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The Kiteboarder provided by Awa Salu Island Style Kiteboarding

The Kiteboarder
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Duration:
2h
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
We from Awa Salu Kiteboarding Curacao, offer you premium, high quality kite lessons. We are looking out for you with a high focus on technique and safety. We are located at the A-spot for kiteboarding on the mainland of Curaçao at the St. Joris bay. Before and after your lessons you can get the tips and watch the tricks of the local kiteboarder in their habitat. The water is both shallow and deep, for practicing all aspects of kiteboarding. For the more advanced courses we practice walking the kite and launching and landing the kite on land. Wondering if kiteboarding is for you? Learning to kiteboard is like learning to drive a car. A kid could learn it. After a couple of lessons, you will get the hang of it and go as slow or fast, high or low as you want to go.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Dutch
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 62072P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • Sunscreen
  • Rash guards
  • Water shoes
  • Intercom radio
  • This year’s kite gear
Exclusions
  • Leave at 'home': Valuables
  • Bring: Swimwear, Water and Sunscreen
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We drive either a large white pickup truck (Nissan Titan) or a small white pickup truck (Volkswagen Saveiro) We will be standing at your hotel cardrive or the last gate or exit of your port.
  • Awa Salu Kiteboarding Curacao | Kite School & Shop, De weg naar St.Joris Bay zn The Spot St. Joris Bay, Willemstad, Curaçao Drive past the Ostrich Farm Curaçao onto the dirt road. After about 300m follow the path thru the white gates on the left and keep following the road straight ahead thru the green gates onto the kitebeach.
  • Airports:
  • Aeropuerto Hato, Curacao
  • Ports:
  • Mega Pier
  • Werf
  • Any other Port or Marina
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers that can't swim
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Sunscreen
  • Rash guards
  • Water shoes
  • Intercom radio
  • This year’s kite gear
Exclusions
  • Leave at 'home': Valuables
  • Bring: Swimwear, Water and Sunscreen
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We drive either a large white pickup truck (Nissan Titan) or a small white pickup truck (Volkswagen Saveiro) We will be standing at your hotel cardrive or the last gate or exit of your port.
  • Awa Salu Kiteboarding Curacao | Kite School & Shop, De weg naar St.Joris Bay zn The Spot St. Joris Bay, Willemstad, Curaçao Drive past the Ostrich Farm Curaçao onto the dirt road. After about 300m follow the path thru the white gates on the left and keep following the road straight ahead thru the green gates onto the kitebeach.
  • Airports:
  • Aeropuerto Hato, Curacao
  • Ports:
  • Mega Pier
  • Werf
  • Any other Port or Marina
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers that can't swim
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Frederick S
Cusco, Peru7 contributions
I have taken 20 hours of lessons and am close to independent, but still learned a lot from Kim, including proper launch safety, and a lot of technique. We worked in the lighter, gustier winds at St. Joris, so I feel much more confident operating in those conditions.

Kim has a great way of working with you where she pushes you to learn and clean up your technique, but always is supportive and makes you feel good about what you’ve learned.

Kim was responsive and easy to work with. We set up the lesson quickly and easily, and the online sign in was quick and easy.

The site itself is great for instruction. The water is warm, the wind is consistent, you can stand and walk to the right locations, and it is not super crowded and there is plenty of space for beginners and advanced kiters. Laid back, friendly vibe.

I would take lessons from Kim again, and recommend anyone looking for solid instruction and a guide to a beautiful location to get in touch.
Written 18 July 2021
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Hi Fred, Thank you so much for your kind words. Those were good kitesessions and seeing you progress and ride as you did was great. Till next time at the bar :) Saludos, Kim
Written 30 July 2021
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Cor
3 contributions
Before I started with Awa Salu I had three lessons at another location with another school. In the first period, I was overloaded with too many precautions which I wasn't able to comprehend. At Awa Salu I learned all safety measures needed for the level I was performing at the time. This way I stayed in my comfort zone and had the feeling I was mastering everything, not knowing what would come, but extra info would only create an overload. The result was that after 4 lessons I was able to kite half wind one way, stop, and sail back to the same point. I was excited and felt like a true kiteboarder. The next four times I rented a set with Awa Salu and they were watching me and gave some tips, while I was working on my skills by myself. Now I am able to kite up-wind and most of my transitions succeed. I am extremely happy with Awa Salu as they instructed me with great progress while I was staying in my comfort zone
Written 28 March 2021
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Hi Cor, Masha masha danki! You kite beautifully. I am proud of you. Saludos, Kim
Written 10 June 2021
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Lara
Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain3 contributions
Kim is the best instructor one could ask for. I arrived there after trying kite for a couple times, without feeling fully secure and comfortable, and Kim helped me re-learning many aspects and techniques in a way that I understood them better and that I could make them feel more natural for me.

She's always supportive, cheerful, she guides you through the whole duration of the class and she makes sure you understand and put to practice everything she's explaining in a very clear and easy way.

Furthermore, the spot is perfect for practicing upwind kiting and new tricks, with constant on-shore wind and great weather!

If you're thinking about learning kiteboarding or want to refine your technique, Awa Salu is 100000% the place!
Written 26 May 2022
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Hi L, You've been a ball of great fun! I am happy to have met you. Saludos, Kim
Written 2 June 2022
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JB in Boston
1 contribution
Had a great session with Kim @Awa Salu. Been kiteboarding for a number of years and have had lessons at a number of places in the USA, NL and Caribbean. In one lesson Kim taught me more fundamentals than I learned in all these other lessons combined!
And she does it with contagious passion and keen eye for what you need.
Can’t wait to hit the water again and practice my new skills and insights.
Written 30 June 2021
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Hi Jarl, You've definately worked hard. Te despues! Saludos, Kim
Written 30 July 2021
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Sven
1 contribution
It’s hard to learn, but with Kim as teacher it was a great experience! She taught me the basics of kiteboarding. Kim is a very compassionate and experienced kiter and is very good in explaining.
If you want to follow kite lessons, i can really recommend Awu Salu!
Written 29 March 2021
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Hi Sven, It was great fun teaching you! And it's great fun seeing you ride at the spot! Saludos, Kim
Written 10 June 2021
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Jorrit de Vries
4 contributions
'On a visit' where the wind and the kite meet. This beautiful game and your role to play is taught perfectly by Kim. In a safe setting and with a perfect feeling for the tips applicable to you, she can teach you the first steps or give you tips if you're more advanced. It's a no-b*llsht course, directly hands-on on the water: you learn by doing! The balance between challenge and support is very subtle and Kim masters it. She's knows what she's doing and also she's flexible, if the wind falls a new session is planned straight away. In every single aspect, i think this is THE kiteschool you want to be with when in Curacao! Moreover: We came as guests, left as friends :D
Written 20 March 2022
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Hi Jorrit, Thank youuu! You are representing Awa Salu beautifully when you handle the kite both on water and the land. I am very proud of you! Saludos, Kim
Written 26 April 2022
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Bianca
Willemstad, Curaçao3 contributions
Solo
I immediately felt at ease.That’s because Yoel was very friendly and patient, and he still is (lol). And when I didn't think it went well and felt stupid about it, he knew how to motivate me in the right way! I got a few very good tips and right now I feel more secure to keep going on the practicing. Thanks Yoel
Written 7 August 2020
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Yoel van den Bosch
Thanks, we hope to see you back soon!
Written 12 August 2020
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Elisabeth N
5 contributions
Solo
Kim is a lovely person, reliable and helpful! She does what’s best for her coachees. I am at an intermediate level and I just wanted to get back into it. Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough wind and although she offered me her 15 meter kite, she said it’s probably not what I needed (which was true). She refunded me the money promptly. This is MEGA honest and appreciated. To be frank, this doesn’t happen a lot. It’s the kiteschools earnings (which I understand) so 90% will continue with the lesson, offer sup classes etc, but leaving a not so satisfied student. Kim was awesome in this respect, very understanding and did what was best for me, always taking the students perspective. Besides being honest she is also a great personality, smart, fun and a power chica! I can greatly recommend Kim! Have fun!!
Written 29 September 2021
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Hi Lies, This is so kind of you! There is no point in doing what I do if it doesn't lift you up (no pun intended). I hope to be able to teach you when you get back to the island! Saludos, Kim
Written 30 September 2021
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SDR_OYO
2 contributions
Solo
This was my first time kiteboarding and I learned so much! The 5 day course was very well organized. They easily adopt to your progression and skill level.

Everything was very well explained with a good focus on the safety procedures. Their remote communication system is amazing and it makes their coaching even more efficient. The instructors are very experienced and have a good sense of humor, they are simply amazing!

Best school on Curaçao, definitely take your kite lessons here! 5 out of 5 stars.
Written 17 September 2021
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Hi SDR, Thank you for your kind review. We are really happy that you've enjoyed yourself so much. Saludos, Kim and Manu
Written 1 November 2021
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DRAGOS N
Montreal, Canada2 contributions
Solo
Kim is more than a kite surfing instructor; she’s an outstanding teacher and a wonderful person. Very good didactic skills, very patient, careful and funny. It was a pleasure having her as my kitesurfing teacher. She taught me a lot of fine and essential details. So if you want to start on the right foot in kitesurfing, she’s your best bet.
Written 27 March 2022
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Hi Dragos, Thank you for your kind words. It's been a big pleasure to have you as my student. The whole kitespot loved you! Saludos, Kim
Written 26 April 2022
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By: Awa Salu Island Style Kiteboarding
Lsavain
Lsavain
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Awa Salu is a MUST if you want to learn how to kiteboard, understand it and be great at it.
Awa Salu was the first place where kiteboarding really clicked for me. I had taken a couple of lessons from other s
thinsv2022
thinsv2022
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Great experience
Very nice spot to begin your kitesurfing career. Instructors with real passion for the sport and adjust their lesso
aihizza
aihizza
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Thorough introduction to Kitesurfing
The instructor was fair, precise and to the point. And above all very kind and well-spoken. She clearly explained w
449elineh
449elineh
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Best kitelessons experience
The girls who teached me where very kind and we had a great time. I learned a lot during three classes and they wer
148pascalles
148pascalles
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Lovely first experience
First kiteboarding lesson I've had. Had a very nice day, had fun, afterwards was certain I want to continue with ki
Maybritt L
Maybritt L
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Learning and fun!
I learned a lot and I had a really good time! Thank you so much for these 2 days! Best kite school!!
postemaa
postemaa
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Great kite school!
The st Joris bay spot is great for beginners as there is a large shallow area where you can stand. We have had less
319emilies
319emilies
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The best kite school I’ve been to and the best experience
Kim was the best teacher I had in my kitesurf experience. She is a great teacher. She taught me a lot about safety,
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H3579ZQbartv
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Amazing Instructor
Great experience! Kim is an amazing instructor. Great gear and would recommend her for anyone who wants to learn ki
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Super Experience
Wonderfull experience i had 4 classes with kim so far. Kim is a super instructor. I Highly recommend her for anyon
MarcoH1367
MarcoH1367
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Coming back for more
we had a very nice experience! Kim is a very nice instructor and we definitely recommend her! AWA SALU is perfect
368ameliee
368ameliee
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Unforgettable experience
Wow what a experience! Had such a great time, was learning so fast thanks to l the good instructors. Highly recomme
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Z7375RWdebbieh
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Huge Progress, good atmosphere.
Had a great learning experience with them, took a view lessons and I am very pleased by their personal treatment an
jlfd3b
jlfd3b
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Amazing Hobby! :)
Wow where to start with Awa Salu and Kim... This place is one of a kind on the planet! I took kiting lessons with K
hialynea
hialynea
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Cool experience
The teachers were very friendly. And our teacher was very patient with me. He was more patient with me, than I was
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