Definitely not a sport for the faint hearted, this is a great way to get the adrenaline pumping and push yourself to the max! 
 
Kitesurfing is a sport that requires two natural resources, wind and water. This watersport doesn't have to be on big waves or choppy water, you can enjoy this sport on mirror-flat lagoons. There is a lot to learn, but UCPA have courses each step of the way to get you from mastering the basics to pulling off some aerial transitions.

Where to go and when

Resort Best season for wind
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Lacanau                        
Port Barcares                      

 

Essaouria                        
Dakhla                        
El Gouna                         
Fuerteventura                      
 

For Beginners

What kit do you need?
UCPA will provide all kiting equipment including; kites, boards, wetsuits What you need to bring; swimwear, suncream, rash vest, cap and sunglasses 

How fit do you need to be?
You don’t need to be super-fit to kitesurf. However, a general level of fitness will help you progress faster, give you more stamina on the water and help you avoid injuries. Most of the kit is lightweight, so you don’t need lots of muscle strength either.

What will I be able to do by the end of the week?
Well this is up to your speed of progression really! The key skills that you are likely to learn as a beginner are how to fly a kite on land, launching, landing and controlling it. Then you will progress to learning how to fly it in the water and then getting up and riding on a board!

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For Improvers/Intermediates

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What kit do you need?
UCPA will provide all kiting equipment including; kites, boards, wetsuits What you need to bring; swimwear, suncream, rash vest, cap and sunglasses 

How fit do you need to be?
You don’t need to be super-fit to kitesurf. However, a general level of fitness will help you progress faster, give you more stamina on the water and help you avoid injuries. Most of the kit is lightweight, so you don’t need lots of muscle strength either.

What will I be able to do by the end of the week?
Well this is up to your speed of progression really! The key skills that you are likely to learn as a beginner are how to fly a kite on land, launching, landing and controlling it. Then you will progress to learning how to fly it in the water and then getting up and riding on a board!

For the more advanced kitesurfers

What skills should I already have?

You will be able to confidently (hopefully!) go away from the shore (with side-shore and side-on-shore wind) while body dragging, go down wind and come back to the shore. You should know the water start theory like the back of your hand: board and body positioning, kite piloting.

What will I be able to do by the end of the week? 

Edge control- acceleration by edging down and moving the kite, stop by edging, edge on the heel and toe side to change the course. Ride upwind. Switch direction smoothly. Perform jumps and tricks.

 

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