Head to possibly the most famous flatwater freestyle spot in Europe which – by some godly miracle – also happens to be one of the most famous spots on the planet for food.
Yes, you can kite all day in butter flat chest deep water and then enjoy the most incredible food in the evenings… TheKiteMag clinics have lined up this perfect package to ensure that you come home with a few new freestyle moves in the bag and with memories of Sicilian dishes that will stay with you forever!
The focus for this clinic is on all levels of freestyle. Whether you are just staying upwind or beginning to work on more complicated passes, we can tailor the coaching to ensure that you get the very most out of your week. With a European champion and Triple-S winner as a coach you can expect the very best advice and guidance, And when the conditions are this good, it’s going to be difficult to not get a lot better…
To support the kiting, there will also be extensive video coaching so you can have you riding deconstructed to see how you can improve and what it will take to nail that next trick. Yoga and strengthening sessions will also be available most mornings to get your day off to the very best start.
In the evenings there will be a Welcome Dinner on the first night, and a BBQ on the final night… For the remaining nights we have planned the ultimate package, so you’ll either head to one of the iconic local restaurants overlooking the lagoons and enjoy the most insane sunsets, or you will head into the culinary nirvana of Marsala to enjoy the very best that Sicily has to offer…
If you want to kite, and you want to eat amazing food, then this will be your perfect week.
Cabrinha rider Annelous has been kiting since 2009. She began kiting at her closest spot in the Netherlands – unfortunately this was 17 kilometers away, so she would cycle there for every session. Eventually the guys who owned the local school recognised her commitment and rewarded her through helping her get sponsored. She hasn’t looked back since then!
In 2012 she was European Freestyle Champion and she then competed on the world tour and secured numerous podiums and a 4th place finish overall in 2014. In 2016 she changed her focus on Park riding where she won several of the events on the Kite Park Leauge Tour, culminating in a win in the biggest event in the sport: the Triple-S Invitational in 2019.
Nowadays Annelous is still focussed on progressing her riding in all different disciplines, shooting travel videos and tutorials for Cabrinha and coaching others that want to progress there riding too.
You will arrive in Sicily and be collected at the airport. It is a very quick transfer to the Alby Rondina Pro Centre where you can check out your accommodation and – depending on the time you arrive – get out on the water for your first taste of the perfect lagoon. There will be a welcome dinner at the centre where you will meet the rest of the group as well as Annelous and the rest of the coaches. The fun starts here!
The week will consist of a regular routine of yoga/strengthening in the morning (optional) followed by some time with Annelous looking at freestyle technique and helping to set individual goals. Annelous will use video of pro riders to demonstrate good technique, and you will also be videoed during your sessions so that Annelous can review this with you and help you to improve your riding.
By night the focus changes from being focussed on your riding to being focussed on indulgence! Annelous and the guys at Alby’s Pro centre know the very best spots to eat and drink and have lined up the perfect itinerary for you so that you will enjoy the best food and most stunning views for your evenings out. Transport will all be arranged so you just need to get yourself ready to enjoy yourself!
You’ll have a final chance to review your riding with Annelous and to see how many of your goals you have achieved, and also to look at what to work on when you get back to your home spot. On the final night there will be a BBQ at the centre where you can reflect on the insane week of riding you have had and the new friends you have made along the way…
At Lo Stagnone, on the westernmost part of Sicily, the winds are steady all year and the air and water temperatures are generally pretty high. The resort of Lo Stagnone is perfectly positioned on the shores of a large, sandy and shallow flat-water lagoon, part of a picturesque nature reserve. It’s ideal for everyone from learners to pro riders, with a multitude of little islands on the farther reaches of the lagoon, and plenty of scope for exploring the salt pans and salina walls.
ProKite Alby Rondina is the main kite school in Lo Stagnone, which is situated halfway between the cities of Marsala and Trapani (the latter having the closest airport). Siting right on the huge lagoon, there is ample space to launch and land on the beach and also a grassy, spacious beginner’s area close by too.
Lo Stagnone is a close as you can get to freestyle nirvana!
Places are strictly limited so book now to avoid disappointment!