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Kitesurfing

Have you ever watched people kitesurfing with ease and thought 'I want some of that'? Well, now you can. Come and learn with us in the warm water of Spain, Sardinia and Lemnos. All are superb locations with great conditions for kitesurfing, the weather's pretty good too! 
 

At a glance...
  • Learn to kitesurf in Spain, Sardinia or Lemnos
  • Great for experienced kitesurfer's too
  • Non-inclusive activity
  • Pre-book the intro to kitesurfing course in Spain for £180pp
  • Pre-book the intro to kitesurfing course in Lemnos for £275pp
  • Book locally in Sardinia

The water is warm and clear, the sun is shining and the wind blowing - just perfect for your first time. As kitesurfing has origins in so many other water sports, you should find some aspects of the sport relatively easy to pick up - even snowboarders will find similarities.

Learn to kitesurf

You'll start by learning to fly the kite whilst on the beach, getting used to the motion of the kite so that once you're on the water you can control where you're going.

You'll also learn how to launch and land the kite, experience a technique called 'body dragging' (basically kitesurfing without the board - it's a lot of fun).

Finally you'll bring the board and kite together on the water. From the moment you launch your first kite and skim across the water, you'll be hooked.
 

Kitesurfing in Spain

We'll be running our own kitesurf school from the beach at Mar Menor Beachclub offering beginner courses and private tuition. Beginner lessons are available for a supplement of £180 per person and are run with a maximum of four in the group (minimum age is 16 years).

Courses start on Saturday morning after the main welcome briefing, although we may need to be flexible with start times depending on the wind conditions.

If you can already kitesurf and plan to go it alone, you'll need to be qualified to IKO or BKSA level 2 or 3, we have a small number of boards available for you to use - just bring your own kite (equipment hire and safety cover is subject to availability).

Kitesurfing in Sardinia

Take a holiday to Baia dei Mori Beachclub and if the conditions are right, you can book an intro to kitesurfing session with Budoni Kite, one of the local kitesurfing schools. They teach at La Cinta kite beach, close to San  Teodoro (around a 10-minute drive away).

One of the Neilson team will be on hand to help you make arrangements, but as this is not a Neilson activity, it is subject to availability and is very much wind dependent (minimum age is 16 years). 

If you can already kitesurf and plan to go it alone, you'll need to be qualified to IKO or BKSA level 2 or 3 (safety cover can be organised locally), we have a small number of boards available for you to use - just bring your own kite.

Kitesurfing in Lemnos

At Portomyrina Palace Beachclub you'll be able to book intro lessons (before you travel) or hire kit from a local kitesurf school. Lessons are available for a supplement of £275 per person and are taken off site at Keros Beach (approx. 30 minutes away). Keros Beach is a great place to learn with a large safe bay, shallow water and a sandy bottom (minimum age 12 years).


If you can already kitesurf, you can hire kit (or bring your own) and go kitesurfing at Keros Beach. You'll need to have IKO or BKSA level 2 or 3 qualifications. Safety cover can be arranged with the school.

Please note that the kitesurf school we use on Lemnos closes on 1 October.

Where to go kitesurfing

one of the three pools.

Mar Menor Beachclub

Los Urrutias , Spain

From £549pp
New for 2020 - Fly direct from Manchester
the beach

Baia dei Mori Beachclub

Budoni , Sardinia

From £639pp
Space to relax around the 50m (approx.) swimming pool

Portomyrina Palace Beachclub

Lemnos , Greece

From £559pp