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Kite Ecuador

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Kiteboarding Lesson Packages

  • 2 HOUR FUN

    Credit Card $90.00
    Cash/Paypal $70.00

    2 hour fun Course

    Become certified up to level 1 D to E with the IKO member card

    A Two-hour kiteboarding Kitesurf lesson HAVING FUN covering the basics on the sand and water that will tra .... Read more

  • 4 HOUR ADVENTURE

    Credit Card $170.00
    Cash/Paypal $135.00

    4 hour adventure Course

    Become certified up to level 2 Intermediate F or G with the IKO member card

    The 2 Hour Fun Course + 2 XTRA hours of water KITE ADVENTURE Skills! 4 hours of fun adventure .... Read more

  • 8 to 10 HOUR FREERIDE

    Credit Card $320.00
    Cash/Paypal $280.00

    INDEPENDENT COURSE I
    (basic)

    Become certified up to level 3 Independent “G” to “J” with the IKO member card

    This is our 8 to 10 hour (3 to 4 day) course designed to cover a .... mehr lesen

  • 12 to 14 HOUR FREERIDE

    Credit Card $420.00
    Cash/Paypal $380.00

    INDEPENDENT COURSE II (complete)

    Become certified up to level 3 Independent “K” to “L” with the IKO member card

    This is our 12 to 14 hour (4 day ) course designed to cover all the steps .... mehr lesen

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Customers are Saying

  • Penny Paynter Avatar
    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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    agzagi

    5 star rating 5-star Experience for a good price Before attending Javier's school, I assessed other school options in Ecuador in general. I was/still am a newcomer to kite surfing, so I wanted to take some lessons. According to the internet, the best beach in Ecuador for kite surfing... read more  - 12/01/19

    Beat Siegenthaler Avatar
    Beat Siegenthaler

    Amazing Kiteschool with a great owner and instructor! Very cheap rental and excellent equipment 👌🏻👌🏻  - 04/08/18

  • Manuel Bleiker Avatar
    Manuel Bleiker

    Best Place for kiteboarding in Ecuador!!!  - 29/07/18

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    Steve Delony

    My last day here at Kite Ecuador after nine days and have had the best time. Javier & the crew at Kite Ecuador are super friendly & welcoming on top of being great instructors to advance your riding whether... read more  - 11/07/18

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    Caleb Chong

    I wanted to find a place to learn kite surfing in Ecuador, and I found Javier and Kite Ecuador! The atmosphere at Kite Ecuador right on Santa Marianita beach is very relaxed and friendly. Instruction by Javier was clear and... read more  - 30/07/18

  • Fabian Haage Avatar
    Fabian Haage

    Ich habe einen Kurs über 20h bei Javier und seinem Team gemacht und rundherum begeistert!

    Hier bekommt man Qualität gepaart mit einer tollen Atmosphäre, einem idealen Spot für Beginner zu einem unschlagbaren Preis. Zudem lernt man mit dem neuesten und... read more  - 11/06/18

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    Alex Bohm

    Best kite surf school in Santa Marianita!!!

    Javi is an awesome kite instructor. Always in good mood, always friendly and always very professional. On and off the water he always tries to give you the best possible time in Santa Marianita.... read more  - 22/04/18

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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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    Lola Hv

    Nous avons passé de très bon moment dans cette kiteschool. L équipe est au petit soin et donne d excellent conseils. Il y a une ambiance conviviale et le spot est idéal. De plus si vous souhaitez acheter du nouveau... read more  - 24/05/18

    Julian Kal Avatar
    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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    Benj Mariani

    Le meilleur professeur de kitesurf de santa marianita 😉

    L’école dispose des dernières ailes de kite de north, différents modèles et différentes tailles.

    Je recommande fortement de venir prendre des cours chez Kite Ecuador ou simplement demander des informations sur... read more  - 24/05/18

  • Johanna Lizbeth Avatar
    Johanna Lizbeth

    Mi estadía en Santa Marianita fue genial y eso se lo debo al excelente servicio que oferta Javier Negrete y su equipo de trabajo. Totalmente recomendado.

    Gracias por el profesionalismo, paciencia, calidad humana y soporte que me brindaron en el proceso... read more  - 12/05/18

    Dennis Dinelle Avatar
    Dennis Dinelle

    The day I decided to take kiting off my bucket list I followed the wind and landed at this hidden gem Santa Marianita in Ecuador. Javier at Kite Ecuador took me on as a student. He practises... read more  - 02/04/18

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    Nate TheNomad Allen

    Awesome location for kiteboarding. Javier always brings his A-game to the beach when he is teaching or supervising!!! Fantastic place with great vibes. Visited twice in the last 4 years and planning on coming back for a third time already 😀  - 29/03/18

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Our Kite Spot in Santa Marianita, Ecuador

July 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Our Kite Spot in Santa Marianita is a small town 20 minutes South of Manta, Ecuador on a beautiful 5km stretch of beach on the Pacific ocean. The town is small and tourist friendly with [...]

What is it like to learn Kitesurfing?

July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

One of our students made an excellent video about the experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNDuUFww0_k&feature=youtu.be Follow Free World Extreme at: Facebook https://facebook.com/FW.EXTREMO/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/freeworldextreme/    

The Kite Ecuador team in action!

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 [...]

Great kite spot, great instructor, excellent equipment

June 4th, 2018|0 Comments

One of our kitesurfers, Dirk, wrote some very nice words about our kitesurfing school! Santa Marianita is a fantastic kitesurfing spot, with a long sandy beach between two points. The side-onshore, flat water conditions in [...]

Welcome to Kite Ecuador’s New Website

March 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Welcome to Kite Ecuador's new website!

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!