Nonsuch Bay’s crystal clear waters are a perfect location for kitesurfing, one of the best in the Caribbean if not the best. Tuition, equipment and support for kitesurfing and kiteboarding are offered by 40knots Kitesurfing and Windsurfing School.
IKO certified instructors (International Kiteboarding Organization, www.ikointl.com), up-to-date equipment, instructors using inflatable boats, the latest teaching methods and perfect conditions guaranty quality of the highest standards and the ideal environment for kitesurfing of all abilities.
Thanks to many years of experience at Nonsuch Bay and around the world 40knots has developed a highly effective and professional methodology for its kitesurfing courses and instruction.
The kitesurfing area of two square miles is inside Nonsuch Bay and since it is on the windward side of Antigua, behind a barrier reef and with a launching point from a sandy beach at the mouth of the bay, kitesurfers maximise time on the water. The instructors provide constant support and guidance from inflatable boats and all this is accessed directly from the Nonsuch Bay Resort waterfront. Forget road transfers to the sailing area, long and exhausting walks on the beach, temperamental radio helmets or instructors shouting from miles away... the sailing school is based directly in the resort and 40knots instructors can always be close to you on the water.
40knots offers test lessons; beginner, get-going and get-good courses; and private and special kids lessons as well as equipment rental and support for kitesurfers using their own equipment.
Refer to the 40knots website www.40knots.net for more information on rates and courses including:
One Hour Test Lesson – Practice flying trainer kites first on the beach and then in the water, introduction to the flying equipment and specific drills in preparation of being hooked to a power-kite, including the rigging, safety procedures and ground control. This lesson gives you the first safe approach to kiteboarding and can be extended to the half a day Beginner Camp. The test lesson will have a maximum ratio of 3 students per instructor and includes equipment.
Half Day Beginner Camp - The Beginner Camp is addressed to first-timers and includes the program of the 1 hour Test Lesson. The lesson will cover the launching and landing, relaunching the kite from the water, down-wind body drags, up-wind body drags, self-rescue and first board handling. The complete kite equipment is included in the lesson price as well as the assistance of the boat. The Beginner Camp has a maximum ratio of 3 students per instructor. The lesson lasts minimum 2.5 hours with 1 or 2 students per instructor and up to 3.5 hours with 3 students per instructor and includes equipment.
Two Half Days Get Going Course - A package of 2 half day lessons addressed to students that have completed the Beginner Camp. The goal of this course is to introduce you to the board in the safest and quickest way possible. You’ll learn how handle kite and board together, how to water-start and achieve your first runs. We’ll follow your progress and bring you onto the board in the shortest time possible. The Get Going Course has a maximum ratio of 2 students per instructor. Each lesson lasts minimum 2.5 hours with 1 student per instructor and up to 3.5 hours with 2 students per instructor and includes equipment.
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Nonsuch Bay Resort and 40Knots Kitesurfing are hosting the second annual RIDE Antigua Kitesurfing Camp during the 3 weeks from 1st to 19th June 2015. The RIDE Antigua Package includes specially discounted rates for 5 days of kitesurfing and 7 days of accommodation and meals.