Ponta Preta Kitesurf & Surf Apartment - Santa Maria, Sal. Cape Verde
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 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
We offer pick-up transfer from local international airport and kite surf course, surf lessons and surf guiding!
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.
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.
Every level inlcuding materials and trasnportation.
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.
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
Challenging left waves breaking on a rocky-reef, among the best wave of Sal.
- Rocky reef with fast and peaky wave
- Best tide : Low to Mid tide
- Swell : N – NW
- Swell range : 3 – 8 ft+
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
Surfboard, leash, wetsuit and wax.
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.
Power and direction of the wind and swell in relation of the kite spot :
- DOWNWIND : Beginners
- UPWIND : Intermediate
- OFF SHORE : Advanced and wave-riders
From the baptism to the body drag.
Theory at the beach (winds, power zone and safe zone, launch, landing,etc.)
Materials and component
Introduction to body-dragging (manage the kite with instructor assistance into the water)
From body dragging to navigation upwind
Kite equipment assembling by yourself
Wind theory, safety measures and basics totally absorbed
Kiteboard use and start navigation
Progression with tricks and jumps
Customised training of 2 hours
Jump and tricks or Kite wave riding
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.).
Materials included during lessons : harness, kite board, kite surf, helmet, life-vest, wetsuit, etc.
Best Period : November – May
Knots Range : 18 – 30 Knots
Water temperature : 23º – 28ºC
Santa Maria bay, Punta Lembje, Riu beach, Santa Maria East kite beach.
LOCATION & GETTING HERE
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 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.
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.
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€|
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
|PRICE PER PERSON /MATERIALS INCLUDED||HALF DAY||FULL DAY|
|Private lesson||50 €||95 €|
|Private (2pax)||45 €||85 €|
|Group (3-5pax)||40 €||75 €|
|Group lesson||30 €||55 €|
Full Day 95 € // Half Day 55 €
|HIRE EQUIPMENT||HALF DAY||FULL DAY|
|Surfboard & Wetsuit||20 €||30 €|
|Bodyboard & Wetsuit||20 €||30 €|
|SUP board & Wetsuit||45 €||75 €|
KITE SURFING SCHOOL PACKAGE
|SEASON||APARTMENT||NUMBER OF NIGHTS||HOURS OF KITESURFING||PRICE|
|15 nov - 15 apr||Single||6||9||700 €|
|15 nov - 15 apr||Double||6||9||520 €|
|15 nov - 15 apr||Triple||6||9||460 €|
|15 nov - 15 apr||Quadruple||6||9||430 €|
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