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


Ponta Preta Kitesurf & Surf Apartment Surf Guide Overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

Well know and broadly recognized 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, the white sand beaches and the crystal water, make this place the perfect destination for a water sports vacation also during winter.


Ponta Preta Kitesurf & Surf Apartment is walking distance to the beach as well as the city center, where we can offer you a private or shared room with a shared self-catering kitchen, airport shuttle service, and wi-fi.


Ponta Preta Kitesurf & Surf Apartment


  • 2 double rooms with private bathroom
  • 1 triple room with private bathroom
  • Full equipped kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Bathroom with shower cabin and toilet



  • Free WiFi
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Non-smoking rooms


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 kitesurfers and kite waver riders of the world and the wind the abundance of wind, the drier climate, and easily 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!


  • Surf guiding to the best surf spots of the area
  • 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 to the Ponta Preta Kitesurf & Surf Apartment


Surf Equipment

Surfboard, leash, wetsuit and wax.



Best Season : September to June

Ideal for beginner/intermediate : June to September

Water temperature : 23ºC – 28ºC  


The Surf Spots

Most of the best surf spot are 5 – 15 minutes driving from Ponta Preta Kitesurf & Surf Apartment: Reef, Calheta Funda, Cabeza de Salinas.


Ponta Preta

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.


  • 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


Kitesurf School

The staff will come to pick you up in 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 the relation of the kite spot :  

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


Beginner Course

From the baptism to the body drag.


Topics :

  • The 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 Course

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 Course

Progression with tricks and jumps


Topics :

  • Customized 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, kiteboard, 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.

Other Activities

  • Horse riding
  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Windsurfing
  • Fishing



Ponta Preta Kitesurf & Surf Apartment are situated few minutes walking to the beach and city center of Cabo Verde in the south of Santa Maria, Sal, where you can find bars, restaurants and disco with local music, kitesurfer, and tourist enjoying the night-life.


Restaurants and markets: 0.4 km

Santa Maria Beach Sea/ocean 0.8 km

Serra Negra Mountain: 5 km

Getting Here

Amílcar Cabral International Airport 16.1 km

Aristides Pereira International Airport 51.9 km


We will offer you transportation go/return from the local airport.


Surf School Package

   5 Surf Sessions  10 Surf Sessions
Triple/ Shared Room 245 EUR 325 EUR
Double Room (1 pax) 335 EUR 405 EUR
Double Room (2 pax) 275 EUR 345 EUR


  • 6-night stay in a hostel shared or private room
  • Shared fully equipped kitchen
  • Free Wifi
  • 5 or 10 surf sessions according to package choice
  • Discounts on activities, client choice: yoga, snorkeling, diving, trekking and island tours
  • Discounts in the local surf shop and kitesurf courses

Surf Lesson

Private Lesson 2 hours 45 EUR
5 Lessons Pack 10 hours 125 EUR
10 Lessons Pack 20 hours 195 EUR
Group Lesson 2 hours 30 EUR

Surf Rental

Surf board & Wetsuit 20 EUR 30 EUR
Surf Board 15 EUR 20 EUR
Wetsuit 5 EUR 10 EUR



Double Room (1 pax) 1 35 EUR

Double Room (2 pax)

2 50 EUR
Triple Room (1pax) 1 25 EUR
Triple Room (2 pax) 2 20 EUR
Triple Room (3 pax) 3 45 EUR
Apartment 7 145 EUR


  • Accommodation in a shared or private room
  • Shared fully equipped kitchen
  • Free Wifi
  • Discounts on activities, client choice: yoga, snorkeling, diving, trekking and island tours
  • Discounts in the local surf shop and kitesurf courses

Kitesurf Lessons

Activity Duration Price per person
Kite Introduction (max 3 pax) 3 hours 85 EUR
Beginners   6 hours  180 EUR
8 hours  230 EUR 
10 hours  280 EUR 
 Intermediate 2 hours 70 EUR 
Freestyle Private lessons 2 hours 95 EUR
Advanced Private lessons 6 hours 240 EUR
8 hours 290 EUR
10 hours 350 EUR
Wave lesson 2 hours 120 EUR
Downwind session from 40 EUR



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