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:

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Kiteboarding Price List

Beginner Kiteboarding Lessons:

 Intro to Kite Flying – US$149/person

Get a taste of kiteboarding. A fun and informative shared lesson of 1 to 3 hours (depending on the number of students). Lesson includes; kite launching, slow and fast kite motion, downwind body dragging and landing the kite. All gear is provided (max of 3 students)

Private Lessons – US$270

2 hours of one-on-one instruction customized for each student’s level. Includes full use of gear, radio helmets and support boat. Customized to each student’s level. Bring a Friend for US$50 extra!

Private Lesson Packages:

 3 Lesson “Basics” package – US$780

3 action packed sessions of 2 hours of private lessons. Learn how to use real kiteboarding gear, while practicing essential kite flying skills and board handling. Includes gear rental…. package deal US$780

5 Lesson “Get up and go” Package – US$1250

5 action packed sessions of 2 hours of private lessons that will get you up and going while learning how to be a safe and independent rider. Includes gear rental…. package deal US$1250

8 Lesson “Cruise Control” Package – US$1920

8 action packed sessions of 2 hours of private lessons that will have your cruising around, in control and having a blast. Includes gear rental…. package deal US$1920

10 Lesson “Ready to Ride” Package – US$2300

10 action packed sessions of 2 hours of private lessons. Want to fly? This is the best way to get you to that next level of kiteboarding. Learn to stay upwind and some tricks. Includes gear rental and boat support…. package deal US$2300

Intermediate Instruction: (*must be Level 2 certified)

 Supervised Downwinder – US$150/person

Long downwind rides with boat supervision and some instruction. Perfect for learning how to ride, ride upwind and working on tricks. Gear not included, gear rental for $20 (max of 3 students)
*Must be signed off by a Sweet Spot instructor

Private Lessons – US$270

2 hours of one-on-one instruction with full use of gear, radio helmets and support boat. Customized to each student’s level. Bring a Friend for US$50 extra!

Advanced Kiteboarder Services

Supervised Downwinder- $150/person

Long downwind rides with boat supervision and instruction. Perfect for learning how to ride, ride upwind and working on tricks.

Gear not included, gear rental for $20 (max of 3 students)

*Must be signed off by a Sweet Spot instructor

Private Advanced Lesson – $250

2 hours of private instruction to improve any area of your riding; transitions, jumps, tricks and waves.

Gear not included, gear rental for $20

*For Upwind Riders only.

Group Advanced Lesson- $125/person

Improve your skills with advanced instruction on the sandbar.

Gear not included, gear rental for $20 (max of 3 students)

Equipment Rental 1/2 day (3 hours) = $75 for everything, $50 for kite, $25 for board
Equipment Rental Full day (8 hours) = $125 for everything, $85 for kite, $45 for board *Conditions apply.

Must be signed off by a Sweet Spot instructor.