We teach every windy day; weekdays, weekends, holidays, if it's windy, we teach! We ask you to book your available days on a regular basis, so we can make sure we schedule you in when it's windy.
The lesson times depend on the wind. Usually the best wind is in the afternoon, between 12:00-19:00, but we always check the forecast one day in advance to choose the best time for the lessons. You will receive an update about your lesson the evening before.
If there is no wind on the day of your lesson, we will cancel your lesson and move it to your next available day / you can reschedule your lesson.
If you cancel your own reservation with less than 24hr notice, we will not have sufficient time to fill this spot. We will only charge you your reservation costs.
We sometimes get fully booked, so it's advisable to book your lessons with a bit of time in advance, to make sure we can schedule you in.
How many people are in the class?
We teach with a maximum of two students per kite. Sometimes you will be in a group of three, with two kites to share between you - sometimes you will be in a group of two with one kite to share between you - sometimes you will be in a group of two with a kite for each of you. This all depends on your level and control, and the conditions on the day. We always aim to have you practice with your own kite as fast as possible, but of course safety comes first!
Kitesurfing lessons with us are focused on action and real learning. We don't like to talk too much, we prefer you learn by doing. Of course we will always go over the necessary theory to make your lesson safe and easy, but the main aim is to get you practicing with the kite as much as possible.
Our kitesurf club
We are located in Castelldefels, which is 30min south of Barcelona by direct train or car. You can find our location on our contact page.
Can't find us on the beach?
Whenever there is no wind, we're not on the beach and the school is closed. We might be doing some repairs, some SUP, some wakeboarding, some cleaning, some relaxing... Just send us a whatsapp and we will make sure you know when there is wind to kitesurf!
Why there are no kitesurf lessons in Barcelona city center
There are different reasons why we can't teach kitesurf in Barcelona center. First of all, the most dominant wind direction in our area of Spain simply does not enter in the city; we need wind to kitesurf!
Getting there: by train
There's a direct train to Castelldefels beach leaving every half hour from three of the major stations in Barcelona: Franca, Passeig de Gracia and Sants. There's several trains going to Castelldefels, but there's only ONE train which also stops at the kite beach, and that is the train to Vilanova i la Geltru. You get out at the stop called Platja de Castelldefels; you walk towards the beach and to the right until you see a big basketball court: you're there!
Getting there: by car
You need to leave Barcelona in direction Tarragona. If you a have a working GPS on your phone, please use the following address to get to our kitesurf school: Passeig Marítim, 418, 08860 Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain
If you don't have a working GPS, please get in touch with us so we can see how we can make sure you get here!
Getting there: by bus
Yes, there is a bus. But it's not reliable. It's never on time, it takes detours, sometimes it just doesn't stop here at all. Please don't take the bus if you're supposed to arrive at a certain time for your kitesurf session :) if you simply want to stroll around Castelldefels and use the bus to get here, take the L94 at your own risk!
Our opening times depend on the wind. If it's windy, we will be teaching and are probably not available to talk in person nor on the phone. If it's not windy, we might be doing something else. Therefore we don't have fixed opening times - always check with us before dropping by!
Age / weight
After 15 years of teaching in the area, we can kind of call ourselves experts on reading the forecast. We check the forecast multiple times a day to keep track of any changes and will be able to tell you whether or not we expect good conditions or not. Please trust us in this decision.
Reading the forecast
If you're interested in learning how to read the forecast, you can find a general idea on our Wind Conditions page. These are the most common websites for checking the forecast. If you're not sure what you're looking at, keep an eye out for our forecast-reading tutorials!
Windfinder is one of the website used to statically predict the wind. Try to find the Castelldefels Superforecast. For our area, the forecast is not reliable until one day in advance!
Windy is a very innovative website which shows windmaps over the area, so you can see where the wind comes from, if anything is blocking it, if there's any storms ahead, you name it!
Windguru, like Windfinder, is a static wind forecast website. It's a little less reliable in our area, so we tend not to use it.
We fly Ozone kites, currently we're using the 2020 Catalyst for our classes.
We use Blankforce boards, we have different models and sizes to fit everyone's needs.
Harnesses and short leashes from Blankforce, ONDA, Prolimit and GUL wetsuits to keep you warm during the colder days!