Experience the Thrill of Kitesurfing

We believe that kitesurfing is more than a sport—it's a way to connect with nature, feel the raw power of the wind, and experience the freedom of gliding over the water. Whether you're a beginner eager to learn or an experienced surfer looking to refine your skills, we provide personalized training tailored to your pace and style.

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Our lessons at Kook Proof Kitesurf School are tailored to fuel your passion for the sport, regardless of your skill level.

From the fundamentals for beginners to advanced techniques for seasoned surfers, our expert instructors are dedicated to providing a safe, fun, and unforgettable learning experience. Embrace the thrill of the wind and waves in Esposende's stunning landscapes. Click here to uncover more about our courses and start your kitesurfing journey today!

Bringing The Kitesurf World To You

Where the Sky Meets the Sea – Your Journey Begins

Kitesurfing Journey: From First Flight to Waterstart Success

Embark on an exhilarating journey with our 'From Beginner to Waterstart' kitesurfing lessons at Kook Proof Kitesurf School. Designed for those new to the sport, this course guides you through every step of kitesurfing, ensuring a strong foundation and a safe, enjoyable experience.

Starting with the basics, you'll learn about kitesurfing equipment, safety protocols, and wind theory. Our skilled instructors will introduce you to kite handling on land, helping you understand the dynamics of the wind and kite control. As you gain confidence, you'll progress to body dragging in the water, where you'll experience the thrill of being propelled by the wind.

The pinnacle of the course is the waterstart - a crucial skill in kitesurfing. We'll focus on techniques like board positioning and kite manipulation to help you smoothly transition from floating to gliding over the water. Our goal is to empower you with the skills and confidence to embark on your kitesurfing adventures safely and with great enthusiasm.

Join us at Kook Proof Kitesurf School in Esposende and transform from a novice to a kitesurfer performing waterstarts, all amidst the stunning backdrop of Portugal's beautiful coastline.

Kitesurfing Journey: Elevate Your Kitesurfing Post-Waterstart

Take your kitesurfing to new heights with our Advanced Coaching lessons, designed for those who have conquered the waterstart and are eager to progress further. In these sessions, we focus on refining your skills and introducing advanced techniques to enhance your performance on the water.

Utilizing state-of-the-art radio communication, our instructors provide real-time guidance while you're in action, offering immediate feedback and tips to improve your technique. This hands-on approach ensures personalized coaching tailored to your individual needs and progression pace.

Moreover, we incorporate video analysis into our coaching. By reviewing footage of your sessions, we can pinpoint areas for improvement, demonstrate correct form, and visually track your progress over time. This powerful tool allows for a deeper understanding of your performance and accelerates skill development.

Whether you're aiming to master higher jumps, learn complex tricks, or simply refine your riding style, our Advanced Coaching lessons are the perfect next step in your kitesurfing journey. Join us and unlock your full potential on the waves

Professional Pathways: IKO Assistant and Instructor Certification Courses

At Kook Proof, we offer the IKO Assistant and Instructor Certification Courses, providing a professional pathway for those passionate about kitesurfing and eager to share their skills.

Our Assistant Training Course (ATC) is the first step, offering comprehensive eLearning materials, an ATC manual, and an IKO Kiter Membership with insurance. This 5 day course is a prerequisite for the Instructor Training Course and focuses on the basics of teaching, balancing theoretical knowledge with practical experience.

The 5-Day Instructor Level 1 Course takes you further, preparing you to share your passion for kitesurfing worldwide. As an IKO-certified instructor, you'll be equipped to work safely and professionally, adhering to the highest international standards. This course, accessible to all IKO Assistants, opens doors to job opportunities at over 300 IKO Centers globally, allowing you to teach and certify students in various locations.

These courses are not just about learning to teach kitesurfing; they are about embarking on a rewarding career that combines your passion with the opportunity to travel and make a living doing what you love.

The Kook Proof Facts

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since 2004

in Esposende

With different names we have been teaching since 2004 in Esposende


students taught

We have taught a lot more students than we can count


reviews on the iko website

Check our amazing reviews on the IKO database


hours taught

we have taught a lot more that 25000 hours, these are just since we started counting

Ate Kook Proof Kitesurf School, we pride ourselves on unparalleled expertise and a rich history in the world of kitesurfing. Our school director stands out as the only IKO Examiner in Portugal, bringing a level of proficiency and knowledge that is truly exceptional. Since our inception in Esposende in 2004, we have been at the forefront of kitesurfing education, teaching over 1,500 students through more than 25,000 hours of instruction. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our more than 450 outstanding reviews. We offer a unique learning experience with boat support and a team of fully IKO-certified instructors, ensuring the highest standards of safety and quality in every lesson. This distinguished record and our comprehensive approach to teaching make us the premier kitesurfing school in the region.

Hear From Our Clients

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Josiane Ruffa

The best school!

I am so happy I chose Kookproof to learn kitesurfing in Esposende. The team is extremely kind and flexible and will go a long way to make sure you get the most out of your stay. I was very lucky to have Bruno as an instructor. His patience, constant support and infectious enthusiasm helped me progress immensely in a very short time and feel the exquisite joy of riding in only 6 hours. I highly recommend this school, and Bruno's teaching!

Manuel Schaffer

Brussels, Belgium

Great school to learn, motivated instructors!

Kook Proof offers options for kite surfers of all levels. The instructors are very knowledgeable and put a lot of emphasis on safety. Lessons are always offered as private which allows you to make the most of your time. Can definitely recommend to anyone who wants to get first experiences with kitesurfing but also to surfers of all levels that want to improve their skills. The school has its own boat to take you to the kite surf beach (and back). All gear needed is provided. Booking process is easy (WhatsApp), if lessons cannot happen due to no wind you are informed in advance.

Mike Kranenburg Oegstgeest, Netherlands

5 day Kite from zero to hero

Very kind, capable instructors, much focus on safety, spot is perfect. Learned to kite in a professional and save manor. Perfect week, many thx & at the end of the week was able to sail safely and keep hight. From zero to hero ....!!

Igor Nisnevitch

Hamburg, Germany

Perfect start

I spent a week at kook proof and it was a very good decision to choose that camp. It was my first time surfing and I enjoyed every second of it. The instructors were very competent, patient and friendly. Also the wind was except of one day strong enough. I would strongly recommend the camp. Thank you for the amazing feel to surf the first time.

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