AKB offers private and semiprivate kite lessons. All instructors are experienced IKO internationally certified instructors. Lessons are available in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.
Brand new equipment is provided by the school, including the use of radio communication.
Several options of guided downwind and kite tours are arranged depending on your level of riding and personal kite style preferences; downwinds through huge flat lagoons, out in the open sea, the calm waters of the Preguiças River as well as kiteboarding in the inland lagoons of the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. Every alternative includes land transportation and rescue.
AKB offers repair services, gear sale and rental, facilities for cleaning, drying and storing your equipments.
Atins is a small fishermen village located on the coast of Maranhão and surrounded by the dunes of the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, the delta of the Preguiças River, a small creek, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Atins is the perfect kite destination for riders of all levels an ideal for beginners interested in taking lessons. It has epic kiteboarding conditions: constant cross-shore winds, endless flat spots, and shallow warm waters. The wind season is between July and December during which the wind speed ranges from 15 to 25 knots.
There are no banks and cash machines in Atins. Shops do not accept credit cards and phone and internet connection is limited.
FROM THE NEAREST AIRPORT OF SÃO LUÍS (SLZ)
The easiest way is to schedule a private taxi from the airport to the port of Barreirinhas and book a private speedboat from Barreirinhas to Atins.
There are other possibilities of public transportation that significantly lengthen the duration of the transfer.
FROM JERICOACOARA OR FORTALEZA AIRPORT (FOR)
It is possible to transit from Fortaleza airport by 4×4 to Caburé, via Paulino Neves. In Caburé, you will have to take a boat to reach Atins on the other side of the river. Many people enjoy this long journey to visit and kitesurf in other places alongside the coast.
Our recommendation is to use the transfers services offered by our partner Pousada Vila Guará for comfort, safety and convenience: email@example.com