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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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  • Judith Quist Avatar
    Judith Quist

    Great school to learn kite surfing! Both Javier and Mike are great teachers, they are very patient and kind and they make a great effort to make every client feel comfortable. Would definitely recommend to learn kite surfing at this school!  - 30/05/18

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    Mihai Gherman

    I can only recommend Kite Ecuador, Javier and his team! Has always the latest gear and is very dedicated to the students. Great place to learn, to hang around and also a endless beach just for you.  - 17/12/18

    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

  • Wout D'hondt Avatar
    Wout D'hondt

    Javie is an incredible teacher and friend. Spent 3 weeks kiting with him couldn't have asked for a better teacher 😃 beautiful place, great equipment, strong winds and good vibes!

    😄  - 05/05/18

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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

    Marlene Fischer Avatar
    Marlene Fischer

    I did a beginner course of kite surfing last year at kite ecuador. I loved it and fell in love with the sport. Santa marianita is a great spot and kite ecuador a good school to learn and improve your... read more  - 28/04/18

  • 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

    880jocelynh

    5 star rating Excellent School to Learn Kite Surfing! I had an absolute blast learning how to kite surf from Lucas and Javier. They are both very patient and knowledgeable instructors and make you feel prepared and comfortable as they lead you through each step of the process. Highly... read more  - 20/12/19

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    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

  • Caleb Chong Avatar
    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

    Martine Langelier Avatar
    Martine Langelier

    Highly recommended!!  - 24/05/18

    Pablo Cueva Costales Avatar
    Pablo Cueva Costales

    The first time doing Kite and I learned from a great teacher. Javier teaching was great with professionalism, taking special attention to safety instructions. The equipment used was in good shape (almost new).  - 17/12/18

  • Rupert P

    5 star rating Shawarma Restaurant Fabulous hamburgers and french fries! Will return to try the shawarma wraps. Great owner and staff—a must stop while in Santa Marianita!  - 08/12/19

    Christian Baumeier Avatar
    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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    5 star rating Volunteering at KiteEcuador It was my first time working as a volunteer through Workaway. I really enjoyed working with Javier. Javier explained to me how to get there and showed me the working place and the dorm. Though I stayed there only... read more  - 24/12/19

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What is it like to learn Kitesurfing?

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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!