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  • Pierrettep3601

    5 star rating Fantastic school! I’m a 65 years old women, used to learn everything fast but it’s not true anymore.

    To kitesurf you need to master lots of techniques. Javier the owner and Mike who taught me more often the last time, they know... read more  - 23/11/19

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    Natalia Lumen

    Loved my experience with Javi! He taught me how to ride the waves from scratch. He's kind, patient, funny, caring, and he was able to instill great love for kite surfing in me!  - 30/07/18

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    Bezboyz

    5 star rating Wonderful Kitesurfing School and Instructors Spent a week and a half there in November/December and absolutely loved it. Instruction was first rate - especially Mike! The school was a great space to hang out, meet people and enjoy a beer. The beach community is a... read more  - 05/01/19

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    Martine Langelier

    Highly recommended!!  - 24/05/18

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    Thomas Ruts

    I had An amazing time during my volunteering at KiteEcuador! I also took lessons to try this beautiful sport.  - 17/12/19

    ulli1985

    5 star rating My time spend with kite definitely worth it I took three days course and at the end I was able to drive kite by myself. Great experience, everything from theory explained in details, properly trained/practiced step by step. Many thanks to my instructors Javi and Pen.  - 17/12/19

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    Michael Bezaire

    Learning to KitesKite surf is one of the coolest sports I have ever learned and Javier is an amazing teacher that will turn you into a competent Kiter (I can't express how important it is to learn this sport correctly)... read more  - 24/03/18

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    Julian Kal

    Awesome place to kite. And Javier makes this place even better. He and his instructor really know what they are doing. I was on a trip around the world and went kiting every now and then. Kite Ecuador was probably... read more  - 24/03/18

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    Lukas Mueller

    Top Kitesurf Schule! Ich habe einen 4 Std Kurs bei Javier und Mike belegt und am Ende konnte ich selber fahren! Die beiden geben wirklich super Unterricht – sowohl auf Spanisch als auch Englisch – und man lernt sehr viel.... read more  - 29/06/18

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    Dani Pérez de Mendiola

    Javier is simply an extraordinary instructor. His methodology, his experience and above all his patience (I'm not a very skilled person in other sports) made the course simply amazing. I never thought I could practice kitesurfing and Javier made it... read more  - 26/03/18

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    Penny Paynter

    Wide open clean beaches with very few people. Great place to learn. Javier excellent instructor. Many places to eat.  - 04/06/18

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    Aliel Msic

    Absolutely adore the school. Amazing instructors, great vibes! I'd recommend it in a heart beat! <3  - 03/06/18

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    Suzanne Seekins

    Javier is not only a dedicated and excellent kite instructor but a thoughtful and caring person as well. He speaks English almost perfectly and always has a smile for his students.

    Santa Marianita is the perfect vacation destination to learn... read more  - 28/03/18

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    Christian Baumeier

    Perfect place to learn kitesurfing. Very good equipment (brand new North kiteboarding gear) and well experienced and patient teachers. Santa Marianita is a chilled little town where you can have a good and relaxed time. Definitely recommend Javiers school for... read more  - 19/03/18

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    Nina C

    5 star rating Best value excellent instructors I have learnt the technical basics of kiting very well here, thanks to my awesome instructor Mike. Vibes were good on the kite school, nice place to stick around.  - 06/12/18

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What is it like to learn Kitesurfing?

July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

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June 13th, 2018|0 Comments

The Kite Ecuador team in action! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJYJ7Lw7g40   The wind has been great this week, and the sun is shining!  The conditions couldn't be better, so what are you waiting for?  Message us today and [...]

Welcome to KiteEcuador.com, the top-rated Kitesurfing School in Ecuador!

Our school offers Kitesurfing and Kiteboarding lessons, along with SUP (Stand Up Paddle) and Surfing lessons! We are located on Playa Bonita, Santa Marianita, on a beautiful and quiet 1.7km stretch of sandy beach, the best place to learn to Kitesurf!

So… What is kitesurfing?

Kitesurfing is a fun and adrenaline filled sport of gliding, jumping, riding and flying with the elements of nature, the wind, the ocean and the sky! Learning to kiteboard is an adventure that can be enjoyed by students of all ages. It might look intimidating at first, but kiteboarding is a sport that can be learned by any active and willing person! Three to four days of instruction in good conditions, and you will know the basics! With a few more days of practice, you will be riding across the water with ease.

For more advanced kiters, you can learn foilboarding! This is the latest craze in the Kitesurfing world. We recommend that you be comfortable riding up-wind and landing small jumps before learning to ride a foil board. Our foil-boarding lessons are the perfect next-step for adrenaline junkies.

Why chose Kite Ecuador?

Our head instructor is Javier Negrete, and he has been kiteboarding the waves of Santa Marianita for more than twelve years. He is well-known for his love of teaching and his methodical and easy to follow teaching plans. Our students frequently note Javier’s attention to safety and his ability to make them feel comfortable while learning to Kitesurf.

Kitesurfing and Kiteboarding lesson packages are available starting at $70 (cash/PayPal) for a two-hour introductory class. If you love it, you can upgrade to our 8 or 12-hour free ride independent courses that will get you up on the board and well on your way to becoming an independent kitesurfer. You will be IKO certified and able to rent kitesurfing gear at any IKO school in the world to enjoy.

If you are already a kitesurfer, Kite Ecuador offers gear rental packages from $15/hr. We have brand new (2018) top of the line equipment from North Kiteboarding and ION. We have kites from 9 M to 18 M available, so we have you covered whether the wind is light or very strong. We offer rental packages from 1 hour to 7 days. If you need a refresher course before hitting the water on your own, we have assistant instructors and supervisors available starting at $10 / hr. They will help you set up your gear, launch the kite, and help you ride upwind if you’re not yet able to do so on your own! They will also give you some tips to improve your ability.

During the low-wind season (only 2-3 months here in Santa Marianita) you can learn to Stand Up Paddle! This is a fun sport that can be practiced anywhere in the world. You can learn in just 2 hours, and enjoy the calm water in the mornings while watching the birds dive for fish! SUP is great exercise, as it involves arms, legs, and core muscles. People of all ages can learn and enjoy Stand Up Paddling, and SUP can be practiced year around.

Surfing anyone?

If you’re a surfer, the instructors at Kite Ecuador can take you on an adventure. Santa Marianita’s waves aren’t the best for surfing in general, but we can show you the best places to go closeby! Our favorite is San Mateo, where surfing can be enjoyed most of the year!

Where to stay in Santa Marianita?

We have partnered with the best hostels, hotels, and guesthouses on the beach, and can offer accommodations starting at only $10 per night for a dorm! Private rooms start at $20 per night, and FREE accommodations are available with some of our lesson and rental packages. Please message us for details. Our partner accommodations include the Villa at EcuaBlue, VillaKite Hotel, Hospedaje Don Willy, and Donkey Den Guesthouse.

Volunteer with Kite Ecuador

If you’re traveling on a budget, you can consider applying for our Volunteer program! The volunteer program at Kite Ecuador and Shawarma & Shots Restaurant and Bar offers travelers the chance to trade their skills for a place to stay, or a tab at the restaurant and bar. We are always looking for help, so if you are coming to the area write us to see if we have any opportunities available. We can always use help with bartending, serving, sales on the beach and surf and sup instruction/guide. You may be qualified to train as a kitesurfing instructor, so you can keep traveling while making money teaching this great sport. Volunteering is a great way to extend your vacation when the budget is getting low!