Season: April 1st until November 5th
In Sicily, a fabulous practice spot awaits you, with a huge shallow area, excellent wind conditions and Mediterranean temperatures. You’ll learn how to kitesurf in water that only comes up to your hips – if that – and with lots of space for your first attempts. KBC Sicily has a nice centre with its own large wonderful kitebeach on the 150m long kite beach with lagoon access. KBC Sicily has the only sandy beach at the entire kitesurf lagoon!
For accommodation, may we suggest the rustic Villa Vajarassa, a renovated winery surrounded by vineyards, perfect for evening get-togethers with kindred spirits at the long table in the courtyard. We recommend a rental car we can arrange for you for greater mobility and exploring the colourful life of Sicily that lies beyond the world of kitesurfing.
There’s so much to discover: old towns with idyllic bays perfect for bathing, wineries, highly recommended local wines and Italian cuisine.
See you soon in Bella Italia!
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Our teaching philosophy aims to enable all students to practice safely on their own after the course, with both kite and board.
The Basic Course is the best choice for you, if you haven't done a kitesurf course yet.
When you already have some kite experience and at the same time master the theory, this advanced course is a good choice for you.Book your Advanced Course
An experienced instructor will teach you the tricks of the trade. He will help you in no time to achieve your goal safely.
- Private training for kiters of all levels
- Training for kids (unfortunately only from 14 years)
- Riding technique tips
- Manoeuvres and freestyle tricks
The KBC kitesurf event consists of a week of lessons taught by our professional and licensed VDWS- instructors. The event offers you a wide range of activities and targets kiters of all levels: beginners, intermediates and even experienced kiters.All dates & booking
Wingfoiling is the new, incredible way to glide over the water, almost to float - an absolutely new feeling of locomotion. ...and easy to learn. But even with this sport, you should definitely take a professional course beforehand. Here you will learn the basics for a successful start in wingfoiling quickly, sustainably and above all safely.More about Wingfoiling
The Wing Foil Basic Course at KBC Sicily is the perfect way to learn to wing foil professionally and safely. In 1-2 days, you will learn everything you need to know about wing foiling step by step in theory and practice in a small group of 2-4 people with premium equipment from F-ONE. If you prefer to learn in private lessons, book the Wingfoil private training.All Wingfoil Courses
- kites: F-ONE Bandit and S in sizes from 7m² to 14m²
- boards: F-ONE freestyle and freeride boards Next, Big One and Trax in different sizes
- Seat harness from MANERA and Prolimit (XS to XXL)
- Waist Harness from MANERA and Prolimit (XS to XXL)
- Wetsuits Prolimit (from XS to XXL)
- Impact Protective Vest and helmet Prolimit (from XS to XL) (While kitesurfing mandatory!)
Please reserve in advance to ensure that you always have the equipment you need even if you have to switch several times a day. A licence corresponding to VDWS licence level 4 is required in order to hire gear.Rental prices & booking
Wingfoil Equipment Rental
At KBC Siciyl, you can rent first-class F-ONE wingfoil equipment from the centre directly at the kite beach. Book in advance and you will always have the right equipment, even if you have to change several times a day.
To rent, you need a licence that corresponds to the VDWS level 5.Wingfoil Rental
Test & Buy
Maybe you’d like to purchase your own kite gear but aren’t quite sure what to choose? That’s no problem at all. We’ll be happy to advise you, and you can also try out our gear for yourself: you can test everything for up to 30 minutes at no charge: we sell F-ONE kites and boards in gently used and top condition, as well as new harnesses from MANERA.
Just let us know – we’ll be happy to advise you!Ask us about testing gear on-site.
Kitesurfing at KBC
+ KBC is the only kite centre on the Lo Stagnone lagoon with a sandy beach.
+ You kitesurf at KBC Sicily private beach and use the whole infrastructure of the station.
+ At KBC, you can kitesurf daily from 10 am to 6 pm during the season.
+ There is a small service and beach use fee.
Service at KBC
+ KBC's professional team of instructors will help you launch and land your kite and are always happy to help with any questions.
+ Kite pumps with all common adapters
+ Use of our private kite beach
+ Shade area in the palm garden and at the tent
+ Showers (1€ outdoor shower/ 2€ hot indoor shower) and toilets
+ free parking at the spot
+ If your companion does not kitsurf, he or she is very welcome to spend time at KBC and can use the infrastructure free of charge.
Book kitesurf services
As a kitesurfer at the KBC kite beach, you register in advance at the reception or online here. In return, you benefit from the use of the centre's complete infrastructure and service.
In order to guarantee high quality at all times, we unfortunately do not have unlimited capacity and recommend that you book in advance.Price & Booking
Kitebeach & spot
Since 2021, KBC Sicily has a new centre directly at the spot with a large, 150m-wide kite area and a beautiful sandy beach. The KBC Kite Centre is located on the only sandy beach of the Lo Stagnone lagoon. The KBC kite school is located in the very north of the lagoon, upwind of the other numerous small schools on the lagoon.
The vast, shallow lagoon of Lo Stagnone is Europe’s largest shallow water area and perfect for kitesurfers of all levels. Here, you have lots and lots of room on the water. No worries about getting in someone’s way! When you start, you can easily adjust your kite and board from a standing position. The smooth, calm water means comfortable kitesurfing and ideal conditions for novices, intermediate kitesurfers and freestylers. The subsoil is sandy or loamy – and there are practically no stones at all.
Most of the time (70%) there is a constant wind coming in from the north-west (sideshore on our beach) and it is thermally reinforced – the termico. However, the lagoon works in all other wind directions as well and offers around 200 kiting days per year.
If you like to kitesurf with your own gear, you need to pay a little service- and beach use fee.Book online now
Your kitesurf holidays at KBC Sicily
In Sicily there is a top practice area with a huge standing area, a high wind yield and mediterranean temperatures. You will learn kitesurfing with a maximum of deep water and plenty of room for your first driving attempts.Book "Kitesurf Service"
At the kiter villa Vajarassa fancy e-bikes are waiting for you in the rental. For 25€ a day you can use them to cruise around the island or just to the kite beach. You simply book the rental with the team on site.
Our tip: Rental Car
In Sicily, we recommend renting a car, because this way you are mobile and independent and can explore the colourful life of Sicily after kitesurfing. A cheap and recommendable car rental company with a fleet of around 20 mid-range cars (Lancia Musa, Fiat Idea, Toyota Yaris, Fiat Punto Evo, Ford Fiesta, Citroen C3) in good, used condition picks up customers from the airport and brings them to the rental.Read more
Camping with a motorhome or caravan right on the lagoon is not possible. In Marsala, however, there is the campsite "Lilybeo Village" or in the north of the lagoon very close to the kitespot (about 5 minutes drive away) the campsite "Association Club Nautisub".
Bed & Breakfast / Agricultural Do you want to live typical Sicilian in a rustic atmosphere with other kite surfers and at the same time do not miss the quality of a Central European bed and breakfast? Then he lives the Kitervilla Vajarassa in the middle of the vineyards, about 15 minutes drive from the kitespot, but within walking distance to the lagoon.Accommodation booking
food & drink
If you’re staying at Villa Vajarassa, you can look forward to a delicious breakfast buffet every morning: fresh fruit, yoghurt, Italian bread, cheese, sausage, salami and sweet spreads.
At lunchtime you can buy salads, paninis and various snacks and cool drinks at the KBC bar.
In the evening, we recommend local restaurants, wineries or a barbecue with the KBC team at Villa Vajarassa.
One absolute must is original Italian ice cream from Gelateria F.lli Caito, located near the Villa, or from Gelateria del Cassaro in Via XI Maggio in Marsala. A hot tip: Dark Chocolate.
Massage & Functional Tape
Lina Klostermann is a physiotherapist and certified for functional tape. Lina offers classic massages, functional tape and more on site upon request.
Shoulder and neck massage (20min) ............ 25€
Back massage (30min) ...................................40€
Functional tape, depending on the tape ... 5 - 15€
Sicily’s economy has a focus on agriculture and fishing. Tourism is another significant source of income, but here you’ll still find it in its original form —in other words, not over-development but simple, rustic architecture in a region inhabited by a proud, spirited people. This Italian island awaits the interested visitor with a amazing wealth of culture: its eventful history has left impressive traces of Greek and Arab culture from ages past. The far west of Sicily is extremely scenic. Sun-deprived Northern Europeans look forward to spring, which arrives very early here: the almond trees burst into bloom in late February and the hills are transformed into glowing orange groves. Nature lovers will certainly not be disappointed. The region is particularly noted for its chequered salt pans. Here, the sea water evaporates and crystallises into “white gold”.
- Hire SUPs at the station
- Indulge in a 7-course tasting menu at the winery and sample wines and typical Sicilian delicacies.
- Visit the idyllic, emerald bays north of Trapani.
- Go on an excursion (by car or by cable car) to the picturesque mountain village of Erice.
- Take a boat tour to the island of Favignana, well worth the visit for its gorgeous beaches and bays. You can also go diving here.
- A boat tour to Isola di Mothia in the kiting lagoon, a visit to the excavation site and to the museum.
- Spend a day at the Puzziteddu surf beach and its white sand.
- Visit Palermo: the historic district with museums, old palaces, street markets and Sicilian flair. Highlights: Capella Pallatina, Cattedrale di Palermo, Teatro Massimo and the Botanical Garden.
- A stroll through the town of Trapani (20 minutes by car from the Kite Centre)
- A stroll through the town of Marsala (15 minutes by car from Villa Vajarassa): San Tomaso Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum, rustic restaurants and the fish market (noted for its nightlife in the evenings)
- The natural hot springs in Alcamo (approximately 40 minutes by car)
- Hire bicycles or kayaks in San Vito Lo Capo and explore the area, with wine tasting opportunities not far away.
- The region to the north-east of Trapani (San Vito lo Capo) is a well-known climbing area.
- If you’re interested in culture, be sure to visit Syracuse, Segesta and Selinunte. The Greek Theatre of Syracuse was once considered the greatest theatre of Greek antiquity.
And we have lots of other suggestions too.Nice discounts with the KBC Friends Card!
Parties & events
Once a week we have a Kiters’ Night – a festive evening at the Villa Vajarassa. We’ll give you on-site information about other activities, such as BBQ evenings in the summer and cinema nights. You’ll also find some great restaurants and bars in the vicinity and in Marsala.
The mobile Centre
KBC Sicily is located directly on the kite beach. Since 2021, the new kite school building has been located on the 150m-wide private beach – a unique, wonderful sandy beach on the Lo Stagnone lagoon. Here you will find the kite school (VDWS licensed), the rental (F-ONE Premium Equipment), the shop and the bar. The shop sells neoprene clothing, shoes, caps, lycras, sunglasses, sun cream and kite leggings. At the bar you can buy delicious daily specials and cold drinks.
If you wish to kitesurf on our beach, there is a small service/beach use fee. This includes:
- Our professional team of KBC instructors will help you launch and land your kite and are always happy to help with any questions.
- Showers (1€ outdoor shower/ 2€ hot indoor shower) and toilets
- Use and water access at our private kite beach
- Shade area at the station in the palm garden and at the tent
- free parking at the spot
If your companion does not kite, they are still welcome to spend time at the KBC and can use the infrastructure free of charge.Book services & use of the beach
Where to find us on the beach
You will find us north of Villa Birgi / Heron's Bay / Santa Maria directly on the water. You will recognise our kitespot by the red KBC flags and the F-ONE Bandits. You will recognise our team by the blue KBC shirts.And here we are on Google Maps.
Please wear a helm- & life vest
Wearing a helmet and lifejacket is mandatory at the lagoon of Lo Stagnone since this season. The rental package includes helmet and lifejacket from now on. Kitesurfers with their own equipment can borrow helmet and vest for 8 € / day from us.In case of control and failure to comply with the new rule, there's a penalty of 140 € -1050 €.
Sea Anemones – we recommend leggins
In the lagoon of Lo Stagnone there are occasional sea anemones during the summer months. These are flower-living flower animals, with a tubular body with a sticky disc at the bottom. In contact with human skin, they can cause local skin irritation with redness and swelling of the skin in very sensitive people. The nettles tingle easily, in a few cases it burns something. Fenistil gel helps here. Or you are careful and wear straight: We recommend a long-legged thin wetsuit or in summer neoprene / Lycra leggings. You can also buy these in our shop on site.
- Your passport.
- Flip flops, beach sandals
- Sport sunglasses with a strap, preferably polarised
- Sun hat or cap
- Sturdy walking shoes
- Insect repellent (summer months only)
- Lycra leggings (thin Neoprene leggings to protect your legs from sea anemones (in the summer months if you don’t wear Neoprene, but not everyone reacts to these small nettles).
Things you’ll need but can rent or buy locally:
- Waterproof sunscreen with a high SPF (from our onlineshop)
- Life vest and helmet (or rent at KBC for 8€/day)
- UV protection clothing, e.g. a Lycra shirt
- Neoprene shoes (or from the KBC Sicily shop)
- A long Neoprene suit
- Sockets have three holes (unfortunately, the distance between the outer holes is not standardised) – with a bit of luck, a Central European plug might fit; otherwise we can lend you adapters for Villa Vajarassa.
Things you can leave at home:
- Your kite pump – we have a good supply of hand-operated pumps for all popular types of valve
Most of the time (70%), the wind comes in from the north-west. That is sideshore on our beach. In addition, it is thermally reinforced. However, the lagoon works in all other wind directions as well and is independent of the tides. Windfinder and Windguru weather forecasts are generally correct, but based on our experience, there are usually 2-10 more knots of wind here. The windiest months are from April until late November. In July and August, there is a thermal wind starting at noon every day.
Detaillierte Vorhersage und Tide
For your mobility in Sicily, we highly recommend a rental car: with your rental car you are mobile and independent and can explore the colourful life of Sicily after kitesurfing.
TIP An inexpensive and recommendable car rental company with a fleet of around 20 mid-range cars (Lancia Musa, Fiat Idea, Toyota Yaris, Fiat Punto Evo, Ford Fiesta, Citroen C3) in good, used condition picks up customers from the airport and brings them to the rental. This service is free from Trapani airport (from Palermo airport 120€ one way).
Car rental prices
April/May: 45€ per day
June/July: 50€ per day
August: 60€ per day
September: 45€ per day
Full insurance 38€ per day.
If you are interested, simply contact the local team by Mail or leave a comment in the free text field when booking.
You can also book your rental car online with agencies and pick it up at the airport. The prices for rental cars vary depending on the season, but are currently very high.
Local public transport is available, but often runs off schedule and is unreliable.
Taxis are very expensive, unfortunately, and not always available.
We will be happy to arrange for you to be picked up from the airport or for your return transfer to the airport; this service is provided by another company. The price is per car (please note the maximum number of persons and luggage) and according to distance. The car is air-conditioned. The driver will wait for you if you are delayed.
Arrival transfer: The driver from our reliable transfer service (a certified third-party provider) will be waiting for you at the bar located at the airport exit. He will be holding a sign with our logo and will drive you directly to your accommodation.
For the return trip, you can be picked up at KBC, Villa Vajarassa or at the hotel of your choice. Please let us know your preference beforehand.
Transfer Auto Flughafen Palermo (Hin oder Zurück)
Transfer mit einem Auto vom Flughafen Palermo nach Lo Stagnone ODER von Lo Stagnone zum Flughafen Palermo.
Transfer Auto Flughafen Trapani (Hin oder Zurück)
Transfer mit einem Auto vom Flughafen Trapani nach Lo Stagnone (oder zurück).
Transfer Kleinbus Flughafen Trapani (Hin oder Zurück)
Transfer mit einem Kleinbus vom Flughafen Trapani nach Lo Stagnone (oder zurück).
Transfer Kleinbus Flughafen Palermo (Hin oder Zurück)
Transfer mit einem Kleinbus vom Flughafen Palermo nach Lo Stagnone (oder zurück).
Day of arrival
Daily Flights KBC Sicily can be reached quickly, easily (it’s only around two hours from Germany or Switzerland, for instance) and inexpensively:
Trapani Airport (only 10 minutes by car from the spot):
Direct flights to Trapani Airport are now available again from London, Amsterdam, Billund (DK), Brussels Charleroi, Bordeaux, Turin, Milan, Pisa, Frankfurt Hahn, Karlsruhe Baden Baden and other airports.
Palermo Airport from London, Dublin, Munich, Berlin, Cologne, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Weeze, Nuremberg, Memmingen, Vienna, Brussels, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris, Nantes, Marseilles, Lyon, Bordeaux, Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Bucharest, Lviv (Ukraine), Tabarka (Tunisia), Gudja (Malta) and many airports in Italy and Europe.
Catania Airport Bermingham, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Luxembourg, Berlin, Cologne, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Memmingen, Stuttgart, Athens, Mykonos, Basel, Genoa, Zurich, Vienna, Marseille, Nantes, Paris, Toulouse, Brussels, Lille, Budapest, Bordeaux, Lyons, Bratislava, Katowice, Kiec, Krakow, Lviv, Warsaw, Riga, Bacau
Casablanca, Marrakesh, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Dubai, Istanbul Malta, Monaco, Madrid, Barcelona and nearly all airports in Italy.
During your stay at KBC Sicily and for KBC Sicily Kite Events, you’ll lodge at Villa Baglio Vajarassa. After a day of kitesurfing, you can get together with other KBC guests and the team. And in the evenings, we meet up at the long table in the idyllic inner courtyard of the villa.
Saskia at KBC Sicily
"I had a really great, fun and wonderful time at KBC Sicily! The kite instructors train with a lot of patience and take intensive time. It was really a lot of fun and I can only recommend it to everybody!"Professional Basic Course
Tim at KBC Sicily
"I had a really awesome time at the KBC Sicily. The team are bunch of great and funny guys and when it comes to kiting they have a lot of knowledge to help advancing your technique. Even when it comes to jumping and doing tricks, nearly every teacher knows how to help you reaching new levels you wouldn’t expect before your trip."Private trick training
Silvia at KBC Sicily
"It was my first visit to KBC Sicily and I am absolutely thrilled. Super nice people in a relaxed atmosphere. I learned to kite and I will definitely come back here again! Thanks for the great time and see you next year at the latest!Kitesurf lessons
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