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Kitesurf experience in Lisbon

Kitesurf experience in Lisbon

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Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Chill
  • Spoken languages: English, Portuguese
  • Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
  • Duration: from 3 hrs to 2-3 days
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate 1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
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Activity description

Being one of the first kitesurfing schools in Portugal, with South Adventures you can experience an incredible kitesurf lesson in Lisbon.

Discovery course: Discover how to "Master the Wind Power"
Do you want to discover the sport and learn how to master the wind? The level 2 Senior certified IKO instructors will introduce you to various aspects of the sport and teach you how to hone various skills on land before performing on the water all the while learning the safety rules. The instructor will make you learn how to keep safe by showing you how to assess the wind and physical location; use the safety systems; manage proper equipment; set-up; and control the kite.

Intermediate course: Learn to control the power of your kite in water!
Are you ready to get wet? It's time for your first water start. Get ready to explore the full potential of the wind power. You’ll learn to: use the kite power to body drag in all possible directions, water relaunch your kite, self rescue, recover your board; and become proficient at the most valuable skill in kiteboarding… riding on your own!

Independent course: Ride independently and learn a few tricks like the first jump!
The more you learn the most pleasure you will have. It's time to become an independent rider! Your instructor will show you how to ride upwind, toe-side, attempt your first jump, and help you focus on advanced skills like controlling your speed by edging, changing direction without stopping, self-launching and self-landing safely. 
As an independent rider, you’ll be able to ride on your own and rent equipment wherever you go.

Full course :From zero to hero in 3 days!
This full course combines IKO 1, 2 levels and a day of pratice. It's suitable for people with no kiteboarding experience, taking you from complete beginner through to independent kitesurfer.

The spots
Lisbon is an ideal location for your kite surfing holidays with uncrowded white sandy beaches and 2 perfect shallow water lagoons near-by, suitable for all levels from beginners to experts and with a windy season from April till end of September, but normally there is have wind all year-round.

According to the conditions and regarding the safety of all clients, the lessons will be given on the following beaches; Guincho, Carcavelos, Costa da Caparica and Lagoa de Albufeira.

 

Offers

1
Discovery course
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Lessons with a max of 2 students per instructor

Objectives

Level 1A
1A.1: Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
1A.2: Know hazards on a spot
1A.3: Set up a trainer kite
1A.4: Know the use of safety systems
1A.5: Carry and handle the kite properly

Level 1B
1B.1: Have basic flying skills with trainer kite
1B.2: Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant
1B.3: Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
1B.4: Walk and change directions while flying the kite
1B.5: Know the wind window

Level 1C
1C.1: Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system
1C.2: Pre-flight check of equipment and settings
1C.3: In flight check of equipment and settings
1C.4: Pull quick release and activate leash
1C.5: Understand and use the international communication signals
1C.6: Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-
line de power kite)

Level 1D
1D.1: Control the kite hooked into the harness
1D.2:Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems
1D.3: Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite
1D.4: Show full control of de-power systems in flight

Level 1E
1E.1: Self-land
1E.2: Recover the bar and kite

Activity requirements

All participants must:
- Be able to swim
- Sign the student waiver form
- Be in good health with no physical restriction

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimming costume/shorts
  • Sunscreen
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes to change into
Sensation Level:

Chill

Fitness level:

Occasionally sporty

Duration:

3 hrs

Minimum age:

minimum 8 y/o

Meeting point:

In front of the restaurant "Escondidinho de Cacilhas": Av. Aliança Povo M.F.A 17, 2800-270 Almada, Portugal

Included:
  • Kite, board, harness, helmet and impact vest
  • Transportation - to be setup with instructor after confirmation
2
Intermediate course
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Lessons with a max of 2 students per instructor

Objectives

Level 2F
2F.1: Enter and exit water independently and safely while controlling the
kite
2F.2: Water re-launch the kite
2F.3: Body drag downwind
2F.4: Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
2F.5: Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
2F.6: Self-rescue and full pack-down in deep water

Level 2G
2G.1: upwind body drag to recover board
2G.2: upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
2G.3: Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging

Level 2H
2H.1: Know the power stroke for a water start
2H.2: Know the safety rules and theory for water start
2H.3: can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for
water start

Level 2I
2I.1: Water starts in both directions and ride a short distance
2I.2: Come to a controlled stop
2I.3: Understand weather forecast, tidal- and wind effects
2I.4: Determine the wind strength, direction and quality
2I.5: Know the right of way rules
2I.6: Know equipment set up and choice according to the weather
conditions

Activity requirements

All participants must:
- Complete the discovery course or equivalent level
- Be able to swim
- Sign the student waiver form
- Be in good health with no physical restriction

 
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimming costume/shorts
  • Sunscreen
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes to change into
Sensation Level:

Chill

Fitness level:

Occasionally sporty

Duration:

3 hrs

Minimum age:

minimum 8 y/o

Meeting point:

In front of the restaurant "Escondidinho de Cacilhas": Av. Aliança Povo M.F.A 17, 2800-270 Almada, Portugal

Included:
  • Kite, board, harness, helmet and impact vest
  • Transportation - to be setup with instructor after confirmation
3
Independent course
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Lessons with a max of 2 students per instructor

Objectives

Level 3J
3J.1: Control the riding speed by edging
3J.2: Toe side edging

Level 3K
3K.1: Consistent riding in all directions including upwind
3K.2: Ride amongst other riders and water users and respect right of way
rules

Level 3L
3L.1: Change of direction without stopping
3L.2: Make a toe side turn

Level 3M
3M.1: Risk assessment and awareness of the riding area
3M.2: Self-launch

Level 3N
3N.1: Know the theory and the safety rules for jumping.
3N.2: Land a basic jump

Activity requirements

All participants must:
- Complete the intermediate course or reach equivalent level
- Be able to swim
- Sign the student waiver form
- Be in good health with no physical restriction

 
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimming costume/shorts
  • Sunscreen
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes to change into
Sensation Level:

Chill

Fitness level:

Occasionally sporty

Duration:

3 hrs

Minimum age:

minimum 8 y/o

Meeting point:

In front of the restaurant "Escondidinho de Cacilhas": Av. Aliança Povo M.F.A 17, 2800-270 Almada, Portugal

Included:
  • Kite, board, harness, helmet and impact vest
  • Transportation - to be setup with instructor after confirmation
4
Full course : from Zero to Hero
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Lessons with a max of 2 students per instructor

Objectives

Discovery Course
Level 1A
1A.1: Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
1A.2: Know hazards on a spot
1A.3: Set up a trainer kite
1A.4: Know the use of safety systems
1A.5: Carry and handle the kite properly

Level 1B
1B.1: Have basic flying skills with trainer kite
1B.2: Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant
1B.3: Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
1B.4: Walk and change directions while flying the kite
1B.5: Know the wind window

Level 1C
1C.1: Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system
1C.2: Pre-flight check of equipment and settings
1C.3: In flight check of equipment and settings
1C.4: Pull quick release and activate leash
1C.5: Understand and use the international communication signals
1C.6: Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-
line de power kite)

Level 1D
1D.1- Control the kite hooked into the harness
1D.2- Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems
1D.3- Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite
1D.4- Show full control of de-power systems in flight
Level 1E
1E.1- Self-land
1E.2- Recover the bar and kite

Intermediate Course
Level 2F
2F.1: Enter and exit water independently and safely while controlling the
kite
2F.2: Water re-launch the kite
2F.3: Body drag downwind
2F.4: Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
2F.5: Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
2F.6- Self-rescue and full pack-down in deep water

Level 2G
2G.1: upwind body drag to recover board
2G.2: upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
2G.3: Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging

Level 2H
2H.1: Know the power stroke for a water start
2H.2: Know the safety rules and theory for water start
2H.3: can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for
water start

Level 2I
2I.1: Water starts in both directions and ride a short distance
2I.2: Come to a controlled stop
2I.3: Understand weather forecast, tidal- and wind effects
2I.4: Determine the wind strength, direction and quality
2I.5: Know the right of way rules
2I.6: Know equipment set up and choice according to the weather
conditions

Independent Course
Level 3J
3J.1: Control the riding speed by edging
3J.2: Toe side edging

Level 3K
3K.1: Consistent riding in all directions including upwind
3K.2: Ride amongst other riders and water users and respect right of way
rules

Level 3 L
3L.1: Change of direction without stopping
3L.2: Make a toe side turn

Level 3M
3M.1: Risk assessment and awareness of the riding area
3M.2: Self-launch

Level 3N
3N.1: Know the theory and the safety rules for jumping.
3N.2: Land a basic jump

Activity requirements

All participants must:
- Be able to swim
- Sign the student waiver form
- Be in good health with no physical restriction

 
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimming costume/shorts
  • Sunscreen
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes to change into
Sensation Level:

Chill

Fitness level:

Occasionally sporty

Duration:

2-3 days

Minimum age:

minimum 8 y/o

Meeting point:

In front of the restaurant "Escondidinho de Cacilhas": Av. Aliança Povo M.F.A 17, 2800-270 Almada, Portugal

Included:
  • Kite, board, harness, helmet and impact vest
  • Transportation - to be setup with instructor after confirmation

Meeting point

In front of the restaurant "Escondidinho de Cacilhas": Av. Aliança Povo M.F.A 17, 2800-270 Almada, Portugal Get directions

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Great First Kiting Day
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It was fun and challenging at the same time.

Kitesurf à Lisbonne
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