Welcome to our brand new European summer base of 2017. Picture this: beautiful landscapes around, Italian food all over, around 30 sunny degrees on your head, spacious apartments close to a winery and the kite spot, friendly local people bringing fresh bread, fruit and smiles… But the best: super lovely kitesurf conditions for every level! For beginners to freestylers there is a big waist deep flat water lagoon right at our doorstep. It is perfect for our included intensive coaching pack. Are you a wave rider? No worries, the sea entrance of the lagoon is perfect for your directional! Do we need to say more? We would love to take you out kitesurfing this summer at Marsala Sicily, the most beautiful lagoon Italy has to offer.
The kite spot
The area around Lo Stagnone Marsala is already a famous destination to go kitesurfing. The thermal winds create a high number of wind days, even during the summer months. Birgi Vecchi, where we will be staying during the kite trip, is ready to become a populair kiteboarding destination as well. But for now we still got plenty of space on the lagoon. And it never gets too crowded as we take you to a place where we have our own entrance to the lagoon, just a few kilometers away from the main spot. Let’s discover this together before the big crowd does!
Our Sicily kiteboarding camp has it all
Next to the perfect kitesurf destination with the wind blowing almost every afternoon, our apartments are in the middle of the winery. And the kite school we work with is a good hang out on the beach during the daytime. And don’t forget the included yoga fit lessons in the morning, a bike trip, a visit to the local winery, a downwinder and lots of delicious food (breakfast, lunch and dinner are included). Also chilling at stunning sunsets is for free 🙂 For shopping, sightseeing, bars and restaurants we can offer trips to bring you to beautiful places around, like San Vito Lo Capo and Favignana.
Intensive coaching program included
As an extra addition to this trip we offer a free intensive kiteboarding coaching program with two of our crew members. Want to make progression? Join us! Of course the Girlzactive crew will be around for the support we always give you on our kitesurfing camps. But trust us, the coaching make you give that extra smile 🙂
Come visit us at our new summer 2017 hang out in Birgi Vecchi, Sicily. You are more than welcome, either alone or with your kitesurfing girlfriends.
LEVEL: beginner, intermediate, advanced
1st coach of this kite camp: Vera Klabbers
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 Sicily 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. She will also be giving the yoga fit classes in the morning.
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.
Huge flat water lagoon spots as well as up to 300 days of wind per year is what we love about Italy. With Sicily we found one of the best Italian spots. Marsala has one of the biggest flat water lagoons in Europe with flat and shallow (knee and waist high) water. It offers the perfect conditions for (learning) kitesurfing. There is always enough space for practicing your first meters on the board or new (freestyle) moves. We are working together with a local kite school that offers us their spot, equipment, storage, food and other infrastructure. We will bring our own coaches and work with European teachers.
At the lagoon there are two different wind systems, both suitable for kiting. And the good news: one of them is always on! At the north eastern end of the lagoon you’ll find Bergi Vecchi and our kite area. At this point, both wind directions are kiteable. There is a complete kitesurf infrastructure, consisting of an area for setting up the equipment, launch and landing, showers, storage and a restaurant.
We advice you to bring them all! Wind can vary on average from 12-20 knots and picks up during the day. We are mainly using our 9m, but it is useful to bring kites from 7-12m depending on your length, technique and bodyweight.
Temperature & wind statistics
The short distance to the African continent is what makes the temperature warm and pleasant from March until November.
Average air temperature: 30 ℃
Average water temperature: 25 ℃
Average amount of days in July with more than 3 hrs > 4 bft: 25 days
Sicily is more than kitesurfing
Sicily is the largest of the Italian islands, separated from the continent by the Strait of Messina and surrounded by the Ionian, the Tyrrhenian and the Mediterranean Seas. It is one of the pearls of southern Italy. Nature seems to have endowed all its wonders to this land: mountains, hills and above all the sea with its incredible colors, crystal clear water, huge lagoons and the beauty of its seabeds. Last but not least, Sicily’s great volcanoes are symbols of the irresistible beauty and vitality of this incredibly charming region. Fascination for this region grows with treasured archaeological sites that tell the story of the ancient origins of Trinacria (ancient name for Sicily), the lovely food and the wonderful wines. Therefore we suggest to take at least one day off from kitesurfing to discover the island.
Kite camp apartments
During this summer kite camp we offer 5 independent apartments per week. The complex exists of a large common garden with barbecue area and a wide stretched view over the ocean and winery.
Every apartment has a living room, kitchen, private bathroom, balcony and bedroom with a double bed. If you don’t want to share the bed, there is a comfortable sofa bed in the living room. We will discuss the preference upon booking. Another option is also to have your own single apartment (surplus of € 275,10 per week). The complex has a large parking if you decide to rent or bring a car. The apartments are located in a residential complex at about 500 meters from our main kite spot, where we will store our gear. Bike rental is included so you can bike up and down.
Flights are not included, but very affordable from anywhere in Europe. As usual, we are more than happy to help and advice you if needed. The most popular airlines are TUI, Transavia, Alitalia and Ryanair. Plus a number of other smaller charter companies. Of course this also depends on your country of departure. Flights are available from around € 125,- return. Don’t forget to check luggage prices when taking your own gear!
Sicily offers more than one airport to fly on. We offer transfers from Trapani (Birgi) and Palermo airport. Please take into account that we combine transfers from Palermo with other camp guests. The transfer is only included on set arrival and departure dates. If you want a private transfer on a different time or on a different date, extra costs may apply. For the airport of Trapani we offer transfers at every arrival time. We recommend this airport as it is around the corner from the camp. We will be awaiting you with a refreshing drink at the apartment!
The apartment complex has a large parking if you decide to rent or bring a car.
EU citizens do not need a visa.
INCLUDED IN THE TRIP
+ Accommodation in a double / twin apartment
+ Healthy home made Italian breakfast, lunch & dinner
+ Bike rental
+ Intensive progression coaching pack
+ Kite gear storage & facilities of the kite centre / surf school
+ Downwinder trip
+ Yoga fit classes
+ Airport transfers
+ 24/7 Girlzactive crew service
EXTRA OPTIONS TO BOOK
+ Kitesurfing lessons*
A) Full Kiteboarding Course Beginner (IKO Certified) 8 hours / 2 people per group € 390,- per person
B) Private lessons € 60,- per hour C) Intermediate Kiteboarding Course (IKO Certified) 6 hours / 2 people per group € 290,- per person
+ Kitesurfing rental*
A) 1 day € 60,- (1 person)
B) 7 days € 290,- (1 person)
+ Private apartment (when still available) € 275,10 per week
+ Full body massage 45 min € 30,-
+ Private transfer from Palermo one way € 95,-
+ Different day trips to the islands / city / historical site
+ Wakeboard course
+ SUP tour
* We have a no wind policy for lessons and gear rental. In case there is no wind we will offer other board sport options or replace the lessons when possible.
+ Bring your own equipment (up to 30 kg, depending on airline)
+ No wind excursions
+ Local spendings
1 week € 725,-
2 weeks € 1249,-
We only have 10 spots per week in order to keep the trip exclusive and give everybody all the attention needed. Want to secure a spot? Book the trip through the button below. **Camps are sold out for now the first 3 weeks**