Kiteboarding lessons with Dare2Fly

We put great emphasis on safe, proper, and efficient teaching methods. Professional courses taught by certified instructors. Dare2Fly teaches mostly private one-on-one lessons, but also offers group lessons of not more than 2 students per instructor.

Thanks to these private classes or small groups we can assure customized instruction and quality teaching during all lessons.

We distinguishes ourselves from other kite schools by focusing more on quality and being a flexible team. We provide the right kiteboarding lesson for each level.

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Beginner Package – 9 hours

Lesson 1: Basics of controlling the kite –  3hrs

This is the basics of kite control and handling. You will be flying one of the latest Cabrinha kites and you will go through the equipment terminology and setup, the wind effects and wind-window theory. You will learn how to fly your kite, hooked into the harness using the power of the kite in a safe environment, how to use your safety system, launch and land, and fly the kite with the de-power loop.

Body Dragging lesson

Lesson 2 : Water control & body drag – 3hrs

The next step brings you into the water. You will learn how to get power from the kite, change direction with your kite in the water, how to re-launch a crashed kite from the water, and how to self-rescue. You will also learn some additional and essential body drag techniques such as Upwind body dragging (you will need this skill to retrieve the board after a crash).

Lesson 3 :  Board control & waterstart – 3hrs

We set you up on a board and teach you the water start theory: board and body positioning while piloting the kite, diving the kite to enable standing up on the board, and controlling the speed and the direction.

This final level covers the remaining topics to make you a totally independent kiteboarder. Ultimately you should be able to rent some kiteboarding equipment and be an independent kiteboarder after completion of this 9 hours program.

You will know how to choose a spot, rig your gear, stay safe, and should be able to ride back and forth from the beach.

We can also set you up with some brand new Cabrinha gear from our shop. Ask our instructors who would be more than happy to help you with getting the right gear for you. We offer great package deals, ask us for details after your lessons.

Water Start lesson
Jump Lesson

Advanced Coaching (Private only)

Need help to nail the tricks you are working on, or just to help you polish up your riding in general. We are able to help with things as easy as landing your first jump, nailing your first back rolls, all the way up to handle passes and other unhook tricks.

We also do coaching for surf riding and handling waves for the first time.

Hydrofoil Coaching  (Private Only)

Foilboard is the adrenaline rush of flying over the surface of the water. The hydrofoil has become the most sophisticated form of gliding through the water. “Foilboarding” is the most efficient form of kitesurfing. Riding a “foil” is like flying, its super fast, generating amazing speed with little wind power needed. Foiling offers a silky smooth, powerful ride similar to skiing in perfect powder snow. A foilboard ride is bounce free as you “fly” through the water (the wing/mast apparatus flies through the water) as the board hovers, flows and carves over even the roughest of chop, bounce free.

Sophisticated and efficient, foiling is the king of light air performance, making 8 knots seem like a windy day! For example: in 10 knots of wind you can do almost 30 knots, and run upwind at 30 degree angles to the wind!  You can now ride anytime you can fly a kite! Foiling is the king of saving light air sessions, offering effortless speed and carving akin to riding a wave like a surfer, but in flat water.  The speed and power a foilboard generates is almost addictive as the powerful carving of the tacks and jibes. Hydrofoiling is the fastest growing discipline in kitesurfing and the fastest wind powered craft around a racecourse. Kite Foilboard racing stands a good chance of being an Olympic Sailing Event in the 2020 Summer Olympics. Careful, foilboarding is addictive!

Come learn how to fly with us!

Prices with dare2fly school equipment
2015 Cabrinha Kites & Lift Foil Board (Including impact vest and helmet)

  • 1 hour private:  US$ 130
  • 3 hour private:  US$ 360
  • 9 hour private:  US$ 1040

Prices with your own gear:

  • Foil board and kite: 30%
  • Foil board only : 20%
  • kite only: 10%

Kites and Board Rental Prices

Gear Rental Board & Kite Board Only Kite Only
Rental Time US$ US$ US$
1 hr 40 25 30
2 hrs 50 30 40
3 hrs 60 35 50
1 day 85 50 70
2 days 150 80 120
3 days 215 110 155
4 days 270 135 190
5 days 320 160 226
6 days 370 185 260
7 days 415 215 295

Important: A deposit (credit card or passport) is required for any rental

Contact us for more rental packages.