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Kite Surfing – A journey into the wild

with Youri Zoon and Victor Hays

Kite Surfing – A journey into the wild

€1420 per person
June 14 - June 19, 2021
6 days

Event Highlights

  • consistent onshore winds
  • average speed 15-25 knots
  • uncrowded beach
  • warm and shallow water
  • choppy and flat water
  • accommodation
  • breakfast-dinners
  • lessons with our famous instructors
  • special bespoke nutrition plan
  • excursion to Tsimari

Prices

Early bird – Double occupancy bedroom: 1420 EUR / person until the end of February

About This Event

``More than 20 times in Brazil, 8 times in Australia, endless times around the globe, but nothing will beat Greece. It’s by far the best flat water spot in the world, combined with the steadiest wind i’ve ever experienced. The locals, the food, the landscape and the vibes make Greece like no other place.`` - Victor Hays

``I have been traveling all over the world, and Greece has been one of my favourite destinations for some years now. It’s time that I showed you what Greece is all about!`` - Youri Zoon

Are you a hotshot freestyler, a big wave rider, or a kite enthusiast who wants to learn from the pros?

The purpose of this retreat is to gain skills and experience, through daily sessions with our famous instructors- athletes: a world champion and a kite developer.

You can ask and discuss how to develop your technique, you can also learn from our nutritionist how to nurture your body, to prepare for long sessions in the water. And ultimately, you will have so much fun!

The fundamental elements of this retreat are based on our 3 pillars model: Education - Evolution - Integration.

Education: you will learn from the best while interacting with like-minded people.

Evolution: you will upgrade your ride & style while exchanging views with the team.

Integration: you will use your new skills and integrate the experience while riding back home.

About Youri Zoon

Youri Zoon grew up by the sea in the Southwest of the Netherlands and has been an extreme sports addict from a young age. BMX, Windsurfing, Motocross, you name it. With each of these activities, Youri always pushed himself to the limit. At age 13, Youri decided to focus exclusively on kiteboarding and joined the VKWC (formerly known as PKRA). Being one of the most powerful riders in the circuit, however, can bring misfortunes. In 2007 and 2008 he was seriously injured ripping his ACL both times, and had to stop kiting during those seasons. He came back to the championships in 2009 more motivated than ever.
By becoming PKRA Vice World Champion, he quenched any doubt regarding his performance level. With determination and focus, Youri grabbed the PKRA World Title in both 2011 and 2012.

About Victor Hays

``I’m Victor Hays, i’m French and I’ve been in the kiteboarding world for the past 15 years. Until 2016 I was competing in the Freestyle world tour (PKRA / WKWC / WKL) where I would travel to the best destinations in the world. I was at the top level in Junior category, then I moved to Senior division, until I ended up at the Top 12 for a couple of years. Apart from my competition life, my friendship with some of the guys from the World Tour grew stronger, and I decided to stop competing to focus on media, photography and videography, creating and organising shoots for my sponsors and for different kiteboarding magazines, the most important thing being able to travel with my best friends from the tour. My passion for kiteboarding has been growing since day one, and I’m now able to also do lot of R&D for my sponsors, which opened up my mind a lot, when it comes to the Kiteboarding business. My main discipline is Freestyle, but ever since I stopped competing, I’ve stayed in touch with pretty much all aspects of the sport, witch still gives me motivation to ride.``

About George Tsavalos

George is well known in the kite society in Greece, owner of Windcircus stores and of two kite schools. He is our host in the region. Amazing teacher, lovely person, and crazy rider! http://windcircus.gr/

About Christina Kostara

Christina is a Nutritionist – Dietitian with a BSc from the Alexander Technological and Educational Institute, in Thessaloniki, Greece and an M.Sc
(Medical Science) with merit in Human Nutrition, Awarded with Specialisation in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Glasgow. Since 2003, she has been Head Dietitian at the “Nutrition Support & Dietetics” Department of IASO. She is specialising in sports nutrition and she has served as a member of the Scientific Board of Approvals (Product Assessment Division: Foodstuffs Intended for Particular Nutritional Uses and Food Supplements) of the National Organization for Medicines (EOF).

  • accommodation in double room (ask for our single occupancy option)
  • breakfast-dinners
  • lessons with our famous instructors
  • special bespoke nutrition plan
  • excursion to Tsimari
  • Airfare to/from Greece
  • Arrival and departure land transfers
  • Accommodation tax per person per overnight stay
  • Water, tea, soft drinks and beverages
  • Equipment rental
  • Whatever is not mentioned clearly in the inclusions

We co-created this event with Wind Circus

Find out more about Youri Zoon

Learn more about Christina Kostara

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  • Language
    English
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  • Cancellation Policy
    For cancellations made up to 5 days prior arrival, you're entitled to a 70% refund of the total amount. For cancellations made less than 5 days prior arrival, you're NOT entitled to a refund.
  • Important Info
    - Payment terms: 30% deposit of the total amount, which is refundable up to 15th of March. The remaining amount can be divided in two instalments, 30% by the 31st of March, and the remaining 40%, one month prior to arrival. | - In case there are Covid-19 restrictions or restrictions related to any other pandemic that prevent guests from traveling, the total amount paid will be refunded.
  • Dietary Needs
    Should you have any special dietary need/allergy, kindly let us know in advance in order to be able to better accommodate you in the best possible way.

Daily Schedule

1
Day 1
  • Arrival in Nafpaktos / Check-in
  • Discussion about lessons and hours
  • Free day to settle in rooms, to relax, or to kite
  • Dinner at Kuzina Loi, one of Nafpaktos' most famous restaurants
2
Day 2
  • Kite Lessons Orientation and Training
  • Free afternoon to relax and to enjoy the Greek sun
  • Dinner at all-time classic fish tavern Captain Cook with impeccable view to the sea
3
Day 3
  • Excursion to Tsimari, one of the best freestyle spots on the Greek mainland, 90km west of Patras
  • Kite Training 
  • Dinner at Greek local restaurant 
4
Day 4
  • Kite Lessons
  • Optional hiking 
  • Free afternoon to fill it as you please
  • Greek Meze (tapas) dinner, wildly popular among locals, the best way to discover local gastronomy and culture
5
Day 5
  • Free day to kite and to relax
  • Check what you learned during the week
  • Farewell dinner at the most famous local tavern of the area 
6
Day 6
  • Check out 

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