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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

After two epic sell-outs clinics, the double looping master Giel Vlugt is joining us again this summer in his home spot – the kitesurfing mecca of Tarifa! 

Giel is an incredible coach and he will share with you his knowledge, passion and experience and push you super hard to help you take your riding to a whole new level. 

The clinic is geared towards anyone looking to improve their freeride and Big Air riding, so whether you are working on your first WOO record or looking to master the Megaloop, this is the clinic for you… During our last clinic with Giel in Cape Town we saw incredible progression from his students, with three of them holding the top positions on the WOO leaderboard for the week. Perhaps you could be next? 

During the week, we will be led by the wind conditions and Giel will take you to the best spots Tarifa has to offer. Off the water, he will run through your technique to help you improve your riding. We will also take you to a padel tennis session too, so expect a week packed with action. 

If you’ve got any energy left at the end of the day, Tarifa in July has plenty of enticing options after-hours… And the wind doesn’t come in until a bit later in the day, so maybe you can manage a couple of nights out in one of Spain’s most famous party towns.

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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