If you love the ocean, the breeze and adrenaline then kite boarding / surfing might be just the thing for you to try during your vacation in Punta Cana. The Kite Boarding School (KBS) is located just north of Punta Cana in the area of Uvero Alto (approx. 30-45 minutes from Punta Cana airport). The wind and ocean conditions here are especially good for kite surfing.
The IKO certified instructors will teach you the skills and techniques of kite surfing from the ground up – or from the beach to the ocean! The instructors have more than 7 years of experience and have successfully instructed more than 1000 students since 2008. The instructors will take you from zero to hero, as they say, and tailor the course to fit your needs. And once you graduate, you’ll receive an official IKO certificate, which you can use to go kite surfing all over the world.
The 3-day Discovery Kite boarder package is offered as private lessons (3 x 3 hours) or as group lessons (3 x 4 hours). Lessons with 1-2 students will have 1 instructor and 1 kite. Lessons with more than 2 students will usually have 2 instructors and 2 kites.
Day 1 Level A to E: This level is for the beginner. Start on the beach and get to know the basic techniques. You’ll learn how to navigate wind windows, safeties, kite surfing theory on the beach, how to set up a power kite, launch and land, self-rescue and kite control in the water.
Day 2 Level F to I: This level is for the intermediate kite boarder. Continue your training in the water with the instructor and learn how to do your first body dragging down wind and up-wind, how to do you first water starts and do short rides.
Day 3 Level J to N: This level in for the independent kite boarder in the water with the instructor. You’ll learn how to do long rides on both sides and up-wind. Soon, you’ll become an independent kite boarder and ride on your own.
After day 3, you should be able to kite surf on your own! Individual lessons for advanced & freestyle are also available. Equipment rental is available.
WHAT'S INCLUDED: Pickup in hotels in Bavaro/Punta Cana Area (transportation may not be available or may be subject to an additional fee from some hotels), IKO certified kite boarding instructor, all gear and equipment.
WHAT TO WEAR AND/OR BRING: Wear board shorts / shorts & T-shirt, beach sandals, bathing suit, sun glasses, a cap and eco-friendly sun lotion (without oxybenzone) that does not damage the corals and ocean life. Bring a beach towel, camera and cash money (US$) for gratuities.
CHILDREN: The minimum age for children to participate in this excursion is 9 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years old).
PRICES: All prices are per person (US$).
IMPORTANT TO KNOW:
The exact description of this excursion, whas's included and prices are subject to change without prior notice
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