Wind and kitesurfing on Lake Garda makes happy people :)

April 30, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

A great start of the Season on Lake Garda

The first month is almost finished. We had a great start of the season. The ora started blowing from the 1st of April. Which does not always happen. Sometimes in the colder months we only get the Peler.

We’ve been teaching some Advanced lessons, raceboard lessons, hydrofoil lesson and of course beginner courses.

This year we offer high quality, comfortable tents complete with mattress, blanket and pillow for 25 euro’s per week. The tent has been tested by Tom and Paul. And they liked it.

Read below what some of our April guests have to say. We are very happy to hear that people have been enjoying there kitesessions and lesson on Lake Garda with us 🙂

Wind Garanteed kitesurf holiday in europe, italy, Lake garda

Wind Garanteed kitesurf holiday in europe, italy, Lake garda

Tom says:

Just returned home after a fantastic week kite surfing in Lake Garda with Wind Riders. Mika and the team were really professional and the instruction was brilliant. We camped for the week and had a combination of lessons and lifts with supervision. The wind on Lake Garda was consistent and allowed for 2 sessions kiting a day. The instructors take you out to where the wind is best and bring you back after the session. The school uses radio helmets for their lessons which more teaching time on the water.
Mika rented us a tent with camping equipment which worked really well and the campsite was right on the lake and 2 minutes walk to the school.
Thanks to all the Wind Riders team for making this such a great holiday. Will definitely be back!!

Visited April 2014
Paul says:
5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2014NEW

Wind Riders were fantastic hosts for a great week of kitesurfing. Me and a friend were just starting to ride up-wind so we were looking for somewhere not too far from the UK that could help progress our riding. By the end of the week we were jumping and riding toe side! I’d heard Lake Garda boasted 80% ride-able wind in April, we had 7 sessions in 5 days. 6 of them perfect constant wind, one day light wind (which although frustrating, improved our riding skills) and one day of no wind, but Mika offered self-rescue and wake-boarding as an alternative – useful and fun! Our instructors for the week, Christian and Kaitarno were excellent. Chilled, happy people who knew there stuff. A few wise words over the radio helmets (great idea) and techniques improved instantly and new skills learnt. You could tell they loved what they do as they went kitesurfing on their days off!

The school has all the equipment you need. We borrowed stuff that we didn’t have, wetsuit gloves are definitely recommended in April! Wetsuit, boots and gloves were needed as the lake was cold but with the right kit was fine. The sun was out most days, a great feeling as you’re riding along in the morning and the sun pops over the mountain basking you in sunrays!! truly incredible along with the scenery.

We camped; Mika recommended camping site Nanzel, which was perfect. Our tent was 150m from the school and 4ft from the lakeside! Mika offered camping stuff for a very reasonable price, which meant we didn’t have to lug a tent etc on the verona flight. Tent, mattress, sleeping bags and rug were all very new and well kept. Campsite offered a cafe which we eat breakfast and lunch in. Very good and pretty cheap. We always eat out in town in the evenings, pizza and pasta was the staple diet!

Overall a fantastic week, would definitely recommend to anyone looking to improve their skills or just ride. Thanks team 🙂

Visited April 2014
Marco Says:
5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2014NEW

This year, after last year’s memorable experience, I decided to come back kiting with Wind Riders.
Despite finding an enlarged school with more students and lifters, I was pleased to discover that the attentions to the single customers has remained unchanged!

Last year a 5 days course has brought my level from zero to self-sufficient; this year, after fixing position and upwind riding, I learned how to kite with a surf board (upwind, downwind and turns), I managed my first downwind loops and I significantly improved my jumping skills.
The lessons has brought my kiting to a hole new level:
Last year I felt comfortable to kite under supervision; this year I felt comfortable to ride and try tricks on my own.

No regrets I came back to the same kiting school. No wonders I’ll come back again.
A huge thanks to Gaetano, Chris and Mika for this experience

Visited April 2014
Colin says:
5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Just finished two days with Mika and Christian on lake Garda. Fantastic location, plenty wind options ensure you get a decent kitesurfing session.
Great set up, just turn up, good rental gear and ready to go, noi messing about for maximum time on the board..
Very impressed with helmet comms which I have not had at other schools, English spoken was 100%.
Will definitely come back, time on the board was great and my kitesurfing improved immensely after two days.
Forget Tarifa (I have kitesurfed there) where you get pummled by waves, much better in fresh water where you get taken by boat to the best location and can advance your skills in a much shorter time..
Will definitely be back with Mika and the crew, British, German, Italian, doesn’t matter…..
Great school, easy set up, awesome location..
Thanks for all your help at Windriders.

Visited April 2014

29 euro’s per person per night bed and breakfast at Capo Reamol*

April 9, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

Discount alert: book soon and fix your booking to guarantee the low prices 🙂

Stay directly at the number one kitesurf spot of Lake Garda for 29 euro’s per person per night. The price is based on double room occupancy.

This offer is valid in limited periods: 21/30 Aprile, 4/28 Mai, 1/5 June and the whole month of October. But full is full. So reserve your room ASAP 🙂

You organize your hotel. We organize the wind!

See you soon, team Wind Riders

kitesurfen direct vor dein hotel! kitesurf directly infront of your hotel. kitesurfing on lake garda at it's best!

kitesurfen direct vor dein hotel! kitesurf directly infront of your hotel. kitesurfing on lake garda at it’s best!

 

New to the team, Caetano.

April 9, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized

I Arrived at Lake Garda mid March, what an incredible place. I started 2 weeks of training with Mika as I am not used to teaching from a boat, and the methods she uses for lessons.

I learnt quite a lot and it was fun although tiring work. we did lots of training of how to launch and land a kite from a boat, driving the kite upwind as well as various line problems and different teaching techniques.

Teaching kitesurfing on lake garda

Driving a kite upwind on lake Garda

I am from Cape Town, South Africa where I have lived for most of my life, I recently finished High School at the end of 2013 .I worked for an IKO kitesurfing school in Cape Town where I taught in onshore conditions with waves. I am an IKO level 1 instructor, which I hope to change to level 2 by at least half way through the season.

me kiting at my home spot, Muizenburg South Africa

me kiting at my home spot, Muizenburg South Africa

It has been quite an adjustment for me both in climate and teaching style but I am really looking forward to the coming season and continuing my learning as well as my own personal progress in kiting at this perfect spot with extremely stable winds that are quite different to Cape Towns’ strong, gusty conditions – Also there are no sharks to worry about in the lake which is a big plus!

tweaked railey, kitesurfing lake garda

Tweaked railey