CABO VERDE Wave Clinic 2017

Air image of Sal's southern tip

05 - 08 January 2017     Surf Initiation Camp

FOR ENTRY LEVEL RIDERS


Join us for a week in Sal, the most consistent island of Cabo Verde for Wind and Waves. It's the closest place to Europe with world class waves and consistent wind for Kitesurfing in the winter months - and a great place to work on your waveriding skills no matter where you're at with that.

There couldn't be a better escape from winter whilst enjoying a fun and effective learning experience that will have a lasting effect on your kitesurfing skills and pleasure to come. Marc has been holding wave clinics for more than 5 years and has developed a unique and effective method to coach you in order to get your wave riding skills to the next level. More details on the coaching here.

There will be a daily theory session in the morning before you go out on the water to put that into practice in the afternoon. This is followed then by a personalised video coaching session to analyze and monitor your progress.

The SAL Wave Clinic packages include:

  • different or no accommodation options to choose from
  • daily transportation to and from the kite spot of the day
  • morning theory session and then practice on the water
  • filming of your kite sessions every day
  • full video assisted coaching by Marc Ramseier

You will be educated and coached in one of the best spots close to Europe. Sal is famous for its kitesurfing conditions and has been on the kiting map since the beginning of the sport.

The situation in Sal is that there is no hotel right at the kite spot, plus we'll be anyway choosing where to kite depending on the conditions of the day. Therefore the best way is to stay in Santa Maria and do daily trips to the beach from there.

Organisation

If you already have accommodation or prefer to stay at a particular place you can do that and join us for morning theory lesson and evening video coaching, while coming with us to the beach of course.
We are well connected on the island to be able to accommodate you in apartments in town that we'll rent. The other option is that our partner and UK's biggest kite travel operator can get you good deals on higher end hotel or apartment options that will make the trip memorable also from that perspective.

What everybody will need is transportation as it makes sence to organise that together. We'll be renting a truck or two and use some additional transport services if needed, certainly making it cheaper than organising this individually.

For accommodation there is a multitude of options to choose from. Get in touch and let us know what type of accommodation you'd prefer and we'll sort you out with a complete package.

Accommodation options

Hotel Porto Antigo (studios and apartments)

The place is named after the old fishing harbour that it's built around. The hotel consists of 140 units which are spread over different two story buildings. It also offers a welcome area, the "Papayas" restaurant and a bar. In the well maintained outside area there is a sweet water swimming pool and sun deck.

Studios: The simply arranged studios consist of a combined sleeping and living area with a convertible bed, kitchenette, bathroom, rental safe, satellite TV, AC and balcony or terrace. It can also be booked with lateral sea views. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults. PRICE: 450€ per week

Apartments: They have the same level of interior like the studios but additionally have an extra bedroom. On choice they can be booked with lateral or direct sea views. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults. PRICE: 760€ per week

Housekeeping daily, changing of towels and sheets twice a week.
Catering: Breakfast is included. For lunch and dinner you can either cater for yourself in your apartment, eat at the hotel own restaurant or at one of the many restaurants closeby in town.

Bazamore Residence Hotel Morabeza

The best hotel in town offers apartments to rent that are across the street from the entry into the hotel. There are two bedroom apartments available that cost 800€ per room for the week (7 nights).
Find more info here: http://www.hotelmorabeza.com/english/bazamore-apartment-t2.php

Bedroom in shared, self-catered apartment

There is a limited possibility to also stay in an apartment close-by, either in a single or shared occupancy bedroom.

Surf Initiation Camp

REQUIRED LEVEL OF KITING: you need to be a confident kiter, relaunch, going upwind, water/beach start on a twintip, no surfboard skills required, good to have been on one before.

The main subject is to get you going on a surfboard, learn the proper techniques from scratch, improve from there and go through some basic waveriding techniques.

Schedule:

04 January latest arrival in Sal
5-8 January coaching and daytrips on the island
09 January  start of individual holiday
minimum time required: 6 days (Wed-Tue)

Package rates

€ 550 for Surf Initiation Camp 04 - 09 January 2017

Please let us know what you're after in terms of accommodation, how long you'd like to stay and with how many persons. We can then offer you a complete package also including the transportation during the clinic.

Terms and conditions

The Clinics will take place a 100% but still has availabilities. Please get in touch for last minute promo deals.

We need a 30% deposit for reserving your spot. 

Group size:
from 3 up to a maximum of 8 participants

Language:
The clinic will be in English, but Marc is also fluent in German, French and Spanish and can make sure everybody understands the content of the clinic.

Videocoaching:
You will be filmed every day to put this together for daily video feedback session.

Weather conditions:
Please note that we have done everything in order to maximize the chances to catch the best conditions for you. However we are not in control of the weather and there will be no refunds due to lack of wind. We'll be able to adapt in such case and emphasize more on land-based instructions to make sure it's still a great value to you, even though we can't practice to the extent we''ve hoped for.

Further terms and conditions can be found here.