“No better kite school anywhere”

Well that’s what we’ve been told by some of our students!

Also known as Captain Kirk’s, our watersports school has over 15 years experience of kiteboarding and windsurfing instruction for all levels. Our IKO certified instructors use beach-quads, jet-skis and radio helmets to help you learn quickly and safely.

Anyone can learn

La Ventana’s conditions are great for beginners, with warm water and consistent winds. If you are already an advanced rider, there’s always something to learn! Our instructors can teach the basics or help you with that new trick or jump you’ve been working on and even introduce you to foiling.

Why La Ventana?

La Ventana’s unique location between the Cacachilas mountains and the offshore Island of El Cerralvo creates a venturi, accelerating the thermal wind as the desert to the south heats up. So when the sun is out (almost every day here in sunny Mexico) it creates a consistent wind from fall through to spring, often much stronger than the forecasts indicate.

Ocean Rodeo Learn to Ride Centre

We have the latest Ocean Rodeo kites and equipment. Pelican Reef Ventana guests and kite school students get 30% off all Ocean Rodeo equipment.

IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) is the world’s leading kiteboarding organization specializing in kiteboard education, promoting safe practices and enhancing the highest standards for the industry.

Take your riding to the next level!

Resort is open October 26 to May 1 - Minimum stay 5 nights

10% off kite lessons when booked at the same time as lodging

Resort is open
October 26 to May 1
Minimum stay 5 nights

10% off kite lessons when booked at the same time as lodging

Kiteboarding & Windsurfing Lessons

You learn the most when you are having fun!

Our fully IKO qualified instructors tailor each lesson to the individual. They ensure that the best techniques and safest practices are taught throughout your journey as a kiteboarder or windsurfer.

All our lessons include everything you need within the price. The latest kites from Ocean Rodeo, harness, buoyancy aid, radio helmets and we use quads for beach transport.

Hi, I’m Adam, Head instructor of Pelican Reef Ventana’s onsite kiteboarding school, contact me for information on our special offers for lodging and kiteboard packages. I look forward to teaching you!

Adam Alsaad, Watersports Manager

Hi, I’m Adam, Head instructor of Pelican Reef Ventana’s onsite kiteboarding school, email me for information on our special offers for lodging and kiteboard packages. I look forward to teaching you! ?

Adam Alsaad, Watersports Manager

Lesson prices include all necessary gear, radio communication helmets and quad support
To ensure our student’s safety and effective instruction, our group lessons consist of a maximum of 2 students per instructor with one flying kite per lesson

All prices quoted in US$. Add 16% Mexican Iva tax to all prices. 10% beginning & end of season promotion discount is applied from mid October till mid November, and mid March till mid/end of April (or longer if the wind Gods are blowing wind!)

10% off kite lessons when booked at the same time as lodging

Great location at Pelican Reef

Our instructor was clear, compassionate, and thorough. The school has dedicated instructors committed to a great experience. I recommend them highly.

Steve F.

Safety First

The school facilities, equipment and instruction was top notch! My instructor made me feel very comfortable learning kiteboarding after previously only giving it a go by having a friend teach me.

Louis M.

I had an excellent experience at kiteschool

The IKO teachers were wonderful: knowledgeable, clear, and thoughtful. I will recommend to others at all levels.

Siena P.

Great school, great instructor

I learned a lot at Pelican Reef’s school (formerly Captain Kirk’s). My instructor was very knowledgeable, patient, and a really great guy to learn from!

Ben S.

Hydrofoil Lessons

Learn how to ride the latest technology

More days, lighter wind, longer sessions…

Foil boarding is the newest and most exciting discipline of kiteboarding and uses a very different set of skills. The foil boards make experienced kiteboarders feel like beginners again, but once mastered it feels like riding on clouds as you glide above the water in almost complete silence.

It is like nothing you’ve experienced before!!!

Learn to fly a 2-line trainer kite

$99 for One & half hours ($119 for 2 students)

Not sure if kiting is the sport for you? Consider trying our 1.5 hours introductory lesson on the beach. Using a 2 line trainer kite, you’ll safely learn all the necessary kite flying skills that will carry over to flying a 4 line inflatable kite. During the lesson you’ll learn proper hand placement, body alignment relative to the kite’s pull, kite steering, power generation and two & one hand kite flying skills. It’s a really fun and safe way to try kiting and decide whether to take it further.

This package is ideal for both adults and kids from 7 years old.

Gear Rentals

Kitesurfing

  • $80/day Kite, Bar & Board
  • $50/day Kite & Bar
  • $30/day Board only

Windsurfing

  • $50/day Windsurf Sail & Board
  • $30/day Board only

SUP & Kayak

  • $15/3h Stand-Up Paddleboard
  • $15/3h Kayak
  • Free for guests

Harness & Wetsuit

  • $10/day Harness rental
  • $5/day Wetsuit, Vest or Booties rental

10% discount on 5 or more gear rentals. All prices quoted in US$. Add 16% Mexican Iva tax to all gear prices.