~ KITESURF ~

kitesurfing School 
Location:  kokkini Hani " Arina Beach " 
Distance: 5 minutes from Heraklion airport, 10 minutes from Heraklion town center 
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Welcome to Surf In Crete Kitesurf School 

* Surf in Crete is the first Kitesurfing school in Crete since 2013 
* We provide the highest knowledge & experienced instructors focus on the high quality and safety teaching 
* Our School will provide you special training equipment as foil kites , short lines training kites , special Carbon training boards , radio communication , Carbon radio helmets cummunication , safety boat suport , deep water teaching with boat , helmets , vests , seat harness , waist harness , and many more updated equipment for your maximum safety on teaching and for the best teaching conditions for maximum plasure at same time ,
* Our service will set you up with update equipment as : kites , boards ( twintip boards , carbon race boards , kitesurf surfboards , ) bar & lines , seat harness , waist harness , impact vest , float vest , helmets , in all deferent sizes
* Got your own equipmnet ? Use free zones to entry the water 50meters safety distance from last swimmer and stay out at 200m free watersport zone
* Store your quiver at our storage facilitys  , socialise with other kiters and enjoy life.  
* No wind in Heraklion?-Thank God SurFari!!! If there is a place in Crete that has wind we could get you there with our minivan. See SURFARI 

Spots information

Arina Beach : One of the best spots on Crete for waves with nice brown white bottom sand , clear crystal blue water , and for sure the best waves arround suitable for advanced wave riders . Thermal NW winds blow almost daily from June till September ranging from 15-30 knots.
The best organized beach close to Herklion city with clear blue sandy beach ,beach bars , free sunbeds and lots of varietys of food & beverage to spend your day in a nice chilly and beautiful invironment ,
Amoudara : Devided by a reef all way along the beach 20m from the shore makes a small terren allowed you to get out without waves , warning as reef is shallow and some points on top out where the waves are breaking to ( safety issue comes first ) 
the invironmet arround is just ok to spend some hours kitting ...
The water temperature is around 17 C and the air temperature is normally at 28 C but it could easily get up to 35 C on a pretty hot day.
For kiting arround you must keep free safety zone 50m from last swimmer to get out and stay out 200m from the shore  
Feel free to ask for more details for the spots ...

Basic Courses

~ BASIC COURSES ~
You might think that kitesurfing is difficult. Not with Surf In Crete Learn how to kite with the best ... our experience instructors will guide you and assist you all way with safety first ... Surf In Crete is putting the limits high on Crete from 2013 for your highest safety and better service .. https://mariostrigonis.wixsite.com/mariostrigonis

First things first! NO PRE REQUISITES At this level you will practice various skills 3hours on land then will transfer you to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location,safety, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up and controlling the kite.

Time to fly wet! REQUIRED LEVEL 1, learn more advanced and dynamic kite flying, practice drills that will build your way up to waterstarting and your first attend to ride, After level 2 you are considered independent and you are permitted to rent out equipment in all schools under supervision.

Now you are rocking! REQUIRED LEVEL 1&2 Your instructor can start to fine tune your style until riding upwind is second nature. You will also practice riding toe side and can attempt your fist jump and jibe. This level focuses on advanced skills that will help you achieve independence in the water with safety .

Time for tips! Has it been a while since you kited last time and want to fresh up your memory? Are you a bit reluctant by getting straight into the water and need a boost? This is the course for you. One full hour with our instructor will sort you out.

~ Advanced Courses ~
So know that you know the basics it is time to make the next step and push it further. Kite Clinics are designed to teach you all the tips and tricks you need right on the spot,so that you do not waiste your time by re-inventing the wheel. Chose your style and prepare yourself to go extreme...

If you want to learn how to jump, turn, and ride with style this is the course you need.

If you are more of a surf dude that is the course for you.

Feel the pure thrill of KiteSurfing.

~ prices ~

PRIVATE KITE LESSONS Registration neede
Private kite CoursesTimePrice
Kite Clinic1 hrs80€
Level 14 hrs300€
Level 24 hrs300€
Level 1 & 28 hrs550€
Level 34 hrs300€
Intro Course 2 hrs150€
Level 4 - 52 hrs140€
Refresh Course2 hrs140€
Clinic Certification 2 hrs120€
SHARED KITE LESSONS (2persons) Registration needed
Kite group CoursesTimePrice
Kite Clinic 1 hr40 € pp
Level 1 4 hrs220€ pp
Level 2 4 hrs220€ pp
Level 1 & 2 8hrs400€ pp
Level 3 4hrs200€ pp
Refresh course 2hrs100€ pp
Intro Course 2hrs100 € pp
Clinic Certification 2 hr80 € pp
RENTALS Under instructor supervision for training use
Kite Rental1/2 Day 1 Day Extra Day
Board20 € 40€ 20€
Harness10 € 20€ 10€
Kite & Bar40 € 60€ 40€
Safety equip10 € 20€ 10€
Complete50 €70€40€