Is kiteboarding easy or difficult?
Compared to windsurfing, getting up and standing on the board takes a bit more practice. However, once you are up and riding, progression is much quicker and you will find yourself moving on to tricks and jumps soon after.
What is the best time to kitesurf in Boracay?
Amihan is the northwest monsoon from November to April, with the strongest winds between December and February. This is the most popular time for kitesurfing in Boracay. All kiting happens on Bulabog Beach, which is protected by a reef about 500 meters from shore. The reef beaks the incoming waves, making a flatwater lagoon which kitesurfers love. Amihan is the best time to learn to kite.
Habagat is the southwest monsoon from June to October. All windsport activities happen on Boracay’s 4-kilometer long White Beach. Unlike Bulabog, White Beach is not protected by a reef, which makes it a wavy playground for kiteboarders in Habagat. This can be fun for the experienced kitesurfer, but can be a little more challenging when taking lessons and learning.
How long does it take to learn? Full course in 3 days, boardsports background helps
We teach the full course in three (3) days and have most of our students riding in both directions by the end of the course. If you have any background with boardsports, it will definitely help and accelerate your progression.
What size kites do I need for Boracay?
During Amhihan, a quiver of 9m + 12m should cover most conditions for larger riders (>70 kg) and a 7m + 10m for smaller riders (45-70 kg).
Do I need a wetsuit?
Water temperature in Boracay is warm, between 27 to 30 C. Most kitesurfers only use board shorts and a rashguard for sun protection. However, during gloomy days some kiters do wear wetsuits to shield themselves from wind-chill while on the water.
What is the ideal age to learn to kitesurf?
Kitesurfing is a sport for all ages. The youngest student we have had was 6 years old, and the oldest kiter was over 60.