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Kitesurf course

Our main objective is to teach kiteboarding in a safe and fun way

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

We offer new rental kitesurfing equipment and guided kite trips within the Natural Reserve

Kite trips

Join us in a Kite trip within the Paracas nature reserve and sail in unique spots with stunning landscapes

Accommodation

Information about the Kangaroo Kite House and the accommodation to enjoy Paracas

Why Kangaroo?

Experience the unique way of kitesurfing. Find out more and why we are different to other Kitesurfing schools.

KITE CAMPS

Our one week kitesurf camp is the perfect getaway to learn how to kiteboard and improve your skills. Find out more about

Kitesurfing lessons in Paracas

Kitesurfing Peru – Certified Kite School in Paracas

Our main objective is to teach kitesurfing in a safe and fun way. All of our instructors are certified by the International Kitesurfing Organization (IKO) and the school is insured. The equipment we use is the latest model and we also have a rescue boat and instructors available at all times to help.

Kangaroo Kite Club!

Our exclusive club in the facilities of KangarooKite gives you access to great benefits!
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Where is our kitesurfing school located?

Find us in Paracas – Ica – Peru

For more information you can contact us directly at +51 986725376 or +51 940 472 094

Where is Paracas?

Paracas is 250km south of Lima

By car

Right on the South Pan-American Highway (2.5 to 3hs)

By bus

Take a bus at the Cruz Del Sur terminal in Javier Prado in Lima. Price approx. 20usd. (4hs)

In taxi


Private transfers cost approximately 130usd. Contact us for more information. (2.5 to 3 hours)

Kangaroo kite is the best place to learn

Paracas is a paradise of flat waters located only 3 hours south of Lima. The conditions are perfect for learning kitesurfing: constant winds, large beaches, flat waters with very few people and the safety of the bay will help you learn and improve your kitesurfing in a very short time!
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MEET OUR KANGAROO TEAM

Hayden Halsted

Hayden Halsted
Get to know Hayden Halsted, our Mr Handy Man. Hayden is in charge of all the maintenance done around Kangaroo Kite. Hayden was born in Australia...

Vicki Halsted

Vicki Halsted
Meet Vicki Halsted, our Marketing Manager-Business Operations. Cabrinha Dealer. She comes from Australia and makes sure that the school always has...

Juan Lena

Juan Lena
Meet Juancho Lena, the Manager-Head Instructor-IKO Level 3-Kangaroo Kite social media expert. He comes from Argentina and is in charge of...

Agos Talpo

Agos Talpo
Meet Agos TaIpo, the manager and accountant for Kangaroo Kite. Although she is Argentine she approaches the business with a German strict like...

Billy Halsted

Billy Halsted
Meet Billy Halsted (aka Billy Boy), our on personal Baywatcher. He is Australian and an IKO Assistant. Billy Boy manages the rescue boat and saves...

Sammy & JellyFish

Sammy & JellyFish
Meet Sammy, our Australian web programmer and Jelly Fish, CEO of Kangaroo Kite Peru. Jelly is a boss of few words, always calm but making sure...

Kai

Kai
Meet Kainoa, Vice President of the Canine Patrol. Kai is in charge of guarding the area_ Even sometimes she does not go back to the school for...

HAPPY KANGAROOKITE CLIENTS

Outstanding earrings in paracas, better in paracas! WE HAD 5 amazing days there! The staff is very friendly and is always looking for you to have a great time in and out of the water! New cabrinha team, save a flat water place with plenty of space for everyone! You definitely have to go there when you are in paracas! And do not miss the kitesafaris !!!!

Anni Röhdlaw

Incredible experience. This is the only school I would like to use in Paracas, you learn a lot here. Thanks!

Matty Moore

What a beautiful experience! Good school and good people. The instructors are qualified and passionate. I just discovered kite surfing here and I love it. Thank you?

James Murphy

Kitesurfing Peru, Paracas

Kitesurfing is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and there’s a perfect country to kitesurf: Peru. This place is now considered an excellent spot because of its wonderful beaches for kitesurfing practice. The most famous place where you can kitesurf in Peru is Paracas Bay, located in the southern department of Ica and 260 kilometers (162 miles) from Lima. Here visitors find beautiful landscapes and 330 days of good wind to sail, with an average of 20 knots in the afternoon –what makes it a fantastic destination for kitesurfing. And Kangaroo Kite is the best kitesurfing school you will find in Paracas. Our services include private or semi-private kitesurfing lessons, equipment rental, kite trips, and kite camps –all of which is made under experienced instructors’ supervision.

Is kitesurfing only for the young and fit? Certainly not. When you are surfing with a kite, the harness takes the weight off of the arms and upper body, and it is never an issue for older riders with back problems. Besides that, it definitely has lots of benefits for health due to the use of the whole body. The legs are used to control the board and push against the power of the kite whereas the torso, especially the abs and arms are used to hold onto the kite and keep the rider’s balance.

In Kangaroo Kite, our main objective is to teach kiteboarding in a safe and fun way. That’s why we offer kitesurfing lessons with certified instructors by the International Kitesurfing Association (IKO) and we use the latest 2018/2019 equipment. There are instructors available at all times to help and a safe boat. We also offer a kite trip to discover Paracas nature as well as a one-week kitesurfing camp, which is the best plan to learn how to kitesurf and improve your skills.

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Kitesurfing is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and there’s a perfect country to kitesurf: Peru. This place is now considered an excellent spot because of its wonderful beaches for kitesurfing practice. The most famous place where you can kitesurf in Peru is Paracas Bay, located in the southern department of Ica and 260 kilometers (162 miles) from Lima. Here visitors find beautiful landscapes and 330 days of good wind to sail, with an average of 20 knots in the afternoon –what makes it a fantastic destination for kitesurfing. And Kangaroo Kite is the best kitesurfing school you will find in Paracas. Our services include private or semi-private para surfing lessons, equipment rental, kite trips, and kite camps –all of which is made under experienced instructors’ supervision.

Is kitesurfing only for the young and fit? Certainly not. When you are surfing with a kite, the harness takes the weight off of the arms and upper body, and it is never an issue for older riders with back problems. Besides that, it definitely has lots of benefits for health due to the use of the whole body. The legs are used to control the board and push against the power of the kite whereas the torso, especially the abs and arms are used to hold onto the kite and keep the rider’s balance.

In Kangaroo Kite, our main objective is to teach kiteboarding in a safe and fun way. That’s why we offer kitesurfing lessons with certified instructors by the International Kitesurfing Asociation (IKO) and we use the latest 2018/2019 equipment. There are instructors available at all times to help and a safe boat. We also offer a kite trip to discover Paracas nature as well as a one-week kitesurfing camp, which is the best plan to learn how to kitesurf and improve your skills. And of course, there are different accommodation options: The Kangaroo Kite House, a luxury house for a group of up to 10 people just 400 meters from the main spot; the Bamboo Paracas Resort, which has a pool, restaurant, bicycles and stand up paddle boarding as well as some hostels in the town.

We are here for you to become a great kitesurfer. We have experienced and enthusiastic instructors concerned about your safety and who also want you to have fun. New equipment, great staff, and excellent services make Kangaroo Kite your best option in Paracas.

KITESURFING FAQ

 

Who can take kitesurfing lessons?

  • Pretty much anyone who’s interested in the sport can learn how to kitesurf! We’ve taught students of all ages and weights and know that being stoked to get into the sport is half the battle already won. 

How long does it take to learn kitesurfing?

  • The general rule of thumb is that it takes you between 8 and 12 hours to learn how to kitesurf (rather 12 than 8 though, unless you are a incredibly talented and a natural). How long it really takes is entirely up to you. 
  • Kitesurfing courses are usually divided into three sessions: First, you’ll learn basic wind theory and how to fly a small kite. After this lesson, you’ll know how to set up your equipment, how to launch and land your kite safely, how to depower the kite and how to use the quick release emergency feature! 
  • The next lesson is where it gets super exciting – you will fly your kite while in the ocean and learn how to body drag downwind (adrenaline rush), steer the kite with one hand and relaunch after crashing. Essential self-rescue techniques are also part of this lesson (very important), which prepares you for the third part of your kitesurfing course: The water start. 
  • It’s now you will learn how to ride the board. Some key elements of this lesson is the water start position with your feet in the straps, while controlling the kite at the same time, pulling yourself up and riding (at this stage only for a moment), as well as recovering your board by body dragging upwind. 

Can you learn Kitesurfing by yourself?

  • Kitesurfing is a high-risk activity  and can be dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing, we strongly recommend you to take a few kitesurfing lessons before you practice on your own. 
  • If you’d like to get into it all by yourself or rather just want to prepare your first kitesurfing lesson, learn basic wind theory, get familiar with your set-up of the equipment and start by flying a trainer kite on the beach (these kites produce a small amount of power. Therefore, if you make a mistake the consequences are not so dire.) It’s a lot of fun and will give you an idea of what the sport is about.

Is Kitesurfing dangerous?

  •  In short: Not if you take kitesurfing lessons! 
  • As we’ve previously mentioned, kitesurfing is a high-risk activity and requires preparation and training. If you get into the water without knowing how to steer the kite, get on the board or perform self-rescue, it will become dangerous and things will get out of your control. Remember, you are harnessing the wind, which is POWERFUL.

What is the difference between kitesurfing and kiteboarding?

  • Kitesurfing and Kiteboarding are the same thing!
  • So, why does the sport have two different names? Whether you use the term kitesurfing or kiteboarding probably depends on where you see the origin of this rather young sport. While frequently used kiting terms, like ‘upwind’, ‘downwind’ and ‘windwindow’ are well known in the sailing industry, kitesurfers argue that the main drive is a board, which is quite similar to the classic surfboard. 

Is Kitesurfing easier than surfing?

  • Compared to other wind and water sports, kitesurfing has a relatively steep learning curve. After a certain amount of hours, you’ll be riding and making progress every time you practice, until eventually you are comfortable enough to tackle bigger waves and stronger wind. Surfing is not too hard to learn either, but it usually takes a bit longer and requires very good physical conditions. While kitesurfers need to be able to control the kite in the air and highly depend on wind conditions, surfers mainly work their upper bodies in order to maintain balance on the board. 
  • Whether kitesurfing or surfing is easier to learn obviously always depends on the person. However, being a good surfer or kitesurfer does not necessarily mean that you are a natural at the other sport, in fact it is usually quite the opposite. 

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