Kite courses in Portugal

The ElementFish kitesurfing school, approx. 30km north of Porto, offers ideal conditions for learning kitesurfing - for beginners, for professionals and everyone in between. With Ofir and Cabedelo, two of the best smooth water and wave kite spots in Portugal are right on our doorstep!

Our surf courses include professional surfing lessons from experienced, licensed surf coaches (valid Lifesaver certificates + surf instructor license from the International Surfing Federation - ISA or Portuguese Surfing Federation FPS) and of course the surfing equipment. From the first paddling, to the first take-off (attempt to get up) in white water, to the first green wave surfed, everything is possible.

Our surf course price list is per person including a surfboard and suit - but without accommodation in the camp.

The licensed surf coaches speak German and English.

Learn to kitesurf with ElementFish

The team for our kitesurfing training courses consists of highly motivated, VDWS-licensed kitesurfing instructors. We have over 25 years of training experience - so you are in the best hands!

The kite courses are usually already fully booked with the people in the kite camp and we can only accept external guests if we have enough capacity.


You don’t need any previous knowledge for our kite courses according to the VDWS standard. But even hang gliders, wakeboarders and windsurfers without kite experience are not left out.

  • 4 hours of kitesurfing lessons with theoretical and practical basics
  • Safety training, flight school, relaunch
  • complete equipment
  • Motorboat support
  • Student insurance
  • Use of the kite center facilities
  • VDWS kitesurf license on request (+35€)

Kitesurf rental

Are you already a confident kiter and would you like to easily rent a kite, board and neon on holiday? No problem, just write us a message or call.


Training Standards Kite courses

We do not leave anything to chance. The ElementFish team constantly strives to be top-of-the-line in all areas of training!

  • Fun and safety come first, no pressure to perform
  • 15 years of training experience in kitesurfing
  • Training methodology perfectly tailored to the district according to VDWS guidelines
  • Intensive, semi-individual beginner training (max. 2 students per teacher)
  • Advanced training in small learning groups (max. 4 students per teacher)
  • Video analyzes and evaluation evenings to improve driving technique
  • Latest bow kites with easy handling
  • All equipment is provided: kite, board, harness, vest, helmet, wetsuit
  • A motorboat is always there for quick and targeted assistance
  • Course participants are covered by liability insurance
  • Upon request, issue (or update) the internationally recognized VDWS kitesurfing license (entitles you to rent kitesurfing equipment worldwide)
  • Course days are Monday to Friday

Our kitesurfing courses are usually aimed at guests at our kitesurf camps, but in principle anyone interested in kitesurfing is welcome!

Our kitesurfing equipment

  • Latest kitesurfing equipment from Eleveight
  • Only bow kites for optimal learning success
  • All safety equipment is provided (helmet / vest / Onda wetsuit / seat harness)
  • Our team checks that the training material is in perfect condition before each course unit

Official cooperation partners

Wave Kite Spot 2

Surf spot for wave kitesurfing

Wave Kite Spot 1

Surf spot for wave kitesurfing

Kite lagoon

Our flat water kite spot right in front of the garden gate of our surf lodge.

The ElementFish surf lodge

Right at the spots, everything within walking distance 🤙. Who will come with you to the wave check behind the dune?

Surf spot "Estuary"

Sandy beach at the river mouth, without stones. Currents depending on the tide. Runs best when water is flowing. Secret spot (still). Beach break with hollow left and right handed players. (Intermediate - Expert)