We offer full board progression kiteboarding camps! With Oceanbirdz you get to explore kitesurfing in every different (wind) angle. We take you into the water at the most impressive windy destinations around the world. Our kitesurfing camps are suitable for every level, from beginner to advanced, male and female. We always include supervision and private coaching sessions for the intermediates and advanced kiteboarder during our (progression) camps. Thanks to our professional instructors, it is possible for beginners to learn kitesurfing quickly. For the advanced riders we offer trick clinics on different disciplines and personal one on one video analysis sessions. Of course we do all of this in a sociable, well insured and safe environment. Trust us, we are one of the only official licensed kite tour operators where we do that extra mile still with a huge smile! – OCEANBIRDZ, you find us where the wind is –
At oceanbirdz we are happy after a good session on the water; practice yoga or a nice workout in the morning to keep us fit; we enjoy relaxing at the beach in our campervan; drink a beer after a good wind day and for sure dreaming away in a hammock at the campfire during sunset. Our goal is to share those happy , for us daily, feelings with as many of our travelers as possible. And we must admit that we have become pretty good at combining all the ingredients to get the right vibe at our worldwide kiteboarding camps. Meet our main team bellow. We communicatie and coach in dutch, english, german and french.
Ask any kitesurfer who has ever stood up on a kiteboard and they will tell you there is nothing like that first time. It is an incredible feeling you will never forget and one that can change your life. The same happens with any other type of board. Mastering these challenging skills will bring a lot of excitement. Not only from the pure joy when performing them, but also because of the self confidence you gain. Such moments make us realize that if we have the courage to try, there is much more we can accomplish just by believing in ourselves.
With this in our mind, we started Girlzactive in 2014; a kiteboarding travel organization especially for women. Although kitesurfing used to be dominated by men, we are proud seeing more women on the water every time and nowadays are convinced a women only surrounding isn’t needed anymore to feel understood.
After many requests during our camps, we decided in 2018 to expand our team and business with our ‘brother’ Oceanbirdz. From now on Maroean and all her team members, will make it possible for men and women to join our famous well operated kiteboard holidays. Since 2019 all our camps are organized for all genders, welcome!
Do you enjoy an adventure with likeminded, sportive travelers and an amazing crew? Be welcome to the world of our kiteboarding lifestyle, be welcome to Oceanbirdz.com. Take a look at the destinations for all our kiteboarding camps. We would love to take you out on the water to go kitesurfing!
After traveling all over the world, playing field hockey on an international level and being impressed by kite surfers ruling the sea, I decided to take my first lesson at the start of 2013. Shortly after this, I started wakeboarding, long boarding and took my snowboard of the attic as well. After a lot of board sport travels, I finally decided to share my passion with others all over the world, graduated for my IKO and started up Girlzactive in Nov 2014. In 2018 we expanded with Oceanbirdz to make the family even bigger. And in 2019 I successfully graduated as a life coach, so I can support you in and outside the water. ;) I can write many stories on how great our sport is and what happens during our camps, but even more I’m looking forward to meeting you during one of our events or trips so I can share my passion for board sports and the way of life that comes with it in person. Hope to meet you soon!
Born and raised on the dutch coast close to one of the best spots in Holland. I grew up competing in sports, swimming, skiing and sailing. Soo salt water in my blood infected me with kitesurfing eventually. After high school I played professional rugby for several years till a knee injury forced me out of the game. I started to search for new thrills and luckily found it in kiteboarding. In big waves and strong wind you will find me my happiest. Oceanbirdz gives me the opportunity to combine my passion of traveling and kiteboarding. Hope to share this amazing sport with you in one of our upcoming trips. See you where the wind is!
Meet Kelly Schouten; After being a professional runner for many years I was stuck on some level and decided kitesurfing would be a relaxing hobby to do next to that. It's now 10 years since then and I chase the wind and sun all over the world. But I have to say my competitive side didn't leave me completely. That's why I have been competing at the European championship where I got 3rd, the Asian championship (2nd), the Dutch Nationals where I got 1st in 2014 and 2nd in 2015 and the Turkish Freestyle Cup where I became 1st in 2016! But what I love the most is the ride with others, learn from each other, motivate each other, sit by the campfire, drink coconuts and share great stories about kiting (mine: ride with dolphins). With Oceanbirdz you will find me at the Progression Camps. Helping you to nail that new trick! See you soon.
As a young kid I spent every hour of the day on the beach, playing around in the water and with power kites. The day I turned 12 years old I had my first kitesurf lesson, and I was hooked! Whenever there was wind I was on the water. When I was old enough to start teaching I did, and I never stopped. After teaching for 10 kitesurf seasons, 9 winter seasons in skiing and 3 years at my own school; North Sea Watersports, I'm now also joining Oceanbirdz to share my passion for kitesurfing with you. See you soon on the water!
Grown up with different sports around, always competing, finding new challenges and just having fun. From skiing, running, swimming, skating, soccer, surfing, probably every sport you can think of. With the mission: I never did it before so I think I can do it, I also started kitesurfing. This seemed to be the perfect combination of challenge, adventure and fun! A new passion. It all started with my IKO – license, this motivated me to kite more on the places I went for teaching all over the world. Before I know it I was going to my first competitions, like I always did in sports – testing the limits. I started making my way through the kite boarding scene, with the KTA, winning the PKA – tour in freestyle, race and big air, becoming Dutch champion big air, 6th on the Redbull Ragnarok, 4th on a world cup hydrofoiling and this year I became European champion Long distance in snowkiting. Life is never boring. That showed me that nothing is impossible. But I would have never reached that without friends and family, coaching and supporting me to learn that one trick, launch that foil kite or go kiting in zero degrees and snow. That's what I like the most, kiting together, motivating each other, having fun and the rest will follow! I hope to share my passion with you one day during the camps, and inspire you to follow your dreams - to do what you never did before!
This curly blond surfer was born and raised in Yerseke, a small town in Zeeland. He spent his youth riding every kind of board you can imagine, skateboarding, longboarding and snowboarding. In his adolescence he learned kitesurfing within a day in France and after a few days he landed his first trick ever. A new addiction was born! Every single moment of spare time Sander was found on the water. After graduating school his real kite adventure began. Brasil, Cabo Verde, Europe, Morocco and Venezuela became his training destinations. Together with his girlfriend and in laws they travelled to Cabo Verde and here the idea of 4Wind kite school was born. Ever since Ronald and Sander are working hard to expand their dreams in being one of the best kite school on the Dutch coast. Next to 4Wind Sander became Dutch champion freestyle in 2016 and in 2014 he finished 3rd of Europe in the freestyle competition and also 3rd in course racing. You will find Sander on a regular base as a coach in one of our kite camps. And you’re more than welcome to take a lesson with 4Wind in Castricum during the kite season.