You are welcomed at the airport and transported to the 5 star Saltycrax Backpackers in Blouberg. The hostel is within walking distance from all bars, restaurants, the beach, shops and transport terminals. Blouberg is famous for kitesurfing, water sports and its amazing views of Table Mountain. For the rest of your day you can go down to the famous Kite Beach to capture some great views of Table Mountain, sip a cocktail, get lunch or take a stroll on the beach. At night a traditional South African meal is cooked on the fire. This is a great opportunity to meet new people from around the world.
You will spend the night at Saltycrax.
After breakfast, a qualified kitesurfing instructor from Wind Sports will meet you. He will take you to the world famous Kite Beach that has an amazing backdrop of Table Mountain and a steady supply of wind and waves. Your first day of lessons will begin with:
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Kiteboarding
Includes safety, equipment setup, understanding the wind and land based flying.
- Lesson 2: Water Introduction
Includes large kite handling, self launch and hopefully body dragging through the water.
- Lesson 3: Water Skills
Includes advanced body dragging, water relaunch and basic board skills. You are taken back to the hostel after an exciting day of kiting. Relax around the fire while a potjie; a traditional South African stew, is cooked. The rest of the night is yours to discover the local night life.
You make your way back to the beach after filling up with a hearty breakfast. Your final day of lessons include:
- Lesson 4: Board Basics
Includes first water starts on a board and first ride.
- Lesson 5: Supervised Riding and Tips
Includes riding with power, change of direction and holding an edge.
You will now be an IKO accredited kitesurfer and will receive a certificate and card allowing you to kite anywhere in the world!
- Welcome BBQ
- 12 hrs Kite Surfing lessons with a certified I.K.O Instructor
- Equipment Rental