Kite Board Schools in Cozumel
Kite boarding has quickly become one of the world's leadingextreme sport developing with its high tech equipement now readily available. Cozumel has one of the perfect areas with many variables all comingtogether to provide the perfect winds.
Whether you’re new to the sport, or an unhooked pro, Cozumel Island inthe Mexican Caribbean offers endless possibilities for kiteboarding.
Kiteboarding has become one of the most popular recreation water sports inCozumel. When the wind blows in Cozumel -- and it does quite often --gliding the turquoise clear waters of Cozumel is hands down one of the mostmagical experiences on the island.
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Cozumel Kiteboarding came out from the idea of a group of local kiters with onecommitment: Give information about where to kite in the island of Cozumel andhelp others locals and tourist to get into the sport safely and fun.
Our Mission is to make Cozumel a Top Kiteboarding destination in the world,diffusing information from the island to make of your vacation andunforgettable experience.
As natives from the island we have all the knowledge as to where to practicethe sport and we will take you to the greatest destinations to have the besttime ever while you Kiteboard.
Cozumel Kite Board 'kids'
WHETHERyou’re new to the sport, or an unhooked pro, Cozumel Island in the MexicanCaribbean offers endless possibilities for kiteboarding.
Olympic windsurfer Raul De Lille had a successful career as a wind surfer. His travels took him all over the world to compete in conditions thatwere unlike those of Cozumel. He return a champion, cheered on by Mexico,the people of Cozumel and his family. His children grew up on his windsurferand thus two of them, Jazmine and Jadie went on to became national champions in windsurfing aswell. he now has a kiteboard school, located in the Country Club Estates. He and his 'partner' Nicole have a lovely Boutique Hotel that is just steps away from the beach.
He became interested in kite boarding as soon as he found out about it. He taught himself, and at the same time, taught Dan Withington, and mastered the new sport. He continued to train with REAL kiteboarding and is now a full time instructor. He was one of the first to introduce kitesurfing to Cozumel. Raul isone of Cozumel's top instructors of the island. Be sure to book yourreservation for instruction in advance. He is a PASA certifiedinstructor.
To contact Raul:Send mail!
Dandidn't have any windsurfing experience but grew up skiing in rivers, on snowcovered moutains,and remained a toned athlete through the years. AfterRaul and he learned to kite, the two of them learnedtechnique and practised together. Kiting, like most water sports requirestwo people; a buddy system. So they practised together. He has enjoyedcompeting in different kite meets and has won a few awards. His most important student is his son, Adam. Adamhas been kiting professionally, sincethe PKRA 2007 world tour. Dan is a PASAcertified instructor.
To contact Dan:Send mail!
Adrian is the islands biggest activist to educated people about kiting. He learned to kite with just a few instructions, and got better by practicing. He met the PADI instructors when they came to Cozumel and got his teaching certification, after giving free lessons to anyone he saw on the beach. He gives kite lessons and on his free time, offers unique tours around the island, and into the waters. is a PASA certified instructor and has the best kite equipment store on the island-Puro Mar. They carry bathing suits, and other beach needs. He offers unique tours to Passion Island. He and his wife Letty are deeply involved in VIMA, the yearly kite board tournament in Cozumel . Adrian is also head of the environmental movement, especially amoung the youth on the island. He is bringing national and international awareness to the sport and the island.
To contact Adrian:Send mail!
To contact Miguel:Send mail!
Adamwas the youngest kiter from Cozumel when he began kiting 2006 at 17 years old. At that time,everyone else on the island who was kiting was in their 30's so his nick name became "Chamaco"-which in Spanish is slang for the young one. Adam started strong and began competing professionally within a couple years of learning. He works on technical skills, and is great at tricks! He is developed and skilled as others who have kitedlonger. Wise men call it the "genius of youth". He haslived in Cozumel all his life, with a two year experience in American high school. Adam wasranked Mexico's No.2 in 2007.He won first place in the VIMA 2010 races in Cozumel.
To contact Adam:Send mail!
adie de Lille
Jadie graduated from college in 2010. . She has lived in Cozumel all her life, except those four college years. She wasa champion wind surfer while she was in junior high school. She loves to come home to Cozumel to visit her parents and to kite. She is a strong advocate for cancer research. She participated in the PKRA tournament in 2008 in Playa del Carmen
Jessica began kiteboarding in La Ventana in 2008. She was born and raided in Cozumel. &In 2003, she spent two years in the USA in high school, and then a year in Florence, Italy, where she learned to speak Italian. She now lives in La Ventana, where she is introducing a new event center, Playa Central. Playa Central will be hosting the Mexican National tournament Dec. 17-20, 2010. The event center at Playa Central will include a bakery, opening July 1, a beach club, fine dining, a kite school, kite store, and a much, much more! Check our here website www.laventanakiteboarding.net.
Jazmin de Lille
Jazmin is is also from Cozumel has recently traveled "down under' in Australia and Fiji. She is know as a very good professional kiter who is also an instructor. She comes to Cozumel to kite every chance she gets. She was also championwind surfer while in junior high. Her skill as a windsurfer hasmade her excell at kiting. Summer months, she is usually in Oregon, kiting at the Gorge.. She'll have some good experiences when she returns.
Jose recently changed from being an avid diver to beingan avid kite boarder. He has lived in Cozumel for about 20 years working with tourism and even being involved with a kindergarten school. Jose kites as often as he can..
Paco Chan grew up diving in Cozumel. He learned to kite board about six years ago, and is now a certified PASA instructor. His unique fashion style has given him the unique opportunity to appear in many kite magazines. He is now one of Cozumel's best kite boarders. He won second place in 2010 VIMI racing, in Cozumel.
To contact Paco:Send mail!
When coming to kite, the area known as Kite Beach has a few rentals homes tooffer. Large beachfront homes are Villa RosMar, and VillaPresidente. The Country Club Estates beach is called Kite Beach. : Training kite Water kite flying Board Riding with Kite Solo Kiteboarding Intensive course Private time with instructor Instruction includes gear and personal water craft support when needed.
There is a terrific condo in Casa Blanca Condo; Vista Bonita, (one bedroom-no children due to safety issues).
There is also a condo in a home called Casa Viento with four different suitesto offer.
Riding Locations inCozumel
This beach is big, with soft white sand and lots of room to launch (andlunch!). All beaches in Cozumel are public property and everyone has a right touse the beaches of Mexico. The owners of the private homes prefer to callit a private beach, mainly because they don't want kiters to set up 'camp' infront of their homes or ruin the beach. Try to stay further north along theshore, father away from the residential homes.
Wind Direction: NE, N, NW, W
Water Conditions: Light Chop
Beach: Big, sand
Sealife: The occasional stingray, so be sure to shuffle your feet in the sandwhen going out in the water. This will quickly scare the buggers away.
Ixpalbarco (aka "The Wave Ranch") : This remote spot got it'snickname for a reason. Small to medium size perfect kickers with the occasionaloverhead + makes this the most ideal riding spot for wave junkies. Access isvery limited since the Hurricane -- there is most often a policia guarding theentry. Contact Raul De Lille or Adrian (see Lessons, below) for Local-Bro access. You mayhave to pay, but it's worth it.
Wind Direction: E, NE, SE
Water Conditions: Waves
Beach: Big, sand with rocks. Exposed reef in the water. Be careful! Don't bodydrag in the shallows!
Sealife: I haven't seen anything yet other than some beautiful birds and theoccasional beach iguana.
Links to check Cozumel winds:
2011 VIMA Carnaval Kitero
Kite Boarding Rates
"rule of thumb" prices-
Rates may different depending on instructor.
2 hours for $150
This tour teaches the theory of wind and strenth of a small kite that is flownfrom the beach.
3 hours for $225
Practice flying kite, relaunching, and body dragging.
3 hours $250
Pair kite skills with getting up and riding.
3 hours $250
Fine tune your self launch/land and rescue.
$3 days $900 per student
This is for serious beginners or for those who wish to improve skills.
1 hour $125
1 day $500
We'll take you where the wind blows and increase your riding skills.
You might already have learned that La Ventana is one of the safest, beginner friendly, and scenic places to learn to kite from Oct-April.
La Ventana is a small fishing village located on the Sea of Cortes. A 35 minute drive from the state capital, La Paz. It is a secluded paradise yet a hop away from anything you need
Young professional instructors with years in kiteboarding and teaching. Classes are taught with top of the line Liquid Force equipment and radio helmets, so that while you are in the water, your instructor speaks soflty into his radio from shore.
There is a new school at Playa Central, which is also where most kiteschools in La Ventana launch their students from because of our ideally safe beginner friendly beach. It is the best place to hang out in between lessons and has great food for snacks and meals at the cafe' and restaurant.
To learn more about Playa Central, click here.
When coming to kite, the area known as Kite Beach has a few rentals homes tooffer. Large beachfront homes are Villa RosMar, and VillaPresidente.
The Country Club Estates beach is called Kite Beach. : Training kite Water kite flying Board Riding with Kite Solo Kiteboarding Intensive course Private time with instructor Instruction includes gear and personal water craft support when needed.
Water kite flying
Board Riding with Kite
Private time with instructor
Instruction includes gear and personal water craft support when needed.