Lac de Monteynard-Avignonet is an artificial water reservoir, serving the Électricité de France power station of Drac Station. The reservoir is bounded by the canyons of Ebron and Drac and belongs to the Isère department. It was created in 1961 after the built of a 145 m/476 ft dam. The reservoir is up to 10 km/6.3 mi long and in some places it reaches at 300 m/984 ft wide. On the lake, it is often windy and wavy, something that makes it one of the best places to practice water sports.
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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Vama Veche Beach, Constanta, Romania
Vama Veche has a moderate subtropical climate. Summers are dry and warm with an average temperature at 23 °C /73 °F and many sunny days from late May until mid September. On July and August the beach is covered with tents and bathers enjoying the loud music and the hot sun. Kitesurfing there during that time, is difficult because there is not enough space to launch a kite and the wind is not very good as it only has 5 to 8 windy days per month.
However if you visit in early spring or late fall, the winds are stronger and provide better conditions for kitesurfing. The beautiful sandy beach is not yet crowded, so there is more than enough free space for kiters. The water is shallow and flat and it sometimes has small to medium waves when the wind is coming from North. Ideal for free ride kite surfing, Vama Veche is suitable for all skill levels. There are no schools operating on the spot, so it is best to go prepared in regards of gear. The beach provides facilities such as showers, beach bars, rest rooms and parking.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.