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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Matanzas, Varadero, Cuba

Skill Level:
Beginners And Intermediate
Best Wind Directions:
North, Northeast
Best Period:
February, March And April
Cuba nestles at the crossroads of the Caribbean. Whether you are a nature lover or a culture vulture, it is certain that Cuba will enchant you with its unparalleled beauty. Havana is the capital city of Cuba and the largest one in the Caribbean with many places of historical interest, including castles, museums and cathedrals. The climate here is classified as tropical, with an average temperature of 69.8 °F/21 °C in winter and 80.6 °F/27 °C in summer.

Matanzas, also called the City of Bridges, is the capital of the province of Matanzas. The city is well-known for its poets, sights of historical and cultural interest and Afro-Cuban folklore. On the east side of the city lies an excellent kitesurfing spot, especially for beginners and intermediate kiters.

The sandy, sheltered beach is usually crowded with windsurfers, surfers and bathers, but you still have enough space to launch and land your kite safely. The best wind direction is from the north and northeast, blowing between 10-15 knots/18.5-27.7 kph. In addition, the best months for winds are February, March and April. Furthermore, the average water temperature is around 27 °C/80.6 °F all year round.

Keep in mind that there are kite-surfing schools and shops, in case you need help or equipment. Finally, Matanzas caters a variety of hotels, restaurants and bars to relax and have fun after a performance of your favorite sport.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Havana
105km/65.3mi, 1h 15mins
Head north to Avenida Paseo. Continue straight on Avenida de La Independencia. Turn right at Avenida Salvador Allende. Turn left on Padre Varela. Sharp left to stay on Padre Varela. Turn right at Avenida Maceo / Avenue Carlos Manuel Céspedes (Avenue del Puerto) / Calle 1ra/CD/Av Del Puerto / Desamparados / Malecon / Malecón. Continue to follow the CD. Continue along Via Monumental. Take the exit on the left onto Vía Blanca. Continue to CD. Turn left into Calle 260. Continue along Calle 272. Keep left to continue toward Calle 129. Turn left into Calle 129. Open turn right to stay on Calle 129. Make a 180 degree turn.
BY AIR
Jose Martí International Airport,
124km/77.1mi 1h 37 mins drive
BY TRAIN

The main train operator in Cuba is Ferrocarriles de Cuba, that serves all the provincial capitals. Unfortunately, the official website does not exist.

Schools

If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.

BOOKING REQUEST
Kiteboarding Discovery Course Basic 2 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite.

 

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145
2 person / 115€ - 3 person / 85€ - 4 person / 70€
Kiteboarding Single 1 hr Course, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level.

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85
2 person / 80€ - 3 person / 65€ - 4 person / 60€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Course Level 2 – 8 hrs, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind Bodydrag with a board Theory of water starting Evidence departure from the water.

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460
2 person / 400€ - 3 person / 360€ - 4 person / 310€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Course Level 2 – 8 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind Bodydrag with a board Theory of water starting Evidence departure from the water.

 

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460
2 person / 400€ - 3 person / 360€ - 4 person / 310€
Kiteboarding Single 1 hr Course, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level.

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85
2 person / 80€ - 3 person / 65€ - 4 person / 60€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Plus Course Level 2 – 9 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind, Bodydrag with a board, Theory of water starting, Evidence departure from the water, Self Rescue.

 

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495
2 person / 435€ - 3 person / 405€ - 4 person / 375€
Kiteboarding Discovery Plus Course Level 1 – 6 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone.

 

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375
2 person / 305€ - 3 person / 265€ - 4 person / 240€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Plus Course Level 2 – 9 hrs, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind, Bodydrag with a board, Theory of water starting, Evidence departure from the water, Self Rescue.

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495
2 person / 435€ - 3 person / 405€ - 4 person / 375€
Kiteboarding Discovery Plus Course Level 1 – 6 hrs, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone.

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375
2 person / 305€ - 3 person / 265€ - 4 person / 240€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Course Level 3 – 12 hrs, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind, Bodydrag with a board, Theory of water starting, Evidence departure from the water, Self Rescue. Departure from the water kiteboarding short distance, Change direction, Kiteboarding in all directions.

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610
2 person / 510€ - 3 person / 480€ - 4 person / 450€
Kiteboarding Discovery Course Basic 2 hrs, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite.

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145
2 person / 115€ - 3 person / 85€ - 4 person / 70€
SUP Rental, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

SUP Board – 1 hr – 23€

SUP Board – 2 hrs – 37€

SUP Board – 4 hrs – 55€

SUP Board – 1 day – 70€

SUP Board – 2 days – 90€

SUP Board – 3 days – 125€

SUP Board – 4 days – 150€

SUP Board – 5 days – 175€

SUP Board – 6/7 days – 200€

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23
Kiteboarding Single 1 hr Course, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level.

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85
2 person / 80€ - 3 person / 65€ - 4 person / 60€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Course Level 3 – 12 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind, Bodydrag with a board, Theory of water starting, Evidence departure from the water, Self Rescue. Departure from the water kiteboarding short distance, Change direction, Kiteboarding in all directions.

 

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610
2 person / 510€ - 3 person / 480€ - 4 person / 450€
Kiteboarding Discovery Course Level 1 – 3 hrs, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air.

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195
2 person / 175€ - 3 person / 130€ - 4 person / 110€
Surf Course Mini 3 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: During this course you can learn the water safety technique and how to impost a wave ride.

 

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110
2 person / 90€ - 3 person / 70€ - 4 person / 50€
Kiteboarding Discovery Course Level 1 – 3 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air.

 

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195
2 person / 175€ - 3 person / 130€ - 4 person / 110€
SUP Rental, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

SUP Board – 1 hr – 23€

SUP Board – 2 hrs – 37€

SUP Board – 4 hrs – 55€

SUP Board – 1 day – 70€

SUP Board – 2 days – 90€

SUP Board – 3 days – 125€

SUP Board – 4 days – 150€

SUP Board – 5 days – 175€

SUP Board – 6/7 days – 200€

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23
Kiteboarding Discovery Plus Course Level 1 – 6 hrs, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone.

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375
2 person / 305€ - 3 person / 265€ - 4 person / 240€
SUP Rental, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

SUP Board – 1 hr – 23€

SUP Board – 2 hrs – 37€

SUP Board – 4 hrs – 55€

SUP Board – 1 day – 70€

SUP Board – 2 days – 90€

SUP Board – 3 days – 125€

SUP Board – 4 days – 150€

SUP Board – 5 days – 175€

SUP Board – 6/7 days – 200€

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23
Surf Course Basic 6 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: Once the technique is learned, you can try how emotional is riding a wave at the time you learn the balance and upwards managing techniques of your surf board.

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170
2 person / 140€ - 3 person / 110€ - 4 person / 90€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Course Level 2 – 8 hrs, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind Bodydrag with a board Theory of water starting Evidence departure from the water.

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460
2 person / 400€ - 3 person / 360€ - 4 person / 310€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Plus Course Level 2 – 9 hrs, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind, Bodydrag with a board, Theory of water starting, Evidence departure from the water, Self Rescue.

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495
2 person / 435€ - 3 person / 405€ - 4 person / 375€
Kiteboarding Discovery Course Basic 2 hrs, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite.

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145
2 person / 115€ - 3 person / 85€ - 4 person / 70€
Kiteboarding Discovery Course Level 1 – 3 hrs, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air.

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195
2 person / 175€ - 3 person / 130€ - 4 person / 110€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Course Level 3 – 12 hrs, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind, Bodydrag with a board, Theory of water starting, Evidence departure from the water, Self Rescue. Departure from the water kiteboarding short distance, Change direction, Kiteboarding in all directions.

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610
2 person / 510€ - 3 person / 480€ - 4 person / 450€

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