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What is kite surfing?
Kiteboarding is a surface water sport that combines many aspects of other surface water sports, like wakeboarding, surfing, windsurfing, paragliding, and gymnastics. The rider uses a large controllable power kite to harness the power of the wind and propel themselves across the water on their kiteboard. This board is similar to a wakeboard, and can come with or without footstraps or bindings.
Kitesurfing is term applied to a specific style of kiteboarding that involves wave riding, much like regular surfing. Rather than using a smaller board, many kitesurfers use standard surfboards or specially shaped boards made specifically for kitesurfing.
Along with kitesurfing, there are many different styles of kiteboarding including:
Whether you are a beginner or have experience kiteboarding, the team at Ocean Pro Kite can help you improve your kitesurfing skills as well as take you to new and beautiful locations throughout Tulum Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Does Ocean Pro Kite offer classes?
The team at Ocean Pro Kite have been kitesurfing since 2000, travelling all over the world and kitesurfing in places like Belgium, Holland, France, Spain, Morocco, and Martinique. After discovering the perfect location in Tulum Riviera Maya, the team decide to open a kitesurf school. Tulum Riviera Maya offers great wind conditions for teaching, as well as offers great water temperature and overall weather condition. From beginners to advanced riders, Ocean Pro Kite can offer you an enjoyable and educations kiteboarding experience in beautiful Tulum Riviera Maya, Mexico. Our kite courses are provide by International Kitesurfing Organization (IKO) certificated instructors. Those who take our course will also have access to the best kiteboarding gear available in the current market. When you choose Ocean Pro Kite, you know that our training and experience will provide you with the best and safest kite boarding class in Tulum.
Adapting many IKO standards, as well as developing our own specific standards, Ocean Pro Kite can take you to special places around Tulum to ensure you get the best kiteboarding experience possible. We are known for our valuable one-on-one teaching method, where the instructor follows you every step of the way, holding your harness until they know you ae ready to go out on your own. Because an instructor will be with you at all times, this is the safest way to learn to kitesurf. Our range of classes include:
Stand Up Paddle Surfing lessons
Not only do we offer classes, but we also offer complete travel packages! Our popular Tulum Kitesurf Package includes:
Airport transfers or rental car
Optional IKO kitesurfing lessons
Optional kitesurfing rentals
2 free hours of paddle surf rentals
Taxes and fees
Thanks to our partnership with Mexico KanTours, a local travel agency, Ocean Pro Kite can offer you the best way to make the most of your vacation in Tulum, Mexico.
The Tulum Ocean Pro Kite School is located in the Hotel Beach Zone of Tulum at Villa Las Estrellas Hotel. This location offers a great spot for riders with 100 meters of empty beach!
Is kite surfing difficult?
Surprisingly, no. We estimate that after 5 or so lessons you will have the basic skills down. With a few more lessons you can begin to master the techniques involved. Using a trainer kite will also accelerate your learning. Those who have experience windsurfing will also have an easier time transitioning to kitesurfing than someone who is just beginning. With established knowledge of balancing on a board and controlling a sail, you already have very helpful skills when learning to kitesurf.
Can anyone kite surf?
Most any can kitesurf! Those who are reasonably fit and have the persistence to learn can master the sport. When it comes to kitesurfing, technique far outweighs the need for strength and athleticism. Kitesurfing is a sport that both men and women or all different builds enjoy.
Though it is not a requirement, it does help to be fit when learning to kitesurf. Kitesurfing will burn approximately 900 calories per hour during an average session, so being fit will help with your stamina and not being so sore afterwards.
When is the best time to kite surf?
The best time of the year for kitesurfing is November through July. From November to February, the wind blows more N or Nest, while from March to July the wind blows more E and SE. While November, June and July can have a few days without wind, the average wind season offers at least 5 “kiteable” days a week, with winds blowing between 12 to 25 knots.
Tulum and the entire Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico offer incredible kiteboarding destinations for kiteboarders of all skill levels. Along with offering breathtaking views, the location offers diverse kite spots with flat or choppy as well as waves. Along with access to the fantastic Mexican culture, rich with food, music and drink, Tulum will soon be your favorite kitesurfing vacation destination!
Tulum and Mexico Wind Condition
|Our main spot takes mostly side on shore wind from 10 knots to 25 knots from November to June. Choppy & little wave depending the weather condition.Check those three weather forecast option|