What we teach
You will learn in a simple, safe, and fun way with the awesome LEK instructors. All learning is hands-on - you learn by doing.
| Set Up, Safety and Kite Flying
- Pump the kite and attach the lines, equipment on
- Safety Actions (LET GO, EJECT, LEASH)
- Steering properly
- Safe launching
- Kite Flying!
| Body Surfing - Get Wet!
- One-handed kite control
- Downwind body surfing
- Upwind one-handed body surfing
- Water Re-launching
| The Board
- Handling the board in the water
- Board Recovery
- Getting the board on your feet
- Standing up for the first time (Water Start)
- Short Lines - learn kite flying without much risk of the kite flying YOU
- Learn Prevention - choosing the right day, place, & gear
- Safety skills like EJECT/Kite Recovery and Self Rescue
- Safety equipment - helmet and life vest
- Cabarete Bay - no dangerous sea creatures nor obstacles in the warm blue water.
Advanced Lessons: Take it to the next level! Jumping, Tricks, Surfing Waves
Kiteboarding for Kids: Our LEK instructors have been specially trained to teach kids as young as 8 years old
Women Specific Lessons: A female owned company and home of KB4girls Cabarete - we love getting more women into the sport!
Refresher: Been a while? We can get you back up to speed quickly and safely, growing your confidence & skills
Yacht Crew: We understand the special lifestyle and cater to YOU!
Photo Package: Show off your hero kite skills to friends and family back home - hire our professional photographer!
Lessons + Gear: Our team of specialists work hard to match you with the right gear for you and for your kiting goals
Testimonials from our LEK students via Trip Advisor
Me and my partner stayed in cabarete for a week and took several kiteboarding lessons. The staff is really amazing and helpful (we had lots of questions at the beginning about kiteboarding in general) and the instructors are very good - all IKO certified.
Everyone at LEK was awesome! My 17 year old son took lessons and really loved it! My 16 year old son and I hung out on the beach and took advantage of LEK's beach chairs, their super clean bathroom, the cold water and Gatorade! It was a wonderful place to just relax and chill out or be adventurous and kiteboard.
I went to LEK for a December getaway from freezing San Francisco. First, I started by calling all the kite centers, LEK was the most helpful over the phone. Meghan very patiently explained what Cabarete is like and what I can expect and recommended different lodging options.
When I actually went to LEK, I unexpectedly got SO much more. Everyone there, Laurel, Pete, Meghan, Maxon are all so friendly! It's much more than a Kite center, they were able to offer help with lodging, a locker for all my gear, advice for activities, and tips for how to navigate around Cabarete. They are SO much more helpful than the *adventure* shops around Cabarete.
I've gone to a lot of remote places, and sure, there's great people everywhere, but this LEK team extraordinarily special and the MOST memorable.
For whatever reason you are going to Cabarete, LEK is a team you should get in touch with. Just one phone call can make your experience so much better!