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KiteSurfing Lessons in Portugal

From Beginner to Advanced kiteboarding rider.

KiteSurfing Lessons in Portugal

From Beginner to Advanced kiteboarding rider.

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Kitesurfing School in Portugal

Xtreme Expert kiteboarding School, located close to Foz do Arelho, is always ready to teach you how to kitesurf. We are open from March to November and reachable in less than an hour from Lisbon and 20 minutes from Peniche or Nazaré. Our kitesurfing instructors are internationally accredited and teach in English, Portuguese, and Ukrainian.

Here are the group prices for kiteboarding lessons (you can check individual lessons on this page.)

Kitesurfing Lessons

Studying Options 2 students

We offer hourly kitesurfing lessons, a full course, and an advanced program for beginners and professional athletes willing to learn unhooked and hooked-in jumps and improve their wing-foiling skills with active kitesurfers.

Basic Lessons

3 hours 100$

Full Course

9 hours


Basic Course

6 hours
Enought to start riding

Other Options

Hydrofoil Lessons,advanced, freestyle and other

Xtreme Expert Kitesurf School is a project of Kite Academy, proven to be a top Ukrainian kitesurfing school with hundreds of positive reviews from students. Our instructors follow the international IKO system, which is considered safe and reliable by most kitesurfers worldwide. Kiteboarding Instructors from Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Poland, and Ukraine will easily communicate with you, making your vacation and training enjoyable.

We teach students at two kitesurfing spots: the Lagoa de Óbidos near Foz do Arelho and Peniche beaches. The location for kite lessons choice depends on wind speed and direction, but the Lagoa de Óbidos is most often used. It has shallow water, a moderate breeze, a safe bottom, and excellent infrastructure nearby. Also, it’s just a 20-40 minute ride from Nazaré, Peniche, and Lisbon.

The kitesurfing season in Foz do Arelho lasts all year round, but comfortable training is available from March to November. When it’s not too windy, we catch waves at one of the world’s best surfing spots, Peniche. Near the training location, there are many accommodation options, and we’ll also help you with this question. You may also visit our online store, which has all the kitesurfing equipment.

Rentals1 day3 days5 days1 week10 days2 weeks
Board€ 20€ 50€ 80€ 100€ 130€ 175
Kite€ 60€ 150€ 230€ 300€ 390€ 520
Harness€ 10€ 25€ 35€ 50€ 65€ 85
Boots€ 5€ 10€ 15€ 20€ 25€ 30
Full equipment€ 80€ 200€ 270€ 350€ 390€ 650

Why have we chosen Foz do Arelho for kitesurfing lessons?

It’s good to take kitesurfing courses in the Lagoa de Óbidos near Foz do Arelho because the wind is commonly not strong here, so students can quickly progress. Most often, we use large-size kiteboards designed for learning to kitesurf when the wind speed is up to 15 knots.

Shallow water helps you enhance your kitesurfing skills much faster while the process itself is absolutely safe – kitesurfing is not a dangerous sport if you follow the rules. The wind blows evenly and mainly from the ocean, creating perfect conditions for learning to kitesurf. 

The Portuguese coast allows you to train in comfort. Foz do Arelho has beautiful beaches and a soft sandy bottom, which adds to safety. We provide wetsuits and optionally water shoes to our students so nothing will distract them from kitesurfing. Wetsuits are used almost all year long, despite the lagoon being much warmer than the ocean. Anyway, staying in water for 2-3 hours makes you start to freeze and think less about the instructor’s tasks.

There are many large cities near our kitesurfing spot, Foz do Arelho. The closest one is Caldas da Rainha (a 15-minute drive). It’s also just a 30-minute ride to Nazaré and Peniche. In these cities, you’ll always find a place to stay if you need a bit cheaper accommodation. You may also live next to the kitesurfing spot in one of the most beautiful villas near the Lagoa de Óbidos.

We believe Portugal is one of the best countries for learning to kitesurf. The season doesn’t end even in January there. However, it’s colder for students who stand in the water but don’t surf and can’t warm themselves. That’s why we give lessons from March to November.

Xtreme Expert Gear

Xtreme Expert School uses up-to-date kitesurfing equipment, being an official distributor of several major European brands (more details here). For training purposes, we use kiteboards from different manufacturers to let you feel the difference and make your own choice.

What if I don’t kitesurf?

We offer to spend your free time taking a course in Peniche, where you’ll easily master the art of kitesurfing. Our instructors will help you start to enjoy kitesurfing in no time. There are many beautiful places to go sightseeing nearby, for example, the famous city of Nazaré and Sintra, and you can always enjoy the nightlife of Portugal.