Learn Kitesurfing on beautiful beaches of Cyprus
Kitesurfing in Cyprus is getting extremely popular in Cyprus thanks to the beautiful unspoiled beaches and windy conditions. While not all beaches in Cyprus are suitable for kitesurfing, there are plenty more with perfect conditions to choose from.
Our Kitesurfing courses in Cyprus take place in a beach near Akrotiri, short drive from central Limassol. Our Kite Safari package is perfect for holiday makers who are looking for an unconventional way to spend their days on a beach. We will pick you up from your hotel, provide kitesurfing equipment and dedicate the next 5 hours to teach you how to kitesurf. At the end of the day we will drop you off again at your hotel or chosen location.
If you’re an experienced kite surfer and want to enjoy some time on the water during your holiday, we also provide rental of kitesurfing equipment at very reasonable prices. Our kitesurfing classes are very flexible and we are able to accommodate almost any requirements.
How to Kiteboard vs How to Kitesurf
You’ve probably heard about the use of terms kitesurfing and kiteboarding. Do you actually know what the difference is? The difference is what you’re standing on! Kitesurfing uses traditional surf, as you will see normally used by surfers on the sea. Kiteboarding uses a different shape of the support, a board instead of surf. Does it make much difference? It does actually. Surf is mostly used for waves and board is used on flat water, for freestyle jumps.
Kitesurfing vs Windsurfing
The debate goes on which one of these sports if better / more fun etc. Experts concluded kitesurfing is easier to learn and has a steeper learning curve compared to windsurfing (you can learn a lot faster). Kitesurfing also requires less physical fitness compared to windsurfing. On the other hand, more safety needs to be exercised during kitesurfing, the power of the wind, the long ropes and sometimes lack of physical power can result in accidents. Kitesurfing is an extreme sport and safety should always have a priority.
Weather Conditions for Kitesurfing in Cyprus
What equipment do you need to start?
If you book our kitesurfing course, you don’t need to buy your equipment, as we rent it free of charge for all of our classes. If you’re serious about kitesurfing, you might want to go for our equipment + course package, in which you get the full kitesurfing equipment, plus a free kitesurfing course of 10 hours worth 350 eur. Kitesurfing equipment normally consists of the board, kite, kitesurfing harness, bar and lines. It is not a cheap sport, but getting your kit is a one off investment and your kit normally doesnt require any regular maintenance.
How much does a kitesurfing kit cost?
The cost of kitesurfing kit can vary. There are many companies who make kitesurfing equipment of varying quality. We are proud distributor of Core Kites, one of the best quality equipment you can get. You can get this highest quality kitesurfing kit from us, as exclusive distributors in Cyprus. Visit our shop for current prices and offers.
Is it difficult to learn kitesurfing?
Anyone with a bit of patience can learn kitesurfing, we’ve been teaching people of all ages and fitness levels. Kitesurfing requires patience and time. You need to spend a lot of time in water and practicing your kite flying skills. That is the starting point before you can progress to control the board or surf too. If you’re not confident in your skills, you can always choose our one off classes for 50 eur per hour to get a taste of what it’s like and then decide if you want to do the full course.
How long does it take to learn kitesurfing?
That’s very individual. But generally, after 6 to 8 hours, almost everyone can independently kitesurf and develop the technique and skills. Our 12 hours kitesurfing course has been designed so that everyone will learn how to kitesurf following its completion.
Do I need to be a good swimmer?
You need to be able to swim, but you don’t need to be an Olympic athlete. You’ll spend a lot of time in water, so you need to be comfortable with that.
What is the best place for kitesurfing in Cyprus?
Cyprus has plenty of beaches for kitesurfing, some with better weather conditions than others. We normally use beach near Akrotiri or Paramali which has very little visitors and surprisingly good wind conditions, especially in summer months. Beware of some beaches which may be empty, but there could be strong currents that will make kitesurfing very difficult and dangerous.
When do the kitesurfing lessons take place?
Each lesson is arranged individually with a student at a time convenient for him or her. We run kitesurfing course also over the weekend.
What is the difference between kitesurfing and kiteboarding?
Essentially it is the same thing. Kiteboarding is a term more used in the USA and Kitesurfing in rest of the world. One difference is the board used for the sport, in kitesurfing it is a surf, in kiteboarding a board. More details in the article above.
Do you have to be physically fit to start kitesurfing?
Kitesurfing doesn’t require as much physical fitness as many people think. If you want to learn kitesurfing, you can do it no matter how fit or unfit you are. The kitesurfing harness takes on most of the load and will help to keep you steady.Your arms are there only to steer the kite, not to hold on to it.