Kitesurfing is considered an extreme sport for
a good reason. It’s a fun sport which is easy to
learn, but simple mistakes can be dangerous as
with most of the extreme sports.
To learn kitesurfing, you will be guided by a certified instructor from an organisation that is up-to-date with all international safety standards.
If you are new to kitesurfing, you will start with a basic course learning how to use the safety equipment and take-offs from the water.
If you are already familiar with kitesurfing, our instructors will test your skills and teach you how to improve your level and learn new tricks.
After this stage, you can decide which styles and techniques you wish to follow and, with the help of the instructor, you will learn how to make the best of your equipment for maximum results.
To learn kitesurfing, you need to approach it with the right attitude.
You have to be in tune with the kiters around you, observe them, andask questions. This is not only a sociable way to learn but also a way to preserve safety in a sport where if you let the thirst of learningprevail, you can put yourself and the people around you in danger.
Talamone not only has the perfect conditions, with shallow waters, low waves and different intensity in winds, but it also has a great team of instructors that always keep an eye on everyone practising in the bay, whether the kiters are taking lessons or not. The instructors are always ready to spring into action with their recovery boat, if someone is in trouble.
Talamone technical information
Flat with winds (N/NW/W), 10 cm waves with winds from SE and SW up to20 knots, shallow water up to 300m from shore, sandy sea bed and a grassy shore.
There are usually W/NW winds every afternoon ranging between 15 and 25knot thermal winds and the pressure is usually above 1,117 millibars.
If the pressure is not high enough, the wind stays at around 12 knots from SW.
With Sirocco wind (in the morning after 10:00), you will need to walkout to 200m, as the wind comes from the sea. During the day, the wind changes with movement of the sun, dropping by 30% for about an houraround lunchtime and in the afternoon. If the Sirocco increases and if the wind changes to SW, the wind often drops. If the wind stays for three days the intensity increases.
With NW winds from approximately 11:00 am, there is gusty winds (partly from inland) and are normally quite strong.
With N winds from the inland, you can only practice with intensity above 18 knots.
With NE winds it is impossible to practise.
With SW winds, you will need at least 20 knots to practise.