Frequent Questions and Answers
Kiteboarding and Kitesurfing are the same thing, just different boards on your feet!
When Kiteboarding you use a a board similar to a wakeboard, they come with bindings and fins (you can go bare foot or wear boots).
When Kitesurfing you use a strapless board just like a real surfboard with fins.
Either way, it’s a surface water sport, combining many aspects of other sports like wakeboarding, surfing, windsurfing, paragliding, snowboarding, skateboarding and gymnastics. The rider uses a large controllable power kite attached to a body harness, the wind powers the kiter across the water similar to a sail on a boat.
Did I mention it’s super fun?!
Our main headquarters is located at the Coco Coco Ltd Hotel beach front in Tulum:
However, we are a mobile kite School meaning we run lessons in various locations depending on the the wind season and safety conditions.
Check out our mobile kite school here for more info:
Nope! We estimate that after 4 kite lessons (or 8-9 hours) depending on abilities, you will have the basic skills down to safely kite.
With a few more kitesurfing lessons you can begin to master the techniques involved to really propel your riding
Your never to old to learn to kite! However, our minimum age limit is 9 years old – This is a firm rule set out by the IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization). Other than that, all welcome!
There is no weight or height limit, we will assign you with the correct gear to ensure a smooth and safe lesson.
You don’t need to be super sporty but you must be a reasonably strong swimmer and be very comfortable in the water.
There are occasions where you may have to swim back in to shore and a lot of people greatly overestimate their abilities.
The general rule of kiting is, don’t kite further out than you’re prepared to swim.
Kiteboarding takes time to learn, on average it takes around 8-12 hours of lessons to learn the basics and ride safely . *Ability dependent
You do have to be willing to put the time in to learn the sport and wait for good conditions in order to really become the ultimate rider.
Yes, book professional kitesurfing lessons!
We don’t want to scare you, but, kitesurfing can be a dangerous sport if you don’t know what you’re doing.
And it can be the safest and most fun sport in the world if you get a proper introduction and kitesurfing lessons.
So do yourself a favor and go for the lessons right away!
We offer private, group, private and group with transportation, refreshers & skill clinicks for advance riders
Yes! All equipment will be included when booking any lessons with us.
impact vest & flotation
kite, board, etc.
Like most extreme sports, you will need some specialist equipment:
- Power kite
- Kite bar and lines
- Wet suit (3mm)
- Rash guard*
- Buoyancy vest*
- Water shoes
- Sun hat
All equipment and a few important accessories* will be included when you take advantage of our kiteboarding lessons!
Already an independent rider?
No worries, you can rent our equipment! Check out our lessons page for pricing.
We are proud to offer the best kiteboarding equipment on the market, ensuring you have exactly what you need to kiteboard safety.
During our “Winter” season we still endure hot weather, highs of 28 degrees and lows of 21 degrees!
Please ensure you wear / bring the correct clothing protection to your lessons, unfortunately without the correct clothing we can’t risk teaching you in such conditions.
- Board shorts (Tip – wear lycra under shorts under your board shorts to prevent rubbing)
- Sunglasses – We will advise you to remove sunglasses prior to entering the water, unless of course they float or can be attached.
- Sunhat – We will advise you to remove your hat prior to entering the water, unless of course it floats or can be secured.
- Plenty of water
- Change of clothes
- Medication if needed.
- Hair tie – Hair must be tied back during lessons
Welcome! Bienvenido! Bienvenu!
Prokite Tulum offers lessons in proficient English, Spanish and French, let us know in advance so we can secure the right instructor for you!
November – May
This is the best time of the year for kiteboarding here in Riviera Maya.
The average wind season offers at least 5 “kiteable” days a week, with winds blowing between 12 to 25 knots.
This is peak season, our busiest time of year, we advise booking in advance to secure those important dates.
June and July
There are a few days without wind, but if your up for an adventure we know a few sports where the wind is still alive and kicking in the Yucatan.
Absolutely! After you have finished your lessons with us, we will put together a package price for lessons and rentals/purchase, taking a 30% of your lesson price . Fancy learning with your own equipment? why not buying before coming, world wide shipping available
It is best to make a reservation, although, we can normally schedule you within a few days if you decide to drop in.
Our busiest season is Dec 15th – Feb 1st. During this period you will want to reserve ahead of time.
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