“You can’t stop the wind, but you can learn how to kite!”

Mario I Gilson I Leandro I Marlin
Island Kite School

Local kite school - come learn with us!

Island Kite School

We love what we do!

Kite Instructor Mario

“I love teaching, especially showing beginners the first steps, giving them confidence and then seeing them ride for the first time. And of course, I am also available for every freestyle twintip lesson – that’s my passion!”

Founder & Instructor

“I am the one who is first in the morning to ensure the beginners’ first successes and in the evening the one who teaches the advanced riders to jump. I love my job because I can combine the wind, kiting and teaching.”

Founder & Instructor

Kite Instructor Leandro

“Summer vibes – that’s my motivation. I am happy to teach beginners as well as advanced students. One of my passions is kiting with a surfboard – so strapless.”

Founder & Instructor

“I believe anything is possible: I see opportunity when others see impossibility. I take risk and I’m focused. Surfing and kite surfing is for me more than a lifestyle – it’s a passion, my love and all over it’s a part of me.”

Founder & Instructor

Get to know us better:

Our kite school in figures


Kite Instructor


kite spots
all over Sal


satisfied students


years of kite experience
each of us

Cabo Verde - Sal - Santa Maria - Ponta Preta Beach - Kite School

This is why you will love kiting with us!

There has never been a better time to learn to kite. We love teaching our passion of kiting, we know the wind and the current. We know when to leave you alone and above all, we know exactly in which situations you need help. No matter if you are a beginner or a professional who once lost his board. We are:

  • professional,
  • punctual,
  • reliable,
  • patient,
  • and never in stress!

Have we aroused your interest? Do you want to know more? Then visit our blog INSIDE IKS:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“excellent experience

Thanks to Mario – I can jump now too.

Fiona (France)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“very attentive instructor“

I am totally thrilled with how much patience Gilson had with me. It was so much fun – yes, and can I kite.

Dirk (Germany)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

„incredible professionals“

I have been kiting for years and was looking for a new challenge. With the help of Leandro’s tips, I now kite on a surfboard.

Jonne (Netherlands)

Island Kite School

Our lessons:

With us you learn what you need: We offer everything from beginner lessons to freestyle to strapless freestyle lessons. No matter how old you are – you just have to know how to swim – we are looking forward to meeting you at our beach!

We happy to see you on Ponta Preta Beach!
Gilson, Leandro, Marlin & Mario