes on Friday.

ampel-gruen  bookable
ampel-orange  almost full (1-4 places left)
ampel-rot  fully booked

Prices

Price for the event: 1.259€

(Price example in double occupancy in the KiteWorldWide House and usage of the Kitebaording Events equipment pool)

Services

+ 6 days intensive group training
+ 4-6 hrs daily program
+ Lessons in theory, kite gear & self rescue
+ 2017 material pool specifically put together for Cape Verde
+ Transportation to and from the airport
+ Daily transport to the spot
+ Barbeque dinner at the Kite House (drinks not included)
+ Barbeque dinner at the beach (drinks not included)
+ Santa Maria by night (inkl. local food, drinks not included)
+ No-wind activites Surf & SUP with supervision and tips & tricks
+ Event-Shirt

Flights & Transfer

We would also like to help you by organizing your flight and transfer.

The Kiteboarding Events Team

Accommodation on Sal

The KiteWorldWide Kite House

Not without any reason the building owners call the former „Turtle House“ their oeuvre. The unique style of the accommodation is shown in every detail and each centimeter is affectionately elaborated. Trough this individual design and the consistent planting the Kite House offers a unique flair.

You life together with likeminded people from all over the world. Relax after a long day full of sessions in the lounge, the rooftop terrace with few to the spot or any of the other community areas and let the day draw to an end with one or two glasses of wine. Or you cook together in the shared kitchen – because four rooms are sharing one kitchen and a lounge area: perfect for some cooking sessions or kitchen parties“ Of course you don’t have to step down for comfort – the Kite House offers solid European standard.

There is a main house and one side house right next to each other. Each room comes with either a balcony or a terrace. Those balconies and terraces of the rooms facing south are open, the ones from the rooms facing north are closed by a huge window to protect you from the wind, but can also be opened if you want it to.

In order to start your day right and strong there will be a rich and balanced kiter breakfast on the ground floor of the main house. There you can already make plans for the day with all the other guests while enjoying your first sip of coffee.

Rooms

Each room is equipped with a comfortable double or twin bed, as well as spacious wardrobe, a private bathroom with warm water shower, a mini-safe and a fan. Furthermore each room is designed in another, individual theme. Always four rooms share one fully equipped kitchen – everything’s there from water kettle over microwave and toaster to sandwich maker – and lounge area.

In addition, for the Kiteboarding Events we offer „shared rooms“, which means you share a double room with another participant. Therefore you can save money and to be honest, you will be spending more time on the water than in your hotel room anyways ;)

Studios

The spacious studios offer space for 2-3 people and are, just like the rest of the accommodation, designed and furnished in an individual surfer style. The studios are equipped with a mini-safe, a fan, private bathroom, living area and small kitchen.

Penthouse

The penthouse is the heart pice of the Kite House side building. From your private balcony you have an amazing view. Furthermore the penthouse can accommodate 4-5 people and is equipped with a mini-safe, fan, kitchenette and a spacious bathroom.

Apartment

Just like the penthouse in the side building, the apartment in the main building is the highlight of the Kite House. The former owner used to live here so it is very spacious. From the private rooftop terrace you enjoy an unique 360 degree panoramic view over Santa Maria and the Kite Beach. Furthermore the apartment can accommodate 4-5 people and is equipped with a mini-safe, fan, kitchenette and a spacious bathroom. We don’t have any pictures yet because it will be newly decorated, but they will be coming soon.

Get an inquiry for your kite holiday to Cape Verde!

Alternative Activities

At this point we’d like to give you a little overview over alternative activities that you can do on site. The main activity on the island is definitively kitesurfing but Sal can offer so much more.

General Information

The island Sal and the locals

The Cape Verde islands were accidentally discovered by Portuguese seafarer back in 1500. Cabo Verde means : the islands of the green cape. But with „green cape“ they mean todays Senegal, of which the islands belonged. This explains why the islands aren’r really green, which would have justified their name.
The republic of Cape Verde consists of 15 islands that are partly occupied, partly not. They are the most southern archipelago of the North-african group of islands. They emerged out of volcanic activities and can be divided into Sotavento (turning their back to the wind) and Barlavento (facing the wind) islands.

Through the fusion between different cultures and languages of European and African island habitants, an own lifestyle and dialect, called Creole, evolved. The Cape Verdeans developed their own identity through this.

Sal: „the island of salt“ belongs of course to the Barlavento-islands and is located at the north east border of the archipelago. The name came up when back in the 17th century the island got occupied for salt extraction. Stress and rush is something Cape Verdeans don’t know and you’ll get to hear „não problema“ and „um momeno“ often. The saying: „The European people have the watches and the African people have the time“ is absolutely suited to Cape Verde. Get into this relaxed atmosphere of the islander. Explore and enjoy the flair that comes along with this relaxed attitude of the locals.

Gastronomy

You’re absolutely tuckered out from all the kitesurfing, surfing, diving, sailing…but for some food you’d still be up for? No problem, the Cape Verdian kitchen lures with tasty and rustic food.
In Sal all the fish lovers are going to get their money’s worth of tuna, mackerels, squid, langoustine, shells, crabs – just to name a few. They get cooked, grilled or fried and served freshly all over the island. But don’t worry also for those who like meat and vegetable slightly more, they will gewt something to eat.

Entry documents and Visa

  • You can obtain a visa at the airport for 25€
  • Passport valid for at least six months

Currency and other payments

  • The currency is the „Escudo de Cabo Verde (ECV)
  • Partly paying in Euro is working but you’d get ECV as change
  • Getting money from ATMs is possible but pretty expensive (with credit card, mostly only Visa)
  • Here you get to a currency converter:
    https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/

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 dayIn 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.

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.

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)