Cape Town provides good surfing conditions year round on any surf spot at a time, regardless of swell or wind conditions. Wave size and quality range from average to epic, with an assortment of reefs and beach breaks that covers the whole range of surfing skills, from beginners to experienced.
Learn to kitesurf in an epic kitesurfing location: Cape Town! Where two oceans meet with Table Mountain as the backdrop, you can get your IKO certificate and ignite a brand new Xtreme sports passion. This three day course (spread out over six days to allow for wind conditions) culminates in an IKO accreditation, meaning you can kitesurf all over the world.
Beginner Kitesurfing Course Cape Town Photos
Beginner Kitesurfing Course Cape Town: Trip Highlights
Cape Town is widely regarded in the kitesurfing community as one of the best places to learn to the sport in the world. On this exciting five night programme you can gain entry into this awesome sport and see an amazing city at the same time. The perfect start to a South Africa trip or a great thing to bolt on at the end.
This year Cape Town will play host to the first ever Cape Kitesurfing Classic, with top professionals and amateurs competing. Many of them already train in Cape Town as they are guaranteed plenty of wind::often! In 2016 kitesurfing will become an Olympic sport so get ahead of the rush and learn this exciting Xtreme sport now!
]Winner of Best Beach Destination at the World Travel Awards, Cape Town has plenty of sun, sand and surf for kitesurfing or just grab a book and enjoy a few chilled out hours. If you have enough of kitesurfing, as if anyone ever could, visit a wine estate and try a few samples of South African wine. Cape Town offers much to the traveller and is a diverse city, offering culture and beauty. Under the watchful eye of Table Mountain there is a little bit of everything going on. Big city life at a fast pace for those that want it, but with peaceful nature reserves to escape from all the hustle and bustle.
For culture look out for The District Six Museum, Parliament Buildings, Alfred Waterfront, Company´s Garden, just a few of the exciting places to see. If you have the time a ride in the cable car to the top of Table Mountain will give you a panoramic view of Cape Town.
- Learn your Xtreme sport on Kite Beach where the professionals train
- IKO certificate on completion so you can kitesurf anywhere in the world
- South African BBQ
- Traditional camp fire and potjie (traditional meal)
You are met at the airport and taken to our backpackers hostel in Table View. The hostel is within walking distance from Kitebeach, transport terminals, restaurants, bars and shops.
Early arrivals can spend the day either on a tour through the Cape Town city centre (optional extra) or simply relaxing on beautiful white beaches with picturesque views of Table Mountain.
At 5pm everyone meets at the accommodation for orientation and a traditional South African BBQ around the fire. After the good meal, roll down to the local bars and pubs where you can spend the rest of the night at your leisure.
After a farmhouse breakfast, a qualified kitesurfing instructor from Wind Sports will meet you. He will take you to the world famous Kitebeach that has an amazing backdrop of Table Mountain and a steady supply of wind and waves. Your first day of lessons will begin with:
- Lesson one: Introduction to kiteboarding
- Includes safety, equipment set up, understanding the wind and land based flying.
- Lesson two: Water introduction
- Includes large kite handling, self-launch and hopefully body dragging through the water.
- Lesson three: Water skills
- Includes advanced body dragging, water re-launch and basic board skills.
You are taken back to the hostel after an exciting day of kiting. Relax around the fire while a potjie; a traditional South African stew, is cooked. The rest of the night is yours to discover the local night life.
After a full breakfast you head down to the beach. Your final day of lessons include:
- Lesson four: Board basics
- Includes first water starts on a board and first ride.
- Lesson five: Supervised riding and tips
- Includes riding with power, change of direction and holding an edge.
You will now be an IKO accredited kitesurfer and will receive a certificate and card allowing you to kite anywhere in the world.
Free days or catch up days if the wind conditions have not been right at the beginning of the course.
Providing the wind conditions have been suitable, you should have completed the course by now, so you are now able to hire some gear and go kitesurfing!
Finished with your kitesurfing? Head out into Cape Town and explore this awesome city. There are plenty of optional extra day trips to get the adrenaline flowing also, like Shark Cage Diving or head out on a safari to a game park. See the blog for more suggestions (we can also add on activities to your liking at the time of booking).
10 am. Time to check out, and head back to the airport or onward travel.
You’ll have such a great time staying at our chilled kitesurf base. What strikes everyone who stays here is not only how awesome the location is (with the undisputed best view of Cape Town and Table Mountain) but the atmosphere of the place is so nice and laid back. The perfect location, 5-10 minutes walk to the bus, 5 minutes walk to the nearest shop/bar and beach.
There is loads going on all the time, a good group of people so you can do lots in your free time, our friendly staff there will help you arrange some very good trips, like the Full Moon hike to Lions Head.
The accommodation is not downtown, however the city centre is highly accessible being only 20mins away, and the gorgeous Kitebeach is where you want to be, not stuck in the hectic hustle and bustle of the city.
A Rough Idea of Price
All of our gap year holidays are completely customised to your needs and prices will therefore vary based on things like the time of year and level of accommodation; but we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost.
6 Days - Standard Shared Dorm
6 Days - Standard Single Room