The best and most typical wind direction for the kite spots around Lisbon is Northwest. The most common sized kites you’ll use in our locations will be between 9m and 12m. At our school we offer a full equipment range with kite sizes between 5-16m in order to take advantage of all conditions. We have the ability to move to other spots in the areas (Tagus and Sado river) when the wind comes from the South or East, so there's always an option. The river and lagoon spots are totally flat with nice shallow areas. In the summer months (June, July and August) some kiting spots can get crowded so our first recommended option is usually the ocean location of Costa da Caparica where you can find small waves. Our school there has access to the help of a jet ski if needed to keep you safe. The water temperature remains around a constant 17º/18º so most riders use a 4/3mm wetsuit. The hardcore riders might use only a shorty wetsuit in summer when the air temperature increases to around 30º. Having such a long coastline makes it a great location for waves so you will find half of the kiters use twin tip boards and the other half are on directional surfboards. Try both and take your pick!
Portugal is one of the most beautiful and safe countries in the world. It’s a place of old history, friendly people, amazing local food and a playground for all outdoor activities. You will not find a better location than the Lisbon region for an overall experience. The southern facing coastline is protected from the wind and has the highest cliffs in continental Europe. It’s perfect for kayaking, SUP or even hiking on a windless morning. In the afternoon just move to the coastline facing northwest in search of the best wind conditions to kite. Disconnect from all the stress and have a fun week full of activities. A boring day is something we don't know around here.
Kitesurfing requires a high level of focus, alertness and synchronicity in your movements. In our eyes, yoga is a perfect complementary exercise through which you can develop flexibility, strength and balance. If you practice yoga your body and mind will definitely be well-prepared for kitesurfing.
Casa do Páteo will give you the opportunity to immerse in the practice of yoga in a sacred place surrounded by pines. Our Meira Pro Center will open up the beauty of kitesurfing in the wild beaches of Meco. Join us for a week filled with moments of joy and peace, and surrender to life in harmony with nature in a happy and familiar environment.
Our base is located only 30km away from Lisbon city centre so if you want to experience the capital vibe we can help you get there. Don't forget we are also near an ancient Sesimbra village and Setubal is exploding with history.
The kitesurf lessons
The kitesurf lessons can take place in 4 different locations according to the wind forecast. Transport to each location is included and free of charge.
Your kitesurf lessons will be in group and our groups have a maximum of 2 clients per instructor in order to have the best experience overall. All the equipment used is the llatestgeneration and as safe as possible. We can provide all the necessary equipment for you experience during the week.
** Sessions planned are group lessons. If only one client is on the lesson we will do half of the total time in a private setting without charging any extra value. 10h in group will become 6h in private mode.
The optional extra package of morning activities is 100€ per person and includes kayak tours, surf lessons, SUP tours and hiking tours in the region.
Our country house, with 10.000m2, is surrounded by pine forest and a garden that sings a hymn to mother nature. It was a project created for everyone that takes pleasure in nature and the elements. You can hear the random song of the cicadas, watch the carefree flight of the birds, enjoy Ashkandi (our canine companion) and the wandering cats around the surrounding trails. Casa do Páteo offers free Wi-Fi and a sunbathing patio with an outdoor pool. Here you can enjoy the silence, a good book, the company of friends and family, the shade of the trees and the fresh fruits of the season. Breakfast does not include products of animal origin except for some pastries, cheeses, goat's milk or eggs, produced locally in a way that respects the environment and the welfare of the animals. We will be happy to arrange breakfast alternatives, if you request in advance.
The 'Friends' dorm has three bunk beds and a shared en-suite bathroom. It is a place that represents naturalness.
Your Host: Rui
Rui is your host for this camps and will take care of everything during your trip. Furthermore the host knows everything about this trip and will provide you will all information needed.