Kitesurfing Goa
Kitesurfing Goa
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Kiteboarding/Kitesurfing is a surface water sport combining aspects of wakeboarding, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, skateboarding and gymnastics into one extreme sport. A kiteboarder harnesses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water on a kiteboard similar to a wakeboard or a small surfboard, with or without footstraps or bindings.
Pernem, Goa, India

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Dominique S
Montpellier, France6 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
I had a great experience starting to learn kitesurf with Yogi Kiting. I found Philippe to be a very enthusiastic teacher, attentive to all my requirements and expectations. Very friendly atmosphere indeed.
Written March 27, 2017
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Harsh A
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Oct 2016 • Solo
I did an IKO certified level 1&2 course with Kitesurfing GOA. Philipe is just amazing. Although it was very hard for me, but my instructor Phillipe is so great that I was able to Kitesurf before the course ended.I have never seen a person who is so passionate about teaching.Best part is that if you are learning with him, he can also make you fly in light winds which is even more difficult than flying in strong winds.He has full rang of kites suitable for different conditions and body weights. He is super patient and very knowledgeable.He takes care of every safety aspects very seriously. I didnt even had a scratch while learning with him. Only experienced instructors like him can teach you about every nuances of safety which is of utmost importance in kitesurfing as it is an extreem sport. Dont even consider learning from an instructor who is not qualified to teach ever. He made my stay in Goa unforgettable. He is not just amazing Kitesurfer and instructor, He is a wonderful person as well. I really feel lucky to meet him. I would highly recommend Kitesurfinggoa to anyone who is really interested in learning how to kitesurf in a safe environment. It truly is the best Kite surfing school in India. I am definitely going to be back very soon for pursuing level 3.
Written January 16, 2017
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Adwait
2 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
Phillipe is a great teacher and is very methodical. He taught us how to kitesurf ensuring safety which is very vital as it is an extreme sport.

He is also very enthusiastic about kitesurfing and will help you all the way, couldn't have asked for a better coach.

Would definitely recommend
Written May 31, 2019
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Thank you it was a pleasure teaching you more so the enjoyable evening sessions after the sun went down, great company and a lot of laughs.
Written June 1, 2019
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asadjansari
Faridabad, India114 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
"Kitesurfing Goa" is one of the best places to learn the sport from. Unlike many other such small/ part time/ so-called instructors who come out of hibernation during peak season, Philippe is an instructor who exactly knows what he is doing. He's a full-time IKO certified instructor who takes his job seriously.

Brimming with energy and enthusiasm second to none, he brings along almost two decades of kitesurfing experience with him. Never at a loss for patience, he provides instructions diligently and repeatedly until he knows the jobs done. Being an excellent communicator his training sessions are a combination of verbal instructions and hands-on demonstrations and his training skills are clearly visible in the manner he provides his instructions.

Instructions come in two packages: a 10 hr course which provides you with a skillset that can place you into the water and a 14 hr course that provides IKO Level 2 certifications.

Anyone who is interested in learning the sport can approach Philippe without hesitation. Simply put, he's the best!
Written August 10, 2018
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flipwood
Goa, India11 contributions
Dec 2016 • Solo
I did my research first and not only does Kitesurfing Goa offer the best rates for levels 1&2, but you also have Philippe who is without doubt the most experienced instructor in India. His patience, knowledge and enthusiasm are boundless and he made the course so fun and exciting. He clearly loves to teach and I always felt like I was in safe hands. It was an amazing experience (not for the faint hearted!) but whatever your ability Philippe will get you up on the board. He's the best!
Written January 17, 2017
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Matteo Raspaglia
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Solo
Fr:
Le meilleur instructeur d’Inde.
Avec beaucoup de patience.

Us:
The best instructor of India.
With a lot of patience
Written February 19, 2020
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Nick_021989
34 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
I'd always wanted to learn how to kite surf and was very lucky that I found Kitesurfing Goa. Although I was staying in South Goa and Morjim is far North, the experience was absolutely worth the 1.5-2 hour drive each way! This is testament to the excellent teaching I received from Philippe following the well defined IKO syllabus. As I had no prior kite surfing experience, we began with some of the basic theory, safety and kite set up before learning how to effectively control the kite on land. After we were comfortable with my kite control on land, we progressed to body and board dragging in the water and finally learnt to get up on the board for a short period. Importantly, there was a focus on technique and safety (e.g. self rescue and relaunch) which are both key skills.

Teaching was from 3pm to 6pm daily and fortunately, during my lessons, the conditions were very favourable. The beach is well suited to kite surfing and there are facilities (shower and toilet etc) available in one of the beach front restaurants.

I would totally echo others' comments about Philippe; he is a fantastic instructor. Patient, encouraging and constructive, he was a pleasure to learn from. I would highly recommend him and will be returning to complete my Level 3 IKO with him next time I'm in Goa.
Written April 25, 2019
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unplanbar
Vienna, Austria182 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
I booked a course for IKO level 2 with Philippe. Unfortunately we only could do two days before they stopped us on Morjim Beach (watersports forbidden due to political reasons). After two days Philippe organized to continue our course in Panjim and we nearly finalized level 2 there (nearly due to wind conditions).

I had the feeling Philippe is a very experienced and passionate kitesurfer and instructor who takes care about this students and their safety. His instructions were clear and I could ask every question I had (even more than one time) and we explained everything to me. We only were 1-3 students which was great to learn a lot in short time. Besides that we had a lot of fun and the atmosphere was uncomplicated, respectful and nice all the time!

I would highly recommend Philippe as a kitesurfing instructor.

Thank you, Philippe, for all your experience and knowledge you shared with me!
Written March 27, 2019
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It was a pleasure teaching you Anja, I have no doubt you will be a good kitesurfer I look forward to flying with you one day.
Written March 28, 2019
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Imann555
New Delhi, India3 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
I spent a week in Goa learning kitesurfing with Philippe. It was the most fun I've had learning anything. He's an amazing instructor, always patient and careful. He makes sure you've mastered one stage before coaxing you to push yourself to the next. Most importantly, he's particular about safety. Not just your own but also that of other people around you.
I look forward to coming back to learn with him in a few months. Highly recommended to anyone looking to learn this fun sport with someone who's a great teacher.
Written April 12, 2018
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Caleb Nathaniel
Kozhikode, India2 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
Philippe is an awesome instructor! Definitely where you want to learn Kitesurfing if you are traveling in India. He is kind, patient, knowledgeable and makes you feel safe. I would suggest booking an extended stay of about 10 days to really pick up the skills and being realistic about the winds. If you are passionate about learning how to kitesurf, you have to be prepared for variable conditions. That said, you can get all the training done in 5-6 days if you are lucky. We had good winds about 80% of the time, which is more than you can hope for in most places. Would recommend, will be back!
Written April 12, 2018
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