The first and only kitesurfing school in Tofo, and you can find us in the dive center from Peri-Peri.
Kitesurfing is one of the fast growing sports and has become very popular. It is a sport where you can feel freedom and being one with nature.
Kitesurf Tofo has instructors who are IKO certified, which guarantees quality, safety and expertise. IKO certification is recognized worldwide as the most efficient and professional way to learn kitesurfing. We can provide you a safe, friendly and professional environment to learn kitesurfing, and it is also possible to rent the equipment from us.
LEARN TO KITESURF
Kitesurfing is the 'HOTTEST' sport on the water, but how do you actually start with this?
Most beginners are totally new when it comes to board sports, water sports and flying a kite, so lessons start from the very beginning. For safety reasons it is important that you are comfortable swimming in open water.
You don't have to be super fit for kite surfing. However, a certain level of fitness will help you to make progress faster, avoid injuries and give you more endurance on the water.
Are lessons needed?
For understanding the safety steps and to be a responsible kitesurfer it is best to take lessons from a qualified instructor or school.
How many lessons do you need before you are ready to go?
Most people need about 10-12 hours, or a course consisting of 3 days to be completely ready. Some need more and some need less.
What am I going to learn?
A standard beginners course is divided into three elements.
Flying with a kite on land: take off, land and gain control of the kite
Flying with a kite on the water: body dragging, control and re-take-off
Get on the board and actually ride
Some tips for that first lesson!
Try to relax, feel the wind and the kite, no brute force. Being tense and rushing can slow down your intuition and therefore your progress. Patience is important. Learning kite surfing is divided into steps - every step is an important part of your progress and needs to be practiced.