Los Barriles Kiteboard & Windsurf Lessons
Looking for an exciting, action-packed and hassle free Baja Sur vacation where you can practice, learn and improve a new adventure sport in the glorious Baja sunshine and scenery? That’s where we come in. Vela Baja offers kiteboarding and windsurfing lessons in the charming village of Los Barriles on the East Cape of the Sea of Cortez. With long, wide, uncrowded sandy beaches, clear blue waters and glorious sunshine, we have the perfect conditions for kiting and windsurfing.
From 15th November to 20th March each year our team of dedicated, experienced and friendly personnel are here with one goal in mind – to ensure your vacation not just lives up to but exceeds your expectations. We offer lessons for both kiteboarding and windsurfing from our experienced instructors. Your safety is our primary concern and we provide a constant safety watch and rescue service for our kiting customers.
Los Barriles is situated right on the Tropic of Cancer where the foothills of the ‘Sierra De La Laguna’ mountains reach the Sea of Cortez. This spectacularly scenic, sparsely populated region of “sub-tropical thorn forest” boasts unpolluted air and a plethora of natural plant, bird and animal life that thrives in the warm, sunny, arid climate.
We offer courses for complete beginners as well as more advanced riders wishing to progress. To ensure your maximum progress (and safety) we generally adopt an effective “one-on-one” approach to kite lessons. Although each course has an outline structure, you’ll find our instructors tailor each and every lesson to fit your exact needs. Kiteboarding lesson packages start at 2 hours, and will typically include some theory, as well as on-water time. All the equipment you will need is provided.
|Los Barriles Kiteboard Lessons||Rate (Per Person)|
|ZERO TO HERO 8HRS |
Designed for beginners with no previous kiteboarding experience. One-on-one course to bring the student to not just basic riding ability but true SAFE INDEPENDENCE as a kiteboarder. Equips student with sufficient knowledge to continue practicing alone via renting or purchasing their own kiteboarding equipment.
|ZERO TO HERO DUO 8HRS |
As above but with two students sharing one instructor.
|ADVANCED 2 HRS |
One-on-one course designed for students that have completed a basic course and need some additional hours of instruction to attain the level of SAFE INDEPENDENCE. Already proficient riders may also use this course to develop more advanced skills and techniques to take their riding to the next level.
|FOILING 1HR |
This “one-on-one” course provides all the basic knowledge – with a focus on safety – for proficient kiters wishing to try hydrofoil kite boarding.
We offer courses for complete beginners as well as intermediate and advanced windsurfers wishing to progress. To ensure your maximum progress and safety we generally adopt an effective “one-on-one” approach to windsurf lessons. Furthermore, although each course has an outline structure, you’ll find our instructors tailor each and every lesson to fit your exact needs. Please also note that windsurfing lessons will typically include some theory, as well as on-water time. Lessons packages start at 1hr and all the equipment you will need is provided.
|Los Barriles Windsurf Lessons||Rate (Per Person)|
|INTRO TO WINDSURFING |
If you have never windsurfed before and are keen to give it a try then this 1.5hr one-on-one lesson is for you.
First you’ll learn the basic principles from our patient, experienced instructors on a dry land simulator. Then we put theory into practice on the sea. All equipment required is included in the price, plus it includes additional 2hrs equipment rental.
|INTRO TO WINDSURFING FULL COURSE |
This 3 day course is perfect for either total novices or those with some limited prior experience who really wish to master the basics and make rapid progress to intermediate level and beyond.
Included in the price is a total of 3.5 hours of instructor time and unlimited use of purpose designed beginner equipment over a 3 day period (does not have to be consecutive days).
|PRIVATE ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION |
Private instruction is a great option, whether you are a novice ready to progress to intermediate level or an advanced rider wanting to refine your existing skills. An hour of dedicated and focused instruction with one of our highly experienced instructors can really pay off. Typical lesson topics can include:
Beach start, waterstart, harness, footstraps, planing efficiency and speed, carve jibe, short board tack, jumps, freestyle moves. Lesson price is per hour and includes equipment rental.
|INTRO TO WINDFOIL |
One-on-one course provides all the basic knowledge – with a focus on safety. For proficient windsurfers wishing to try hydrofoil wind surfing.
Lesson duration is approx 90min and includes 1 hour of on water practice.
Looking for more outdoor adventure in Los Barriles? Check out all of our activities in Los Barriles, Baja Sur Mexico! We also offer kiteboard and windsurf rentals, kayak and stand up paddleboard rentals and tours, and mountain bike rentals!