Lessons


Lessons

 
 

 


In addition to Windsurf Technique Seminars included in your vacation, you may also sign up for more in-depth private lessons or small group beginner lessons at an additional fee. All instructors are highly trained, each with years of teaching experience.
Eager Beginners

Conditions can be challenging for beginners, but whenever conditions allow, we offer a 2-hour lesson with equipment during instruction. Typically private but groups encouraged if you give the OK. Lessons given daily at 9:00am due to advanced conditions that generally follow in the afternoon. Beginner lessons will ONLY be available when conditions permit as subject to the center manager or instructor.

Private/group $70.

Water Start Lessons

After a short land session, the instructor joins you in deep water for a 1.5-hour training session to figure out or perfect your waterstart. Private instruction $90 per person.

Advanced Lessons

Individualized, private instruction that is catered to your specific needs, whether that may be jibing, stance, footstraps, jumping, etc. Times arranged on-site and are subject to instructor availability, though you can reserve time in advance. $70 for per hour, or discounted to $190 with a package of 3 1-hour lessons.

This season all Vela Kitesurf services will be provided in-house by NEW kite school located at the Hotel Playa del Sol! Our team of IKO certified instructors are eager to share knowledge about the sport they love. Instruction for all ability levels are available in 2-hour private lessons. If you have already booked time in advance please make sure to check-in at the Vela Baja center either at 09:00 the day of your first lesson or anytime the day before your lesson to reconfirm start-times.

We understand that each student has their own unique and individual needs and goals. We will design each lesson so that the progression towards be a proficient kiteboarder is an exciting, safe, and enjoyable experience.

BODY DRAG: 2 HOURS PER LESSON WITH ALL GEAR INCLUDED ($150)

Practice body drags, one handed flying, power strokes, re-launch, and self-rescue, ALL IN THE WATER! Once you have gained some skill getting back upwind to a fixed point, you will be ready for board.

WATERSTART: 2 HOURS PER LESSON WITH ALL GEAR INCLUDED ($150)

Using your gained skills, learn to put on the board in the water and get your first rides! By the end of this lesson, you will be 1 step closer to becoming a self-sufficient kitesurfer!

BEGINNER PACKAGE: 8 HOURS TOTAL WITH ALL GEAR INCLUDED ($575 PRIVATE / $475 SEMI-PRIVATE)

This multiple day lesson will take you from your first flight to getting rides. We cater lessons to each individual's strength, ensuring we complete the lesson at the right pace for you. Kitesurfing is one of the fastest growing water sports in the word. The learning curve is is fairly quick in relation to other sports. Without proper instruction, kiteboarding can be dangerous, so we'll be sure to take each progression at a speed that is comfortable for both the student and instructor.

CONTINUING PACKAGE: 6 HOURS TOTAL WITH ALL GEAR INCLUDED ($450 PRIVATE / $475 SEMI-PRIVATE)

Intended for students with some prior experience, a specialized one-on-one program that starts at your level. The goal of these lessons will be to get you up and riding with confidence so that you
can get out on the water on your own.

PRE-RENTAL LESSON: 3O MINUTES WITH ALL GEAR INCLUDED ($250)

Whether you are a current guest just completing our Beginner Package or a continuing student hoping for some extra help, this lesson is for you! Put all your skills to use and gain the confidence you'll need (and we'll require) before you can kite on your own with Vela rental gear. Your lesson will include all gear during your supervised training time. Note that your instructor may require that you take additional lessons prior to signing off and giving you full access to our rental fleet.

ADVANCED: 2 HOURS PER LESSON WITH ALL GEAR INCLUDED ($160)

Private personalized instruction to focus on anything you want to learn. Includes all gear during lesson

Vela Kitesurf is powered by the latest models by Cabrinha. Experienced kiters and students ready to take gear out on their own are welcome to get on the water with our fleet. Rentals will not be provided until proof of level-3 IKO certification (or similar) or completion of a 2-Hour Pre-Rental Session to demonstrate your skill level. There is a limited number of rentals spaces each day so make sure to plan ahead if you don't want to travel with your own gear.

PRE-RENTAL SESSION: 30 MINUTE PRIVATE ($25)

UNLESS YOU HAVE LEVEL-3 IKO CERTIFICATION A 30-MINUTE EVALUATION IS REQUIRED BEFORE ACCESS TO KITE RENTALS CAN BE AUTHORIZED.

We invite experienced kiters to join us on the water! Make sure to pack your booties as the launch zone can be rocky. Let our knowledgeable team help you get informed on the local conditions and restricted zones before you go out, and feel free to ask for help through beach assistance when launching / landing if you need it.