Kiteboard Courses and Lessons


KiteXcite is the most popular kiteboarding school in the Dominican Republic, offering beginner through advanced courses for kids and adults. KiteXcite was the very first kite school here in Cabarete, launched in 1999 by Kiteboarding veteran, Stefan Rüther. We’re situated right on the beach of Kite Beach, Cabarete. Perfect wind conditions, sandy beaches, sun and the special magic of the Caribbean, makes KiteXcite one of the best places in the world for a kiteboarding vacation.We usually have some special kiteboarding and accommodation packages on offer.

The KiteXcite School is adjacent to KiteXcite Beach Hotels, which offers ocean-front rooms, a swimming pool, Wi-Fi internet and a restaurant, accessible to all Kitexcite guests. In addition to kiteboarding lessons, Kitexcite provides kite repair, rental, and storage on location at Kite Beach, Cabarete.

KiteXcite is known around the world as the best Kite center to learn kiteboarding. We are in our 16th year of business and have taught over 16,000 students. We originated and continue to use radio helmets with our kiteboarding instruction. With radio helmets the instructors guide the student every step of the way. Our experience in using radio helmets has shown students’ progress much faster. Stefan’s experience and attention to detail provides the safest and most enjoyable way to learn kiteboarding. The constant referrals we receive from former students are proof to their kiteboard learning experience at KiteXcite. See our Video Testimonials.

Update March 2016 by Stefan Ruether,

For the coming month’s All lessons will be VIP. and held by myself.  I’m working with the newest and Best Equipment on the market and 2 instructor assistance out of my private apartment in Kitebeach Hotel. Make sure you contact me before you arrive at kitebeach – Cabarete. phone + WhatsApp:  1 (829) 962 4556 or email kitexcite@gmail.com

Here you find the last reviews I got for my VIP teaching,

Kite instructor and a student during kitesurfing lesson

Whatever your skill level we can help you improve your kiteboarding

An experienced team there to help and supervise

It’s all about having fun in a safe supervised environment!

How it works


1.Start here right now!

As soon as you have booked your lesson with KiteXcite, you will have access to our online teaching movie library. This will give you a jump start on the learning process even before you visit Cabarete, saving money and valuable holiday time.

Watch the Trailer

2.Radio communication for all Kiteboarding classes!

Using radio helmets, Instructors are with you through every step the learning curve. Our experience has proved that teaching kiteboarding using radio helmets greatly accelerates the kiteboarding learning experience.

Video Testimonial

3.Video and Photo support for Kitesurfing lesson!

State of the art video and photography equipment enables us to video/photograph our clients. Together we view the videos and critique your kiteboarding technique and skill.

Video Testimonial

Start with the basics

Kitebeach pool hotel bar

With radios students progress much faster

Teaching Kiteboarding with video support

Kiteboarding Beginner Course

VIP package: Level 1, 2 and 3 (3 days)

Insurance for the equipment is included in Lesson and Private Instruction

Private $650
Bring a friend $570 for each person

(All lesson are VIP instruction by Stefan Ruether)

Day 1 – Level 1

This kiteboarding lesson is the first step to accelerating your learning curve and stay safe and get you in the Water.

 Learn:

  • Steering and control of a Trainer-kite on the beach.
  • Safety systems, pre-flight check of a 4-line-kite.
  • Steering and control of a 4-line-kite on the beach.
  • Launching and landing a full-sized inflatable kite.

Included:

  • 0.5 hr video
  • 2.5 hr with a Personal Instructor
  • Supervisor for the rest of the day
  • Full gear: kiteboard, harness, leash, helmet, safety life jacket, kite

1 Day) Private $200
Bring a friend $180 for each person

Kitesurfing lesson


Day 2 – Level 2

Learn to control the Kite in the water, experience the true power of the kite. This is the next step in order to get up and stand up!

Learn:

  • kite-control in the water, body-drag
  • Generating steady power with the kite
  • Body dragging in the Water
  • Board recovery without using a board leash
  • flying the kite one-handed and blind

 Included:

  • 0.5hr video
  • 2.5hr with a Personal Instructor
  • Supervisor for the rest of the day
  • Full gear: kiteboard, harness, leash, helmet, safety life jacket, kite

1 Day Private $230
Bring a friend $190 for each person

Body drag lesson

Day 3 – Level 3

Learn to ride! This full day lesson emphasizes board control and riding. By the end of this lesson you will be standing up and on your way to being able to ride upwind.

Learn: 

  • Simulated Water Starts
  • First Water Starts
  • riding downwind

 Included:

  • 0.5hr video
  • 2.5hr with a Personal Instructor
  • Supervisor for the rest of the day
  • Full gear: kiteboard, harness, leash, helmet, safety life jacket, kite

1 Day Private $250
Bring a friend $210 for each person

It takes time to master all the aspects of the course and getting up on a kiteboard could take 1-2 days of lessons.

Happy-new-Kiteboarder

Kiteboarding package: Level 1,2 and 3 (2 days)

Learn to control the Kite on land and water, experience the various types of body-dragging and try the board. 
By the end of these 2 days, you will have flown a full size kiteboarding kite.
(If you have surfing, wakeboarding, or snowboarding experience, or are simply just comfortable in the water) this may be the only class you’ll need to start kiteboarding on your own. Your Instructor will advise you further at this point.)

Two Days Private $560 (No previous experience required)

Learn: 

  • Steering and control of a Trainer-kite on the beach.
  • Safety systems, pre-flight check of a 4-line-kite.
  • Steering and control of a 4-line-kite on the beach.
  • Launching and landing a full-sized inflatable kite.
  • kite-control in the water, body-drag
  • Generating steady power with the kite
  • Body dragging in the Water
  • Board recovery without using a board leash
  • flying the kite one-handed and blind
  • Simulated Water Starts
  • First Water Starts
  • riding downwind

 Included:

  • Kitexcite Online Training Library(R)
  • 2 days with 7 hr with a Personal Instructor. (most probably I, Stefan will be your Instructor)
  • Supervisor for the rest of the day
  • Full gear: kiteboard, harness, leash, helmet, safety life jacket, kite

 

Private VIP Instruction with Stefan

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Stefan Ruether

  • 1 hour personal equipment       $ 65
  • 1 hour including equipment      $ 100
  • 2 hours including equipment    $180
  • 1 hour with the 21m Flysurfer Speed deluxe  $150

Insurance for the equipment is included in Lesson and Private Instruction

 

State of the art video and photography equipment enables us to video/photograph our clients. Together we view the videos and critique your kiteboarding technique and skill. For Facebook active clients we may offer this service for free.

If you are interested please go to my private Facebook, and to our fan page.
Please go here to add me as a friend; facebook.com/kitexcite
And here for the Like Button; facebook.com/kitebeach

Or book this service for $40 per hour

Hire Equipment with Supervision

After the beginner course and as soon as you demonstrate good kite control and reasonable on-board skills then you can move to supervision. SUPERVISION, includes a helper who makes sure you have set up your kite properly, helps you launch and land your kite, keeps an eye on you as you develop your on board skills, and helps you carry your board or kite back upwind to practice again. Usually after a complete course people don’t need more than 1 to 2 sessions of supervision.

Full material use (harness, kite, board, helmet, impact vest)per per hour $55
Full material use (harness, kite, board, helmet, impact vest)for the Day $140
Supervision with your own equipment per 2 hours $40
Supervision with your own equipment for the Day $60
We offer insurance for the equipment full day $25

All rates may vary from time to time at the Kitecenter in Cabarete