We are an international kitesurf school based in Castelldefels, Barcelona - the best kite beach of the Barcelona area! - only a 30min (train)ride away from the Barcelona city center. We have over 10 years of experience teaching and kitesurfing in and around Barcelona, and know all the best spots and their forecasts.
We pride ourselves in the quality of our kitesurf lessons; we have very experienced kite instructors and we teach a maximum of two students per instructor to guarantee a high quality kitesurf lesson, and lots of progression! We have up-to-date kites, boards and wetsuits to ensure a safe and smooth learning process. To us, kitesurfing is not just a sport, it's a community, so we like to spend every windy day on the kite beach and in the water with everyone who wants to join us! Are you ready?
These are the different kitesurf class options, choose according to your needs and previous experience! (buscas información sobre las clases de la escuela de kitesurf en Castellano - click aquí.)
Full kitesurf course in which you'll learn everything you need to know to become an independent kitesurfer. Consists of four classes of 2,5hrs. (Maximum of 2 students per instructor to assure quality)
One lesson for those who just want to get a taste of kitesurfing or those who have taken a course and want to advance their level.
(Maximum of 2 students per instructor to assure quality)
This lesson is adapted to your exact level and focused on your needs. For those who want to learn something specific (jumps, upwind, directional) we recommend this lesson.
(One student, one kite, one instructor)
We also very much welcome experienced riders in our community! Check the options and let us know when you want to kite.
Already an independent kitesurfer, but don't have your gear with you or simply haven't found your kite yet? Feel free to use ours!
(For those who are comfortable setting up their own kite and do not need any help during their session)
A supervision is just like a rental, but then one of our instructors will help you set up and adjust your kite, give you progressional tips, and will also come help you in case something happens.
(Basic riding skills required)
Whenever there is no wind in Castelldefels, we always try to find better conditions nearby and organize trips there. This can be for a day, a weekend or even longer depending on the conditions.
(Also welcome with your own gear!)
In summer, we can't kite in Castelldefels. There is a kitesurf prohibition in all of Catalunya due to the busy beaches - nobody is allowed to teach during the summer months (June - September). Also, during these months, the wind comes down quite a bit and we're looking at very light forecasts.
No problem though, we found an amazing windy destination just 1hr away: SARDINIA! Empty white beaches, steady thermal winds and a camping right on the kite beach. What else would you want?!
Flat water, waist deep, steady winds almost every day. The camping is right on the beach.
The kitesurf camp runs from the 1st of June until the 30th of September.
From complete beginner to advanced rider, there is something to gain for everyone and everybody is welcome!
You can choose the dates that suit you best. Simply book your flight and get in touch with us for the accommodation.
In Castelldefels, we can kitesurf all year round, except for during summer when there is the kitesurf prohibition in all of Catalunya (read more). Here you can learn more about which season works well. Below you can also find information about the wind and different spots in the area.
In Castelldefels & around!
The season starts around mid-February. Wind starts becoming really frequent from March onwards, all the way through to the start of June. We teach every windy day in the area.
The beaches of Barcelona become very busy during summer and wind dies down quite a bit. So between June and September we have a kitecamp in Sardinia, join us! (Read more)
In Castelldefels & around!
We start the season at the end of September, when the beaches becomes empty again. Wind is steady and frequent until end December. We teach every windy day in the area.
We close the school once temperatures drop below 15' celcius. Usually this is from January until mid-February. Feel free to contact us, though, to keep you informed!
Already an independent kitesurfer and just want to know where to kite and how to read the forecast? Or just curious about how it works? Here you can learn more about the wind, workable forecasts and different spots in the area.
Castelldefels is the nearest beach to Barcelona where you can safely kite. It works best with SW winds (Garbi) and works with thermal winds that pick up in the afternoon. We need a sunny sky and higher temperatures for the thermal winds to work. Sometimes you can see an East or South-East wind coming in too! But it is not possible to kite with any off shore north wind direction.
The Delta del Ebro is about 2,5hrs south driving from Barcelona. There's two main spots. First there's Riumar, working well with North winds. These winds are usually best in the mornings when it's not that hot. It can get a bit stormy! Then, working well with South winds, is the Trabucador. A big flat water lagoon amazing for learning and progressing, and a great camp spot!
At 1,5hrs North of Barcelona, in the Costa Brava, Sant Pere Pescador is the main kite beach. It works well with any South, South East wind directions. Sometimes there can be some waves, too! Also, if you're really more experienced, you can go here with North wind forecasts. Wind will be gusty and stormy, but it's rideable if you're experienced enough.
Questions about anything you've read so far? Do not hesitate to get in touch!
Just to explain and clarify some of the things we're frequently asked!
Our kitesurf club
We are located in Castelldefels, which is 30min south of Barcelona by direct train or car.
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 can't I take kitesurf classes in Barcelona city center
The reason why we can't teach kitesurf in Barcelona center is for different reasons. 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! Also, there's often a strong current in the center, there's rocks in the water and there's often pretty big waves (if you're learning, you want FLAT water).
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!
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:
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!
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!
Your kitesurf session
Whenever there is no wind, the kitesurf session (lesson, rental, roadtrip, whatever we have planned) gets cancelled. You don't pay for this, of course!
Other things to do
On non windy days, instead of kitesurfing, you can go do some SUP along the beach as well. If you want to advance on your kitesurf lessons, you can also check out the wakeboard cable in Castelldefels - this will definitely improve your board skills!
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 2019 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!
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