Read What Our Kiteboarding School Customers Say About Us
Since Stefan Reuther, the founder of the Kitexcite Best Kiteboarding school in Cabarete, began teaching kiteboarding courses and kite surfing lessons, way back in 1999, we've had scores of happy, satisfied kiteboarding students some of which are today's big names in kiteboarding, or who've opened their own kite schools. Some even began businesses and founded successful companies in the kiteboarding niche.
It was unfortunate I didn't get to meet you during this trip. However I am very grateful and quite touched that you personally contacted me during my stay to introduce yourself and make sure I was taken care of.
I had such a wonderful time staying at Kite Beach Hotel. You have such an amazing and welcoming staff. Sometimes it is quite daunting to travel alone as a woman, but your staff quickly set me at ease with their hospitality.
I met Tomas as soon as I arrived and he was such a doll. I could have been content with just sitting on the beach during a windless day, however he sought me out to offer if I'd like to try surfing and to show me around town. In my opinion he had gone the extra mile to set me at ease, make sure I enjoyed my stay, and even get a taste of the local culture.
Additionally, the Kite School instructors were so super friendly and helpful. Always there with a great big smile! Paul, Isaac, and David were great. But I must say, Papito was the best and I feel extremely lucky to have had him as my instructor. I usually am a quick learner, however sometimes I doubt my own abilities, and this is what prevents me from improving…the fear of failure. Papito was simply amazing as he picked up on this and was such a supportive and reassuring instructor. When I did not feel comfortable with my own abilities to control the kite, he was there to remind me to relax and to just feel the kite. Further, he would stay with me in the water as I body dragged, until he felt confident that I could do it on my own as he watched from onshore with the radio. I did not see any other instructors out in the water with any other students, and this I was very impressed by.
In case you haven't heard, on my last day of instruction I had a bit of a mental breakdown as I was not grasping the water start concept as quickly as I'd like. Papito never lost patience with me … he even gave me a long pep talk while I was on the verge of tears. Further, he stayed by my side in the water, super dedicated to keep me reassured….although I had him swimming after me from point to point throughout the water.
You have a very talented instructor in Papito – not only is he able to instruct and adjust to his own students, but he understands them on a personal level. That's what makes him so exceptional.
The experience I had with Kitexcite has been amazing. In all my travels, I've only cried twice leaving a destination, and I am so glad to say that Kite Beach is one of them :)
I hope to see you soon, as I will be planning to return to Kitexcite/Kite Beach Hotel this winter.
Safe travels back to Cabarete, and let's keep in touch!
ps. I'm sorry for the crashed/torn kite!
Thank you for the great feedback. I'm happy to hear that my Staff is doing there Job even I'm Not there this time.
Would it be OK with you if I put your Mail on our Testimonial page?
Thanks! and see you back soon,
23/02/2010: Kitekurs Cabarete Erfahrungen
"Also Volli, Ich kann dir's sagen.
Ich war bei Kitexcite bis ende Januar und obwohl es teurer war als die anderen Schulen kam mir alles sehr professionell und durchdacht vor.
Du zahlst ein bisschen mehr aber Du lernst schneller! Die Schulen mit boot auf wunsch und mit Radio Helmen sowieso und was Ich von den Schueler hoerte lernten Sie ziemlich schnell.
Ich weiss gar nicht, so "crowded" war es gar nicht – Ich glaube es ist dort Low season am moment und andere Kiter sind in Brasilien nach dem Brasilien Boom ende letztes Jahr (Ich glaube wenn die hoeren das es in Cabarete richtig windig ist zur zeit gehen die auch wieder hin). Ich bin am ueberlegen nochmal hin zu fliegen bevor den Sommer wo es viellecht mehr Leute hat.
Auserdem gibt es da meilenweit strand wo jeder seine eigenes platz hat – man muss ja nicht vor der schule bleiben. Nur das man dann ein bisschen laufen muss ist ja nicht zuviel verlangt dafuer das man ja sonst nicht viel machen muss fuer den sport zu geniessen!
Dann kann man downwinder machen nach den Surf Strand oder vom Fluss nach Cabarete. Dann gibt es noch Las terrenas wo es wirklich geil ist wenn man ein bisschen erfahren ist!
Also Ich wuerde auf jeden fall sagen das die Jungs da bei Kitexcite es im griff haben!"