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Dakhla Wave & Strapless Freestyle with Matchu Lopes

With:Matchu Lopes 
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Scheduled for:5 - 11 September 2023
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Cost of trip:€1,590 (shared luxury quad bungalow)
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Number of Places:10
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What's included:
  • Luxury eco-accommodation in shared bungalows 
  • Full board with local and international themed buffets
  • Airport transfers 
  • 20 hours of coaching over 5 days 
  • Daily yoga 
  • TheKiteMag T-shirt and rash vest

If you want to improve your wave riding and score sessions that will sit in your memories for a lifetime, then you need two things: the right coach and an epic location.

Kitesurfing World Champion Matchu Lopes is joining us again for the ultimate wave & strapless freestyle clinic, this time right in between the shores of the Atlantic ocean and a stunning lagoon in the heart of Sahara Desert. We are heading to Dakhla! 

Only a couple of weeks before the GKA Kite-surf World Tour stop in Dakhla, Matchu will be waiting for you to take your wave riding up a level. And if you want to up your strapless game, then Matchu can work with you on that as well: he is a world champion in both disciplines…

Matchu will use both land and water based sessions to explore the fundamentals of surf and strapless riding with you, before taking to the water. 

During your stay, you will be accommodated in stunning eco-friendly beachfront bungalows, complete with all the amenities you need to immerse yourself in the desert experience – including a mini ramp for skateboarding and ping pong and table football for continuing the competition into the evening! 

Enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine, breathtaking sunsets and soak up the laid-back vibe of this ocean oasis.

The Coach

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Matchu Lopes

Currently ranked #1 in the Kite-surf discipline, winner of the GKA Kite-surf World Championship in 2016 and runner up on three other occasions, Matchu Lopes is a true legend in the world of kitesurfing. Master of big waves and barrels, Matchu’s free-flowing style is the envy of most wave riders, as he combines power, finesse and flawless technique with a style that perfectly captures the surf roots of the sport. 

For this clinic Matchu will be there to use his knowledge to improve your riding – he is a highly experienced coach and has taught everything from beginner through to advanced level riding. Off the water Matchu has a well-deserved reputation as one of the friendliest and easiest going kitesurfers you are ever likely to meet… His love for the sport and for life is truly infectious!


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5 September

This day is the official arrival day and you can kite freely or relax in one of the hammocks on the beach and become acquainted with Ocean Vagabond Lassarga.

6 - 10 September

Every day you will wake up to the sound of the ocean and start the day with a delicious breakfast. The early birds can also join a sunrise yoga session on the beach. You will make the plan for the day and get ready to hit the water. Depending on the conditions, Matchu will take you to the best spot for the day. Each day you will have four hours of coaching with Matchu, where he will work with you on the goals you want to achieve. 

The evenings are reserved for a delicious dinner at the resort, and unwinding under the spell of the stunning ocean sunsets and desert sky.

11 September

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



Lassarga is the spot in Dakhla which lies at the outermost end of the Dakhla peninsula. It has an amazing wave spot right in front of the report, less than 50 meters from your bungalow, with right hand waves breaking endlessly down the  point, and also with a flatwater lagoon spot just around the corner.


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Ocean Vagabond Lassarga

Is this clinic suitable for me?

If you are riding independently and want to improve your wave riding and strapless skills, you are ready to join.


  • Luxury eco-accommodation in shared bungalows
  • Full board with local and international themed buffets
  • Airport transfers
  • 20 hours of coaching over 5 days
  • Daily yoga
  • TheKiteMag T-shirt and rash vest

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Kitesurfing gear
  • Insurance
  • Extra snacks & drinks

Places are strictly limited so book now to avoid disappointment!

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