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15 MOST ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT KITEBOARDING LESSONS IN TULUM
1) CAN I LEARN TO KITE ON MY OWN OR CAN A FRIEND TEACH ME?

Rule number one about kitesurfing is that you can’t learn alone. You need a certified instructor, otherwise is very easy to hurt yourself.

Kitesurfing should not be practice alone. Kitesurfers need assistance to launch and land the kite. So don’t try to do it on your own.

Trying to save your money with a friend is not a good idea either. Your friend may be a good kitesurfer, but unless he has years of experience teaching kitesurfing he won’t be a good instructor. IKO certified instructors are skillful professionals who pass different tests to teach kitesurfing with the best techniques.

If you have a law problem, would you hire a friend to help you or would you hire a lawyer? Don't think twice, hire a professional kite instructor for your kiteboarding lessons.


2) HOW LONG IT TAKES TO LEARN KITESURFING?

Learning kitesurfing is a linear process. It is not fast, as other water sports can be, but totally worth the time.

It takes from 3 to 4 hours to get to the board stage. Unless you are super skillful, you won’t be with the board in your first hour of lessons.

To become an independent kiteboarder takes between 9 to 12 hours. 

Every student is different and has a different rhythm. We go as fast as you go. If you have excellent skills and you are “a natural”, you will learn very fast. 

If not, don’t worry, the learning process will take a little longer for you but we are here to help you. Go step by step. Focus on what you are doing, listen to your instructor, follow the training process, go on your own rhythm and you will end up kitesurfing. 


3) HOW MANY HOURS PER DAY CAN I TAKE?

The average is 3 hours of kite lessons per day. The perfect amount to improve your kitesurf skills and process all the new information without getting exhausted.

Every student is different though. If you feel you can do more, we'll go for it. If you think two hours is enough for you, we'll stop right there. If you try one hour and realize kitesurfing is not for you, you can stop your kite lessons any time.


4) WHICH IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO LEARN KITESURFING?

There is no minimum age to learn a sport and kitesurfing is not the exception. Once a kid is ready and feels the passion to try it, that is enough. For safety reasons it is recommended to start at least with 40 kilos of weigh (around 88 pounds).

Kids are awesome. They learn fast and easy. They are not afraid of trying new things. So, our moto is “let the kids be kids”. If they want to try it, let them try it. We’ll be right next to them guiding, teaching and making a fun and safe experience for them.


5) DO I NEED TO BE SPECIALLY FIT TO LEARN?

You don’t need to be specially fit to kite. You don’t need to be a super hero to grab the bar and fly the kite. Everyone can do it with the proper instruction.

Whether you are a women or a man, young or old, fit or not so fit, you can come to our school, learn how to kitesurf with one of our certified instructors and have the time of your life.


6) I’M A COMPLETE BEGINNER, CAN I LEARN TO KITESURF IN TULUM WITH YOU?

Yes, you can learn to Kitesurf with us even if you have never touched a kite before. We all were beginners once. We all had to take lessons once.

Keep calm, almost the 90% of our clients are complete beginners like you. But you have to start some day, right? So do it now. Don’t miss the chance to try it.


7) HOW DO I BOOK MY KITE LESSONS?

Booking kitesurfing lessons in Tulum is so simple. 

  • From home: Just fill in the info requested on the booking form, we’ll email you in less than 24 hours to book your lessons. You don’t need to pay a deposit in advance. You don’t need to give Credit Card info. You just need an email confirmation from us.
Why we don’t request an advanced payment to book? Because we work with wind and depend on weather conditions, changeable and not always 100% predictable. So, we prefer to charge our services after they have been rendered. 
  • From Tulum: In case you are already in Tulum looking for a last minute lesson, you can call or WhatsApp us to +52 1 984 168 1023

8) IS THERE A TIME OF THE DAY WITH BETTER WIND IN TULUM?

No, there is not. Tulum can be windy the whole day or only the morning or only the afternoon during the season (November to May), but we can’t not tell too far in advance. 


9) WHAT TIME ARE KITE LESSONS?

You can have your kite lessons in the following schedule:
  • From 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (3 hours)
  • From 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm (3 hours)
  • From 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm (3 hours)
We can also do lessons from 7:00 am to 9:00 am (2 hours) if we are fully booked or if you need to do it extra early to leave to the airport.


10) WHERE IS THE KITE SCHOOL LOCATED IN TULUM? 

Our kitesurfing school is located at Ahau Tulum hotel. 


11) CAN YOU COME TO MY HOTEL FOR LESSONS?

No, we can’t. All our kitesurfing center permits and all our material is at Ahau Tulum. We teach at Ahau Tulum where all the gear we may need is ready at any time.


12) WHAT HAPPEN IF THERE IS NO WIND ON THE BOOKED DATES?

If you book your kite lessons in Tulum with us and there is no wind, keep calm and check out the options:

(a) Kitesurfing Trip to Isla Blanca or El Cuyo to continue your training, if wind forecast is good there.
(b) Reschedule your kite lessons, if your vacation dates and the wind forecast permits.
(c) Offer you some stand up paddle boarding activities in case you have no wind at all.

Remember that you will never be charged beforehand to avoid problems with cancelations.


13) HOW CAN I PAY MY KITE LESSONS?

You can pay your kite lessons after you take them. No need to pay in advance. 

We accept cash, both USD and Mexican Pesos, Credit Cards and PayPal.


14) DO YOU ORGANIZE GROUP LESSONS?

No, we don’t. Our group lessons are designed for couples, friends or family members who want to take lessons together.


15) DO YOU RENT KITE GEAR?

We rent boards in case you bring your own kite to Tulum (20 USD 1 hour or 50 USD 4 hours)

We don’t rent kites unless you take lessons with us (1 hour minimum). In this case one of our IKO certified instructors will check your kitesurfing skills and will determine if you can kite independently. Kite rental price is 60 USD 1 hour or 120 USD 4 hours.


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