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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 .... Read more

  • 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 .... Read more

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Customers are Saying

  • Jose Antonio Borrero Avatar
    Jose Antonio Borrero

    Kite Ecuador is by far the best place to learn how to kitesurf in Ecuador. My family and I learned how to kitesurf several years ago and since then we keep coming back to Javier´s Kitesurfing school. He is very... read more  - 07/05/18

    Mbezaire Avatar
    Mbezaire

    5 star rating Great lessons in a beautiful beach town Learning to Kite was an amazing experience and one of the coolest sports I have learned. Javier is a great instructor with great gear, the town is quiet with lots of beach to learn on with great wind.

    Highly recommend  - 07/04/18

    Romeo Van Dessel Avatar
    Romeo Van Dessel

    The best place to learn how to kiteboard! Javier is patient and really easy going, all he's instructions are very clear so its easier to remember. Experience or no experience, kite ecuador is the place to be!  - 07/05/18

  • Lola Hv Avatar
    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

    Mario Heene Avatar
    Mario Heene

    I went to Sant Marianita in November 2017 to learn kitesurfing with Kite Ecuador.

    Javier and his crew all are very nice and helpful people, who made me feel very welcome.

    Javier is a great instructor and very concerned about the... read more  - 22/04/18

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    romeov947

    5 star rating Best school in Ecuador! Javier is an amazing instructor, he is very clear in his instructions and makes it easy to learn. After only 5 hours I already was on the board. He's has a lot of equipment so you can kite in every... read more  - 06/05/18

  • Richard G Avatar
    Richard G

    5 star rating La meilleur école de kite en Equateur, et très bon prix Je cherchais une école de windsurf en Équateur et comme il n'y avait rien, j'ai décidé de continuer avec le kite. Comme j'étais un peu rouillé et que le spot peut être un peu tricky, j'ai pris 3 heures de... read more  - 04/07/18

    Aliel Avatar
    Aliel

    The absolute best kitesurfing school in Santa Marianita. The instructors are amazing. They're patient, fun and give their all to in each class. I would recommend it to everyone. Don't be afraid of trying something new, you might find a... read more  - 03/06/18

    Richard Gagnon Avatar
    Richard Gagnon

    Je cherchais une école de windsurf en Équateur et comme il n'y avait rien, j'ai décidé de continuer avec le kite. Comme j'étais un peu rouillé et que le spot peut être un peu tricky, j'ai pris 3 heures de... read more  - 04/07/18

  • Susana Giler Avatar
    Susana Giler

    El Kite como deporte es una experiencia Inolvidable llena de Adrenalina y Armonia al mismo tiempo! Y el profesor y su equipo de trabajo sin lugar a dudas el mejor! 100 por ciento recomendado!  - 28/03/18

    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

  • Nicky Mc Avatar
    Nicky Mc

    After checking out the kite schools in Santa Marianita, I chose Kite Ecuador to take a beginners course with Javier’s team as they seemed to be the most passionate teachers. They are highly attentive and dedicated to their students’ success,... read more  - 13/06/18

    Daniela W Avatar
    Daniela W

    5 star rating Best place to kite in ecuador I stayed twice at javiers place the first time to learn how to kite in the waves (i learned it on flat water) while my friend did the full classes to learn kite, and the second time just to refresh... read more  - 07/05/18

    Adrienne Vincelette Avatar
    Adrienne Vincelette

    Fantastic school! Instructor was amazingly helpful and friendly. I would love to return!  - 02/06/18

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Latest Updates

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!