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Beauduc is the ideal spot for kitesurfing

Huge beaches and Fil d’Air’s intructors will allow you to learn, practice and improve

A school, a passion, a magical place …

That’s a challenge! Describing Beauduc without too many superlatives. Beaches as far as the eye can see in the middle of a protected natural area, far from any nuisance, a privileged space for nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts.
After 8 km of track, you arrive on Beauduc’s beach of Beauduc where a 20 km bay is offered to you .

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Swept by all winds

Here the only true companion of the dunes is the wind, sometimes mistral or tramontane, south-east, southwest thermal breeze. It shapes the landscape every day according to its inspiration and for the biggest happiness of the kitesurfeurs. Beauduc is for us a magical place to preserve, to respect. Because of its size and geography, Beauduc’s Bay allows us to ride with all wind directions. Depending on your level and the weather conditions you can discover, progress and ride in a lagoon or cross the bay downwinding!

Beauduc progression courses

… from 2 to 4 days: to improve in all safety … Minimum level required: you kite both ways, ideally you ride upwind.

WHO FOR :
• You want to acquire independency • You want to improve your style
• You want to learn how to jump
• You want to discover or progress in strapless
• Basically you want to have fun in a magical place!

The advanced courses are offered to make you independent. During the stay you might be able to ride in open water, if the weather conditions allow it. The instructor will be able to follow your evolution from the boat and advise you via radio. Each session begins with a briefing where the objectives of each are set, accompanied of course with advice from your instructor. Depending on the level of the group a particular emphasis can be put on the takeoffs from the beach, the management of its navigation space and returns to the beach to help you become fully independent make you a future kitesurfer acting with maximum security. The schedules can be flexible to offer you the best time slot.

Logistics and Atmosphere

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An 8km track gives access to Beauduc Bay by car (20 to 30 minutes depending on the vehicle and the state of the trail). Beauduc being in a protected natural area, you will not find water, electricity, toilets, or shops. So you need to be self-sufficient in water and food (remember to limit unnecessary packaging).

For accommodation you can after each session take the track back and join one of the hotels in Salins de Giraud (see below) or to make the most of the spot, camp on site with us. You will need to bring the camping essentials for your sleeping and cooking.

Our instructors stay in the evening and organize a camp. If you decide to camp on the spot you’ll need 5 liters of water a day, food that can stay in the heat, ecological toilet paper and a mosquito repellent.

NOT TO FORGET

We will be staying on a place where the wind, the water and the sun are very intense. We recommend you to bring:

• an iso thermal Neoprene suit adapted to the season (you can rent it for 8 € / day)
• Neoprene shoes
• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses (you can purchase a € 45 pair of polarized and adapted to the kite practice)
• Hat or Cap
• Windbreaker
• Water bottles
• Snacks

• Swimsuit
• Towels
• Important: shoes for the beach (old sneakers do the trick). • Kiting gear provided by the school: harness, life jackets, helmets, boards, kites
• If you camp: food, water, sleeping in tent or truck, seats and folding table.
  • Accomodation available: (to book in advance) Hotel Restaurant Les Saladelles – 4 rue Arènes – 13129 SALINS DE GIRAUD. Tel. 04 42 86 83 87 – Fax – 04 42 48 81 89 Prices: between 37 à 70 euros per night for 2 to 3 pax.
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