kite-faq-Bookeo

THE MOST ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT KITEBOARDING LESSONS IN TULUM

Learning to kite

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) 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.

Place of lessons

8) WHERE IS THE KITE SCHOOL LOCATED IN TULUM? 

Our kitesurfing school is located at Ahau Tulum hotel. 


9) 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.

Bookings

10) HOW DO I BOOK MY KITE LESSONS?

From home
  • Booking Online: Press the "Booking Online" button, choose a date & time slot (you can book more than one day at once), and check out. In the check out, we'll ask for a deposit payment of $20 USD/booking date & time slot. You will be directed to PayPal. After the payment, the booking will be confirmed.
This is just a deposit for booking your kitesurfing lessons (20 USD/Date & Time booked)
This payment will be discounted on the total price of your lessons:
* 3 Hours --- 240 USD
* 6 Hours --- 420 USD
* 9 Hours --- 600 USD
* 12 Hours --- 780 USD

We'll answer within 24 hours. If you didn't get the answer, please check out your Junk Mail Inbox or contact us again. (*) Avoid missing our emails adding info@mexicancaribbeankitesurf.com to your contact list.

We'll ask for a deposit payment of 20 USD/booking date & time slot to confirm your booking. 
You can pay through PayPal.


From Tulum: 
In case you are already in Tulum looking for a last minute lesson, you can Call/Text/WhatsApp us to +52 1 984 168 1023


11) WHAT TIME CAN I BOOK MY LESSONS?

You can book your kite lessons in the following time slots:
  • 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.

Important: Please note that this schedule system is to organize our school & lessons. It's not mandatory to finish 3 hours of lessons if you are tired or want to stop for any reason. You will be charged just for the real time of lessons you take, not for the period booked.


12) 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. 

Payments

13) HOW CAN I PAY THE BOOKING ONLINE DEPOSIT?
 
You can pay the deposit only through PayPal.


14) HOW CAN I PAY THE KITE LESSONS?

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

We accept:
  • Cash, both USD and Mexican Pesos
  • Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex)
  • PayPal

Cancellation policy

15) 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.


16) IS THERE A CANCELLATION FEE?
  • In case we can't reschedule your kite lessons due to wind/weather conditions or because you have other activities planed, you will get a FULL REFUND of your deposit.
  • In case you change your mind and cancel your lessons with more than 24 hours, you will get a FULL REFUND of your deposit.
  • Just in case of No-Show or if you cancel your lessons with less than 24 hours before your appointment, we'll keep the deposit as a CANCELATION FEE.

Kite Gear Rentals

17) 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 and it's subject to availability.
Share by: