KITESURF CENTRE, TOBAGO
Our Kitesurf school in Tobago joined the IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) in May 2011, furthering its commitment to providing the highest standards in teaching and safety. As well as offering the newest Cabrihna kites and boards this centre also offer a great range of top level general water sports rental and instructin inlcuding windsurf, SUP, surfing and dinlgy sailing.
Pigeon Point in Tobago is a perfect location to learning to kitesurf. Beach training is conducted on Pigeon Point beach or No Man’s Land. Body dragging sessions are started on either beach before entering the water, and then you are collected by jetski or boat at the end of the session by the instructor. With such a large sailing area and the use of a jetski or boat we are able to keep away from other sailors.
KITESURF BEGINNER TRAINING
The kitesurf school at Pigeon Point follow the IKO training structure as follows:
Stage 1: You learn to fly trainer kites on the beach, these are normally Ram Air kites or small C-kites. Areas such as safety, set up, launching, piloting the kite, landing, water re-launch and self rescue are covered.
Stage 2: Body Drag. This is where the fun really begins and we increase the size of the kites and enter the water. As the term describes, you body drag through the water using your kite to pull you along. During stage 2 you really get the feel for the kites, you will be flying either C-kites or Bow Kites. Your instructor will follow you and coach you from a jetski or boat. Inevitably you will crash the kite in the water, but the skills learnt in the first stage will enable you to re-launch the kite from the water, and get back having fun flying the kite.
Stage 3: This stage will vary depending on your board skills. If you have wake boarded, snow boarded, skate boarded or surfed, you might advance to a big board and kite. If you have no boarding experience we suggest taking a wake board lesson. With the skills learnt on a wake board lessons the transition to the kite board is usually smoother and easier. Once up and riding we will teach you the correct stance, piloting of the kite, getting up wind, recovery of your board, turning and much more.
Pre Booked Sports Services
Two Weeks Kitesurfing Storage & Centre Services£160
One Weeks Kitesurfing Storage & Centre Services£80
2 Hour Private Kitesurfing Instruction£139
10 Hours Semi-Private IKO Kitesurfing Beginner Course (based on 2 Students)£574
6 Hours Kitesurfing Semi-Private IKO Beginner Course (Max 2 Students)£365
Sport centre prices are as a guide, prices can change depending on the season and exchange rates. When pre booking with Planet you normally receive around a 10% discount on direct local prices. More importantly, you MUST pre book any essential sport services at the time of booking to ensure availability. Please be sure to ask us about this during the booking process.