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Learn kiteboarding with Progress Kitesurf

Kiteboarding School located in Cabarete on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.

Located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic, Cabarete has become a mecca for windsurfing, winging, kiteboarding and foiling enthusiasts from all around the world thanks to the Eastern Trade Winds and its turquoise ocean warm waters i.e. 28°C (72°F) all year round.

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Kiteboarding School in Premier location.

Progress Kitesurf is located in the best place on the beach just at the beginning of the kiteboarding teaching area and still in Cabarete Center.

Kite Lessons

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The lessons are structured in 3 parts with 2 main steps in your kite training – first on the sand and then in the water.

Kite Control

This kitesurfing lesson is the first step to accelerate your learning curve and stay safe. This begins by using a beginners trainer kite, this will help you to learn the basics of kite handling. It is important to practice flying the trainer kite until confidently able to pilot around the wind window, hover the kite, steer it right and left, followed by launching and landing the kite appropriately. It is a key skill for your progression.

Bodydragging

Lesson 2 concentrates on water action. This kitesurfing lesson allows you to experience the true power of the kite. This helps enable your technique, creating a better balance in the water. This will require learning how to pilot the kite without using the board.

Waterstart

This day will start with beach theory which will communicate the requirements needed to know how to make a safe water start. When first attempting a water start it is common for most students to struggle but with continuous practice you will achieve it. Even people with sporting experience can sometimes struggle to coordinate all of the movements but once put to practice you will be successful.

Kitesurfing Learning Stages

Our Kite Learning Steps

The challenge to learning kiteboarding is that it requires the overlap of important conditions such as appropriate weather, the right level of personalized instruction, a safe location and good kiteboarding equipment. We have put together our organization with these challenges in mind so that your experience will be as enjoyable as possible.

Kite Control

  • Set up the kite
  • Determine the wind direction upwind and downwind.
  • Fly a small kite on the wind window edge.
  • Fly the small kite in the power area without crashing it.
  • Position the kite on request from 9 to 3 o’clock on the wind window edge.
  • Pilot hooked to the harness with one hand.

Bodydragging

  • Relaunch the kite from the water.
  • Go away from the shore (with side-shore and side-on-shore wind) while body dragging.
  • Perform a downwind course by body dragging and using the power of the kite.
  • Come back to the shore using the power of the kite.

Waterstart

  • Water start theory.
  • Water start simulation on beach.
  • Stand up on the board.
  • Short rides.

Riding

  • Stance
  • Down Wind Rides
  • Edging the Board
  • Short Up wind Rides
  • One Hand on the Bar

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Kite Lessons Pricing

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For Trips&Downwinds (Punta Rucia, La Boca, Buen Hombre... ), Storage, Repairs ... contact us, we will be happy to assist you.

Private Beginner Lessons

$360 /Pack 6 hours

  • $450 /Pack 8 hours

Semi Private Beginner Lessons

$250 /Pack 6 hours

  • Semi Private means 2 people
Intermediate

Supervision

$40 / hour

  • with our equipment

F.A.Q

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the most common airport options to flight to Dominican Republic - Cabarete?

    You have mainly three options to fly to DR - Cabarete with Santiago (STI), Santo Domingo (SDQ) and Puerto Plata (POP) airports. We highly recommend POP which is the closest airport to cabarete with only a 20 minute drive. Other airports are Santo Domingo which is 4 hours away and Santiago 1.5 hours.

  • The only things you need to bring with you are T-shirt, sunscreen, water, inexpensive sunglasses and the willingness to learn an exciting new sport.

  • The average person can get up and ride within 3 to 5 days, this generally translates into between 6 to 12 hours for lessons.

  • Kitesurfing is taught to children starting from the age of 12. Some begin even earlier with constant supervision. Physical condition rather than weight is taken into consideration but a general rule is around 35kg minimum.

  • Lessons are essential to safely practise the sport, not only for yourself but also for the safety of the general public. A kiter losing control of his kite can cause serious injuries and even death to himself and others.

  • The price will vary greatly based primarily on the newness of the gear you choose and also on the size.
    kiteboarding kite ($800 - $2,000)
    kiteboarding board ($400 - $1,000)
    kite control bar and lines ($300 - $600)
    harness ($150 - $300)

  • Your first kite should be between 8 and 13 meters, depending upon your weight and the wind strength where you plan on kitesurfing.

  • The decision to buy new or second hand is determined by your budget. New gear comes with a warranty and you will always be safer than with older pre-loved gear. In addition new gear comes with the latest in safety technological developments and flying characteristics. For the budget conscious, the 2nd hand market is alive and well but much of the kites are performance driven and less suitable for beginners.

  • No. Being in good shape will help but people of all shapes and sizes can enjoy the thrill of kitesurfing. However being able to swim and being comfortable in the water is mandatory.

  • Yes – kitesurfing is a water sport and once you are up and riding, you may find yourself in the water, out of your depth. If you are not yet confident in the water, we suggest you start with just land-based kite flying until you are able to improve your water confidence.

  • Kitesurfing is a very easy sport to learn and like any other extreme sports, it can be perillous. If you try flying a power kite without prior understanding of the way they fly you will not handle the kite in the event of something going wrong. A proper lesson with experience and certification is all it takes to get the basics and you can progress on your own once we get you started.

Contact

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Progress Kitesurf Address

Cabarete Beach, Cabarete, 57000

Email Us

progresskitesurf@gmail.com

Call Us

+1 809 696 4718

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