WATER DONKEY KITESURFING CENTER & WIND IN VIGANJ
WATER DONKEY kitesurfing station in VIGANJ on the Pelješac peninsula is one of the windiest and most popular kitesurfing spots in Croatia.
You will find the best wind conditions from June to end of August. (Maestral from the northwest). But also May and September (Bora from the northeast and the Jugo from the south) should not be neglected. The wind is caused by the temperature differences between land and water. You need a stable high pressure area over Croatia and the thermal builds up reliably. In the months of May, June and July the wind usually starts at noon and then blows through until evening. Here the average wind force reaches approx. 4-5 Bft. In August, due to the higher temperatures, the thermal starts a little later. Then the wind only comes from around 2 p.m. Here, too, the wind still reaches approx. 4-5 Bft. From September the wind starts a little later and often only comes from around 3pm to 4pm. Even in these months you can still go surfing for 2 to 3 hours a day, but with larger sails and kites, as the wind hardly gets stronger than a good 4 Bft. The good and very even wind (Maestral) always comes sideshore from the right. Depending on the weather, it blows side-offshore or side-onshore. In the side-onshore wind direction, the wind may be slightly weaker for the first few meters then outside. In the morning there is usually only a light wind, which is perfect for beginners or some light training.
Learning to kitesurf with us is a real experience. Lessons will include every detail of this nature-driven sport of kitesurfing. Guaranteed learning success !!!!
Crystal clear water, dreamlike landscapes, secluded bays, picturesque villages and last but not least the reliable thermal winds that blow on the island from May to October. All of this makes Viganj a great windsurfing spot
The really beautiful, picturesque village of Viganj is not only a good windsurfing and kitesurfing spot, mountain bikers and hikers also get their money's worth here. With the combination of windsurfing, biking, hiking, Mediterranean flair and good food, Viganj is the perfect island to spend a varied wonderful holiday.
The place Viganj offers beautiful beaches and some bars and restaurants. Much more interesting is Orebic and Korcula, where a beautiful beach promenade invites you to stroll, shop and eat out. The traditional Dalmatian cuisine rounds off your vacation and makes you want more.
The nightlife in Orebic and Korcula is divided into small bars, where there is also dancing at later hours.
The highest mountain, Sveti Ilija, is almost 961 meters high and can be reached on foot in 2.5 hours. An extraordinarily beautiful all-round view of the island awaits you at the summit.
If you are looking for a combination between a perfect family vacation, windsurfing, kite urfing, biking and swimming, Peljesac is the right place for you! The most beautiful crystal clear turquoise water paired with a super speed spot can only be found here! And the friendliness of the locals makes the whole package complete and your vacation perfect
WHY CHOOSE WATER DONKEY KITESURFING SCHOOL?
Learn kiteboarding at the best spot in Croatia. All summer steady thermal wind, warm water, one of the most beautiful surroundings.
In our school, everybody is equipped with helmets and safety systems on our kites. We teach with boats for maximum security and efficiency.
Almost flat water. Personal approach and our IKO (step-by-step) teaching model. Safe and fun experience. Start your kitesurfing career with confidence.
Courses in 6 languages
(EN, CZ, HR, SLO, PL, GER)
Lessons are run with radio helmets. Detailed video analysis and professional instructions. Constant boat assistance.
We teach with the latest 2021 OZONE equipment.
12 HOURS ADVANCE KITESURFING COURSE 300 eur
Advance kitesurfing course is designed for anyone that has some previous kitesurfing experience or has done a kitesurfing course in the past. Lessons are run with radio helmets so all you need to do is practice and listen to your experienced instructor guiding you. The course is done via a speedboat which constantly follows our students during the course.
You will learn how to ride independently and learn a few tricks like the first jump! Your IKO Instructor will show you how to ride upwind, turns, toe-side, attempt your first jump, and help you focus on advanced skills like controlling your speed by edging, changing direction without stopping, self-launching and self-landing safely.
As an independent rider, you’ll be able to ride on your own and rent equipment wherever you go.
Because of our teaching system very safe and suitable for children from 35kg up.
Any level( Adult and Children 35kg + )
12 hours (4-5 days )
GROUP RATIO ;
MAx 3 students on one instructor
Included in the price
PRIVATE KITESURFING LESSON 1 hour 55 eur
Speed up your progression with our private kitesurfing courses.Our private lessons will guarantee you maximum progression at any level
GROUP RATIO ;
One student to one instructor
Included in the price
What is Kiteboarding? How to learn?
Kiteboarding is a wind powered sport where you are pulled along the water by a kite on a board similar to a wakeboard.You experiance one of your most incredible adrenaline rushes and unforgettable memories.
Intro to IKO Kiteboarding lessons
FIRST LESSON (ON LAND)
In the first lesson you learn about, wind effects,wind window, equipment , and location selection criteria. By the end of the lesson, students will understand and demonstrate the proper way to handle and fly a trainer kite.
- Equipment set-up
- Safety systems
- Kite control/Wind theory
- Wind window
- Controling a trainer kite
- Terms used in kiteboarding
SECOND LESSON (ON WATER)
The next step picks up where the first lesson finished and gets you straight in the water. It starts with downwind body dragging(incredible fun) ,upwind body dragging (this is to teach you how to retrieve the board after a crash without a board leash).You learn how to body drag with one hand at this point,you release the bar in the water then retrieve the bar and re-launch the kite from the water.
• Water re-launching
• Body dragging down and up wind
• Powering and depowering the kite
• One-hand kite control
In this lesson you learn how to put the board on your feet, position yourself correctly and make the first power stroke which will get you standing on your board for the first time.At the end of your lesson you will learn how to correctly edge the board and how to ride upwind.You also recover the board and learn how to self rescue.
- Board placement
- Power strokes
- Riding with the board
AT THE END OF THE COURSE YOU GET CERTIFIED ACCORDING TO IKO STANDARDS AND LEVEL THAT YOU HAVE ACHIEVED.
CONGRATULATIONS, you are now a kitesurfer!