To all our students and blog readers who plan on traveling to South America some time soon, this article is for you!
Coastline Kitesurfing has had the joy of working closely with Kangaroo Kite from Peru, and we would like to introduce them to you.
They are an IKO certified kite school offering kitesurfing lessons in Peru, Prascas.
Their main objective is to teach kitesurfing in a safe, yet fun way. All of their instructors are certified by the International Kitesurfing Organization (IKO) and the school is insured.
The equipment they use is the latest 2020 models. Additionally, they also have a rescue boat, plus instructors available at all times to help you whenever you need!
Below are the following services they offer:
- They offer new rental kitesurfing equipment and guided kite trips within the Natural Reserve.
- Join them in a Kite trip within the Paracas nature reserve and sail in unique spots with stunning landscapes.
- World class accommodation in Paracas, Peru.
- Their one week kitesurf camp is the perfect getaway to learn how to kiteboard and improve your skills.
Below are the kitesurfing lessons prices.
3 Hours Pack — $200
6 Hours Pack — $380
9 Hours Pack — $510
12 Hours Pack — $680
6 Hours Pack – $ 270
9 Hours Pack – $ 360
12 Hours Pack – $ 460
Price per person
4 Hours (2 per day) – $ 350
4 Hours (2 per day) – $ 275
Price per person
If you are new to kitesurfing
For those who are unaware I’m going to give you a quick breakdown on the history of kitesurfing.
In the late 1970s, the development of Kevlar then Spectra flying lines and more controllable kites with improved efficiency contributed to practical kite traction. In 1978, Ian Day’s “FlexiFoil” kite-powered Tornado catamaran exceeded 40 km/h.
In October 1977 Gijsbertus Adrianus Panhuise (Netherlands) received the first patent for Kitesurfing. The patent covers, specifically, a water sport using a floating board of a surfboard type where a pilot standing up on it is pulled by a wind catching device of a parachute type tied to his harness on a trapeze type belt. Although this patent did not result in any commercial interest, Gijsbertus Adrianus Panhuise could be considered as the originator of Kitesurfing.
On 28 August 1982 Greg Locke and Simon Carter, from Brighton UK, set the world record for kite traction at sea, travelling nearly 26 miles under wind power alone along the English channel. This followed a successful crossing of the English Channel from Sussex to France by Locke & Carter the previous year.
Throughout the 1980s, there were occasionally successful attempts to combine kites with canoes, ice skates, snow skis, water skis and roller skates.
Jumping straight to the year 1999, kitesurfing had finally become a mainstream sport with the entry of key windsurfing manufacturers namely Robby Naish and Neil Pryde. Single direction boards derived from windsurfing and surfing designs became the dominant form of kiteboard.
Today you will find all sorts of fascinating kitesurfing equipment out there, with thousands of people looking to master the art of kitesurfing it’s no wonder there are so many schools out there offering to teach this amazing sport.
Covid-19 has put a major dent in tourism these last couple of months, but with schools like Kangaroo Kite leading the way in safe teaching methods, you can be assured that the sport will make a comeback sooner, rather than later.
If you would like to get in touch with Kangaroo Kite you can contact him on his contact page.