The first local Kite & Surf School on Boa Vista
Our Kite & Surf School Kitekriol is the first and only one on Boa Vista that is run by locals and employs only local kite instructors. Kitekriol was opened in 2014 by the three friends Mite, Yuri and Joke. We started with a small storage and a few kites and boards. In meantime we got bigger, we offer a large selection of equipement and services and have a bar with drinks and food. But the rest is the same: we’re still passionate about we’re doing, we love kitesurfing and we prepare sunset barbecues with local food and mojito. And our goal is still to make you feel at home and to show you Boa Vista from a local point of view so that you learn more about the capeverdean culture and lifestyle.
How it started . . .
We all grew up together on Boa Vista and by its very nature we spent every free minute surfing in the water as children. But also we got older and after school we went to the military or worked as a carpenter. Luckily our friends taught us kitesurfing during this time and we probably had some talent so that we could soon work as kitesurf instructors. In 2014 we decided that we wanted to open our own kite school and we started to realize our dream “Kitekriol”. We started to build our first storage and just in time for the winter season 2014/2015 we were finally able to open our doors. At the beginning we had just a very small storage of iron bars, a net and palm leaves. But this wasn’t so important because we realized finally the dream of an own Kite School. And so we bought our first kites and boards and welcomed our first guests.
. . . and how it continued
We never gave up a and we taught kitesurf, prepared sunset barbecues and we built a new school. And we would like to thank everyone who helped us in the last years. In meantime a lot changed: our school is a real building and we have a big storage and a wide range of services and equipement. And the best is our big terrace with hammocks on which you can relax after a day in the water and enjoy a drink from our new bar. But the rest is the same: the spot still isn’t too crowded, we spend every free minute in the water, prepare sunset barbecues and we love still what we’re doing. Just visit us at the beautiful sandy beach Praia Carlotta near the village Sal Rei. At this spot you find the best conditions for kiting and surfing: a long bay with flat water and waves, an endless sandy beach, a beautiful blue sea and many turtles in the water that you can see while kiting. We’re looking forward to see you soon!