Sicily Kite School
Sicily Kite School
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T and J global tripping
Singapore, Singapore24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
We kiteboarded with Sicily Kite School at Lo Stagnone in June and returned again to kiteboard with them in August. The owners, instructors and crew are amazing, friendly and so patient and we are most grateful to Filippo, Erasmo, JJ, Mowgli, Sunny and the kite assistants for making our time at Lo Stagnone, the most wonderful experience. They were able to lift our kite experience to a much higher level and develop us as more independent and confident kiters.Their rental equipment are new and well maintained and they are always at hand to offer advice on kite size based on wind conditions. They are always honest with the wind conditions, do not seek to make a quick buck and genuinely want their students to improve. We would highly recommend them and are earnestly looking forward to returning next year to kite with them.
Written August 21, 2019
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Mike M
Los Angeles, CA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
For learning kite surfing it's a really good school and kite spot. The staff is very friendly. I've been there in May for some sessions and I'm satisfied with everything. Especially my instructor Nik, he showed always a lot of patience to me and he's a very funny and nice guy. That place I can highly recommend!
Written June 13, 2018
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stoeff06
Cortaillod, Switzerland53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
The kite school is on the first floor, where there is also a kite-shop and a bar and a restaurant are on the ground floor. The responsible of the station was very friendly and suggested me private lessons (60€/h material included) since I had been trying to kitesurf 5 years before. I was in Lo Stagnone from 9 to 22 April: unfortunately over the whole period there were only 3 days over 12 knots! During 2 of them (26 and 19 kts) I took kite lessons with the instructors Silena and Nicolas who had both enough patience with me, an old untalented windsurfer! At the end I managed to navigate for a couple of meters. But on the third day with wind (19 kts) I rented a windsurf board to have some pleasure again!

The Laguna is really great for its flat and shallow water (you can walk everywhere!) with almost no waves, also for windsurfers (but watch out for rocks and other things on the ground which could damage the fin!). On the other hand, there is only very few space on the land (lot of other kiters and few grass) so I wonder how a beginner can learn launching and directing his kite. I don't see where you can learn to start in the sand and do exercises on the beach.

Birgi Vecchi is very lost, you absolutely need a car. Only very few restaurants in walking distance and no stores. I was also disappointed from the other restaurants: I've had better food in Italy (for ex. on Garda Lake) and more cozy places. Most of them were not heated and were very chilly! Also too cold / windy to sit in a bar outside in the evening.

Even with a car you get bored after a few days: most of the major tourist attractions of Sicily (Etna, Vulcano, Scala dei Turchi...) are too far! You can visit the salines, Palermo, San Vito Lo Capo, the Zingaro National Park, Marsala, Trapani (not very nice).

So: in a warmer season probably a great place if you want to learn or improve kitesurfing but nothing else (and if there is wind!).
Written April 22, 2018
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Larviken
Santiago, Chile6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015
No wind, unfriendly people, nothing to do and dirty. A complete disaster. You must hire a car otherwise you'll be lost in the middle of nowhere. I thought i could at least have decent food like in the rest of Italy. No comment.
Written February 3, 2016
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PeterPan191
27 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
I spent 3 days with SKS and didn't have much luck with the wind and with them. The good thing is that the staff is very nice and everything very uncomplicated. The first day I took one lesson to get to know the spot and I was promised that I could rent the equipment afterwards for the rest of the day. But when the lesson was over I was told that the kite was reserved by someone else. The next day I came quite early and was told to wait until the wind would get stronger, then they would have a kite for me. When the wind started, they talked me into using a much smaller kite than I asked for. They said the wind would be much stronger out on the water and if it really would to small I could switch to a larger kite. I ended up in the middle of the spot with no possibility to ride back due to the kite being much too small and had to walk all the way back. When I finally arrived they told me that all the larger kites were in use already. Only on the 3rd day I was able to rent the equipment I wanted. The rest of the werk there was no wind. So after all I was left with only about 2 hours of kitesurfing although 3 days would have been possible, and mainly because of their false promises. Their office is upstairs above a cafe/restaurant/bar. Finding them is not too easy, because the other kite schools are very close (kite worldwide just next door) and the signs don't make it very clear.
Written August 2, 2015
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rustybuglet
wiltshire50 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
My partner and I stayed on site here so he could experience Sicilian kite surfing. First day on arrival He went upstairs to the kite school to find out the cost of the launch and land, possible storage and the layout of the land and the rules and regulations. The reaction he received was arrogant, unfriendly and downright rude, but cost him €30. Even now do not know what the payment was for as initially there was no help from anyone to launch or land kites unless it was a friend. Unfortunately we were unlucky with the wind, it was virtually non existent the first week. There are 2 areas to launch and land, no instruction was given by anyone upon payment of the 30 euros, as to which area you can/should use. There is Green baise on both grounds which is old, worn and creeping up at the corners which always catches the lines. The grass is hard and stubbly and the lines catch on them too. Kites were launched wherever you like, by anyone, even bystanders, they were going up over your head, round the side, there was no supervision and no enforcement of any rules or regulations, in fact on some occasions fairly dangerous. I was sitting on a beach lounger and the lines were wrapped round the end of it. Another time a kite went up with a line round the handle of a pram with a baby in it. There was people watching and children, bikes, dogs standing within launching areas. There's kites coming in as kites are going out. I've never seen anything like it. The terrain is covered in plastic bottles, rubbish and other debris even glass. We met many people this trip including visiting Italians, Swiss, Austrian, and we were all saying the same thing.

The very last weekend we were there there was a significant change in attitude, whether it was because of the complaints I don't know, but for the first time my partner was asked to show his token, he was helped to launch and land. There was adequate supervision and proper instruction.

The last day was fantastic wind and there was impressive surfing and great camaraderie, but this site is tired, it still needs a good clean up and a bit of restructuring to warrant a second visit. As for the kite shop - well we won't go up there again.
Written September 14, 2015
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Adrian
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
I stayed for 8 days in this location and there is no wind. The chances of getting long periods of time without wind is huge in this place. I wasted my holiday just to sit on a rock and wait for the wind. Not worth it.
Written August 23, 2019
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mymiridion
London, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This is my fourth time returning to the school, and I have always found Martin and his team fantastic - professional and friendly and very well equipped and always accommodating. Fahd my instructor was wonderful and always offering insightful advice how to build my confidence and improve my technique
Simon was very patient with my teenager who made excellent rapid progress from complete beginner to riding in 3 days under his expert tuition.
Written July 16, 2023
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