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kitesurfing schools in Barbados / Costa Rica

Postby Stefan1 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:11 am

Aloha, riders

Does anyone know good quality kiteboarding school in Barbados and in Costa Rica?
I was checking on google, but all web sites were not updated for some time, really strange, especially in the time when Barbados has opened the borders.

Thank you in advance

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Re: kitesurfing schools in Barbados / Costa Rica

Postby tmcfarla » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:20 am

Barbados has pretty big waves for learning. I saw students there last time I was there, but it didn’t look like they were getting on very well. I don’t know of any windy flat water spots in Barbados (but it is an awesome place for an intermediate kiter to start on waves). I haven’t kited Costa Rica in 10 years, but I’m sure there are still a couple schools in Bahia Salinas. That is a much better place to learn (during the windy season, which is winter) because it is flat water. Need very small kites for Bahia Salinas, it is really windy. Can’t help with any specific schools though.

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Re: kitesurfing schools in Barbados / Costa Rica

Postby rolfjoosten » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:11 am

I teach kitesurfing in Barbados since 1999. The place is not the easiest to learn but we have a developped a teaching system which works very well for Barbados.
Check out our kite school and reviews at www.upwindbarbados.com

Please send me a pm if you would like further information.

Cheers
Rolf

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Re: kitesurfing schools in Barbados / Costa Rica

Postby irwe » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:02 am

Both locations are not 'ideal' for complete beginners. Better choices would be South Padre Island and Cape Hatteras.
If you have some kite skills then you would progress at either Barbados or Costa Rica.
rolfjoosten can tell you about Barbados (on my top 3 list)
For Costa Rica look at www.bluedreamhotel.com
Hope you get a chance to go to both.


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