Choosing a Kitesurfing School in the Caribbean
Since there are so many of them, choosing a kitesurfing school in the Caribbean can be a hard decision. In order to choose a place to learn you first need to decide what sort of holiday you are looking for and what you would like to learn. Do you want to relax with a pina colada on the beach after kitesurfing or do you want to have a non-stop action holiday? Are you traveling alone or with friends? Are you a beginner or are you an advanced rider?
Relaxing beach holiday
No matter which kitesurfing school in the Caribbean you choose, relaxing on the beach after a kite session is always an option. Some kite spots are secluded from the “luxury” Caribbean, so if you are interested in beachfront pampering to be sure to research the exact kite location before booking your vacation.
If you’re one of those that just can’t sit still, you’ll want to choose a location which offers other activities outside of kiteboarding. Cabarete, Dominican Republic is full of adventure and outdoor activities including waterfall jumping, circus training, surfing, diving, snorkeling, mountain biking and great nightlife. There are numerous schools scattered along kite beach with local and international instructors.
Joining a kite cruise with an onboard instructor would be an awesome combination of learning and adventure. You will get the chance to explore different islands, kite a lot, snorkel, dive, party at night and relax on board.
For advanced riders
In kiteboarding, there is always something new to learn and there are a ton of awesome instructors out there who will help you push your limits and progress to the next level. Some kitesurfing schools cater to only beginners, but as the sport grows more and more schools are offering advanced lessons. Learn to ride strapless, surf the waves, ride a foil or advance your freestyle technique.
Camps and safaris are great learning opportunities for advanced riders. Colombia offers some of the best wave riding conditions in the Caribbean, this is a great place to join a wave camp whether you are new to wave riding or already experienced.
BSTOKED KITESURFING EXPERIENCES IN THE CARIBBEAN
Kitesurfing is a great sport for solo travelers because the community is so welcoming and friendly. Almost any destination is suitable if you are going solo, though some of the more secluded areas will have less people to interact with. Cruises, camps, and safaris are perfect for meeting new people as well as destinations with amazing nightlife such as Cabarete, Barbados or the BVIs.
Before choosing a kitesurfing school in the Caribbean, be sure to decide what kind of holiday you would like to have. Once you have found a suitable destination you can then choose a school in the area. As a beginner flat waters are the easiest learning conditions, though don’t base your decision on that because learning in chop/waves is entirely possible too.