Kitesurfing on Sal | Kap Verde

Kitecenter on the Cape Verde Island on Sal with F-ONE

Welcome to the wave paradise of Sal

The kite centre on Sal is open.

From March 2024 until the end of the season in April, the kite school will only operate from the shop in Santa Maria. From there, the team will travel to the spot by pick-up. Beachboy support is available on the kite beach, but you have to provide your own food and drink.

Season: Courses starting from October 1st, rental and storage from November 1st through late April

Do you dream of your first ride through the waves on a kiteboard? The kiteschool 100 Feed will make your dream come true – this is where you’ll find the best conditions for learning to wavekite, freestyle and kitesurf strapless. The kitebeach Sal is also where wavekite pro Mitu Monteiro trains. Gentle, well-tempered waves, warm water, reliable trade winds, a magnificent wide sandy white beach and the experienced team of professional kite instructors of the 100 Feet Kitesurf School. They’ll set you up with the latest kite gear from Peter Lynn.

And when you’re not kitesurfing, you can surf, SUP, take an excursion or explore the island’s vibrant nightlife. The Cape Verdean joie de vivre, the surf culture and a deep attachment to the sea all await you. Make friends for life and experience an unforgettable kite holiday in this wave surfer’s paradise.  See you soon on Sal in Cabo Verde!

Erica & Elvis
Owner/Station Manager

Equipment Rental

Material pool

  • Kites by North, Carve, Orbit
  • Boards - freestyle and freeride boards by Woodboard and wave boards by Kiteloose
  • Harnesses by Mystic and Nuke
  • Wetsuits by Mystic and Nuke

Kitematerial will only be handed out to experienced kitesurfers for hire. As a beginner or if the course is not finished, you can not borrow any material yet. In the first hour of rental you will be looked after by an experienced kite instructor, who will check your kite level. Rental material must be paid in advance. Optionally, an insurance can be booked. In case of damage, the insurance covers the entire repair costs.

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Rental gear Kite Twintip Wave Board Kite & Twintip Kite & Strapless
1/2 day 30€ 15€ 22€ 45€ 50€
1 day 45€ 30€ 40€ 70€ 80€
2 days 80€ 60€ 70€ 100€ 120€
3 days 110€ 80€ 100€ 150€ 160€
1 weeks 220€ 160€ 190€ 275€ 300€
2 weeks 350€ 270€ 320€ 450€ 490€

The insucrance is not included in the rental price. Please book the insurance extra. Also book the transfer to the kitebeach and back separately.

Service Storage Insurance Transfer
1 day 15€ 39€ - €
2 days 30€ - € - €
3 days 45€ - € - €
1 weeks 100€ 95€ - €
2 weeks 170€ 190€ - €

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Centre Profile

Kite beach & spot

Please note: From March 2024 until the end of the season in April, the kite school will only operate from the shop in Santa Maria. From there, the team will travel to the spot by pick-up. Beachboy support is available on the kite beach, but you have to provide your own food and drink. The centre at Kitebeach is currently not in operation.

The kitesurf school is situated on the kite beach in the eastern part of the island. In our bay, the wind is stable and blows cross-onshore. Your path across the fine sand takes you to the flat water-start area and a small wave that travels to the shore at large intervals. Here – under perfect conditions for beginners – is where we’ll train you. Somewhat further out to sea is where a real wave awaits you, one that breaks cleanly and is easy to ride. For experienced kitesurfers, our assisted kitesurfing service offers storage, use of the station and someone to keep an eye on you.

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The Kite Centre

The kite centre on the kite beach is new and was built in 2016. From here it’s a mere 100 m to the water’s edge. The kite centre is cosily furnished and ideal for relaxing after a marvellous day of kiting:

  • Storage boxes for your personal kite gear
  • Toilets
  • Sun terraces
  • Bar (cold drinks, but yet no food)

If you’re travelling with a non-kiter, they are of course very welcome at the kitesurf centre and can use all facilities free of charge.

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Repair Service

We work closely together with a large sail maker in Santa Maria that helps pros with kite repairs. We’ll make sure that your kite is up and flying again as soon as possible.

  • Repair of holes in the bladder material
  • Replacement of defective valves
  • Professional replacement of torn kite lines
  • Repair of burst front tubes, struts or large cracks in the cloth
Get in touch with us on-site.


In addition to ideal kitesurfing conditions, Sal offers a varied leisure programme for non-kiters and for kiters interested in alternative activities on a windless day:

  • Surfing: classes and rentals at one of the surf schools in Santa Maria
  • SUP: classes and rentals at one of the surf schools in Santa Maria
  • Sailboat hire
  • Jet ski hire
  • Desert quad tours
  • Excursion to Shark Bay (where at low tide you can see sharks in Pedra de Lume)
  • Excursion to Salinas (former salt mines in the crater of an inactive volcano – splash around and relax in the salt water)
  • Fishing expeditions for early birds (5—6am)
  • Rides on friendly horses

We’ll be happy to advise you on-site.

Or you can send us an email in advance.

Parties & events

In Santa Maria, there’s something on every evening – and with over 60 clubs, bars and restaurants to choose from, there’s something for everyone. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the high street is closed off to traffic– and the bars and clubs take over. We recommend:

Brasilian: the best caipirinha in town. Unpretentious plastic chairs and tables right on the beach and amazing caipirinhas. Open from 4pm until evening (not all night ). Perfect for a sundowner!

Giramondo: very popular in the evenings, featuring freshly made ice cream, cocktails, great music and a chill atmosphere in the centre of town.

Fishermans: German restaurant with local, freshly caught fish and live football on TV.

Pub Calema: the hottest place to be, with a happy hour nearly every day from 8-10pm.

...And for more tips, just ask!

Checklist for your kitesurf holiday at Sal

Don’t forget:

  • Your passport. This must be valid for at least 6 months after the final day of travel.
  • Swimwear
  • Flip flops, beach sandals
  • Sport sunglasses with a strap, preferably polarised
  • Sun hat or cap

Things you’ll need but can rent or buy on Sal:

Things you can leave at home:

  • Your kite pump – we have hand-operated pumps for all popular types of valve.
  • Electrical adapter (if you are travelling from Central Europe); otherwise, you will need to bring one along.

We will be happy to answer any further questions you may have!

Wind & Weather

Current measurement data

The wind forecast for Sal by

The wind comes from the north-east and blows cross-onshore over the KBC kite beach. The trade winds are very reliable, with only a brief lull in mid-summer. From early November to late April, the trade winds ensure truly impressive, outstanding wind statistics. We recommend a shorty, as well as always wearing high-quality, waterproof sunscreen.  

Detailled forecast and tide




Day of arrival

Sal, one of the Cape Verde islands, lies south of the Canaries, 400 kilometres from the coast of Senegal. Sal is easy to reach from all over Europe (e.g. London, Manchester, Birmingham, Amsterdam, Brussels or Lisbon) with TUIfly, Thomson, Thomas Cook or TAP. Flights from Central Europe are around six hours. Certain routes include a brief stopover on the neighbouring island of Boa Vista. The ride from the airport to the hotel takes around 20 minutes.

Let us find the cheapest flight for you.


We’ll be pleased to arrange your transfer from the airport. The driver from the transfer service will wait for you at the Arrivals exit, holding a sign with your name. He’ll safely take you and any gear you may have either to the station or to your hotel – whichever you prefer.

Airport Transfer

Airport Transfer Tag (eine Strecke)
Transfer vom Flughafen auf Sal zum Hotel auf Sal oder zum Kitecenter am Tag.
25,00 € Reserva
Aiport Transfer (zwei Strecken)
Transfer vom Flughafen auf Sal zum Hotel auf Sal oder zum Kitecenter (2 Strecken).
48,00 € Reserva

On-site mobility

Centre shuttle
If you sign up for one of our kiting courses, hire equipment or book assisted kitesurfing, we’ll collect you in the morning with our kitecentre shuttle. Then, after a successful day of kiting, our shuttle will collect you again and return you to your hotel. It is 6€ per person per day. All you need to do is stop by the centre on your first day and we’ll arrange the pick-up service for the remainder of your stay.


Accomodation on Sal

Accommodation on Sal Sal offers the right accommodation for every holidaymaker. Whether you’re looking for a large hotel, a B&B, a holiday apartment or a hostel, Sal has it all – from simply furnished to the height of luxury. Here are a few recommendations:

Aparthotel Ponta Preta Our guests love it here: the complex is near the beach (100 m) and features small, well-appointed holiday apartments with a kitchen unit and balcony. For small groups, we recommend Ponta Preta, which is clean and inexpensive.

Apartments Porto Antigo Lovely, nicely furnished apartments directly on the beach of Santa Maria, with a view of the old fishing docks. Each apartment has its own patio with pool and garden access.

Dunas de Sal A tranquil hotel resort with a charming garden and and only 8 minutes’ walking distance from the white sandy beach. The friendly, high-ceilinged rooms have Wi-Fi (for a surcharge), TV, minibar and safe. In the upper price range, suites and rooms with a balcony also include a tea and coffee maker. The suites also have a whirlpool bath and sofa. The breakfast buffet (included) is served in the elegant restaurant. In addition, there is an open-air bar with live music at the outer pool. The hotel complex features a diving centre, a gym, and yoga classes as well as massage and laundry services.

Morabeza Hotel Morabeza is without question one of Sal’s most exclusive hotel complexes. It is situated directly on the fabulous, miles-long sand beach of Santa Maria. And it’s only around a 10-minute walk from the hotel to the centre of town and the many shops, restaurants and bars.

Other Accomodation

There are other hotels and B&Bs on Sal as well, including the following three, which are somewhat lower in price:

Santa Maria Beach
Clean and inexpensive, Santa Maria Beach is only 100 m from the bathing beach. Breakfast is included.

Pousada da Luz
An unpretentious, clean and attractively priced inn, with breakfast included.

Surf House Cabo Verde
These moderately priced, modern apartments are situated around 300 m from the bathing beach. 

We’ll be happy to advise you.

Personal Advice

Ask the team

Station Owner and Manager Erica and Elvis and the team on site will gladly answer your questions about the center, the spot and the actions on site. They have detailed insider knowledge about the region.

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