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Address: Salamansa beach, Mindelo, Sao Vicente 4484, Cape Verde
Phone Number:
+238 987 19 54
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Please note that Kitesurf NOW no longer exists on Salamansa Beach. The...

Please note that Kitesurf NOW no longer exists on Salamansa Beach. The owners (Marc & Ola) do support local friends who offer kitesurf services, food and drinks. Their company is in one building called Creperie Chez Zoe and Kitesurf Cabo Verde. Please do not confuse them with the company which caused Kitesurf NOW not to return. This "bad" company is callled Kitesurf Salamansa and illegally put their building in exactly the same spot as where Kitesurf NOW was in process to renew their company.

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Great spot yet to be discovered by mass tourism.

Location: Some spots in the area, from small lagoon for beginners, to waves for advanced. Big swells are likely to reach Salamansa. Trade winds. Few riders in the bay, plenty of... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2014
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Location: Some spots in the area, from small lagoon for beginners, to waves for advanced. Big swells are likely to reach Salamansa. Trade winds. Few riders in the bay, plenty of space for your surfing or tricks. Kitesurfnow staff keep an eye on the bay, and assist you when dropping the kite on the shorebreak. Great work! Facilities: kitesurfnow staff... More 

Thank G000V
Stavanger, Norway
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We went there intentionally for good waves and we got it. Marc, Ola, and the whole crew is very helpful and friendly. They were even doing shopping for us in next village since we did not have a car. They keep everything simple and this is beauty of this. Quality conditions, waves are great and scenery around just wonderful. Weather... More 

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Vienna, Austria
1 review
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Always windy! Nice chill out area at the beach, less people, perfect service! Next to kitesurfing you can do hiking tours, rent a mountainbike, book a guided biketour, Ebikes are available and a lot more! I will join them again!!! Greets Herwig

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Thank Herwig K
The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

We had been blessed with two weeks of good wind and some days with really good waves. I like the setup on the beach a lot, very basic but it has everything you need. When my board got smashed on the rocks a member off the beach crew fixed it perfectly the same day without charging anything. That's service!

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Thank Freek v
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

My husband and I took few classes with Ola in Salamansa to learn kyte surf. We really had a great time. Ola is a very good teacher. Conditions with the waves were not easy for beginners but we have not been discouraged! I met Ola when she just started Kytesurf Now few years ago and I'm impressed with what Marc... More 

Thank Celine_SanPedro
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We spent April 2013 with our kitesurfing friends in Salamansa, after reading and hearing about kitesurfing in Capo Verde. This is a great kitesurfing spot for both beginners, intermediate and advanced kite surfers - great waves, great location and good wind. The staff, Ola, Marc and their team, are awesome and very helpful. Ola and Marc are ultimate kiters as... More 

1 Thank O T
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 17 October 2013

My title says it all! -- Well, to be more specific, I arrived in Cape Verde this past march to go hiking in Santo Antao (a must do) and on a whim I decided to try out kite-surfing! I was greeted by the wonderful staff (Ola & Marc) and they took me out to the destined Salamansa beach by bus!... More 

Thank vmfriebe
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

I came with my housband to Salamansa because he like to kite on big waves with surf board. We came from crowded Shark beach from Sal...and it was really like we came to another world, to kite paradise! My housband really enjoy in waves which are really big. First two days I have a little problems with my twintip board... More 

Thank julija1999
Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2013

nice people, small but very helpful kitestation, friendly owners :) I will definitely come back to this beautiful island. I hope that Salamansa's infrastructure will have further evolved by then. A small little guesthouse on the beach is still missing, then everything would be perfect.

Thank Kitekate
1 review
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Mark and Ola provided a great couple of days for a group of us, including tuition, local guiding and advice as well as the use of their brilliant beach bar set up. The beach is perfect to learn and ride in with good winds and some surf. I was powered on a 9m and 5'8" surfboard for most of the... More 

Thank Tom T

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