This programme is open to people with all levels of kite surfing ability. That includes if you’ve never even seen a kite surf in your entire life! Kite surfing is a remarkably progressive sport. No matter how long you’ve been practising, you can always improve. It’s time on the water that really makes the difference. You can go from complete novice to beginner in around 9 hours. After several weeks of constant practice you will be intermediate. But here’s the issue. Due to the sport being heavily dependent on the wind, often people don’t have the time to progress. The beautiful thing about this course is you are living right by the kite surf channel, when the wind is in which is pretty much a daily occurrence in June due to the thermal winds kicking up in Majorca, it on. You will have plenty of time to perfect your kite surf ability.
Live in an epic beach house and learn to Kite Surf like a legend!
Spain Kitesurf Legend: Trip Highlights
- Learn how to kitesurf and perfect your skills on our progressive course
- High percentage of onshore thermal wind days, plenty of activities on non-wind days
- Living in an amazing beach house right in front of the sea and kite launch zone
- Monday to Friday Morning Yoga sessions
- Stunning nature treks, including Cliff jumping!
- Expert tuition from our International Kite Surf team
- Unrivalled location with plenty to do and experience
- Awesome Kitesurf camp vibe
Spain Kitesurf Legend Photos
Arriving into Palma de Mallorca the transfer to the local town of Alcudia takes approximately one hour on the A32 bus service (direct from the airport). A member of our friendly team will be waiting to meet you off the bus and transfer you to the beach house on arrival. You can arrive at any time on Sunday and check in after 2pm. After checking in, you are free to chill at the villa, hit the beach, or do some stand-up paddle. In the evening we book a table in a close by restaurant, this way you get to know each other. (dinner not included, will be around 20 euro). Dinner is usually planned between 7 and 8 pm.
Monday morning is the official intro!
From Monday to Friday we start off with an early morning sun rise yoga session to stretch your muscles. Sessions take place on the roof terrace overlooking the ocean, National Park and Sierra Tramontana mountain range. Yoga is from 7:45 to 8:30 AM.
Then time for a healthy snack.
Breakfast is at 10 AM. Breakfast consists of fresh fruit, yogurt, muesli, toast and eggs.
Depending on the water conditions you can grab one of our boards and have a daily stand-up paddle session. On Monday we include a lesson, but the rest of the week you are free to get a board and get in the water.
People usually get out on the Sup boards after Breakfast between 10:30 and 12:00
You could even try a really early sunrise session (Stunning!).
The bay of Pollenca has crystal calm flat water most mornings and is the perfect place to do some stand-up paddle due to it being relatively shallow and exceptionally beautiful.
For the kiting the thermal wind doesn’t tend to kick in until around 1 o’clock, so doing a SUP session is a great way to start your mornings.
Buffet style healthy lunch served in the garden from 2 – 2:30 PM. Stock up on your carbs as you’re going to be burning a lot of energy on the water.
You can expect e.g. toast, pasta/rice/quinoa fish or chicken, fruit, nuts, eggs, fresh salads.
As you might be kiting with lunch time, we can put some aside for you, or make you a packed lunch.
And it’s on! Thermal wind kicks in pretty much every single day in the summer around 1pm which means you can be out on the water most days. If you have never learnt to kite surf before, you will have a nine-hour in water course spread out over a couple of days. After that it’s all about practice so you will be out riding on the water improving your kite surf abilities. Kite gear you have to rent at the kite school and you might need extra lessons too.
Kiting takes place right in front of the villa we are merely a couple of metres away from the launch point.
Every Monday and Friday we take excursions which you are welcome to join.
On Monday and Friday afternoons you have the opportunity to do a nature trek, this lasts approximately 2 ½ hours taking you through a beautiful valley, down to a secluded beach.
Early risers are able to enjoy a beautiful sunrise SUP session, or perhaps you may prefer a lie in. After a healthy breakfast at 8:30 AM on Saturday, it’s excursion day! (Saturday and Sunday breakfast is served at 8:30.
There are a range of options for excursions depending on the preference of the group. Some of these excursions are free and others incur a local charge:
Some of the excursion options include:
- Speed boat hire: (Minimum for persons 100 EUR per person) includes captain, fuel and boat hire 4 hours)
- Formentor Beach we catch a glass bottom boat across to one of the most beautiful beaches. The journey takes 25 minutes Puerto Pollensa to Formentor the views of the bay along the way are impressive. You can get a closer look at the lighthouse at Cap de Formentor and La Fortaleza, one of Spain’s most impressive estates featured in the bbcs night manager. It is an open ticket, so you can choose the timetable you prefer to come back, so the choice of options is flexible and you are not in a rush.
- Formentor look out. Head up to a beautiful world heritage site with dramatic clifftop views.
- Water Park Excursion (entrance fee not included)
- Pirate Boat Experience: five hours exploring the bays beaches and cliffs of Majorca, on a pirate cruiser, includes snorkelling equipment and lunch. With pickup and drop-off from the villa. €60 per person
Sunday is rest day, if you are checking out you will have to vacate your room by 10 am, but you are welcome to chill by the beach house if you have a later flight. Say good bye to your new friends and hello to your new kite skills!
Xtreme Gap Year has a beach house in Majorca, where we run this kite surf programme. You will stay in a shared apartment right by the beach in a beautiful National Park. Based on quad share.
Shared bathroom, lounge and outdoor chillout zones on the roof.
The Shared Villa
Most people opt for the standard shared villa option. Based on Quad share dorms. The villa is located right next to the yoga training area, so rolling out of bed is easy.
It is also a haven of relaxation when you are not training. Equipped with a rooftop terrace with views of the ocean.
Kiting together and living together is a very bonding experience, it’s a great way to make friends. Don’t worry about needing your own space also. The villa is sufficiently big with plenty of chillout areas for you to catch some quiet time too.
Due to the nature of the Kitesurf Camp, people do not tend to have late-night the villa. You will be exhausted! So you can expect to get a good nights sleep in fan-cooled rooms.
There will also be people on a Fitness Bootcamp holiday staying at the villa, you will join in yoga, sup sessions, breakfast and lunch and the nature treks. So there is always a nice group!
There is no kitchen at the beach house, so for dinner, you would have to go out. Usually, groups go out together, we have lots of suggestions for restaurants. Another option is to go to the local supermarket and have a picknick on the beach and watch the sunset and maybe have a late night swim, not bad either!
- Pre departure information pack
- 9 hour learn to kite surf course set over 3 days
- Accommodation at the beach house in a shared dorm Apartment
- All equipment rental for the duration of the course (9 hr course usually over 3-4 days)
- Stand Up paddle lesson on Monday (1 per stay included)
- 5 yoga sessions, Monday to Friday
- Access to stand up paddle equipment
- Most meals
- 2 Amazing nature treks
- Optional to local areas of interest and beaches at weekends
- Huge chillout kite surf viewing terrace
- Pick up from the bus station in Alcudia
- Services and tips of or amazing rep!
- Airport Transfers
- Drinks and snacks
- Extra excursions
- Travel insurance
- Addition equipment rental after the 9 hour course (€40 per additional hour)
Frequently Asked Questions
Majorca has 3 kite surf beaches. The most popular is in the bay of Pollenca on the north-east of the island. This is exactly where you will be located. The Beach house’s front line, you are just a couple of metres from the ocean. When your kite surfing day is done, there’s plenty to do in the area as well.
If you have your own kite surf equipment you are more than welcome to bring it. However, this is not necessary as all the equipment for the 9 hour beginner course is included.
If you are an advanced kiter already, we can alter the programme and price for you. Majorca during the summertime operates on thermal winds. So we use kites around 14 m with big boards for the perfect setup.
We will collect you from the Alcudia and transfer you to the beach house. There is a direct bus transfer from the airport which takes approximately 1 hour to Alcudia. You will need to make your own way to Alcudia on this bus service.
Breakfast and Lunch are included from Monday to Friday. In the weekend we include only breakfast.
Surprisingly not. It’s not easy, but it’s certainly not difficult. It’s a bit like learning to drive the car. Once you know how to do it, safely it becomes 2nd nature. But then it’s about improving your skills, and that requires time on the water. Something that you will have loads of on this course.
If you want to go for an instructor Exam
Kite surf development courses is a great when they are done over several months, as you will probably need 4 to 6 months of practice prior to being able to take your instructor exam. If you are out on the water every day, you can probably cut this time down to about 3 months or 12 weeks, but I would really give yourself more time just to get as much practice as possible. The exam part is a financial commitment and you wouldn’t want to fail it, plus you need the necessary experience yourself if you’re going to be put in a position of responsibility to instruct.
The Xtreme Gap course is a great opportunity to test the waters to see if the above is for you.