GUSTYKITE was born in 2003 at Guincho, the world known, windy beach in Cascais, West of Lisbon. Few schools exist at the time, allowing us to rapidly became the most recognized company in Portugal, with hundreds of students per year.
Adapting to the new upcoming technologies and more demanding customers, we renewed our brand image in 2007 and kept growing our network.
At this point we wanted to share our experience with more people, so we offered franchising of our work model, and 5 portuguese stations were formed untill 2008 – Guincho, Ria de Aveiro, Fonte da Telha, Ria de Alvor and Altura.
The model prooved right and in 2010 it was fine-tuned to go International, with 1 station in Goa, and the first kitesurf school ever in Angola.
Things were rolling and in 2017 more people got involved in management to keep the company up to date and efficient. A brand new website is built and our Courses got small tweaks to improve customer appreciation and focus on Custom made, Quality classes.
Our experience after 15 years made us go towards more personalised teaching with Private and Semi Private lessons, and focus on a single station to offer the best, safest and highest quality lessons.
From our main spot in Fonte da Telha, we can reach several amazing spots with different conditions within 30 minutes travel, so we can drive you to the best location depending on each clients demands.
For 2019, a brand new, adaptive website, a professional ads and social media campaign, and a new beach infrastructure, increasing even more our customers conditions, confort and safety.
Praia do Guincho is suitable for the most adventurous advanced riders that want to explore this stunning wild and rugged beach.
Strong Northern winds are predominant during summertime (June-August), always stronger than other spots due to severall local effects, so if you have the skills and want to kite no matter what, this is the place to go.
Book your Supervision lessons and have an instructor to keep you safe and give you some tips.
Our main teaching spot is Fonte da Telha. Our choice after 16 years of teaching due to the most steady, predictable and constant conditions around.
If you want to lear or progress your kiteboard skills, this is where to be!
The usual thermal winds during the summer months (June to August) show up after lunch, ranging from 15 to 25 knot from Northwest. The sandy beaches have small waves around 1m perfect to learn or develop your skills on freestyle or surf.
This lagoon is about 30 minutes from Caparica and the spot to go when you need to progress on the water. The shallow, flat surface with plenty of space to setup your gear makes this a nice spot and a productive experience.
The best winds for this spot are NW to SW and usually range from 15 to 25knots, perfect for your progression. You can find some restaurants, public toilets and plenty car parking on this amazing protected landscape with huge sand dunes and pine trees.
Living in Aroeira, right next to the beach I naturally became big fan of watersports and 7 years ago I got addicted to Kitesurf. Nowadays I make my job on this amazing sport and love to teach it to other people.
I was born in a small town in the interior of Ribatejo, since early I became interested in extreme sports, but only a few years later I discovered kitesurfing. Combining professional experience with my passion for kitesurfing has been the unique experience.
I was raised close to the Lisbon, right next to the beach. This proximity to the sea has influenced me as a child, and I started to kitesurf in 2004. My passion turned soon into a job by associating it with the desire to travel and explore other parts of the world. In 2008 I achieved IKO kitesurf instructor qualification and open my own kite centre in Portugal.
I am a friendly, professional French traveler with 5 years in kitesurf teaching experience, and hope I can share my passion on this sport WITH as many people as possible always having safety and fun in mind.