On the northeastern side of the Portuguese island of Madeira, you will find Porto da Cruz. It's a small village in the municipality of Machico. Its name came from a cross (Cruz), that the explorers placed on a loch, that once used as a port (Porto). The mountains of Paul da Serra, Pico do Larano at 765 m/2509 ft, Pico da Suna at 1040 m/3412 ft and Pico da Maiata at 766 m/2513 ft are the guards of Porto da Cruz.
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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Razim Lake, Tulcea County, Romania
The climate in Tulcea County is characterized by humid, subtropical weather, with rainy winters and minimum temperatures of -4 °C/25 °F in January and February, and hot, humid summers with an average temperature of 27 °C /81 °F in July and August. Because of its large size, the lake is divided in two subgroups, where in the north part of the lake, the water is fresh and in the south part, the water is salty. Razim Lake has clean, fresh water with a maximum depth of 11.4 ft/3.5 m.
One of the upcoming sports in the area and a unique way to discover the wide lake is kite surfing. Not far from Jurilovca Village, the local kite surfers are already enjoying the flat waters of the lake, while launching their kites from a grassy and sandy beach. The best wind direction is coming from north, northeast, south, southwest and the best season is from April to November.
Kite surfing in Razim Lake is suitable for both beginner and advanced kite surfers. Since there are no schools or rentals operating on the spot for the time being, it is best to come prepared in regards of gear and if you are a beginner, you can either book private lessons or ask for help from one of the locals. They will be more than happy to help. Kite surfers should be careful of jet skis and boats.
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If you want progress, go all the way!
The course “From zero to a hero!” will turn you from a totally beginner to an independent kitesurfer, able to practice this sport by yourself. The first week course covers the techniques from the Discovery to the Advanced courses, while the next week course defines the advanced settings of the equipment, board control in different conditions, advanced theories and basic freestyle tricks.
Live an amazing experience with us and jump from 4000m altitude. We are the largest skydiving association in Romania and one of the largest in SE Europe, it opens the doors each year from April to November.
Minimum age: 16 years old with the written consent of both parents, notarized. After 18 years old, parent’s consent is no longer necessary.
Maximum admitted weight of the passenger: 110 kg.
Good physical condition. It is important that the person who jumps does not have serious problems with the heart, ankles, legs, nausea and that s/he is not afraid of heights.
Necessary documents: ID card
Equipment: sport shoes and sport clothes.
Period: April – November (middle of Nov)
Days: Friday to Sunday (8:00 – Sunset)
Tandem jump (+ video & photos) € 252
Tandem jump (+video) € 232
We need you to tell us when you come to the drop zone for the jump so that we can arrange to welcome you in our great family. We will be prepared for you with tandem jump equipment, an instructor and the aircraft.
Because our activity is intense we need that you respect the reservation day and time. Choose your experience day!
The course is 90% practical and obviously super fun for a weekend break!
The 2 day kitesurfing course also addresses to beginners and is a good introduction to the secrets of the sport; it includes Discovery module and also body-dragging techniques in the water needed to recover the board.
Getting bored on the beach? We move in the water!
Discovery module provides some basic information about this sport to those who want to initiate. The course begins by presenting the equipment and framework necessary for carrying out the course and also, provides participants with optimal conditions for initiation.
The first part of the session focuses on the quality and wind direction, safety rules, equipment checking and preparation. The second part takes place in water and includes piloting the kite by the student and maintaining it in fixed positions with two hands and one hand, re-launches the kite from the water, recall procedure using self-rescue method and using of safety systems.
The course is 100% practical and is a perfect idea for a long weekend!
4 day kitesurfing course is also intended for beginners and follows the 2 day Initiation Course. The third and fourth day learning techniques involve water-start, complex body-dragging and maintaining the speed and direction of travel on the board.
Do you need a mini vacation on the water? Here is an option!
The first 4 days of the course follows the same rules of Initiation and Independent courses, and then it offers two more full days for enhancing water-start and board control techniques, small jumps and transitions. If you are passionate about kitesurfing we strongly recommend this course since it gives you the opportunity to practice with confidence and become independent.
You want to try a new trick or master a maneuver, we can assist you!
A Private Lesson involves 1 IKO Instructor + 1 Student. A Semi-Private Lesson involves a maximum of 2 students per instructor with safety as the primary concern at our kiteboading school.