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Ponta Preta Kitesurf & Surf Apartment - Santa Maria, Sal. Cape Verde

INTRODUCTION

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Well know and broadly recognised as the kitesurfing capital of the North african subcontinent, Santa Maria, Sal is the island where you can experience the best surf in Cape Verde ! The water temperature average is always around 23ºC and 28ºC  and the white sand beaches and the crystal water, make this place the perfect destination for a water sports vacation also during winter. Your accommodation is walking distance from Ponta Preta the best surf spot of Sal island, where we can offer you private apartment with free access to the swimming pool, self catering kitchen, airport shuttle service and wi-fi (on request).

THE ACCOMMODATION

The apartments are situated few minutes walking from Ponta Preta the best surf spot of Cabo Verde in the south of Santa Maria, Sal.  You will be only 20 meter far from the beach and 3 minutes walking from the centre of Sal where you can find bars, restaurants and disco with local music, kitesurfer, and tourist enjoying the night-life.

 

Beach : 2min walking

Chemistry : 10min walking

Supermarket & ATM : 10min walking

City Centre : 500 / 700 mt

 

All the apartments are featured with :

 

  • 1 – 3 bedrooms
  • Full equipped kitchen (microwave, electric stove, coffe machine, toaster, cutlery etc.)
  • Dining are with table
  • Bathroom with shower cabin and toilet
  • Access to the swimming pool
  • Terrace

 

We offer pick-up transfer from local international airport and kite surf course, surf lessons and surf guiding!

THE ACTIVITIES

The little island of Sal is the perfect destination for a surf and kitesurfing camp in Cabo Verde at every level ! Here are born and raised some of the best kitesurfer and kite waver riders of the world and the wind the abundance of wind, the dried climate and easy accessible beach, make of Sal a paradise for kitesurfing and watersports.  

SURF SCHOOL

After many years competing in the European and National Portuguese surf championship our surf coach manager is always in Cabo Verde when the best waves come !  We offer surf guiding to the best surfspots of the area and surf lessons for beginner and intermediate surfer. We offer daily surf course with materials rental and surf lessons for all levels. We pick- you up the morning after breakfast and will bring you back at the apartment.

 

COURSES

 

Every level inlcuding materials and trasnportation.

 

SURF GUIDING

 

We offer a surf guiding service with daily pick up and transfer to the best daily surf spots according to your level and wave conditions.

 

THE SURF SPOTS

 

Most of the best surf spot are 5 – 15 minutes driving from your apartment: Reef, Calheta Funda, Cabeza de Salinas.

 

PONTA PRETA

 

Is the best surf spot of the island and is walking distance from your accommodation ! Often crowded when it pumps on big day with fast and barreling right hander section.

 

  • Point break, right
  • Rocky reef with fast and peaky wave
  • Best tide : Low to Mid tide
  • Swell : N – NW
  • Swell range : 4 – 15 ft

 

PALMERAS

 

Challenging left waves breaking on a rocky-reef, among the best wave of Sal.

 

  • Left
  • Rocky reef with fast and peaky wave
  • Best tide : Low to Mid tide
  • Swell : N – NW
  • Swell range : 3 – 8 ft+

 

SANTA MARIA

 

Perfect for beginner who are looking for sandy bottom and friendly wave. Easy to paddle out

 

  • Beach break with various peaks
  • Sandy bottom
  • Best tide : All tides
  • Swell : SW – NE
  • Swell range : 1 – 6 ft

 

SURF EQUIPMENT

 

Surfboard, leash, wetsuit and wax.

 

SEASONS


 

Best Season : September to June

Ideal for beginner/intermediate : June to September

Water temperature : 23ºC – 28ºC  

KITE SURF SCHOOL

The staff will come to pick you up at the morning to choose the best beach according to wind conditions and the levels of its pupils.

 

KITESURF

 

Power and direction of the wind and swell in relation of the kite spot :  

  • DOWNWIND : Beginners
  • UPWIND : Intermediate
  • OFF SHORE : Advanced and wave-riders

 

COURSES

 

Beginner

From the baptism to the body drag.

 

Topics :

 

Theory at the beach (winds, power zone and safe zone, launch, landing,etc.)

Safe measures

Materials and component

Introduction to body-dragging (manage the kite with instructor assistance into the water)

 

Intermediate

From body dragging to navigation upwind

 

Topics :

 

Kite equipment assembling by yourself

Wind theory, safety measures and basics totally absorbed

Kiteboard use and start navigation

 

Advanced

Progression with tricks and jumps

 

Topics :

 

Customised training of 2 hours

Jump and tricks or Kite wave riding

 

KITE COACH

 

IKO instructors, from the ability to teach who is looking to learn the sport and enhance the skill level of those who want to shift to the next level. Spoken languages (english, portugues, spanish, dutch, german, etc.).

 

KITE EQUIPMENT

 

Materials included during lessons : harness, kite board, kite surf, helmet, life-vest, wetsuit, etc.

 

SEASONS

 

Best Period : November – May

Knots Range : 18 – 30 Knots

Water temperature : 23º – 28ºC

 

KITESPOTS

 

Santa Maria bay, Punta Lembje, Riu beach,  Santa Maria East kite beach.

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

SAL ISLAND

 

A windward island exposed to the trade winds, Sal lies in the northeast corner of the archipelago. Practically inhabited until the 19th century, this low lying, desert island takes its name from the salt fields that brought some wealth to this rather desolated piece of land in the middle of the Atlantic. Today, the island thrive on tourism, thanks to its unpolluted beaches, crystal clear waters and excellent swell and wind conditions that bring ideal for the practice of watersports such as the various modalities of surfing and diving. The island also boasts the only international airport of the archipelago, developed before WW II as a refueling stopover between Africa and America. There are three towns on Sal island; Espargos, the administrative centre and airport, Palmeira, the harbour, and Santa Maria, the tourist resort on the southernmost tip of the island.

 

Cape

Cape Verde is a tropical archipelago located 500 kilometres west of Africa, at the level of Senegal and the same latitude as the Caribbean. The islands enjoy ideal climate conditions year round for the practice of surfing sports, in particular during the trade winds season in winter.

 

This once inhabited islands we red discovered and colonised by the Portuguese in the 15ht century. They made it a trade centre for African slaves on their way to America and later on, an important supply stop for transatlantic shipping. The islands achieved their independency in 1975.

 

The archipelago is formed by ten main islands, nine of them inhabited. The islands are divided into windward (Barlovento) and leeward (Sotavento) islands. The largest and most populated island is Santiago, which also hosts the capital Praia. Although all the islands are of volcanic origin, they differ widely from one another, ranging from the flat, desert like Sal island to mountainous and the still active volcanic Fogo island, culminating at over 2.800 metres (9,200 ft).

 

Most of the population is Creole of mixed Portuguese and African descent. This combination of African and Portuguese culture is reflected in the music of the islands, a rich tradition which has conquered the world with Cesare Evora and her famous “morna” ballades.

 

Climate

 

The islands enjoy a dry, tropical climate with two defined seasons: From November till July, (Dry season), the weather is tempered by the cooling trade winds blowing from the Northeast. From August till November (Wet season), the weather is cooler and more humid, although precipitation are scarce, in particular on flatter islands. Mean day temperatures through the year range between 20º C to 25º C and rarely reach the 30º C.

 

Getting Here

We will offer you trasnportation go/return from the local airport 20€ per person and way.

PRICES & PACKAGES

SURF OR SUP SCHOOL PACKAGE

 

Accomodation + Surf or SUP Lessons  
  5 lessons 10 lessons
Apartment for ONE person 400€ 525€
Apartment for one TWO people 340€ 465€
Apartment for one THREE people 300€ 425€
Half Board 100€
Full Board 115€

 

Prices are per person and include:

  • 6 night stay @ apartment with swimming pool
  • 5 or 10 surf/SUP sessions according package choice
  • daily shuttle apartment/beach/apatment
  • discounts in activities, client choice: yoga, snorkeling, diving, trekking and island tours
  • discounts in local surf shop and kitesurf courses

 

SURF LESSONS

PRICE PER PERSON /MATERIALS INCLUDEDHALF DAYFULL DAY
Private lesson50 €95 €
Private (2pax)45 €85 €
Group (3-5pax)40 €75 €
Group lesson30 €55 €

SURF GUIDING

Full Day 95 €  //  Half Day 55 €  

SURF RENTAL

HIRE EQUIPMENTHALF DAYFULL DAY
Surfboard & Wetsuit20 €30 €
Bodyboard & Wetsuit20 €30 €
SUP board & Wetsuit45 € 75 €

KITE SURFING SCHOOL PACKAGE

SEASONAPARTMENTNUMBER OF NIGHTSHOURS OF KITESURFINGPRICE
15 nov - 15 aprSingle69700 €
15 nov - 15 aprDouble69520 €
15 nov - 15 aprTriple69460 €
15 nov - 15 aprQuadruple69430 €

 

Price are per person and include :

 

6 nights stay of accommodation in private apartment (fully equipped kitchen and dining table, lounge with sofa bed, bedroom with terrace and private bathroom with hot shower)

9 hours daily kite surf course with materials included ( kite, kite board, harness, wetsuit, helmet,life vest,etc.)

Pick up transfer to the beach in between morning 9am-noon or 14h-18h

Activities upon request : surf, yoga, snorkelling, diving, trekking and island tours

Pick up transfer from/to main Sal airport

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