We all know kiteboarding can become very addictive and once you are hooked, you are always looking for the next session. But sooner or later we all discover the most frustrating side of our sport – having to depend on wind.
Nobody wants to see their holiday ticking away on a windless beach.
Back in 2009, we discovered an incredibly reliable spot in Turkey, Gokova Bay. The unique combination of a strong sea breeze combined with a Venturi effect, resulted in a wind that is as reliable as clockwork.
With Gokova being a completely undiscovered spot, we built Alwayswindy, organizing everything from lessons, accommodation, hire cars and airport transfers.
Fast forward to 2018 and Gokova has become a staple destination for the World Kiteboarding League and Alwayswindy has set up in 6 locations world wide.
Your time on the water is precious so do not waste it with rubbish instructions.
Most kite schools are structured to make the maximum amount of profit in the least amount of time. That means you will be put into group lessons, share equipment and have an instructor shouting at the top of his voice, while you are barely in earshot.
We are different.
1 to 1.
Once you are riding, there is no point in doing group lessons.
Both Sarah and I come from a teaching background and as such we approach kitesurfing lessons very differently.
We believe a group lesson has its place for beginners, provided they are done in a 2 to 1 student to instructor ratio, without sharing equipment. But once you are riding upwind, only 1 to 1 tuition is going to get the most out of your kite session.
Professional coaching also means that we make extensive use of video analysis and in order for you to always get clear instructions, anywhere on the water, we have every student connected with a custom radio vest.
Why choose us?
“Just go for it!” does not cut it.
Wind: Our priority in a destination is the reliability of the wind. Too many Tour Operators use the infrastructure, such as good quality Hotels, as their starting point. Of course, we don’t want our clients sleeping in tents but the reliability of the wind comes first, then we source great accommodation as near to a European Standard as we can find – not all our locations are common for tourism.
The right conditions: Your learning progress will go through the roof if you have a flat water spot or predictable waves and moderate but constant wind. If you ever tried learning anything on a 7m kite in choppy, gusty wind, then you know what we mean.
Experience: Both Sarah and I are over 40 and have been teaching for over a decade. Many of our students are in our age bracket and we know how to push you out of your comfort zone without risking injuries.
We travel ourselves and don’t expect to pay more, so why should you.
We do not add commissions or surcharges to our partner’s prices. Everything you book with us is listed separately – we do not package anything. This way you can see clearly what you are paying for.
With Alwaywindy, you also do not have to book a package, everything can be booked separately. Only tuition or only the accommodation? No problem. We also offer a price guarantee on all our services and do not shy away from comparisons with Booking.com.
We like to book our own flights, it gives us flexibility. There are so many great and ever changing deals out there now, by booking your own flights you also have the flexibility we enjoy.
By booking with Always Windy you will get a complete package, without spending the time organising all the components, for the same price if not for less!