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Cheapest country for lessons?

Postby Pascale » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:31 pm

Hello,

When I look at the price of kite lessons, it always very expensive like 100$ an hour.
Could you recommend a country where classes are more reasonable?

All I'm saying here is that's a lot of money for me.
I like to travel but also like to take lessons to improve.

Thank you

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Re: Cheapest country for lessons?

Postby RustyChain » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:19 pm

I would think the most cost effective strategy would be a place with consistent wind, cheap lodging, cheap airfare, and located where renting a car is not needed.

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Re: Cheapest country for lessons?

Postby Eduardo » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:38 pm

RustyChain wrote: I would think the most cost effective strategy would be a place with consistent wind, cheap lodging, cheap airfare, and located where renting a car is not needed.
I agree. Keep flight and per-day costs down and time on the water up.

Also, I'm not an instructor, but I don't begrudge them $100/hour. They have a lot of expenses as beginners beat up their equipment, they can only work when it's windy, ... The ones I know are not living large by any means! I would suggest maybe a few 1 hour lessons interspersed by practice time on your own.

SPI is very cheap and reliable but you need a car. Beach-front kiting places I know (no car) are much more expensive.

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Re: Cheapest country for lessons?

Postby roninXpl » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:47 pm

Poland.

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Re: Cheapest country for lessons?

Postby Toby » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:38 pm

Brazil. And great winds from June til Jan

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Re: Cheapest country for lessons?

Postby kiterocky » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:58 pm

Iraq

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Re: Cheapest country for lessons?

Postby that_kite_couple » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:12 pm

Perukite $65 per hour. Cheap accommodation and food in paracas reliable wind all year round 😀👍

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Re: Cheapest country for lessons?

Postby Laughingman » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:07 pm

Pascale wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:31 pm
Hello,

When I look at the price of kite lessons, it always very expensive like 100$ an hour.
Could you recommend a country where classes are more reasonable?

All I'm saying here is that's a lot of money for me.
I like to travel but also like to take lessons to improve.

Thank you
I would be very careful looking for a "deal" on lessons. Considering when learning you are at the highest risk of injury I would look to countries where you 1. have travel insurance that covers extreme sports, 2. excellent hospitals ....

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Re: Cheapest country for lessons?

Postby juanpasala » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:54 pm

Come to Lake Calima in Colombia, at JP Wind kiteschool you will be paying around 55 USD per hour, the equipment is all 2018 Cabrinha and you will have a dedicated instructor and rescue boat.
There is also lodging available and the wind blows all year round.

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Re: Cheapest country for lessons?

Postby mopman365 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:56 pm

I was quoted R1800 (150 usd) for 4 hrs individual lesson in Langebaan, SA.


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