Esposende – great kitesurfing conditions in Europe
Esposende is a perfect spot for progressing in kitesurfing, whether you just started or are already riding. A flat-water spot is easy and safe for basic training as well as practicing freestyle. On the other side of the beach you can ride the ocean waves. We’ll help you choose a course to suit your needs.
Kite Camp in Esposende?
Flat water and a safe spot
In Esposende we kite and teach on flat water, with a rescue boat at our disposal. It’s a very good place to start your adventure with kitesurfing.
You can go alone!
You’ll meet positive people who will share your passion for kitesurfing and other sports. Kite House and a camp atmosphere favour integration. On this trip you can go alone without any doubts!
Everything in one place!
After a successful kite session, you can go for some delicious seafood or go sightseeing in magical Porto and try local wines! In Espo, apart from kitesurfing you can try surfing, SUPing, do yoga, go bike or horse riding in the mountains. You definitely won’t be bored!
Portugal Kite Camp Gallery
Standard package in the price
IDEAL PLACE FOR LEARNING
Flat water in the Cavado lagoon is perfect for starter courses and freestyle workshops. On the other side of the sand dune the advanced riders can practice in the waves. The wind is steady and on hot days you can expect the extra „kick” of thermal wind.
Kite House is the perfect place for integration! Placed in the center of a picturesque town the house offers 2, 4 and 6 person rooms, but you can also rent out a single. The common kitchen, living room and dining room create an unforgettable atmosphere of the place
During the trip you’ll be able to do a complete kitesurfing course. We provide IKO courses which include: safety basics, equipment preparation, kite control, self-rescue, kite takeoff and landing from the shore and water, putting on your board, boardstarts, riding both directions, basic transition.
We can guarantee that you won’t get bored in Espo! Apart from kitesurfing there’s a ton of other things to do to actively spend your holiday. Trip to Porto, 30 km away from Esposende and winetasting are a regular part of our program. Moreover, you’ll be able to take a massage after riding and sign up for additional activities like yoga, surfing, SUP, or bikes. We organise dinner outings and parties for our group daily 🙂
You’ll meet positive people who will share your passion for kitesurfing and other sports, enjoy your progress together and talk about new tricks 😉 After an intense day a dinner together, BBQ or party on the beach is something that we like the most on our trips 🙂 Even if you’re planning on going alone, on our trip you’ll quickly forget about it 🙂
We’ll take care of you on the water! Don’t worry, if you don’t feel confident on the water we’ll keep an eye on you and on the spot there’s always a rescue boat and instructors ready to help you in case of any problems.
FLAT-WATER LAGOON AND WAVES
Esposende offers the perfect spot to learn kitesurfing.
Cavado lagoon, which flows parallel to the ocean is separated from it only by a flat sandy dune. Flat water is perfect for starter courses and freestyle workshops. On the other side of the sand dune the advanced riders can practice in the waves.
The season starts in April and lasts till September. The wind called Nortada blows from the North-West with the strength of 15-30 knt, when it comes to the Espo spot means side on, and on the ocean side shore, providing perfect and safe conditions for teaching. The wind is steady and on hot days you can expect the extra „kick” of thermal wind. Water temperature is 17-22 C depending on the month so we recommend taking a wetsuit. The beach is completely sandy with no stones or any other hazardous objects.
Spot w Esposende
Average weather conditions:
Temp. a.c. 17-22°
Waves: YES (medium)
Flat water: YES
Direction: side shore NW
Strength: 12-30 kts
BASIC IKO COURSE
During the trip you’ll be able to do a complete kitesurfing course. We teach according to the IKO program and based on many years of experience.
We provide IKO courses which include: safety basics, equipment preparation, kite control, self-rescue, kite takeoff and landing from the shore and water, putting on your board, boardstarts, riding both directions, basic transition.
If there’s not enough wind to finish the kite course the students have, surfing or SUP lessons. In a situation when the students finish the course ahead of schedule, they have surfing and SUP gear at their disposal or can rent kite gear and practice further.
The price includes 4 practical lessons 3h each in a group of 2 + theory lesson. If the lesson with the instructor is private (1:1), the length of the lesson is reduced by half.
Standard package in price
We’ll be staying in Kite House in Esposende.
In the 3 storey Kite House 4 and 2 person rooms are available with a bathroom (superior) or without (standard). In case of standard rooms, the bathroom is located in the hallway. The common area includes a big living room with a kitchen and dining room. The house offers WIFI. Kite House is about 3 min. away from the spot by foot, in the heart of town. It’s a perfect place for people open to integration and wanting to meet other people with the same passion. In Kite House you can meet people from all over Europe and have fun in multi-cultural surf company 🙂
The destination airport is Porto. You can get to Porto by Ryanair, Wizzair, TAP airlines, Swiss, Brussels Airlines. You can also go to Lisbon and from there take a train or bus to Porto.
1.06.2019 – 8.06.2019
8.06.2019 – 15.06.2019
15.05.2019 – 22.06.2019
22.06.2019 – 29.06.2019
29.06.2019 – 6.07.2019
6.07.2019 – 13.07.2019
13.07.2019 – 20.07.2019
20.07.2019 – 27.07.2019
3.08.2019 – 10.08.2019
10.08.2019 – 17.08.2019
24.08.2019 – 31.08.2019
31.08.2019 – 7.09.2019
|STANDARD with shared bathroom||multiple||305 EUR|
|STANDARD with shared bathroom||double||445 EUR|
|STANDARD with shared bathroom||single||550 EUR|
|SUPERIOR with private bathroom||multiple||375 EUR|
|SUPERIOR with private bathroom||double||490 EUR|
|SUPERIOR with private bathroom||single||650 EUR|
- 7 nights in a room of your choice in Kite House
- airport transfer
- boat transfer to the spot
- equipment storage
- surfboard or SUP rental 2h per day and transport there and back to the surf spot
- organisation of common dinners and evenings
- resident care
- insurance with an extra for extreme sports
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- meals other than breakfast
FLIGHT: The destination airport is Porto. You can get there by TAP airlines, Swiss, Brussels Airlines, Wizzair, RyanAir. You can also go to Lisbon and from there take a train or bus to Porto.
TIME: We turn the watches back one hour.
WEATHER: average temperature in the summer is around 25 C. It’s a good idea to take a sweatshirt for windy days and evenings. For riding we recommend a 4/3 mm wetsuit
ELECTRICITY: 220/230 V
|What to take?|
|- kites 7, 9, 12, 14 m – long wetsuit 4/3 or 3/2 – sweatshirt and windbreaker - sunscreen|