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6 people

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English, Espanol, Francais

sailing and kite surfing the ultimate weekend getaway The ultimate kitesurf getaway! Pack your belongings and sail with a traditional sailing clipper from Harlingen over the world heritage site 'the Wadden Sea' towards Terschelling. Here you will discover that you don't have to go far at all to kite at the most beautiful kite spots in the world! You will find everything you need on board, so what are you waiting for? All hands on deck!

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23 - 26 may
29 aug tot 1 sept
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Level 1-3 / Beginner to Advanced
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world heritage Wadden Sea – kitesurfing heaven

Are you looking for a unique kitesurfing experience? Discover the most beautiful kite spots in the Netherlands on the Wadden Sea. With a large traditional clipper you go on a search for the most beautiful kitesurfing spots of the Wadden Islands. Kilometers of extensive beaches with beautiful surf and beautiful, clean waves. Kitesurf at the most beautiful spots with mirror-like water and experience all the peace and space on the mudflats.

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Always 5 knots more than on mainland

The wind on the Wadden Sea is always more than the rest of the Netherlands! That is why our weekends are always a great success because there is always enough kiting going on. Is there no wind forecast for your favorite spot for a weekend? Take a look at Terschelling and you will want to reserve your place quickly 😉

Abroad in your own country

On Terschelling you have the Green beach, which has wonderfully flat water with standing depth. Ideal for beginners! On the North Sea side you have wonderful waves and a fantastic, rough spot for advanced surfers. There is also a secret spot where you will find flat water, waves, seals, everything together! But we can only show you that on site and we won’t reveal it 🙂

We also try to take the ship dry every weekend so that we can kite around the ship, how cool is that?!

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LOCAL ECONOMIC SNAPSHOT

Actually, everything is included during the weekend and you only have to pay for your drinks, souvenirs and optional activities at the end of the weekend. To get an impression of the extra costs:

  • Beer on board: €2
  • Eating out on the island: €20-50
  • Parking costs Harlingen: €7,25 per day
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This is the perfect package if you have no experience with kitesurfing and want to learn this beautiful sport. Kitesurfing is not a sport that you can just learn in 1 afternoon. That’s why our trips are perfect! You are at a perfect destination with ideal conditions for a week with people who also want to learn as much as possible. Hey ho, let’s go! 🙂

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Designed for beginners

This Level 1 – Beginner package is the ideal start to your kitesurfing career. We will help you get started and ensure that you can get on the water independently as a real kiter under good conditions, safely, and with great pleasure. A complete kite training in 1 week from Zero to Hero!

 

9 hours of lessons from our team. After the 9 hours you can practice independently with other kiters from your level for the rest of the week with our kite material. A complete package including kite lessons, (shared) equipment rental, supervision, and coaching for 6 days!

What to expect from this course?

After this week you can go on the water independently with your kite set. To ensure that you make optimal progress, we teach with 1 instructor on a maximum of 2 students. You share a kite set together for the entire week so that you can help each other and learn together. Kitesurfing can be quite intensive, especially in the beginning. It is nice to be on the water together. You will get lessons from our certified instructors! Real kite professionals who have been active in kite industry for over 10 years!

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What do you learn

In 9 hours with 2 beginners / 1 instructor / 1 kiteset

Building up your kite and knowledge about kitematerials
Learn how to rig the kite, learn all about your material, bar extensions, line lengths, different systems, kite types, etc.
Safe starting and landing
Perhaps the most important thing during your course. Learn to take off/land independently and safely on the beach.
Safety systems, self rescue
Various safety systems are explained, emergency situations are discussed and a step-by-step plan is drawn up so that you can save yourself and get to safety at any time.
Theory & rules
What about priority rules? What about the weather? With what wind force do you use which size kite? What should you take into account? Enough to discuss during our joint theory
Kite control
You cannot practice this enough, 80% of kitesurfing is kite control and a lot of attention is paid to this during the course
Upwind bodydragging / board rescue
What happens if you lose your board? Then you can safely reach your board or the shore by upwind body dragging. It is also good training to be able to fly your kite with one hand.
Spot analysis
Every kite spot is different, every forecast is different. We teach you what to pay attention to if you want to go kiting yourself.
Kite relaunch
It is easy to relaunch your kite in strong winds, but can you also manage with less wind?
Waterstart
If everything else goes well, we have finally arrived at the water start! We're trying to get you on the board.
Independend practise
Towards the end of the course, a lot of attention is paid to independence. We sometimes let you practice yourself (together with the other student) so that you can help each other and practice independently.
Turns & Upwind kiting
Is everything going well? Of course, we will occasionally visit you after the course and provide supervision. We also give you tips and tricks when we see that you have arrived at a bend or altitude walk!

FAQ

What happens after the 9 hour course?
You will practice as much as possible independently, together with another kiter. The wind often blows all day at our destinations, so there is plenty of time for everyone to spend hours on the water. Our team will supervise you during your practise and give you tips where needed.
What happens if I have or want private lessons?
If it happens that the grouplesson doesn't suit you in terms of your level, you may receive private lessons. If you take private lessons, you will complete the course a little faster, but it is also a little more intensive. Our rule is that 7 hours of private lessons are equal to the nominal 9 hours of shared lessons.
Do you really want private lessons? Please let us know in advance so that we can see what is possible.
What happens if I learn it much faster than the other participant?
We may then reassign you to someone of the same level. Depending on the group, we can also decide that you get your own kite. This may incur additional costs.
Am I Insured?
Do you listen to your instructor's instructions during our kite lesson? And does a kite break during the lesson? Then you are insured against this. Are you not listening to our instructor? For example, the instructor tells you to stay in a certain area and you keep moving on because you (quite understandably) like it so much? Then you are not insured if you break a kite. We recommend that you check your travel insurance carefully to see whether it also covers extreme sports. to avoid disappointment and hassle on holiday. We work together with Sportzeker and then you are always covered for everything!
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Professional team at your service

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Headset coaching

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Make progress in ideal conditions!

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Ask advice from travel expert AJ

This is the perfect package if you have already had a kite course, but it has been a long time ago and you need to be refreshed. Or you are not yet completely familiar and need an extra eye on you. Kitesurfing is not a sport that you can learn in 1 afternoon. That’s why our trips are perfect! You are at a beginner friendly destination for a week with people who also want to learn as much as possible. Hey ho, let’s go! 🙂

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a lot of practise with supervision

This intermediate package is the ideal package for kiters who need to get on board. We will help you get started and ensure that you can get on the water independently as a real kiter under good conditions, safely, and with great pleasure. A complete kite training to make you a real independent kiter in 1 week!

What do you learn?

After this week you can go on the water independently with your own kite set and the goal is that you can kite upwind so that you no longer have to walk! Our instructors ensure that you are in the right place with the right conditions, help you with tips and tricks, coach you, and keep an eye on things while you are practicing.

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What do you learn?

Good spot analysis and knowledge of kite material
Learn everything you need to know about the spot, forecast and your kite material
Refresh your safety skills
Do you know how to do a self rescue?
Safe starting and landing
The most important about your kite career!
Theory and Rules
Everything you need to know
Waterstart
How do you perform the perfect waterstart?
Upwind riding and turns!
When riding upwind, you are finally an independend kiter!
Independence
Learn how to react on certain situations on and off the water. In this course we will try to make you as independend as possible and make sure you get the right amount of confidence to kite on your own on busy spots!

FAQ

Is kitegear included in this package?
No, you need to bring your own kitegear or rent a complete set at € 399 / week
What happens if my level doen't match with this course
One person picks it up faster than the other and that is really no problem at all. If we see that you need extra lessons after the 9 hours, our instructor will take you aside and discuss with you how many hours he thinks you still need. Depending on whether other people in the group need extra lessons, the extra costs are: €60/hour for private lessons and €35/hour for shared lessons. You can also decide to exchange your rental for the rest of the week for 3 hours of extra lessons so that it does not cost you anything extra that week.
Am I insured?
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Headset coaching

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Professional kite team at your service

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The ideal conditions to make progression

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Ask advice from our travel expert AJ

If you are on the water with kiters of the same level, you always make more progression. You learn from each other and push yourself to learn new things! In this course you will be pushed and coached as much as possible to learn new tricks. With KiteActive you will spend a week in a perfect destination with people who also want to make progress. Hey ho, Let’s go! 🙂

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Learn new tricks

This is the ultimate package for anyone who can already kitesurf but wants to make progress and learn new tricks. From your very first jump to a kiteloop handle pass. Our team is ready to help you with the right tips and tricks to achieve your goals!

What to expect from this course

During the course we will look at what your personal goals are and what is feasible. We go through the theory together and during the week we try to push, coach and motivate you as much as possible to try new things in a safe way.

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What do you learn?

Learn the basics of pop
Learn how to pop. This is an very important skill which you need for your entire kite career!
Your first jump
You want to learn how to go skyhigh?
Back & Frontroll
Make a salto in the air! You think it is difficult, but we will learn you this amazing trick in 1 week!
board grabs, onefooters and board-offs
Grab the board in front of the camera!
Your first kiteloop (downloop)
Fly like an rollercoaster :)
Your first downwinder
With a downwinder your are doing a kite tour along the coast!
Upgrade your skills in the waves
Learn how to ride strapless / bottom turns / wave skills

FAQ

How many hours include this course?
We do not link exact hours to this package. We try to push everyone as much as possible and occasionally provide 1-on-1 guidance. The goal is to make as much progress as possible and during this course we will give you all the tools you need to continue practicing.
Is kitegear included in this package?
No, you need to bring your own kitegear or rent a complete set at € 399 / week
Am I Insured?
You are not insured against damage through KiteActive. We recommend that you check your travel insurance carefully to see whether it also covers extreme sports. to avoid disappointment and hassle on holiday. We work together with Sportzeker and then you are always covered for everything!
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Photo & Video proof / analysis

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Headset coaching

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Make progression due to ideal conditions

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Ask advice from our travel expert AJ

With us you can find the latest kite material. We have most brands available and we ensure that you are always on the water with the right size kite. Don’t feel like carrying all your materials with you? No problem!

A list of our brands: Core / Naish / F-one / North / Slingshot / Lieuwe / Appletree

 

  1. You ensure that you indicate your correct level during your booking.
  2. Unfortunately, we cannot control the wind. If you cannot complete your package you can settle the outstanding amount in various ways with us.- You can use the outstanding amount in our webshop on (kite) gear
    – You can use it for other KiteActive trips or give it as a gift card to friends
    – You can finish your package in 1 of our schools in Holland.
  3. Make sure you get your insurance in order if you break your own or our material
  4. Participation in our packages is always at your own risk. Kitesurfing is an extreme sport and although we will make sure you learn kitesurfing with us most safely, you always need to be aware of yourself and others.
  5. Always listen well to the instructions from our team.
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Enthousiaste, gecertificeerde instructeurs met meer dan 10 jaar kite ervaring!

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Begeleiding via headset voor optimale coaching

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Leer gegarandeerd kiten door de ideale omstandigheden!

Sailing monument – ​​two-masted clipper the manna
Sailing to Terschelling on the spacious two-masted clipper 'De Manna' is an experience in itself. Together with skipper Roel and the other kiters you will sail the ship to the right kite spot!
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SHARED ROOM
Sleep in a room with a maximum of 2 other kiters. We try to keep ladies and gentlemen separate.
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PRIVATE ROOM
Would you like to enjoy a little more privacy? Book a private room for a surcharge of €30/night.
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DOUBLE ROOM FOR COUPLES
You can share a room with your friend at no extra cost. Please let us know when you make your booking.

How to get there

You will be forwarded the exact location before departure. The ship is usually moored opposite Brouwerij Het Dok in Harlingen. Parking is available at the various terminals, approximately a 10-minute walk from the ship. Unloading your kite gear is possible next to the ship. Parking costs around €7.25 per day.

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Willem SchinkelshoekWillem Schinkelshoek
22:24 24 Jan 24
We have now been with Kite Active 9 times: Brazil, Greece, Sardinia, Sicily and Dakhla Morocco. Excellent kite spots, nice mix of enthusiastic kiters of various ages. Ideal for the novice & more experienced kiter with always great guidance. 🤟Recommended 👍
Cobie HarkemaCobie Harkema
12:09 02 Jan 24
Had a great time in brasiel good organised super nice guids.see you next time.
ilse de vriesilse de vries
10:26 11 Dec 23
Great travel experiences with Kiteactive!Learn big tricks in Tarifa, sail and kite during the Wadden weekend and downwind twice in Brazil!Always enthusiastic and relaxed travel guidance! Meeting nice new people with the same enthusiasm for kiting, great parties and nice places to stay. Highly recommended!
Ann DSAnn DS
18:15 07 Dec 23
Our first trip with KiteActive was an immediate success. Well organized and an unforgettable experience. Thanks to Roderick and team!Ann, Pé and kids
Rich AmosRich Amos
19:59 26 Feb 23
Just got back from a week in Tarifa with the KiteActive gang - what a brilliant week, we had wind pretty much every day, stayed in the excellent Wild House hostel, lovely group of humans ("my beautifuuul people!" as Henny would say) and Hilke and Cher were amazing group hosts!
Jan Willem MarkvoortJan Willem Markvoort
13:09 08 Oct 22
I joined KiteActive on the TV TAS 2022 downwinder. For me it was a long lasting dream to kite along the wadden islands and the trip really was a mindblowing experience. Now a week later, I still feel stoked!KiteActive managed to organise the trip in a safe way by having a large team of pro-kiters on the water who were able to perform rescues in case of any emergency, a RIB with an experienced crew who looked after us during the crossings and safeTRX watches which could be used to alert the coast guard.The downwinder lasted only 2 days, but it felt like a complete holiday. Kiting in between groups of hunderds of seals, while having a full rainbow on the background in the direction we were sailing, just sketching one of the pictures in my mind which will never fade away. Flat water spots, nice waves to play in, 4m swell during crossings, a nice combination of all sort of conditions. A trip of a lifetime.A big thanks for the KiteActive team, looking forward to the 2023 edition!
Wim GertenaarWim Gertenaar
17:44 04 Oct 22
In 21 years of kiting this was by far my best Kite Experience ever. Riding out the TVTAS-downwinder was a huge challenge which I was Able to complete thanks to the Kiteactive team. Always making sure of our safety in very challenging conditions. 4m High Waves and very Strong currents were but of a few conditionaliteit to mention. But Above all their carefull planning and Knowledge of the North Sea and currents made for a safe yet exhilarating kiteadventure. A true challenge for kiteboard-experts only.Thanx Kiteactive-team. I had an awesome time.
MikesurftMikesurft
14:05 03 Oct 22
Last weekend I did with Kite active the most ultimate downwinder of the Netherlands, which is TV TAS. With this downwinder you pass by all 5 wadden Islands, which are Texel, Vlieland Terschelling, Ameland and Schiermoniksoog. The downwinder was actually even longer, because we started from the mainland of the Netherlands, at Den Helder instead from Texel. Even though it's a 2 days kitesurf trip, it's been the best kitesurf trip for me so far. The thrill of passing all the wadden islands which is world heritage UNESCO, is a undescribable experience. The trip itself was very good organised bij the people from Kite active. They are very experienced kitesurfers, and they know the area very well. They are very friendly, give good briefings, and this not only at the start, but also at several other locations where necessary. Alse the hotel on Terschelling was very nice. The boat trip back, and the bus back to Den Helder was perfect organised.Be aware to be an experienced kitesurfer. Don't under estimate it, it's great if you're an advanced kitesurfer with enough experience to kite in big waves on sea. Despite the advanced level of all kiters in the group, we had to wear a Safetrx whatch for our safety. Which really made this trip possible and safe.
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Highlights

  • Sail on a beautiful sailingship of 1800!
  • Kite on a sandbank in the middle of the sea
  • World class spots
  • A sailing adventure
  • Awesome party on board!

Practical Information

Not including and all

  • Return trip to Harlingen harbor (Necessary)
  • Dress up party (be a pirate)
  • Drinks in the bar
  • Optional: Kite lesson packages
  • Optional activities
  • Kite gear rental after class

What do you have to arrange?

  • Parking (carpool)
  • Grab your bag and check the packing list
  • Arrange your outfit
  • View the right package that suits you!
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Get ready for the kite holiday!

  • Boardshorts & bikini
  • Wetsuit 5/3
  • Duvet (pillow is provided)
  • Kitesurfing sunglasses, also available in our webshop
  • Towel
  • Water resistant sunscreen
  • Cap and sun hat
  • Your board bag full of kite gear (if you haven’t booked anything with us)!
  • Holiday blouse!
  • Pirate outfit

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FAQs

Can I arrive later in the weekend or leave earlier?

No problem, but you will have to take the ferry to or from Terschelling yourself to be there!

What if there is no wind?

Fortunately, the wind on the Wadden Islands is often 5-8 knots harder than on the mainland, so we can always kite for a few days almost every weekend. Would it happen that there is no wind for a weekend? No problem! There is really more than enough to do, sailing on a large clipper is already extremely spectacular and on Terschelling we work with a very cool surfing school so that we can enjoy wave surfing!

Do I need to have sailing or kiting experience for this weekend?

Certainly not! A professional crew of a mate and a skipper are provided for sailing. Who of course need your help every now and then! For kitesurfing, there are always instructors who teach you kitesurfing in one of the most beautiful places in the Netherlands!

Are there any additional costs during a Wadden weekend?

Only the drink bill and souvenirs on the island!

Can I also book this weekend if I don't want to kitesurf?

Of course, you can also come along for fun or just to enjoy a nice weekend on Terschelling where everything is arranged for you!

What should I take on board?

Own towel and sleeping bag or duvet. You can shower on board and everything else has been thought of. Don't have kitesurfing lessons or equipment rental? Then make sure you bring all your equipment in a board bag so that we can put it on the deck.

Are we going to dry out by boat?

A very unique experience that we always try to do. Of course, what is possible each weekend depends on the tide and wind direction. So it is not always guaranteed

Where are we leaving from?

The departure port is Harlingen, Willemskade. If you don't make it on time, you will have to take the boat to Terschelling where the boat is in the harbor!

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