Giel Vlugt is back! This time in Africa’s Big Air mecca and home of the most spectacular Big Air events: Cape Town!
After his epic sell-out clinic in Tarifa earlier this year, we are stoked that the Viking is joining us again to give you a kite experience like no other.. Giel is an incredible coach and he will share with you his knowledge, passion and experience and surely push you hard to help you transform your riding to a whole new level.
When you’re not on the water, Giel will run through your technique tips and help you to improve your riding. This clinic is geared towards anyone looking to improve their freeride and Big Air riding, so whether you are working on your first boosts or looking to master the Megaloop, this is the clinic for you…
The time after the coaching is reserved for chilling at the beach, at the pool or hanging out at the kite house. You can also explore Cape Town’s incredible sights and nature, discover the amazing food and wine scene, and mix it up with some of the best Big Air riders in the game, who make Cape Town their home during the windy season every year.
Giel has 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 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!
This day is the official arrival day. We will welcome you to our lovely kite house for the week – The Point. In the evening we get together for a classic South African Braai at the house. You will meet Giel and we’ll have a few beers and work on setting your goals for the week.
Each day will start with a delicious breakfast at the house. If you wish, you can join the morning yoga session before this. After this we make a plan for the day according to the conditions and hit the beach. You will have 4 hours of coaching with Giel including on and off water sessions.
You can choose to spend the rest of the day in the water, chilling at the pool, join an afternoon yoga session or explore the surroundings. For the evenings, we will get together and head to some of the great restaurants in the area, or we’ll have a meal at our house.
On Friday, 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 coaching.
Departure day. After an awesome week, it’s time to head home. Depending on your departure time, you can squeeze in a last kite session…
With the iconic Table Mountain in the backdrop, this is where Red Bull King of the Air takes place every year. The ultimate spot for every Big Air rider.
Just an hour away from Cape Town, Langebaan offers a complete change of scenery with its flatter turquoise waters.
Places are strictly limited so book now to avoid disappointment!