KiteWorld – KiteSurfing School in Las Terrenas

Located on the east coast of the carribbean island of the Dominican Republic, Las Terrenas is just 2 hours driving from the world famous spot of Dominican Republic in Cabarete. With constant trade winds, warm water and wave almost all year around, Kiteworld Las Terrenas is the ideal place to learn Kitesurf and Surf for beginner lessons and kiteboarders looking for advanced coaching.

Kitesurfing for beginners

Kitesurfing in las terrenas is great activity. Give it a try with our beginners packges.

Package
Discovery

Around only for a day o two? With this course you will get to know what is kitesurfing. In the end you will be able to start on a water by yourself. Package consist of:

  • 1h of piloting the kite
  • 1h of bodydrags
  • 1h of water starts
$190
Package
Hooked-up

After this course you will feel safe and confortable with the kite and you will receive IKO certification.

  • 2h of piloting the kite
  • 2h of bodydrags
  • 2h of water starting in the water
$360
Package
Intensive week

Want to learn the basics and even more? This course will make you fully independent, going down and up the wind.

  • 9h of lessons divided into 4 days
  • additional 3 days of rental under supervision
  • 2h of water starting in the water
$690
Advanced classes

Already familiar with kitesurfing? See how to learn more with our advanced classes

Hydrofoil

A Hydro foil is a big wing under a sort of surfboard. It’s exists since 10 years and was mainly used for waterskiing, fast sailboats and in racing for kitesurfing. In 2014 the kite industry realized that this could be an interesting addition to your kite quiver, a whole new impulse to your kite style. Only for advanced riders kiteworld offers Foil Lesson using one of a special school Foil with a short mast for an easier progression.

ADVANCED COACHING

If you want to move on to the next level and start to jump, make power turns, ride switch or back rolls then take a one to one Advanced Training Session with a level 3 instructor . First we film you in slow motion in order to analyse your technique and fix some objectives according to your level. During the lesson we will guide you with a radio helmet for a faster progression. At the end of the day, we do a debriefing to speak about your improvement. 

$90/H
Package
Refresh

Long time since you kitesurf? We will help you refresh your skills

  • 2 hours of private lessons
  • Adjusted to your needs and level
  • You will feel comfortable with a kite
$130

frequently asked questions about Kitesurfing in Las Terrenas

BEST SEASON TO COME IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ?

Dominican Republic has wind almost all year around from December until middle of September. The best months are February, March, April in winter and July, August in summer. The best season for surfing in Dominican Republic is from November until April in the North shore.

WHATS THE CLOSEST AIRPORT NEAR LAS TERRENAS ?

20 minutes : Samana El Catey ( AZS ) only flights from Toronto ( YYZ ), Montreal ( YUL ), Ottawa ( YOW ), Frankfurt ( FRA )
2 hours : Santo Domingo Las Americas ( SDQ ) with many flights from United States ( JETBLUE, AMERICAN AIRLINES, SPIRIT, DELTA ) and Europe ( AIR FRANCE, AIR CARAIBES, IBERIA, TUI FLY )
5 hours : Punta Cana International Airport ( PUJ ) with many connections in the world.

PUBLIC BUS TRANSFERTS FROM AIRPORTS TO LAS TERRENAS ?

Santo Domingo : take 1O min taxi from Las Americas airport to the bus stop « Parada Samana » compagnie name « Transporte Las Terrenas » schedule table : 8:50 am – 9:50 am – 11:20 am – 2 pm – 3:20 pm – 6:20 pm
Punta Cana : 2 buses in total !
– take 15 min taxi from Punta Cana airport to the bus stop «  Cruce de Veron » compagnie name «  Espresso Bavaro » schedule table : 7 am – 9 am – 11 am – 1 pm – 3 pm – 4 pm ( always full buy your ticket 30 min before ! ) STOP before Santo Domingo at the bus station «  Parada Samana »
– compagnie name « Transporte Las Terrenas » schedule table : 8:50 am – 9:50 am – 11:20 am – 2 pm – 3:20 pm – 6:20 pm

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC VACCINATION AND MEDICAL PRESCRIPTIONS ?

Nothing more than the common vaccination ! You have to take care a lot about the sun with clothes protection ( rashgard, hat, sunglasses, sunblock … ) and the mosquito time at the beginning / ending of the day light.

IS DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IS SAFE?

Don’t forget that the principal economy of the island is based on tourism since 20 years so trust us the Dominican population will take care of you at the maximum to get the better tips !

WHATS IS THE CURRENCY IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC?

The national devise is the Dominican pesos ( DOP ) but you can change it everywhere from Dollars & Euros ( airport rates are the worst ! ).
Credit card are not accepted in most of the Dominican shop but also in certain hotel, restaurant & activities.
ATM fees are 5 $ for each withdraw at the machine in addition to your bank taxes !

DO I NEED A CAR IN LAS TERRENAS ?

The answer is NO ! It’s a small village with maximum 30 minutes walking distance and if you want to discover the uncrowned beaches around better to rent a scooter or quad.

HOW MANY HOURS I NEED TO LEARN KITESURFING ?

You need minimum 3 hours lessons for just a discovery with 3 steps learning : pilot the kite on land, body drag in deep water without board and water start.
The best is to do the 6 hours package in 3 days in order to become independent with the kite control in every situations.

I STAY ONE WEEK, WHAT IS NEXT AFTER THE 3 DAYS LESSONS PACKAGE ?

According to your level, we adapt your progression with more hours of lessons or rental under supervision in order to spend a lot to time on the water.

WHAT ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT I NEED FOR KITESURFING LAS TERRENAS ?

No wetsuit, no shoes only your board short ! During the winter you need 14 m & 12 m kite quiver and the summer time 12m & 9 m kite quiver.
Hydrofoil is possible in certain area ask us for more informations.

WHEN I LOOK WINDGURU WIND STATISTICS I DON’T SEE GOOD WIND ?

No worries the wind speed is always between 15 & 20 knots super steady like a fan ! unfortunately Windguru doesn’t take care about the local thermal wind who reenforce the trade wind « Alizes »; so please add 5 knots to the forecast.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN KITESURFING IN CABARETE AND LAS TERRENAS ?

Caberete : 200 kites in the air, 15 kites school, choppy and big shore break difficult for students, stronger wind between 20 – 30 knots, perfect for waves riders, no many flight connections from Puerto Plata airport.
Las Terrenas : 3 kites school, uncrowned spot, flat water spot ideal for beginners, shallow crystal clear water, perfect for freestyle coaching and hydrofoil lessons, lot of flight choice from Santo Domingo airport, many extra kite activities ( whales watching, waterfall, Los Haitises national park … )

Kite Surfing Las Terrenas –  where a new sport begun

By 1984, brothers Bruno Legaignoux and Dominique Legaignoux from France patented the first inflatable kite. They filed a patent which is still in use today for manufacturers of kiteboarding materials and develop the first kite brand WIPIKA that sign the birth of the sport kitesurfing
In 1999 Bruno decided to move and do Kitesurfing in Dominican Republic. Las Terrenas proved to be a perfect place for research and development out of sight. He had already a lot of ideas about the future of kitesurfing in Las Terrenas but the kite market wasn’t ready. Conditions  kitesurfing conditions in Las Terrenas are perfect to test new kite because the thermal wind is like a fan not more than 25 knots. The direction of wind is side shore with many safe bay offering crystal shallow water. The dominican kids from Las Terrenas was the first on the planet to test the new kite prototypes of Bruno like the Bow shape and 4 lines kite. Two to them starting at 10 years old were ranking top 10 in the world sponsored by WIPIKA which became  TAKOON after. Las Terrenas was the first place in Dominican Republic where kiteboarding borned to became popular in Cabarete already famous for windsurfing.

Kitesurfing Cabarete –  the name of a kitesurfing legend in the world

According to legend, Canadian windsurfer Jean Laporte came here in the 1980s and was quite literally blown away by the consistent and warm trade winds. The windsurfing community in Cabarete exploded and began to appear in the most popular windsurfing magazines of the time. Cabarete gained attention as one of the world’s premier spots for kiteboarding and windsurfing. Cabarete has hosted many prestigious kite competitions. From the PKRA to the WKL thelocal pros are either winning or on the podium! Many kiteboarder names like Luciano gonzalez, Posito Martinez, Ariel and Adeuri Corniel are famous in freestyle kite championships and recently in the Olympic games for the first time. Also an international organization of kiteboarding was borned in Dominican Republic in 2001 with the first office in Caberete, IKO is the PADI of kitesurfing with a safe method to teach kite with different level from the kiteboarder until instructor & examiner. Two brand of kites were creating in Dominican Republic which names are E.H. & Star kites. In 2003 when I discovered kitesurfing, my dream was to go to Caberete to meet all those actors of a new sport « kitesurfing » who will change my all life.