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Tarifa Big Air Clinic with Giel Vlugt

With:Giel Vlugt
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Scheduled for:23 - 30 June 2024
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cost of single room:€1,990
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Cost of shared room:€1,690
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Payable now:20%
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Number of Places:10
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What's included:
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts 
  • 20 hours of coaching over 5 days 
  • Welcome dinner 
  • TheKiteMag rash vest

The short lines hype is growing and becoming recognised as a sub-discipline of the Big Air movement – it has even entered as a separate discipline in the last stop of the BAKL tour in Cape Town. For those who want to feel the sensation of a short lines session for the first time, or those who want to make that jaw-dropping mega loop and send the kite super low, we have lined up a special two-day clinic on mastering the art of short lines kiting. 

We will be joined by the local young and talented short lines master (and TheKiteMag cover star!) Camdyn Kellett. Over the two days Camdyn will take you through the essential theory and techniques behind riding with short lines before hitting the water in the iconic Blouberg beach. 

For this clinic we have set a wind window starting on 26 January to 2 February. Depending on the forecast, we will announce the two dates of coaching closer to the time. 

The Coach

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Giel Vlugt

Giel burst onto the Big Air scene and is now one of the top players in the Big Air Kite League and was on fire for the KOTA last year. Since then he has claimed the first ever Double Megaloop – one of the biggest steps forward in the history of the sport – and he continues to drive the Big Air side of the sport forwards at blistering pace. Giel was also awarded “2022 GKA Rider of the Year” and also won “2022 GKA Move of the Year” award for performing an incredibly stylish S-loop. 

Giel has been coaching for over 7 years, he has taught all levels of riding and his incredible passion for the sport shines through whoever he is working with. He loves seeing riders progress and believes that with commitment and hard work anything is achievable!


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23 June

This day is the official arrival day and you can kite freely in one of the spots. In the evening we will get together for dinner and meet Giel and the other participants. There we will set your goals for the week and explain any further details.

24 - 28 June

We will start the day with a delicious breakfast and once the wind has started picking up, we will head to one of the many beaches Tarifa has to offer. We will be led by the wind conditions during the week, so you can expect a short journey to find the perfect spot for the day (renting a car for the duration of the clinic is essential, we can help you coordinate with other riders if you would like to team up).. Each day you will have four hours of coaching with Giel, where he will work with your personally on the goals you want to achieve. 

You can continue kiting while the sun is up, or perhaps prefer to finish off the day with a cocktail at one of Tarifa’s beach bars. And for dinner, Tarifa has plenty of incredible restaurants to suit every taste. 

29 June

On Saturday, after breakfast you are free to head to the beach and work on the new moves you’ve picked up over the week, or you can take it easy and relax after the days packed with action.

30 June

Departure day. After an awesome week, it’s time to head home. Depending on your departure time, you might be able to squeeze in a last kite session…


Tarifa Los Lances

Mid-way along Tarifa’s legendary beaches, Los Lances is a classic, with a wide sandy beach with plenty of space for launching and with plenty of space on the water to work on your Big Air game.

Tarifa Valdevaqueros

The heart of Tarifa’s kite scene, Valdevaqueros is where you will find ideal conditions for honing your skills and for taking your riding to the next level..

Tarifa Balneario

One of Tarifa’s most famous spots where you are likely to see the pro’s riding with the iconic Tarifa backdrop.


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Beach House

Is this clinic suitable for me?

For any level from riding upwind.


  • Accommodation in a shared house
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome dinner
  • 20 hours of coaching
  • TheKiteMag Clinics rash vest

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Transfers and transportation to the spots
  • Kitesurfing gear
  • Lunch & dinner
  • Extra snacks & drinks

Places are strictly limited so book now to avoid disappointment!

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