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Address: | Autopista Sur, Sector Punta Hicacos, Varadero, Cuba
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First Ocean Kiting Sessions

Grateful to run into Darien and crew at their kite spot. Equipment tips, help with landing and gear, as well as super local knowledge was much appreciated. The seas and currents... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Rob A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Grateful to run into Darien and crew at their kite spot. Equipment tips, help with landing and gear, as well as super local knowledge was much appreciated. The seas and currents can be a challenge at this beach. These guys know their stuff. Full disclosure: I did not hire for lessons, but my friend did, and he highly recommended their... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These guys were the BEST! They were very knowledgeable and skilled kite boarders. They were so helpful. I'm happy we met them.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fellow kiters, check in with these guys when you get to get Varadero. Centrally located and not affiliated with the Government/ Hotels down the beach. . Darrien and his crew are very helpful for the beginner to the expert in terms of gear, wind reports and assistance to getting to some sweet spots for kiting. Highly recommend !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I was there till Dec 31 2016 with my own equipment and highly recommend the beach and Caribbean Riders. Although I didn't take official lessons with the kite school they would come and give me advice, rescue when needed keep it safe for everybody. Staying at Memories Varadero gave me walking distance to the kite beach. Thank you guys !!!... More 

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I was there during December 2016 and had grea kitesurfing conditions. Darien and his team are professionals, speak English well and always help kite-surfers, including ones that are not related to their kiteschool.

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Had a good time trying out kite surfing for the first time. I have been interested in it but never had the opportunity to try it before. Darien is very good at explaining how things work and what you need to do in order make them work. He doesn't seem to mind going over things again and again (in my... More 

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Drummondville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I booked a private lesson at CaribbeanRiders KiteSchool (Darien Team) Everything is professional, safe and customer oriented. My instructor was Julio. He is a really good teacher: helpful, encouraging, patient and friendly. So much fun! Highly recommended!!! Muchas gracias!!! Claudia

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Caribbeanriders K, General Manager at CaribbeanRiders KiteSchool, responded to this review

Thanks tu your opinion we will be the best instructors every day, regards More 

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I´m a kiter and researched where to go in Varadero and where to rent equipment. Darren has by far the most stuff in boards and kites and is super relaxed about the whole thing. In addition, he gives some tips, helps out etc. This is the go to place for kites in Varadero.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I met with Darien and his Team in Varadero in Juy 2016 when practicing first time kiteboarding. I came with my equipment and researched prior that the folks have school in Varadero and found them. Every minute of the practice with them was very valuable and in a matter of a short time I learned more than I read, watched... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I was there out of season in June and found that the kite school moves from their 'summer' season pitch by the Memories hotel and runs out of their home base, 5306 "Torres House", 53 street, Varadero town. Tel +5352772388. Darien is very friendly and attentive to your needs and once on the azure blue, crystal clear waters there is... More 

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