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“SUP - at Casa Cenote”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Extreme Control

Extreme Control
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US$75.00*
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Kiteboarding Class in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Extreme Control Adventure Kitesurfing, Kiteboarding, Paddleboarding and Scuba Diving School located in Tulum has been the first Professional Kiteboard School in the Riviera Maya and Yucatan operating since 2004 and offering top quality service to students from all over the globe about kiteboarding, paddleboarding and scuba diving. The worm winds and warm Caribbean water create an ideal environment to learn or improve your kitesurfing, diving or paddleboarding skills. Their team of instructors are expert kiteboarders, IKO Certified and multilingual with over 5/10 years experience teaching and riding. Extreme Control is the first school in Tulum teaching kiteboarding with the Short Line Method and Radio Helmet, where the use of 7/10 meter lines helps students learn how to pilot the kite without full power and the Radio Helmets helps the student to receive a feedback real time from the instructor all the time, making the learning process safer, faster and more fun! With this method, the majority of the students are able to independently fly the kite in 6 hours! The goal is to create responsible and independent kiters so everyone can continue to enjoy this sport throughout the world. Summer and Fall are great months to go Stand Up Paddleboarding in Tulum where you can enjoy an amazing snorkeling cenotes tour.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children
Williamsburg, Virginia
1 review
“SUP - at Casa Cenote”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

Extreme Control is the way to go when planning adventures in Tulum! We had a great SUP experience!!!

Visited July 2014
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Thank Amanda B
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marc0, Owner at Extreme Control, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Hi Amanda thanks a lot for this review, we really hope you enjoyed this time with us, we always try to bring our costumers in the most beautiful place, where still you can breath the feeling of freadom and wher you can see the beauty of the nature !!!

hopa see you soon.

Have great time

Marco
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“Great place to start learning kitesurf”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

I started to learn kitesurf at extreme control, and I must say the experience was great. They were very flexible in terms of timing, and had a clear structure on how to teach, start, from learning to fly a small kite, until entering in the water with the board and a bigger kite.

Thanks!

Visited May 2014
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Thank Miguel P
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marc0, Owner at Extreme Control, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
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Hola MIguel que lindo que aprovechaste de buen dias de viento durante tu ultima vacación en Tulum, el kiteboarding es un deporte increíble y necesita de personas con tu actitud, para que nos podemos hacer nuestro trabajo bien !
mil gracias por esta Review y espero verte pronto en el agua.

un saludo Marco
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Victoria, Canada
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“Waited all year for this!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

I waited all year to come back to Tulum and Extreme Control Kiteboarding school to pick up where I left off last year. Marco and his team make each day on the water a great experience. I had a different instructor for each of my 3 lessons. Each instructor had a different technique or style of teaching which resulted in a faster learning curve. Lessons were held at 3 different beaches so I got to experience a variety of water conditions and enjoy new scenery each day. I feel very comfortable now with kite control and venturing out on the water. I look forward to taking the skills I have learned at Extreme Control to become a proficient boarder here at home on Vancouver Island, BC. Don't hesitate to book your lessons with Marco. You'll enjoy every minute at the beach. Already looking forward to next year in Tulum!

Visited April 2014
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marc0, Owner at Extreme Control, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
HI was incredible meet you and your family again here in Tulum, and make me so happy to know you had a great experience with us again, Roberto is a great instructor and you a great student that is commented to become a kiteboarder.
Hope you will keep progressing and i am sure we will meet in the water one day and ride together.

Have a great time

and see u soon again !!!

Marco and Extreme Control Team
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
“Amazing kitesurfing in Tulum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Marco was very professional, and he and his team of instructors were a lot of fun very good at teaching kitesurfing. I would highly recommend them if you are looking to kitesurf or paddle board in Tulum.

Visited April 2014
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marc0, Owner at Extreme Control, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Branden thanks a lot for stay with us during your last holiday !! I hope to see soon in the water a we are really thankful for your review

Take it easy

Marco
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San Francisco, California
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“The most fun you can have with your swimsuit on.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

Marco and his super-cool group of kite, scuba, and paddleboard instructors hang out on the prettiest stretch of beach in Tulum, chairs and hammocks and chess board arrayed under the palm trees. Want to talk about lessons or an adventure? "Step into my office," says Marco Cristofanelli, a cross between Chico Marx and Johnny Depp, or maybe "stepa into mah auffica." The charming Italian accent goes with the charming Italian sports professional and all around fun guy.

My girlfriend and I had him as both Scuba and kitesurfing instructor, and he has the deep knowledge of how to teach, and the calmness, that come from 10 or more years teaching these skills to people of all ages and from all kinds of countries. He talks in English, Spanish, and Italian all at once, and puts you in touch with the part of you that knows how to know what he's teaching you.

Extreme kite is not only a great thing to do, Marco has created an environment filled with the people who you want to hang out with on the beach in Tulum, and you'll do your sports, wait for the wind, and hang out on Playa Esperanza for the day, and on to cocktails (which of course, start round 4, or 2, depending!).

Go!

Visited March 2014
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Thank marqueymarc
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marc0, Owner at Extreme Control, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Thanks, thanks so much for this review, I really appreciate your comets and more than every other thing i really happy to know you had great time here with us. You guys are a cool couple and it is always really exciting to have two people so sporty and so open to some adventure.
we enjoyed diving and kiting with you and we hope to see you soon with us for more fun days.

have the best !!!!

Extreme Control Team !!!
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