Kiteboarding lesson In Varadero, Cuba

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About This Kiteboarding Experience

Kiteboarding lesson in Varadero, Cuba for as low as $160 per person.


• Introduction To Kite boarding (2 hours): $160.00 USD ($160 CUC) per person

• Get Up & Ride The Wind Course (6 hours): $300.00 USD ($300.00 CUC) per person

• Kite Addiction Course (12 hours): $500.00 USD ($500 CUC) per person

• A La Carte Kiteboarding Lessons (2 hours minimum): $60.00 USD ($60 CUC) per person

What You Can Expect:

Introduction To Kiteboarding

With a trainer kite on the beach you will learn the basics of kite flight, control, and acquire a knowledge of wind dynamics. With the skills learned using a trainer kite, now you are ready to maneuver through the power zone while dragging in the water. You'll practice body dragging upwind, launching the kite from the water, and self-rescue/self-landing skills. This is the phase where students develop essential skills needed to become independent with the kite.

Get Up & Ride The Wind Course

This multi-day course includes the introduction to kite boarding course. Now you are ready to put it all together to get up and ride the board on the water. Skills are broken down into a step-by-step process to set you up for success. As you enter the water with a kite and a board the lesson usually involves some practice getting the board on your feet while flying the kite one-handed and maintaining proper position. Also covered are board-recovery techniques (body dragging upwind). Through each step your Caribbean Rider kite School instructor will be guiding you through the proper techniques to use.

Next, you'll be generating some power to try and stand up on the board for the first time! As you experience your first water starts and manage to keep the kite properly placed in the wind window you will suddenly have a sense of exhilaration as you realize you are kiteboarding. Congratulations you are now kiting downwind and have taken your first steps towards becoming an independent kiteboarder.

Kite Addiction Course

When you sign up for this 3 day/9hr course you will receive 1 extra day of instruction for free.

This comprehensive course includes introduction course & the Get up and rides the wind course. With your first downwind rides under your belt you will now be ready to take it to the next level.

At this point you will learn to controlling the power in the kite while riding, kiteboard edging skills, transitions and riding upwind. Through all of the time you are on water your Kite School instructor will be with you and providing immediate feedback to ensure your progress to the level of independent rider.

Mama always said practice makes perfect and with kiteboarding it’s all about time on water so the kite Addiction Course is the ideal way to ensure you go home with the knowledge and skills to be an independent kiteboarder.

A La Carte Kiteboarding Lessons

Visiting Varadero Cuba and have your own Kiteboarding gear and some experience but feel you may need some tips? No problem we can help. Whether you want to learn to jump, kite unhooked, learn some tricks, or some advanced turn techniques the pros at Kite School can help you reach your personal goals.


  • Type: Kiteboarding
  • Capacity: 1 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1 hour
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Why should I take a kiteboarding lesson?

The most important reason to take lessons is keeping yourself and others around you from becoming injured. Kiteboarding is a dynamic water sport so allot is happening around you at rapid speed. With knowledge and some experience you can avoid damaging your expensive new equipment and fully understand how to kite safely.

What should I bring to a lesson?

The things you might want are a swimsuit, towel, rash guard or tee shirt, hat, sunscreen, water, and sunglasses. In addition bring all your enthusiasm and a positive attitude so you can progress as quickly as your ability and conditions of the day will allow.

Do I have to be a super athlete to kite board?

We have taught school aged children and adults over 65 years of age so almost anyone can learn to kite board if they are physically fit and motivated.
Kite boarding is a water sport and every kiter should be able to swim and should feel comfortable in the water.

Where do I meet my instructor?

We are located right on Varadero Beach. If you are staying at a nearby resort simply walk to our location (53rd street in downtown Varadero) early enough to be on time for your lesson. Your our instructor will be waiting for you.

How long will it take for me to get up and riding?

Every person who takes up the sport of Kite boarding is different. In most cases the average person can get up and riding in as little as 6 hours to a week. Progress from this point where you learn to stay upwind can take anywhere from a few weeks to 1 month.

What lesson package do you recommend for a beginner?

For those serious about returning home with the basic knowledge to continue their skill development we recommends the Kite Addiction Course (12 hours instruction over 4 days).

As all lessons take place in flat, waist deep water, your lesson moves quickly from the beach into the water with a small inflatable kite. Once your instructor has verified that you have good kite control skills, you are ready for the board.and will begin to learn to water start first and then to sail downwind under control.

Where are the lessons taught?

We are located on Varadero’s kite beach which is between the resorts the Iberostar Laguna Azul and the Sirenus la Salina. This is the prime part of the entire Varadero peninsula.  The beach where lessons are taught is ideal for kite boarding as the wind is reliable, the water shallow, and the beach wide and largely free of sunbathers who typically stay closer to the resorts left and right of kite beach.

What Equipment do I need to start kiteboarding, after taking lessons?

Once you have the basics and want to pursue kite boarding on a regular basis there are four things you need: kite (often serious kite boarders will purchase 2-3 kites so they have the right size kite for any wind condition), board, harness, and pump. Some other safety items to consider are a helmet, which prevents the board from hitting your head and an impact/floatation vest..

What type of kite should I buy?

Kiteboarding is a very individual sport and as a result the industry has responded with numerous opinions for kites and boards. Many companies market their kites into three different categories, beginner, intermediate, and advanced kiteboarding kites.

Beginner kiteboarding kites tend to be much wider in relation to their length. This is termed a low aspect ratio kite and, these types of kites tend to be very stable in the air and re-launch easier because of their shape. 

The downside is the wider the kite or the lower aspect ratio, the less up wind performance you have and the lower  your jumps will be as you get better at the sport.

Intermediate kites are often referred to as moderate aspect ratio kites, these kites are narrower in relation to their length and tend to jump higher and go up wind more efficiently. They also are very stable when in the air and re-launch very well. Because these types of kites strike a healthy balance many beginners’ purchase mid aspect ratio kites with plans to grow into them with continued practice.

Advanced kites are usually high aspect ratio kites and therefore have a much longer and narrower profile. As a result this type of kite can go up wind very well and jump very high. The downside is the kite’s stability and water re-launch ability is compromised when the kite becomes to narrow in relation to it’s length.

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