BLUE DREAM KITESURFING SCHOOL is the first kiteboarding school in Central America, born in 2000, providing all the services a kiter deserve: We are the only kite operation in all Central America that is open all year around (except the months of September and October). In these last 19 years of teaching experience, we made happy more then 4000 students world wide. Our mission is to create kiteboarders with certified instructors following the IKO standards. We provide lessons in English, Spanish, Italian.
1st lesson (land lesson): Control of a trainer kite on the beach (understanding the wind, take off, landing, flight technique, basic steering, simulation of water starts and get going). Gear set up and safety advises. Control of a small inflatable kite with shorter lines close to the water. First body dragging in the water with instructor: up to 3 hours $125.
3rd lesson (water start): water start with instructor and then alone with bigger kite, discussion about sailing (Start and return with the board in linear sailing), first rides with the board, self rescue technique. up to 3 hours $125.
2nd lesson (body dragging and first water starts): Flight techniques in the water with 4 or 5 lines inflatable kites ( launching and landing the kite, body dragging with the instructor, body dragging alone, control of the kite with one hand, body drag up wind to recover the board, safety, kite water launch, approach to the board, demo of the water start by the instructor, first water starts with the instructor: up to 3 hours $125.
Students NEED to bring the following:
- water shoes (booties) to walk comfortably in and out the water and protect your feet from shells or little stones,
- sun glasses with bungee
- short wetsuit just in January, February and March (during these months water can be cooler due to the strong winds)
- hat with bungee
- high protection water proof sun block
- long sleeve lycra
At our Kitesurfing shop in the Blue Dream Hotel we sell all these gear but we might don’t have all the sizes
We recommend that students learning this sport be in good physical condition and feel comfortable in the water.
- Intermediate/advanced private lessons: $45 per hour including gear:
- Beginner lessons in group of 2 or 3 people of the same level: $30 per hour per person including gear.
- 9 hours packages get the 9th hour free of charge
The instructors will help students set realistic goals and achieve them depending on the level.
The usual amount of hours to achieve an absolute beginner course and be independent it is 9 hours, divided in 3 days.
These prices are by cash only. Credit cards and PayPal payments get an overcharge of 5%
Equipment used for lessons and rentals:
We care our guests! Safety first. We provide the best and more sold brand in the market: NORTH KITEBOARDING (now called DUOTONE). Our kite school also supply the following equipment during courses: 2017/18/19 Duotone, Slingshot, Mystic, directional kiteboards- bi-directional (twin tip) kiteboards – foil boards – life jacket – harness – helmet. For those kiters that don’t need lessons we provide GEAR RENTAL:
Rental up to one hour costs half prices
On the 2nd day, we apply 5% discount, on the 3rd 10%, on the 4th 15%, on the 5th 20%, on the 6th 30% and from the 7th day 30% discount from the original price for all the following days.
- Important: We only rent kites to intermediate kiters that have good experience (at least first transitions level). If you’re not at that level we recommend the use of our trained “caddy” (beach boy) that help you to launch and land the kite downwind for a cost of $5 per hour.
We also offer the photographs and videos service for all our guests. Take back home quality material to show your friends and remember the great time in Bahia Salinas!
Foilboard Kiteboarding (also known as “Foiling” or “Foil kiting”) is quickly growing in popularity because it is incredibly fun. Without a doubt the main reason to foilboard is the adrenaline rush of flying over the surface of the water. There is no noise, no chop, and just no resistance that you are used to while you kiteboard. Foilboarding is truly addictive
Lessons fee: $45 per hour (minimum 2 hours) + foil board rental ($15 for an hour or $20 for 2 hours).
Required ability: To maximize your time on the water, you have to be a self-sufficient, confident rider that can stay easily upwind and gybe. You also must have the will to start at the beginning again, because learning to foil is like learning to kite all over. But, like learning to kite, the rewards of learning to foil are incredible.
Goals of the lesson: The goal of Foilboard Lesson is to take riders who have never touched a foil and have them leave a self-sufficient foilboarder. At the completion of your lesson, you will be able to safely get in the water, body drag out to deep enough water, ride back and forth, and the return to the beach. You will experience the rush of not just riding on the water, but above it! (Please note that it generally takes about 3/4 hours of lessons to feel comfortable on a foil board)
FLIGHT SCHOOL CHARACTERISTICS
Foiling Flight School is an exclusive three-mast system that is compatible with Slingshot’s Hoverglide foil. Designed to take the pain, frustration and intimidation out of the learning process, Foiling Flight School allows newcomers to learn the basics with a shorter, more manageable mast and graduate in length as their skills progress.
This is by far the best learn-to-foil system in kiteboarding. The concept is simple: You wouldn’t learn your very first kite skills on a full-sized kite, and now you don’t have to learn to foil on a full-sized mast.
FLIGHT SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS
+ Industry’s only learn-to-foil mast package + Start short, increase in length as your skills improve + Learn faster and safer than with a full-size mast + Great for shallow-water locations + Less frustration, more fun