All camps will be bookable first week of October 2019
Kiteboarding in Dakhla
Want to progress your kiteboarding skills and need that extra push for the next step? Kelly Schouten and Maroean Mones 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 will get 4 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 at the speed spot, we will take you for a downwinder visit to the white dunes and in case there is no wind, we will offer a nice surf day.
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, we can always go for a nice drink to 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
Dakhla: perfect kitesurfing conditions
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 beautiful Dakhla Attitude is located at the best spot in the whole Dakhla lagoon, right overlooking the water and around the corner an area with no other camps. We have booked wooden bungalows (1-2 persons) with a private bathroom. The accommodation has a traditional and great restaurant + terrace, fully sheltered from the wind. Here you can eat, drink and relax while watching the dolphins swimming amongst the kiters and windsurfers. Or practice yoga 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 luxurious and friendly camp, which offers all needed and with a very professional kitesurf centre. 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 Attitude offers a fully equipped RIFLY kitesurf centre that we will be using to support us. 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 2018 Cabrinha gear for our lessons and rentals. You will find a combination of kites, twintips and directional boards.
Free wireless internet is offered in the bar area for all guests.
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 € 350,- 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. And from Paris you can fly even straight since this year :)
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 ATTITUDE.
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. At the moment she is 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.
+ Luxurious accommodation in a twin / double bungalow
+ Intensive progression clinics 4 days per week
+ Breakfast, lunch & homemade dinner
+ Transfer from and to the airport of Dakhla
+ 2 times transport to the speedspot
+ Downwinder to the white dunes // Surfday trip (no wind option)
+ 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 € 35,- per night
* 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. wakeboard park 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 is without insurance, which can be offered for €55,- per week if you don’t have it already.
+ Flights (check the ‘travel’ tab for more info)
+ Local spendings
1 week € 799,-
We offer 12 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.
After a couple of trips with Oceanbirdz, and others, I can confidently say that Oceanbirdz offers the best service by far. Things are well organized, the progression/coaching sessions really help to progress further and it's a lot of fun with like-minded people. Hope to see Oceanbirdz shine for many more years to come! 🤙read more