Kitesurfing Dublin

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Great value Kitesurfing lessons in Dublin,

Kitesurfing is an exciting sport to learn. With the right instruction and the right conditions, you can get up on the board and ride safely. It is my passion to teach and I can't wait to get you started your kitesurfing adventure, so don't hesitate, give it a go, you won't regret it!


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Video tutorials

Here are some video tutorials of mine that will teach you a lot about kitesurfing. The point of them is a safer practice and a better understanding of kitesurfing. There is a lot to know about this sport and my experience will help you to keep progressing.

Who We Are

I am Sylvain Dubost, kitesurfer for the last 16 years. Passionate about kites, how they work and what we can do with them. As a senior instructor, my experience and knowledge will allow you to get easily to the sport of kitesurfing.

Kitesurfing Beaches in Dublin, Ireland, our playgrounds.

Portmanock, Burrow beach, Dollymount, Poolbeg.

Kitesurfing Lesson Reviews!

I recently completed the 4-lesson package with Kitesurfing Dublin, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Sylvain, my instructor, was incredibly patient and fostered a relaxed learning environment. Thanks to his guidance, I now feel confident enough to purchase my own equipment and pursue kite surfing independently. Highly recommend!

Couldn’t recommended Sylvain enough, he is extremely trustworthy, always on time, communication is on point. Very nice and funny guy, lessons are a lot of fun. sessions are very well laid out with safety being main priority and progressing through kite sizes to learn kite control. Great patience, and had me moving on the board by the end of my third lesson

He knows his stuff and picks the right material and right conditions for the lessons (not too high winds, not too shallow water, good size kite). Could not recommend a better instructor.

I can completely recommend taking lessons with Sylvain. I did my first run on the board during my third lesson (exactly as I hoped). The lessons are well thought out, the exercises help to progress quickly. Sylvain is extremely trustworthy, always on time, communication is on point. Very nice and funny guy, lessons are a lot of fun. Lastly, I have always felt very safe. I thought I might get scared due to being hooked in/high wind force, but not for a second. Not a single bad crash, Sylvain knows his stuff and picks the right material and right conditions for the lessons (not too high winds, not too shallow water, good size kite). Go for it.

Amazing kite surfing lesson with Sylvain today! 👍

He is excellent at explaining the basics, getting you familiar with the kite & gear, shows you all the safety procedures (most important bit to learn), explains the importance of planning/assessing before going on the water, demonstrates the kite exercises perfectly and gets you to repeat until you fully understand the theory and can complete them in practice advancing though the key basics step by step.

Sylvain is also very well prepared and has thought of everything to make your lessons as fun and practical as possible – winter wetsuits to keep you warm, walkie talkies so you can hear his instructions while further away, colourful shirts to wear so you can see each other out in the water (black/navy wetsuits are very difficult to see in water).

Highly recommend and will be booking my next lesson soon! 😀

Great lesson with Sylvain! Amazing instructor with a lot of knowledge and useful tips. Highly recommend to progress quickly

Highly recommend Sylvain. It was an awesome experience-he has an individual approach, very positive and knowledgeable teacher!

Thanks for the good experience! Learned how to kite surf from scratch with Sylvain even though I had zero experience on boards. He knows the conditions and kite spots in and out. Is patient and positive so you will enjoy your time. First lesson kite control, second one water dragging and third one the board. Nonetheless to drive correctly left, right and upwind you should calculate with more than three lessons. Worth the money. Thanks again 

Good teacher with a lot of experience. Also very fair-if the weather is bad he will not charge you despite having started the lesson.
Would recommend!
I was given a voucher for a beginner kitesurfing lesson with Sylvain and it was a brilliant experience.
Safety was a top priority and the coaching we were given helped us progress a lot in the 3 hour session.
Sylvain is very friendly and knowledgeable and I would highly recommend his company. I’ll definitely be back for more lessons 🤙  
Couldn’t recommend Sylvain enough! I had my first class with him recently and had a wonderful time.
He took the time to explain everything to me step by step and was very supportive and encouraging throughout. Looking forward to the next session!

Sylvain is a great instructor, and as a beginner takes you through all the necessary steps before using a full kite in the water. I felt confident throughout with the constant 1-1 feedback. I’d definitely recommend and I’ve already booked a follow up lesson. 

Had an amazing session with Sylvain. The class was super clear and fun and the experience was awesome. Officially hooked to this sport 😎

I had tried kitesurfing once before without having any instructions and it left me feeling like I was lucky to get out of the water Alive.
This time around I set out seeking some guidance. Gratefully I found Slyvain, his experience and patience when teaching is second to none, he progresses you through the different size kites, building your confidence and ability in flying the kite….which in itself is a lot of fun. I am very much looking forward to getting in the water on the board in our next lesson!! Thanks again! See you soon

Couldn’t recommended Sylvain enough, sessions are very well laid out with safety being main priority and progressing through kite sizes to learn kite control. 
Great patience, and had me moving on the board by the end of the 3rd lesson. Thanks

Had some great sessions with Sylvain. He’s very patient, clear and knows everything about the sport.

Sylvain is a great teacher. He really takes the time and goes through each step carefully so that you are always confident moving on to the next stage of the lesson. 5/5!

I had two private sessions with Sylvian and all went better than I was expected. Great to have a teacher with passion for what he’s doing. Can’t wait to get back in water and continue this adventure!

Highly recommend Sylvian for a fantastic kiteboarding lesson. I had previous experience kiteboarding on land and only needed one lesson to get up to speed, which Sylvian tailored perfectly to my needs.
Sylvian’s use of a radio system in the helmet during the lesson was a game changer, allowing for immediate and valuable feedback while out on the water. Thanks for a great lesson!

Had a great time and instruction with Sylvian. It was my first time in the water and I felt like I made progress super fast! Great equipment and felt safe at all times

Great session, I did a private lesson and really found the session valuable.
I used my own gear which Sylvain helped check was ok and helped me tune my kite and setup so I can now train without an instructor.
Great fun too 😁

Could not ask for a better learning experience.

Had my first lesson today, had reservations about the cold in winter but everything went so smooth, we were too warm if anything. The gear was tidy and up to standard. Cannot wait to get on the board 😄 +1 to all the good reviews, very professional, thank you so much.


Me and my brother had our first session today, was great fun, very interesting and informative. Having a joint session was a bonus and worked great.
Looking forward to the next session! Sylvain is a very pleasant instructor, would highly recommend. 👍

I can absolutly recomand Sylvain as an Instructor. I am a rookie with no expierience at all. He makes you things easy to understand and he is so patient.
When you are Dublin you really should expierence it.
Thanks a lot Sylvain for a great time.
I had 2 lessons and made fast progress. I was unrestricted in the levels I could reach at my learning pace which many other instructors might impose. I was allowed to try using the board on my second lesson and taught about many safety factors. Although I will do more lessons still I have found my experience to be fantastic. Sylvain is really nice, and gives great instructions.
Thank you.

Absolutely fantastic experience! Sylvain is amazing at teaching and makes the experience even more fun! He was very generous with his time and I really felt like I got the hang of flying the kite after only one lesson! I would recommend everyone to try this at least once! Thank you Sylvain for the spectacular experience!!

Sylvain is a very good instructor, he’s very good at explaining identify your area of Improvements and give suggestion. He’s also a very funny guy and provides great quality equipment. Strongly recommended!!!Great lesson and very enjoyable. Moved at a good pace without skipping any details around safety. Will definitely return for another lesson and would recommend to anyone looking to try kitesurfing!

There’s no better better place to learn kitesurfing then Poolbeg, and no better instructor than Sylvain to get you there. Not only for the great quality of the gear, the attention to detail and security measures. But also simply because he is a great person to be around during this journey, who is genuinely committed to get you hooked on this amazing sport. Highly recommended

(Translated by Google) Great, we had a great time. Sylvain is a teacher and we were able to progress. To be redone very soon😊
(Original) Super, nous avons passe un très bon moment. Sylvain est pedagogue et nous avons pu progresser. A refaire très vite😊Really enjoying the lessons with Sylvain. He is a great instructor with great enthusiasm for the teaching. We have had lessons in Sutton, Rush and Poolbeg beach. After lesson No 3, I am now sailing😎 Great lesson!Highly professional service. Lessons were good and your progression from beach to water is well planned out. Going through all safety aspects of the sport with a good hands of approach to getting you to where you want to be.


I did 4 lessons with Sylvain so far. He’s a nice guy and very professional. Would 100%  recommend him to anybody looking to start out at kitesurfing.
Wonderful kitesurf experience with Sylvain during a private lesson-amazing spot, complete explanations, up-to-date equipments, adapted advice, listening and had a lot of fun. I recommend

Super Experience de Kitesurf avec Sylvain pendant un cours particulier-Spot exceptionnel, explications completes, materiel de qualite, conseils adaptes, a l’ecoute et sensations garanties. Je recommande
I want to deeply thank Sylvain who has been a fantastic teacher during the whole session. The person has been very instructive during kite management exercices. Water start is a difficult step but with the right instructor it is easier to handle.


Had my first kitesurfing lesson today, all went great, learned so many new things!
Great instructor, very knowledgeable, highly recommend
Sylvain is a great instructor and a very nice guy, if you and ur mates looking to start kitesurfing and looking for someone with experience and safety in mind Sylvan’s your guy!


I had my first lesson with Sylvain at Poolbeg on December 12th and he gives you lots of time and patience during the lesson. He used 3 different sizes/types of teaching kites so that I learned gradually. His wetsuits are top-notch and really warm too. Sylvain is a great coach, really knows his stuff and makes sure you feel safe, stay within your limits and still have lots of fun!! Highly recommended!!!

Sylvain is a super instructor and the gear provided is top quality, I was actually warm out in the irish sea in December! Would definitely recommend
Completed five lessons with Sylvain so far. Good communicator and very professional.


I was curious to try kitesurfing and got a few lessons as a present for birthday by my partner. Definitely a great experience, done my four lessons with Sylvain and now considering getting my own gear. Needless to say, Sylvain is a great coach, very patient, friendly, and very accommodating. Thoroughly enjoyed my lessons and even have a few videos captured of my earlier, funnier moment of using a kite & board in water! Thank you Sylvain!


Kitesurfing great lessonSylvain’s a fantastic instructor: Incredibly patient with a knack for explaining the theory and technique, and a good focus on safety. I can’t rate him highly enough.


I never leave reviews but in this case ill happily give my thoughts if its to help a small business like Slyvian’s
-Cant recommend him enough
-Brilliant coaching, clear, concise and easy to understand
– Kite equipment is of a high quality, wetsuits and booties etc are all clean and undamaged.
-Prices beat all his competitors while also having smaller class sizes
-Hes a top bloke sound as a pound, and an absolute gentleman

Bottom line is, if youre looking for lessons, just do yourself a favour and do these.
Have done 3 lessons and looking forward to the next yeow


Sylvain is an excellent instructor and takes a highly personalised approach to his students. I was able to progress very quickly because of his clear and insightful guidance.
He is also incredibly sound and it is an absolute pleasure to head out into the water for a few hours with him. Yesterday on our lesson the winds were lighter than expected for the first hour and Sylvain kindly extended our session to ensure we got a good run at it. I cannot recommend Sylvain enough to anyone considering kitesurfing lessons. A 5-star experience.


I don’t usually write reviews but Sylvain is an amazing professional instructor and my experience with him was so good! He teaches kitesurfing in a fun and approachable way and has soooo much Patience! I had so much fun and managed to get the basics of kitesurfing after only 4 lessons. I highly recommend this guy!! thank you so much Sylvain you are the BEST!!


Great lessons. He was very informative and helped me progress quickly. I’ll definitely be back again soon


Great first 1-to-1 lesson with Sylvain! Very clear instructions with focus on safety. Will definitely come back for more lessons.


Super moniteur. Apprentissage rapide en toute sécurité! Enjoy!


Had a great experience with Kitesurfing Dublin over the christmas holidays. Great expertise, great equipment and great safety awareness.


Excellent 1 on 1 kitesurfing lessons with fast progression, good tips and advice and high quality gear with an emphasis on safety.
Sylvain helped me to set up my own kites correctly and now I am completely independent. 10/10


Great person, great lesson, great experience great fun and great equipment. Learned a lot and will come back for more. Thanks Sylvain for a great day


Sylvain is a fantastic instructor, really enjoyed the lesson I did and learn a lot! He never getting tired of repeating 3/4 times,Would highly recommend! Thanks Sylvain I’ve got in board



Just had my first lesson today with Sylvain.
It was an absolutely brillant experience. He was very knowledgeable and safety conscious and made me feel at ease. He was also very patient and he made everything so easy to understand, his instruction where very clear and easy to follow.
I’m really looking forward to my next lessons with Sylvain


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