** Camps are arranged at the moment, they will be bookable from beginning of October ’17 latest **
Want to progress your kiteboarding skills and need that extra push for the next step? Kelly Schouten, Maroean Mones and Vera Klabbers will return to the beautiful lagoon of Dakhla to coach and train Girlzactive guests. Desert, wind, clinics and good company are the keywords for this women’s kiteboarding camp. During the trip (you choose: 1 or 2 weeks) you will get 5/10 days of intensive training. Next to a personal kitesurfing progress plan, tips and tricks at the beach and on the water, we will work with theoretical clinics, practical information about your gear and video analyses. Beginner? No worries, we offer kite lessons. And besides we will also have a group that focuses on riding upwind, making first transitions or even a first jump. At this women’s kiteboarding camp we welcome all levels for a good week of fun and relaxation.
Kitesurfing & more
Next to the kitesurfing progress trainings, we will take you for a wakeboard session behind a boat and make a (downwinder) visit to the white dunes. On every morning after breakfast you can join the yoga fit classes or relax and train your core during our stretch lessons. All given at a beautiful platform overlooking the lagoon.
Bungalows in the desert
We will stay at wooden bungalows in the middle of the desert (check out the ‘accommodation’ tab), with nothing than sand, sun and a kite lagoon surrounded. As soon as you leave the plane you will get the ‘back to basic feeling’ straight away. We will provide daily breakfast, lunch and dinner (fresh fish / homemade tajines). If you still have some energy left in the evening, our host will play some nice tunes at the bar.
Come kiteboarding in Dakhla
Do we need to say more? Pack your kite gear, bikini, a good book, save all your energy and join us to the perfect kitesurfing destination in the middle of the desert: it is time for progression in kiteboarding paradise Dakhla!
Level: beginner, intermediate, advanced
1st coach of this kite camp: Kelly Schouten
Kelly had been competing in the European championship (3rd place), Asian championship (2nd) and Turkish freestyle open (1st). At the Dutch Nationals she came in 1st in 2014, 2nd in 2015 and 3rd in 2016. This girl knows how to ride! What she love most about kitesurfing? Riding with other girlz, learning from each other, motivating each other, sitting by the campfire, drinking coconuts and telling great stories about kiting. Exactly this is why you will find her at the progression camps of Girlzactive, helping you to nail that trick!
Vera is the youngest of the team. She became Junior World Champion and European Champion in 2015 and got in 2nd at the Dutch Nationals in 2016. She works hard to be competing in the WKL (World Kiteboarding League). Girlzactive supports Vera so she is able to train all over the world. At the kite camp in Dakhla she likes to share her passion with you and help you out on the water. She can learn you new tricks and help you with your gear.
Maroean is the owner and founder of Girlzactive. Besides being the host for this camp, IKO licensed instructor and coach, you can ask her everything about Girlzactive, all the trips and of course about your gear. She can write many stories on how great board sports are and all the ins and outs of the trips, but even more she is looking forward to meeting you in person on the trips and events. She would love to share her passion for board sports and the way of life that comes with it.
Dakhla is for many people the definition of perfect kitesurfing conditions. The likely largest kitesurf lagoon throughout the world is matched with perfect wave spots just across the 40 km long peninsula. On top, the wind probability even meets the steady and constant wind you thought you would only find in Brazil. And Dakhla has all this almost all year! Conclusion: a perfect kiteboarding destination for beginners, intermediates, freestylers and even wavekiters.
If the wind is on, it is ON! Last year we brought our 7m and 10m kites. The wind will start slow in the morning, but always picks up in the afternoon. So you do need a small kite for the afternoon sessions. You can ride in a shorty or summer suit (3/2mm). During the day you can chill out in your bikini. In the evenings the wind won’t drop, so it can be a bit chilly. Therefore don’t forget to bring a wind jacket or sweater that you can wear early morning or when walking to the campfire at night.
Dakhla kiteboarding camp
The Dakhla Spirit Lagoon Camp is located at the best spot in the whole Dakhla lagoon, right overlooking the water. We have booked wooden bungalows (1-2 persons) with a private bathroom. The accommodation has a traditional and great terrace, fully sheltered from the wind. Here you can eat, drink and relax while watching the dolphins swimming amongst the kiters and windsurfers. Enjoy the swimming pool at the lagoon and practice yoga and crossfit with a view on the kiteboarding spot. Trust us: it is a sight you will not forget!
We choose this location, because it is a small and friendly camp (and not a ‘factory’). A camp where everybody gets to know each other and everybody will feel welcome. Good times and good vibes are the goals for this kitesurfing trip.
Dakhla kite school
Dakhla Spirit offers a fully equipped kitesurf centre that we will be using. It is directed by Soufiane Hamaini, who used to be competing in the world tour and has been part of the North international team for many years. The team of instructors are well trained, have been certified by the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) and speak a variety of languages. The centre stocks brand new 2015 RRD gear for our lessons and rentals. You will find a combination of kites, twintips and directional boards. We have a secured storage area to keep all your kite equipment. And we offer a complimentary rescue boat service.
Free wireless internet is offered in the bar area for all guests. For anyone requiring more / better connection, we have 3G usb sticks available for rental.
Flight tickets are not included. If you need any help with booking your ticket, please do not hesitate to contact us. We have made this trip before! You can usually find some very good deals from € 400,- return. We do recommend booking in advance as prices go up getting closer to the departure date. You need to fly to Casablanca, Morocco. From most international airports there are direct flights. Depending on your country of departure, you can choose between many airlines, like Royal Air Maroc, Iberia and Air France. In Casablanca you need to get a flight to Dakhla with Royal Air Maroc. Currently they offer seven flights per week so no more stay overs at Casablanca!
Once you arrive at Dakhla Airport someone from Girlzactive will be there to pick you up in a 4×4. Look for the sign that reads DAKHLA SPIRIT.
INCLUDED IN THE TRIP
+ Accommodation in a twin / double bungalow
+ Intensive progression clinics 5 days per week
+ Breakfast, lunch & homemade dinner
+ Transfer from and to the airport of Dakhla
+ Daily yoga fit classes & use of the crossfit area
+ Downwinder to the white dunes with a guiding boat
+ Wakeboard session behind a boat
+ Kite gear storage & use of the kite centre facilities
+ WiFi at the restaurant
+ Sun, fun, sand and wind!
EXTRA OPTIONS TO BOOK
+ Single bungalow with private bathroom € 15,- per night
+ 3G usb stick for your laptop if you need more / better internet € 20,- per week
+ Beginner kiteboarding course* (IKO Certified) including gear 6 hours / 2 people per group € 330,- per person
+ Private lessons* 2 hours € 185,- / 4 hours € 330,- / 6 hours € 480,-
+ Kite gear rental complete set* 1 week € 300,- / 2 weeks € 480,-
* We have a no wind policy for lessons and gear rental. In case there is no wind we will offer alternative activities, like surf lessons and SUP clinics. If you don’t want to use any of these board sport options, we will provide you with a voucher for the remaining lessons / rental that you can use in Dakhla or Essouira until 5 years after departure.
+ Flights (check the ‘travel’ tab for more info)
+ Local spendings
1 week € 705,-
2 weeks € 1159,-
We offer 15 spots per week. Want to join alone? No worries, most of our travellers do. You will share a bungalow with another girl. Prefer your own? You can book a single bungalow as long as we have availability.