Kitesurf holidays to Sal

Cape Verde: Kitesurfing on the island

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

+ New in 2017: The KiteWorldWide Kite House
+ Life comfortably and together with likeminded people experiencing a unique atmosphere
+ Most reliable spot for winter, only 6 flying hours away
+ New, professional kite station of Mitu Monteiro at the Kite Beach
+ Learn to (wave-)kite surf from the world champion
+ Daily kite shuttle as well as other activities included 
+ Season runs from October to May
+ Kitesurfing with Mitu – exclusively at KiteWorldWide
+ If you rather push your level in a group: The Wave Camp with Mitu

Just a few weeks after receiving an e-mail from Mitu Monteiro himself we decided to go to the island of endless kitesurfing opportunities. 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 from 2017 on! Experience the unique atmosphere of Cape Verde together with up to 40 kite-freaks with a perfect mix of high comfort and individual design.

Great weather all year long and wind from November 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 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).

You’ll won’t find the best conditions for beginners, but 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. On one evening a week you’ll have a great beach BBQ or a community dinner in one of the typical cape verde beach restaurants.

To round up the holiday there are economic and sporting equipment-friendly flights. 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 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.

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 – without hidden costs. 

Intermediate and advanced riders that come with their own material or people who don’t want to kitesurf can take the basic package and get the same included accomplishments that are in the kite course packages – just without the courses and material rental.

Included accomplishments:

– Accommodation in your chosen category
– Kitecourse / rental as booked
– Storage
– KiteWorldWide Guide on site
– English speaking instructors on site
– Transportation to and from the airport
– Daily transport to the spot
– Tasty breakfast
– 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

Attention: Due to the extremely reduced package prices, there are no refunds of costs for the rental equipment or courses in the case of unsuitable weather conditions (too much or too less wind)!

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/restaurant, toilettes, enough space for storage with lockers,  a chill-out lounge and a playground (rumor has it that this isn’t only col for kids!).

Course / Gear

Kitesurf Courses

All the colleagues of Mitu & Djos’ kite school are happy to welcome you at their spot. The teachers are fully qualified and they teach in small groups to ensure fast progression. The team of Mitu is speaking all sorts of languages so there should be the right teacher to suit your language.

Kitesurf Gear

The kite center provides you with the latest gear from F-One. You’ll find everything you could wish for from trainer kites to wave boards.

Beginner Kite Course

Along with the options for intermediate and advanced kiters, beginners can also take advantage of the conditions on Sal. The kite center of Mitu and Djo is located directly at the Kite Beach, north east from Santa Maria. To guarantee progress right from the very beginning, we offer beginner kite courses.

Inclusive accomplishments

  • 12 hours kite course
  • Max. 3 students per instructor
  • Kite equipment for the rest of your stay

Intermediate Kite Course

For those of you who have had a kite course, but don’t feel comfortable just yet, there is a  refresh course, also held at the Kite Beach.

Inclusive accomplishments

  • 9 hours kite course
  • Max. 3 students per instructor
  • Kite equipment for the rest of your stay
  • Safe kite control required

Advanced Kite Course

For all advanced kiters we offer an advanced kite course to reach your individual goals.

Inclusive accomplishments

  • 3 hours kite course
  • Max. 2 students per instructor
  • Waveboard or twin tip – both is possible
  • Kite equipment for the rest of your stay
  • Safe kite control required

Wave Camp Preparation Course

In order to prepare you for the wave camps we offer an additional Wave Camp Preparation Course. This isn’t obligatory but we highly recommend it.

This course consists of a 6-hours wave-kiting training in small groups of up to four people. You’ll go through all the basics of strapless wave kiting, board position, tack, changing stance, wave lessons.

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 from your twintip. 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 from the brand F-One and 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.

Kiteboarding Events

Explore the surroundings of Sal with the VDWS-licensed Trainer Team from Kiteboarding Events, get to know the best wave spots and enjoy the cozy atmosphere of the new Kite House after your session. A specialized coaching team from one of the oldest providers in the kite business, a large pool of the latest equipment as well as intensive coaching in small groups for fast results are awaiting you.

Dates 2018:

 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

For more information check out the Kiteboarding Events page.

Special Event

Wave Camps with Mitu Monteiro

For all the advanced and pro kiters who want to spend some more time in the waves we introduce the  Wave Camp with spot guiding and training with Mitu Monteiro in person.

Dates 2018 

ampel-orange 08.01. – 12.01.2018

ampel-gruen 09.04. – 13.04.2018

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

Get an inquiry for your kite holiday to Cape Verde!

Welcome to the Kitesurf Island Sal

If you decide to travel with us, we don’t only book your flight and accommodation, our packages always consist 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 English speaking KiteWorldWide team. Moreover, to round the experience off, we organize a weekly beach-bbq for all our guests.

For a long time, we have been looking for the perfect accommodation on Sal and now finally we can call this kitesurfer jewel ours.

The KiteWorldWide Kite House

Not without any reason the building owners call the former „Turtle House” their oeuvre (French for Art work). The unique style of the accommodation is shown in every detail and each centimeter is affectionately elaborated. Through this individual design and the consistent panted Colors of the house, the Kite House offers a very unique flair.

You Will live together with likeminded people from all over the world. Relax after a long day full of sessions in the lounge, or the rooftop terrace with views over the spot. Or enjoy any of the other community areas and let the day draw to an end with a nice bottle of wine. You cook together in the shared kitchen –four rooms are sharing one kitchen and a lounge area: perfect for some cooking sessions or kitchen parties” the Kite House is fitted out to a high European standard and has all the latest kitchen facilities.

There is a main house and one smaller house just next door. Each room comes with either a balcony or a terrace.  The South facing rooms have doors that can be opened onto a balcony, the north facing rooms 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 ready for some serious sessions on the water we make sure you have a huge 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 Fantastically tasty and nutritious breakfast.

KiteWorldWide House Sal / Cape Verde

Welcome to THE new accommodation for kitesurfers & friends in Sal / Cape Verde: The KiteWorldWide House Sal. Boutique Style rooms, ample communal space, close to the spot that you can even walk back from the southerly end of Kitebeach after a downwinder! Open from February 1, 2017, join us: www.kiteworldwide.com/en/kiteholidays/cape-verde-sal

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Rooms

Each room is equipped with a comfortable double or twin bed, as well as a spacious wardrobe, a private bathroom with warm water shower, a mini-safe and a fan. Each room is designed in an individual theme. Always four rooms share one fully equipped kitchen –The kitchen is fully equipped with all you need such as microwave, toaster, sandwich maker etc. There is also a very comfortable lounge area to hangout in.

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 peace 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 in this side of the property, you will see why, it is very spacious. With quick access to the rooftop community terrace you will enjoy a unique 360 degree panoramic view over Santa Maria and the Kite Beach. Furthermore the apartment can accommodate 3-4 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!

Price Calculator & Online Booking

With the following form you can check availabilities and prices for your kite trip to Cape Verde and book directly online. If you want to book additional services which are not part of the form you also can make a non-binding request with our request form on this website. You can also fill in this form when we shall look for a matching flight for you.

PRICE EXAMPLES

In the following you will find price examples for the next months. These prices are actual prices (no “beginning from” prices), which were updated on the 20th of November 2017. We appreciate your understanding that the flight prices might change.

November

Basic package

+ Flight from/to Madrid from 21.11. – 28.11. (Royal Air Maroc)
+ Room in the KiteWorldWide House Sal
+ Airport transfer
+ BBQ-night at the beach and in the KiteWorldWide House
+ Daily kite shuttle as well as other activities included
+ Kite storage & rescue

Price per person in double occuppancy: 887 €

Intermediate package

+ Flight from/to Madrid from 21.11. – 28.11. (Royal Air Maroc)
+ 6 hours of kite course including the equipment for the rest of the week
+ Studio im KiteWorldWide House Sal
+ Airport transfer
+ BBQ-night at the beach and in the KiteWorldWide House
+ Daily kite shuttle as well as other activities included
+ Kite storage & rescue

Price per person in double occuppancy: 1329 €

December

Basic package

+ Flight from/to London from 09.12. – 16.12. (TAP)
+ Room in the KiteWorldWide House Sal
+ Airport transfer
+ BBQ-night at the beach and in the KiteWorldWide House
+ Daily kite shuttle as well as other activities included
+ Kite storage & rescue

Price per person in double occuppancy: 1316 €

Intermediate package

+ Flight from/toLondon from 09.12. – 16.12. (TAP)
+ 6 hours of kite course including the equipment for the rest of the week
+ Studio im KiteWorldWide House Sal
+ Airport transfer
+ BBQ-night at the beach and in the KiteWorldWide House
+ Daily kite shuttle as well as other activities included
+ Kite storage & rescue

Price per person in double occuppancy: 1799 €

January

Basic package

+ Flight from/to Brussel from 13.01. – 20.01. (Hahn Air)
+ Room in the KiteWorldWide House Sal
+ Airport transfer
+ BBQ-night at the beach and in the KiteWorldWide House
+ Daily kite shuttle as well as other activities included
+ Kite storage & rescue

Price per person in double occuppancy: 1292 €

Intermediate package

+ Flight from/to Brussel from 13.01. – 20.01. (Hahn Air)
+ 6 hours of kite course including the equipment for the rest of the week
+ Studio im KiteWorldWide House Sal
+ Airport transfer
+ BBQ-night at the beach and in the KiteWorldWide House
+ Daily kite shuttle as well as other activities included
+ Kite storage & rescue

Price per person in double occuppancy: 1783 €

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.

Activities that you can book on site (not included in the price)

Surfing

If you already know the waves around Sal, why not just leave your kite at home and try out the waves without the wind.

SUP – Stand Up Paddle

The different spots around Sal with smaller waves and shallow water are perfect for SUP.

Diving

There are several diving schools in Santa Maria, which can take you on diving trips to bring you a little closer to the underwater world.

Deep-Sea Fishing

In case you’re bringing along hunters and gatherers, there are fishing trips available for trolling and bottom-fishing all around Sal. If you want you can catch your dinner yourself!

Sailing

Whether you’re looking for a catamaran or a traditional sailboat, sailing is a good change from kitesurfing and a great alternative for non kitesurfers. You can enjoy a relaxing time on the water especially tranquil on the light breeze days. Don’t forget your swimming suits!

Island Tours

If you’ve had enough wind, water and waves, you can take a day tour on the island with the main mode of transportation, aluguer taxi.

Quad-Tours

On the southern part of the island, you’ll have the opportunity to discover the most remote corners of the island on a quad-tour.

Get an inquiry for your kite holiday to Cape Verde!

General Information

The island Sal and the locals

The Cape Verde islands were accidentally discovered by Portuguese seafarers back in the 1500s. Cabo Verde means : the islands of the green cape. But the “green cape“ actually referred to todays Senegal, to 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 10 islands that are partially occupied. 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, unique culture and dialect, called Creole, evolved. The Cape Verdeans developed their own identity through this.

Sal: „the island of salt“ belongs 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 much about and you’ll get to hear “não problema“ (no problem) and “um moment“ (just a moment) 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 island. Explore and enjoy the flair that comes along with this relaxed attitude from the locals.

Gastronomy

You will be absolutely stoked from all the adventure sports available here on the island, which will give you a huge appetite to keep your energy levels up for more and more action.  The Cape Verdean kitchen will keep your energy levels up and have you begging for more with its tasty and rustic food.

In Sal all the fish lovers are going to get their money’s worth with tuna, mackerels, squid, langoustine, shells, crabs – just to name a few. They get cooked, grilled or fried and served freshly all over the island. There are also plenty of meat and Vegeterian options available.

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)
  • You can pay in euro but you will get ECV as change
  • Getting money from ATMs is possible but it can be pretty expensive (with credit card, generally only Visa works)
  • Here you get to a currency converter:
  • https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/

Flights

  • A quick flight to Cape Verde only takes around 6 hours from North west Europe
  • Use the fightfinder below to find tickets
  • regular flights are offered by TUIFly
Hamburg Tuesday
Frankfurt, Cologne, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart Wednesdays and Fridays

From the UK:

  • you can fly direct with TUIFLy
  • TAP fly via Lisbon, with connection it will take around 8 hours

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.

You can always 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 self catering, calculate approximately 15-25 € per day in our mostly rather remote destinations, we put great emphasize on the cooperation with farmers, fisher men and markets from the surrounding villages. Due to the use of regional and seasonal products, we ask for your understanding that specific diets can not always be catered for – such as lactose free, gluten free or vegan dishes.

Kiteschool and gear

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

Kiteservice includes:

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

What gear to take:

  • Board, harness, 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 when there is a swell from west to north-west
  • Ponta Sino, located at the southwest of the island has offshore wind and only recommended for (very) advanced kiter
  • Ponta Leme is mostly offshore wind, but does have pefectly flat water. Only recommended for the advanced kiter as the entry is very short and the wind is quite gusty due to the wind direction.

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 shorty or a thin longarm wetsuit
  • Kitegear (board, harness, bar and kites)