Viento Kite School is a part of Viento del Mar Resort. Mark, the owner of Viento del Mar, dreamed about having a kitesurfing school in Siargao from the first time he bought the beach front plot of land in General Luna with a lagoon perfect for kite surfing at the front. Viento Kite School is super stoked to help build more recognition of our little paradise, Siargao Island, among kitesurfers.
We are located at one of the most pristine stretches of beach on the island. The wide lagoon has a sandy bottom and is protected by coral reef. Kitesurfers launch and land their kites on the white sand beach. A grassy area above the beach is perfect to keep the kites during super high tides.
At Viento Kite School we believe in supporting the local community. We are providing kitesurfing training to locals so that eventually we can hire them as instructors and open up another job path on the island.
Our instructors are a mix of locals and expats residing in Siargao. All are experienced kitesurfers who are in love with the island and believe that teaching kitesurfing will bring joy to everyone involved. We choose to be here for the laid-back, collaborative lifestyle, and hope to share that with all of our students.
Viento Kite School is many visitor’s favorite kitesurfing school in Siargao because of the full access to all of Viento del Mar’s fantastic facilities. We have beach bean bags and hanging chairs, superb food and drinks, a roof deck with fantastic view of the lagoon, shower/ bathroom facilities and, of course, super friendly and attentive service.
Viento Del Mar hosts a big party every Friday. Everyone is always welcome to join and enjoy the night life on the island. We can also arrange island tours or rent SUPs or kayaks for use during non-wind days.
What is Kitesurfing?
Kitesurfing combines the exhilaration of the wind in a kite and a board on your feet. It creates the power to move over the water and jump high into the sky. Unlike surfing, kiteboarding has a relatively quick learning curve so you should be up on the board and riding independently within hours instead of weeks or months.
Kiteboarding is overtaking windsurfing in many places due to the decreased weight and ease of transporting the equipment while you travel. It is a great sport to meet like minded people who love amazing nature and enjoy challenging themselves with a sport in which there is always something new to learn.
You needn’t be big and strong to enjoy kiteboarding. It’s possible to teach children as young as twelve years old, or adults who are mid-seventies or more.
Kitesurfing in Siargao
Siargao is a fantastic location for kite surfing thanks to the huge lagoon right in front of Viento Del Mar. Kitesurfing can be enjoyed directly in front of Viento Del Mar where there is a shallow, flat water lagoon which is perfect for beginners to learn. More experienced riders have a large area to practice their freestyle tricks or ride out to the reef to enjoy the world class waves on offer. Make sure that you have a guide with for your first time here to adjust to the conditions and learn the spots.
One thing to be aware of is that seasonal variations in wind direction and strength mean this sport isn’t available year round, but if you are able to visit the island at the right time, you’re in for a treat. The best time for kitesurfing is from the end of November till the end of March.
Unlike other well established kiteboarding destinations such as Boracay, Siargao Island is relatively new to the sport so you can expect our lagoon to be uncrowded with plenty of space to develop your skills and enjoy unspoilt beauty of this pristine island. Siargao Island also offers a wide range of other activities and tours, you can read more in our Siargao Island Travel Guide.
Our Team comes from different parts of the world but we all chose to call Siargao our home. Currently we can teach in 4 languages (English, Russian, Tagalog and Visaya) but we always look forward to expanding our team. If you want to move to Siargao Island, have experience in teaching kitesurfing and share our values send us a quick note. Maybe you can become a new member of Viento Kite School.
Want to make the most of your time in Siargao? Why not join one of our kite holidays. We offer a range of packages to suit your needs. Our packages include all accommodation, food, transport and activities.
Learn surfing and kiteboarding wth our kite & surf packages and have personal lessons with a private instructor to help you learn as fast as possible. Our package should have you kiteboarding and surfing in just a week.
Highly trained & very experienced instructors means a better service to you. Our team consists of local and foreign instructors, and we can teach in English, Russian, Tagalog and Visaya.
We aim to provide a safe, fun and family vibe which we feel smooths the learning curve. We personalize lessons to you, your learning level and progress to ensure you get independent as quickly as possible.
THE BEST SPOT ON SIARGAO
Viento Kite School is located on the best part of beach, with sandy bottom and a little bit of sea grass. We have a wide launching/landing area and it is possible to teach even during high tide. We are also part of Viento Del Mar Resort which has one of the best restaurants on the island. Kitesurfers get access to all the facilities of the resort.