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How to kitesurf on the Ile de Ré?

Take a board that looks suspiciously like a snowboard and a kite. Put them together and glide across the water: you get kitesurfing. The island of Ré is an ideal destination for water sports that use the wind, such as windsurfing, sailing and kitesurfing. The south coast (Rivedoux, Sainte-Marie-de-Ré, Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré, La Couarde-sur-Mer) boasts some beautiful beaches sheltered from the wind, offering children and beginners the chance to learn this sport in complete safety. For more experienced riders, there are more windy spots.

Several schools offer introductory kitesurfing courses on the Ile de Ré.

Cercle Nautique d’Ars-en-Ré

Kitesurfing, sailing or catamaran courses for adults and children. Introductory and advanced swimming lessons. Location.
Address: 27 quai de la criée, 17590 Ars-en-Ré
Tel: +33 5 46 29 23 04

Club Nautique Portes-en-Ré

Kitesurfing, windsurfing, catamaran or dinghy courses. Stand-up paddle, kayak, catamaran, windsurf and dinghy rental. Private lessons.
Address: 1, Promenade de la Mer, 17880 Les Portes-en-Ré
Tel: +33 5 46 29 61 36

Kitesurf School Rivedoux-Plage

Kitesurfing courses in small groups.
Address: 17940 Rivedoux-Plage
Tel: +33 6 77 09 10 45

Les Dauphins Sailing School

This windsurfing school not only offers courses in sailing, sup or dinghy sailing, but also catamarans, towed buoys, kayaks and many other boarding equipment for hire. A must-see address in the village!

Address: Plage du Peu Ragot, Rue Ragotteries, 17670 La Couarde-sur-Mer
Tel: +33 5 46 29 80 29


Kitesurfing lessons in small groups.
Address: 50 rue de la Tonnelle, 17740 Sainte-Marie-de-Ré
Tel: +33 6 50 78 83 08

Are you still thirsty for adrenaline and board sports? Take surfing lessons or rent a jet-ski on the Ile de Ré!