Sal, Cape Verde
Cape Verde claims the prestigious honour of our longest running clinic, and was also one of the first on the list for good reason. The North Easterly trade winds pump, the waves roll in regardless, the water is the most stunning of colours and it’s the perfect time to escape the never ending winter in Europe while preparing yourself for the season ahead. AND it’s a relatively short flight. Nothing beats jumping over crystal waters or smashing turquoise waves, fan tailing sprays that are whiter than white, happy in the knowledge that at home you’d still be snuggling up to the radiator and scraping ice of the windscreen.
The plan is to arrive on Thursday the 10th. It’s then 7 nights with six days of coaching, running Friday to Wednesday inclusive. Unless of course you’re tempted to elope for both weeks!
On the clinic front we’ll be covering both the endless world of twin tip and the eye opening revelation of surfboard riding in this veritable kiting playground. As a spot, it really caters for pretty much everything twin tip, with the exception of full on freestyle, with flatter water between the waves and stunt ramps to launch off. And there’s plenty of carving action to be had and learnt on a trusty twin tip too. On the surfboard side, Whether you’re new to surfboards or would like to improve, we’ll be covering strapless riding and surf skills including carving, gybing, tacking, frontside and backside waveriding and strapless airs. And there’s plenty of carving action to be had and learnt on a trusty twin tip too.
Each day we’ll be travelling the few short minutes to Shark bay, as this really is the best spot on the island for progressing, plenty of stunt ramps and kickers to maximise your twin tip air time, and hero sized waves without consequences to hammer the strapless. That said, to get the most out of these clinics you should be happily riding and body dragging upwind, and confidently relaunching your kite.
We always head back at lunchtime so that you can get a break from the sun and wind whilst refuelling and possibly sneak in a well earned siesta.
We’ll be staying at our usual haunt, the Melia, which means that you can have your own single room in a decent sized shared 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment. The hotel is all inclusive, but the buzzing hub of Santa Maria is just a couple of minute cab ride away. The Melia is situated just upwind of the world famous Ponta Preta break and sundowners at the West facing beach bar are an amazing way to finish the day and start the evening. This year due to the Covid situation, if the hotel doesn’t reopen we will have the same type of apartments at one of the Melia sister hotels on the same street.
All inclusive Melia for 7 nights accommodation, single room in shared 2 bedroom apartment with 6 days CK Performance coaching £1070 per person.
Extras will be airport transfers and daily transport to the beach.
To book we need a £400 deposit per person per week (non refundable unless a replacement can be found), and you need to book your flights. Any further questions, please mail or call +44 (0)7729183233.
Please note prices are correct at time of release, but may vary when booking if there are any surprisingly substantial swings in the exchange rate.