Alvor Kite Center
Kitesurf School AlvorKiteCenter is located in the fishing village of Alvor in the Algarve, in the south of Portugal. With beautiful views over the harbour and river at sunset, Alvor is the ultimate European kitesurf getaway!
We have wxperienced IKO & Portuguese Sailing Federation qualified instructors. We teach on the super friendly Eleveight PS and all the latest material from Eleveight Kiteboarding.
- Beginner Kitesurf
- Intermediate Kitesurf
- Advanced Kitesurf
- Getting There
- Due to changing tide and wind conditions, exact lesson start times will not be decided until closer to your lesson.
- If we have not been in touch then please contact us 48 hours before your lesson to confirm the exact time and location.
This course is for you that have never kited before, or that haven’t kited for a while and want to go through the basics one more time. We’ll give you a fun and encouraging introduction to kiting, and share the stoke when you ride your first meters on water. Our experienced instructors will make sure that you develop your skills in line with your level and that you’ll feel safe during the lessons. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN? Equipment and safety theory Know the use of the safety systems Theory and safety rules Understanding the wind window and basic kite flying skills Kite set-up and kite maintenance Body dragging with board (water) First water start (water) Basic riding in both directions Self rescue Hand signals Individual coaching Launch and land the kite Re-launch the kite on water Basic downwind body dragging and advanced upwind body dragging (water) Walking with the kite downwind and upwind The teacher will see the things you need to improve, and help you so you’ll achieve the goals of the course and avoid the usual mistakes beginners do. Lessons are a maximum of 1 instructor to 2 students. One day's teaching is 3 hours and all equipment is provided. We can teach you for one day or book in for more and we can really get you up and riding!
If you are able to handle a kite in the water and have managed to travel a few meters on the board then this course will help to take you to the next level! We will look more closely at board starts, starting in deep water and then at how to make longer runs and how to stay upwind. We will also look at riding different types of kites and boards. One day’s tuition is 3 hours and we would recommend 3 days to really notice the progression. Price includes all equipment.
For kitesurfers that have already started but still need a safe environment to progress - we recommed using your own equipment, or you can use ours for the standard rental rate. Please add this at the booking stage. Kitesurf School Alvor We also offer for those wanting to learn how to jump, unhook, kiteloop and other tricks that you need for your evolution on the sport. Also if you need a refresh we can point you in the right direction. We have a safety boat for transport to the spot and rescues at high tide. Below is an idea of what you will learn in your lessons but we are flexible and can tailor the lessons to any ability and level if you have had lessons before or for learning at your own speed. In general the NW wind only blows in the afternoon and you can expect from 15 to 25 knots. We meet at the kiteschool around 1 or 2 pm, depending on the tide and wind forecast, and then we take you by boat to the kitespot at the lagoon. We always confirm the meeting time on the previous day. What you will learn. We always adapt the lesson to your needs. It means that after a chat with your instructor he will see what you know and what you don’t know and go on from there. Sometimes a quick refresh is enough for you to feel confident again and progress faster. WHAT WE CAN LOOK AT! Jumping Toe-Side riding Unhooking
Prices from 05 June to 31 October
|Prices per person||1 Day||2 Days||3 Days||4 Days||5 Days|
|Beginner Kitesurf Lessons||€140||€280||€420||€560||€700|
|Intermediate Kitesurf Lessons||€140||€280||€420||€560||€700|
|Advanced Kitesurf Lessons||€100||€200||€300||€400||€500|
|Equipment Hire: Bronze||€85||€170||€255||€340||€425|
|Equipment Hire: Silver||€85||€170||€255||€340||€425|
|Equipment Hire: Gold||€85||€170||€255||€340||€425|
Equipment Hire: Bronze
Rental of full equipment for 4 hours. Boat trips and briefing of spot included.
Equipment Hire: Silver
Rental of boards for 3 hours plus boat trips and briefing of spot.
Equipment Hire: Gold
Gear or kite only rentals. 3 hours + boat trips and briefing of spot included.
- We meet you at the beach
Travelled as a couple
How were the surf lessons?
Super friendly people and nice spot. Nothing else to add!
How were the surf lessons?
Incredible Kitesurfing school and experience.
I contacted these guys on Facebook and fortunately as it was the start of the season I managed to get booked in on the only 2 days of my trip that had decent forecasted winds/direction.
I mainly dealt with Johny and Rick who was my instructor. I was a little apprehensive because I hadn't kitesurfed in 2 years but Rick's approach to teaching instantly put me at ease. He is by far one of the best instructors I've had from 4 school I've attended over the years.
He observed us carefully and was immediately able to spot the errors and explain them clearly which meant my progression from just 2 days was huge.
Fully recommend Alvor Kite Center for the above and the following:
- Great kit although I used my own
- Super helpful going above and beyond. I thought I'd missed my bus back to Albufeira and they said not to worry they could sort something. Luckily the time was wrong (Rick's dodgy watch LOL)
- Easy going guys and very professional
- Location was ridiculously flexible for all levels and wind directions
- Easy boat transfer to the lagoon.
- I've just realised I could go on and on so I'll leave it there...
Thanks guys you're doing a great job
Kitesurf conditions in Algarve:
Air Temp (°C)
November to January is when most of the rain falls on the Algarve
The dominant wind direction is W/SW. Although there are also a large number of days with consistent E too.
- A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
- Your balance is due when you arrive at the beach.
- To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
- Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
What happens if the surf school cancel the Kitesurf Lessons?
In the rare occasion that conditions do not allow for the surf lesson to go ahead you will be given a full refund.
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