Kiteschool Portugal

Kite school Portugal:

  • Kitesurfing Portugal Algarve Season
  • Kiteschool Portugal Algarve Map
  • Kitesurfing Portugal Beginner
  • Kite school Portugal Cost
  1. Kitesurfing Portugal Algarve Season – there is no such thing as a season, since there is a moderate warm climate, and even in winter there are a lot of sunny days with an air temperature of +25, and the water temperature in the Algarve does not depend on the time of year.

Over past 10 years, in winter, number of kiters in Algarve has increased by 300%, this was influenced by the pandemic, housing prices, climate, and of course remote work, which allows you to live anywhere.

Let’s take a closer look at all the times of the year when you can ride a kite in Portugal without the rush and crowd.

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Let’s start with Spring: March occupancy 30% – usually a very warm and not very windy month. April occupancy 70% – until Easter sometimes rainy and cloudy with winds mixed from the south and north. May occupancy 60% – the first hot month with predictable thermal wind .

Summer: June occupancy 50% – very good wind statistics from year to year, the weather is sunny, not many tourists, housing prices are very affordable. July occupancy 60% – holidays start in the middle of the month and kite spots turn into anthills, wind statistics are very good. August occupancy 90% – wind statistics, if we take an average of 50% over the years, and the number of people who want to ride and learn how to kite is twice as much as usual.

Autumn: September occupancy 50% – fewer family tourists and wind statistics 50%, the wind can change direction south – north and the first cloudy days appear. October – the same statistics as in September. November occupancy 30% – time of storms begins and the wind, like all winter, is difficult to predict, wind statistics are 30%.

Winter: December occupancy 40% – many tourists come for the Christmas holidays, the wind is unpredictable, the best way to find out the forecast is to open the window or wait at the spot.
January occupancy 10% – is weakest and windless month of the year, air temperature at night is +5, during the day +15. February occupancy 20% – wind statistics are 40%, daytime temperatures are up to +25, a good month to ride the waves.

2. KIteschool Portugal MAP

Kite spots Algarve:

  • Praia Bordeira
  • Sagres Martinhal
  • Lagos / Alvor lagoon
  • Praia da Rocha Portimao
  • Albufeira Praia Gale
  • Praia de Faro
  • Fuseta
  • Cabanas Tavira

3. Kitesurfing Portugal Beginner

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There are not many kite spots for beginners in Portugal, although there are a lot of beaches for kite riding with waves since Portugal is a continuous coastline.
Now I will list those kite spots where it will be comfortable for beginners:

  • Lagos kite lagoon (all year)
  • Alvor kite lagoon (all year)
  • Lagoa de Obidos (all year)
  • Lagos de Albufeira (summer season forbidden to kite)
  • Faro airport (summer season forbidden to kite)
  • Aveiro lagoon (all year)

Kitesurfing is a sport for all ages, from the youngest from 7 years old to the elderly. In our case, the oldest was 84 years old. At a younger age, the main thing is body weight, and at an older age, the main thing is that health allows it.

The best age to start kitesurfing is 13 years old and weighs at least 35 kilograms so that you can use a standard kite.

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The best conditions for beginners for comfortable learning:

  • Shallow and flat water
  • Stable wind from 12 knots to 20 knots (after 20 knots not comfortable)
  • Water without current
  • Certified and experienced instructors (important)
  • Fresh and certified equipment suitable for beginners
  • Rescue boat if there are deep places on the kite spot

Very important points for comfortable and safe learning to kitesurf are – a good instructor and safe kite equipment, 50% of kite schools in Portugal do not have the necessary skillspoints to teach kitesurfing, if you find a kite school where lessons is half the price of a competitor, this should help you be wary, there must be something wrong.

Examples of deception:

  • The price of the lesson does not include all necessary kite equipment (wetsuit, helmet, rescue, certification)
  • You will spend most of the time lesson on the beach learning theory.
  • Old equipment, the kite may not look bad but when used it will launch very poorly from the water and not fly stable and will fall over for no reason.
  • A kite instructor without any certification is a very common occurrence and a good way for a kite school to save money, yesterday he sold bread and today he works on the beach (NOT Safe)
  • Stolen time – instead of 3 hours you will be in the water for no more than 2 hours, most of the time you will spend preparing kite equipment and walking back and forth.

4. Kite school Portugal Cost

Grop lessons: max 4 students with one instructor 2 kites per group.

1 Day kite lesson (3 hours lesson and all necessary equipment including)90€
3 Days kite lessons (9 hours lesson and all necessary equipment including)240€
5 Days kite lessons (15 hours lesson and all necessary equipment and IKO including)400€
Rent Kite Equipment (kite, bar, board, harness, wetsuit, helmet)60€
Insurance + supervision + rescue boat30€

Half Private Lessons: Max 2 students with one instructor 1-2 kites depening levels.

1 Day Half Private Lesson (3 hours lesson and all necessary equipment including)130€
5 Days Half Private Lessons (15 hours lesson and all necessary equipment including)500€

Private Lesson: 1 Student with one instuctor

1 Day Private Lesson (2 hours lesson and all necessary equipment including)140€
10 Hours Private lessons Package (all necessary equipment including)600€

    Denis Miaillier
    Denis Miaillier
    19:41 17 Aug 23
    Alex was really kind to help me before coming to Lagos for my kite trip. He answered all my questions and I could come here with all the good informations I needed for my kite sessions! Thank you
    14:38 09 Aug 23
    Got the most genuine recommendations and local vibes from Alex!Felt like I nailed it choosing to kite with him & his gear. Alex had the most up to date material and was by far the most pleasant beach boy to make business with I will recommend him to everyone visiting Lagos and the algarve for kiting!
    Marcin Smolski
    Marcin Smolski
    07:16 21 Jul 23
    Had a great session with Alex yesterday. Thanks a lot!
    10:27 16 Jul 23
    Very professional! I rented gear (Core) there 3 times during a week off in Lagos. Very nice contact. Excellent gear. No complaints.
    Guido Lemmens
    Guido Lemmens
    11:58 15 Jul 23
    These guys are cool, friendly and patienceThe lessons of Sasha are really good and he is very communicative and explains everything with lots of patience during the lessons of my friend.The lagoon is perfect for beginners where the water is not deeper than 1 meter.I rented a kite and a board which are top notch! A perfect all round Core nexus kite and a easy to ride Nobile board 👌Also for the riders with more experience this lagoon gives a lot of fun. The wind can become strong (and a bit of gusty) and gives enough place to practice your jumps and other skills.Thank you Alex and Sasha for the great experience, nice talks and fun!
    noor de sonnaville
    noor de sonnaville
    10:44 06 Jun 23
    Alex is the best kite instructor we have had so far. His skill and professionality as an instructor is only surpassed by his friendliness, patience and willingness to help us get the most out of our experience, while riding, when buying a suitable kiteset (which he sells) and when searching for the best wind conditions. We would recommend anyone reaching out to Alex to get lessons, or simply for hiring material and get out in the water in one of the best (lagoon) spots in the Algarve. Thanks again! Rob & Noor
    Teun Ruis
    Teun Ruis
    21:37 30 May 23
    Nice guys with useful tips. Sadly the wind on one of the 2 days didn't do wonders, but still had a great time. And luckely the first day was great! They gave me extra time if I wanted it because most of the day was waiting for the wind to pick up. They are professional and patient. You'll have a great time if you decide to go kite here!
    Bastian Mäsker
    Bastian Mäsker
    08:43 03 Apr 23
    I had a great time here. Alex and Sasha are great teachers and I felt I progressed all the time. They even were so nice to pick me up from the city everyday.Can’t go wrong with these guys!
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