Dive – or Fly – Head First Into the World of Kitesurfing
by / Tuesday, 23 February 2016 / Published in Activities, General, kitesurfing

St. Lucia is blessed with trade winds from November 1st to June 1st that make it an ideal spot for kitesurfing. Whether you’re a long-time enthusiast or a curious beginner, now is the perfect time to book your Caribbean kitesurfing adventure.

St. Lucia: Premier Kitesurfing Destination

Our island has some of the most powerful and consistent winds in the Caribbean, which is why St. Lucia is considered one of the best kitesurfing destinations in the world. Its little wonder when, during the winter, wind speeds range between 18 and 20 knots!

Of course, the spot where you kitesurf on the island will greatly affect your experience. That’s why you should join us at Coconut Bay’s renowned Surf Shack — our exclusive water sports complex — for the best kitesurfing you’ll ever have.

Professional Instruction for All Skill Levels

Whether you’re kitesurfing for the first time with us or are an advanced kiter, our team of instructors will accommodate your skill level. All of our guests’ ages eight and up receive a complimentary kitesurfing “taster” with one of our certified instructors. During the taster, you’ll get to fly a trainer kite along our pristine private beach along the southern coast of St. Lucia. If you’re hungry for more after your taster, we offer kitesurfing lessons for guests ages 16 and up.

Even if you’ve never set foot on a kitesurfing board before, our instructors can make you proficient in about five days. Usually, our guests feel pretty confident on their boards after about 10 hours of instruction. We call our beginner instruction package “Zero to Hero” because, upon completion of the course, you’ll get your International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) certification card.

Our instructors work with intermediate-level kiters as well. Our “Refresh and Ride” instruction package is ideal if you’ve kitesurfed before, but would like a refresher. If you already know how to body drag and have a general knowledge of the kite and equipment, this class is perfect for you.

And now for the advanced kiters — of course we have something for you too. All of our instructors have extensive kitesurfing experience and can help you take your kiting to the next level. In our advanced class, you can look forward to learning new rotations, jumps, and transitions as well as skills like toeside riding, chop hops, and more.

The kiting season will be over before you know, so book your Coconut Bay kitesurfing vacation soon!

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