Kiteboarding Lessons in Mexico
Mexico is warm, sunny and windy making it a great winter getaway destination with great kiteboarding. There are plenty of spots to choose from for both beginners and advanced riders. While learning to kitesurf, it’s essential to take lessons for your own safety as well as the safety of others.
Lessons though are not only for beginners. As an independent kiteboarder, learning something new is a great way to keep the sports fun and challenging. Learn a new discipline such as riding strapless, riding on a foil board or learn some new tricks on your twin tip.
BSTOKED KITESURFING EXPERIENCES IN MEXICO
Isla Blanca is ideal for learning as the kiteboarding spot is a huge flatwater lagoon. The shallow flat water makes learning easier and allows students slightly more freedom. The lagoon is largely giving students lots of space to practice without worrying about other kiters.
El Cuyo offers one of the longest seasons and best wind conditions in Mexico. Consistent and reliable wind are a very important part of learning so you can progress day after day without waiting for wind. The wind blows from February to July from 18-23 knots almost every day. The beaches are empty with minimal obstacles or people to worry about and the water is waist to chest deep- perfect for learning.
La Ventana is great for beginners, though the water is colder than the southern spots in Mexico requiring a 4/3mm wetsuit. The conditions are flat/choppy. The combination of the wind speed and shape of the bay make the perfect learning location as no matter what happens you will end up onshore. The kiteboarding schools in Mexico have jet ski assistance and rescue for any emergencies.
Tulum is located 2 hours south of Cancun with perfect wind for kiteboarding from December-May. There is a reef break about 800m offshore which protects the area between the beach and the reef leaving the water flat/choppy, excellent conditions for learning.
Schools in La Ventana offer amazing opportunities for not only learning from the beginning but also improving and progressing your skills for advanced riders. The bay is long offering the opportunity for downwinders. Downwinders are the perfect way to master new skills without the worry of staying upwind where you started your session.
Choose between a guided downwinder with an instructor or just a downwind shuttle where you can practice on your own. Having a ride-along instructor is awesome for learning new tricks or to ride waves so you have someone to watch and learn from.
Tulum is also a great beach for boat assisted downwinders. There is a reef about 800m offshore offering flat water close to the beach and a reef break offshore, that waves can grow up to 5m! Take a kiteboarding lesson with a pro freestyle rider or try a boat-assisted downwinder while you learn to ride the waves.
Isla Blanca is home to a huge flat, saltwater lagoon, amazing for freestyle riders. Take a lesson from an experienced rider and push your skills to the next level. The lagoon has plenty of space so you can be comfortable learning new tricks away from other riders and it is kiteable in any wind direction.
Mexico has kitesurfing lessons for everyone no matter what skill level you are. Learn from the beginning, try something new or push your skills to a new level.