In 2014 we founded our former company specialized in women only kiteboarding camps. From the first day on these camps where a succes and well booked by women looking for a camp that has it all. Camps that finally fills the gap to focus fully on what women want and need, looking deeper into our beautiful sport; kiteboarding. We started to offer all kind of kiteboarding camps, fully focussed on the sport, the material and the lifestyle that comes with it. As this is Maroean her baby and the first part of our company, we continued these camps for a while. However, from 2019 we only offer mixed camps for anyone, at least 25years and older.
Why? After three years we realized the market is slowly changing, kiteboarding becomes a wider accepted sport and the riders become more and more interested in every aspect this sport has to offer. They want to know the WHY and HOW of the gear, riding technics and they want to be taken serious instead of only being the totally relaxed surf dude. After loads of male requests – and because our crew likes the challenge of making every traveller in to a good kiteboarder that has fun, no matter the gender -, we decided to combine both worlds. From 2018 on Girlzactive got a brother called Oceanbirdz and with this label, we organize kiteboarding camps for men and women that want to combine the lay back surf style holiday / beach life with becoming an expert on every aspect of our sport.
Welcome to Oceanbirdz; you find us where the wind is.
Booking a trip with Oceanbirdz is easy. Just fill in the booking form by clicking the ‘book now’ button that you find on the pages of our kite trips. Of course you can also book by phone or email. After booking we will contact you and reserve your place up to 10 days, depending on the timeframe and empty spots left. Your trip is confirmed once you have made the down payment via the ideal link or the email we send you.
Absolutely! You might have to find your way around in the beginning, but it will only take a few hours to get to know the rest of the group. Keep in mind that a lot of our guests travel solo and that they book a trip for the same reason as you do: (learning) kitesurfing with likeminded people, have a good time and getting to know other kitesurfers.
You can book your own private room or we find you a travel buddy to share your twin room with.
Yes you can! As long as we have them available of course, you will find the options via the booking form attached to the kite camps.
If you like to upgrade after booking to a private room, please let us know by email via firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can organize that for you. Keep in mind that there might be additional costs and we always have a maximum of single rooms.
Oceanbirdz has much more to offer than just beginner courses. Our instructors can teach you all the tricks you want to learn. Using video analysis will speed up your progression three times faster! Also, there are other clinics and workshops offered during the trips. The overall atmosphere at our camps is for sure a good reason to join and all our camps include supervision and (private) coaching hours! Every trip can be booked without lessons.
Oceanbirdz’ kitecamps go with small, cozy groups. The minimum age required is 25 and on average participants are around 32 years old. The number of travellers will never exceed 15 (except from some events, which will be stated at the kitecamp). Of course, our main travellers are a mix of men and women. We offer lessons to beginners and trick clinics and video analysis to advanced boarders, so you can expect any level traveling with us. We also offer many group activities that everybody can join. Often we create a WhatsApp group a week before arrival, so you already ‘know’ who will be in your group. :)
Although we plan our trips in the right wind / wave season, we can’t control mother nature. It is possible that there are days without wind or waves. Although Oceanbirdz is not liable for this, we of course think of other activities that we can do during these days. We organize a yoga or bootcamp lesson, take you on a city trip or other active day trip. And we will always try to find a solution together with our travelers to compensate missed lessons and/or trick clinics. Trust us, there is never a dull moment with the Oceanbirdz crew
It is entirely up to you in which activities you participate. If you prefer spending your day on the beach: no problem. But participating is of course fun guaranteed!
Everything that is included is listed on the kite trip pages,you can find it via the package tab.
Although it varies per trip, almost all of them include airport transfers, twin/double accommodation, breakfast, lunch, diner, board sport instructors, supervision, kitesurf coaching and travel guidance.
You like to travel light? And want to be sure you get good quality products?
We offer our traveler a small assortment of frequently used kite travel essentials. You order and we will bring it for free for you to your trip!
Use this link to place your order.
Easier isn’t possible ;)
A personal cancellation insurance is strongly recommended. It is also important to find a travel insurance that covers extreme sports, such as kitesurfing. In case you need any advice on this, please contact us. Note that every traveller is responsible for her own insurance. If you are Dutch or Belgian, check out www.sportzeker.nl. With the code ‘oceanbirdz boeking’ , there will be a refund of €15,- from Sportzeker!
Oceanbirdz has a liability insurance via SudWestRing for all activities en travels she offers. Again this is a 3rd cover liability insurance and every traveller has the obligation to have her own travel insurance that covers the risks of kitesurfing.
Next to this we are the only kite travel tour operator in the Benelux with a calamity fund and from the 1st of January 2019 all our travellers will be covered by a compensation fund, which is ofically stated in the law when organizing any kind of group and package travels. So, no worries we got you covered!
Oceanbirdz offers the option to rent the newest gear of Ozone Kiteboarding and if you like it, you can take it home :) Why? well we know it’s hard to decide on your first or new kite set and everyone says something else about all the brands. We believe in our products and think it’s the best to test and experience it yourself.
Are you an independent rider and looking for (new)gear? Just let us know, we will fly your set in and if you like it, we pay you the rent back and you can buy it to fly it home with you! We even bring you a kiteboardbag if needed.
Our teachers and coaches are certified by the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO). IKO is the world’s leading kiteboarding organization specialized in kiteboard education, promoting safe practices and enhancing the highest standards for the industry. IKO strives to reach pure excellence in the teaching experience by finding the perfect balance of fun and safety while keeping each kiteboarder’s individuality in mind.
We coach and teach lessons according to the IKO standards. If you want, we can subscribe you to receive your own IKO Member Card.
Oceanbirdz is not liable for cancellation of trips made by customers. Of course we will try to find a solution together. We allow someone else taking over your booking. Also don’t forget to contact your cancellation insurance, if there is a valid cancelation reason, they will be the one covering your expenses.
For more info, please check out our Terms & Conditions
Oceanbirdz and Girlzactive has many friends and partners at all destinations worldwide. Our sponsors support us wherever we go.We perform our moves on the boards of and our kites are proudly sponsored by Ozone Kiteboarding, delivered via KiteKings. Mystic and Manera are supporting our daily needed rider goods, like wetsuits, harnesses and clothes we wear on and next to the water. Every kite girl needs a bikini that stays on and the female part of our crew found it: Josea Surfwear offers a bikini that fits like a sports bra, no matter the conditions. To protect ourselves from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation we use the water resistant products of Island Tribe; their Sun Protection is a clinical and heavily researched sun protection brand that specialised in sport and lifestyle sunscreens perfect for daily use to keep our skin soft and smooth. And last but not least: at Aloha helps us creating the perfect gifts for our valuable women only guests with their feminine, beach minded jewelry.
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