Learn to Kiteboard the right way
The Sweet Spot is known as one of the safest, most-complete and progressive teaching styles in the Kiteboarding industry. Our teaching system is based on a logical progression of all the skills, from launching the kite properly all the way to landing safely on the beach. Our teaching method breaks down each skill in a fun and easy way to learn. We believe in teaching fundamental kite skills and the decision-making process needed to be a safe and independent kiteboarder. At the same time enjoying an amazing sport in a low stress environment.
We go at the pace of the student. Each skill is broken down step by step and as much time needed to master the skill. This quality instruction along with radio helmets and full boat support is by far the best and most efficient way to learn how to kiteboard. Each lesson is customized for the skills and experience of the student. There are both private and group lessons at each level, from beginner instruction to Instructor Certification classes.
We use the newest Cabrinha kiteboarding equipment along with radio helmets and customized kite chase boats. We are PASA certified and among the industry leaders for the quality of our lessons.
Reasons to learn with us
There are a lot of choices for kiteboarding lessons, and many different locations to choose from. What makes the Sweet Spot the best choice for you? First, it is important to view the learning process, as a process. Kiteboarding is more than just riding the board, there are a lot of skills that are needed to get to that point.
Or course, riding the board is most people’s priority, but is should be viewed as one of many goals in the learning process. Other goals include: launching and landing your kite, retrieving your board and kite, upwind riding. So when you learn to kiteboard, it is important to find a location and school that allows you to practice these skills, while being in a safe, kiter-friendly environment.
The easier it is to focus on each skill, the easier and faster it is to learn. Being in large, open and uncrowded, preferably with warm steady wind and waist deep water will speed up your learning curve. It is also important to learn with an instructional method that teaches fundamental skills that will lead to better riding, once you are ready. Skills such as powering and depowering your kite, one and two-handed flying and efficient relaunching will also speed up learning. Spending some time learning these skills takes the important part, of riding the board, from a haphazard attempt to a controlled waterstart.
At the Sweet Spot we only select locations that are perfect for learning. Large, uncrowded and shallow sandbars for the “skills progression”, with long open areas with plenty of room for “waterstart/riding progression”. Plus we use support boats, so your instructor is nearby at all times. And radio helmets so communication is clear and timely. Being able to hear your instructor at all times is essential for learning quickly. When considering schools for learning to kiteboard, remember that cost of lesson is not as important as quality of lesson. Sometimes it is better to pay a bit more, as long as the setup and instruction actually reduces your learning time.
A little research will save you lots of time and money in the long run. There are a few main things that separate us from the competition: