~ About Us ~

Havana Kiteboarding Club was created in the middle of 2012. It was the result of the compilation of ideas from a group of local kiters, who met in the same Havana Kite spots during rushing wind days. The Club was successful among Cuban and foreign amateurs, who, in addition to practice this sport, took advantage of the culture and parties of this lovely place. Every year kitesurf and surf practitioners gather to share emotions and different stories. Nowadays, the Havana Kiteboarding Club is opening schools all over Cuba. Kite & Surf schools have been opened in Havana specifically in Playas del Este, in Tarará Spot where the first Cuba´s Kite Village is located only 15 minutes from the Historic Centre of Old Havana. Other schools branches are in Cayo Guillermo, island situated in the middle of the North coast of Cuba, Guardalavaca, Holguin in the north-east part of Cuba and Cayo Largo, island in the south coast of Cuba.

We offer Kitesurf IKO courses and PASA surf courses (only in Havana School) and Stand Up Paddle (SUP) for those interested in learning or improving their skills in one of the most beautiful and adrenaline sports worldwide.


A HAVANA (PLAYAS DEL ESTE): Offer about 9 km of sandy coastline and turquoise sea to suit all levels and disciplines: Kite, Surf & SUP. The KITEVILLAGE CUBA Tarara in Playa del Este is the ideal kitesurfing base to combine a relax surf and kite holiday with the cuban culture.

B CAYO GUILLERMO (Between Hotel Daiquirí and Sercotel Club Cayo Guillermo): The paradise of the kitesurf! Flat water condition for improve your free style level. Sail in shallow and turquoise water discovering inexplored carribean places and have an unforgettable sports and culture holiday.

C HOLGUIN/GUARDALAVACA (SPOT BRISAS DEL MAR): Spot in strong turistic expansion and the only island windy even in the summer time for favorable landscape condition to physical and thermal currents.

~ Links and Partners ~


  • Windguru Cayo Guillermo
  • RND
  • Windguru Holguin
  • Windguru Varadero
  • Windguru Havana
  • Cuba Kite Village
  • HKC Holguin
  • HKC Varadero

~ Our Courses ~

  • Surf

    Choose your first surf course to experiment the emotions that this incredible sport can bring.
  • Kiteboarding

    Choose your own Kiteboarding course, from the very first learning steps to the advanced surf and maneuver course. In this section you will find what suits the most to your aptitude!
  • Paddel

    Choose your Stand Up Paddle (SUP) course and enjoy surfing throughout the wonderful Cuban coast.
  • Rent

    Leave your equipment at home and travel lighter. In this section you can rent what you need to practice your favorite sport.

Buy a course

~ Our Services ~


Kite Trip

services

If you are a good kiter and you want to visit the island doing kite boarding, kite trip is your service!

Kite Village Cuba

Would you like to book for a wonderful holidays in our Kite & Surf Village?

Holidays in Cuba

services

If you want to spend your holidays in Cuba by our school branches on the island, send an e-mail to booking@hkckite.com and we will give you the better Price and service.

~ Staff ~

Meet our team

    Matteo Gatti

    Owner

    Email: matteo@hkckite.com / Phone:+53 52801626

    Matteo Gatti is founding partner of the Club, ex nautical skier and ex wakeborder, who started practicing kitesurf since 2000 after having learned it in Fuerteventura, Canarian Islands, in 1999. International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) certified instructor. Since he went into this wonderful sport, he traveled to many places worldwide, enjoying different landscapes y cultures. When he settled in Havana, Cuba, by the beginning of 2012, he created the first kite club in Cuba, named HAVANA KITEBOARDING CLUB.

    Nicolo Gatti

    General manager in Havana

    Email: nicolo@hkckite.com / Phone:+53 58693669

    Nicolo’ started water’s sports in 1998, at the age of 6 years old, practicing waterski and wakeboarding. In 2010 he left Italy to study and work in London then, in 2015, he choose to join he’s father’s idea to help him making Havana Kiteboarding Club an unforgettable adventure for all the extreme sport’s people. Nicolo’ is Italian and he’s fluent in both English and Spanish.

    Jorge Rondón

    Instructor in Guardalavaca

    Email: jorge@holguinkite.com / Phone:+53 53270074

    Jorge is kiter since 2011 and instructor since 2012. Just like his brother Alberto, he knows by heart Holguin´s coast and the different beaches where kitesurfing is possible. Languages he speaks: English and French.

    Alberto Rondón

    Instructor in Cayo Guillermo

    Email: alberto@holguinkite.com / Phone:+53 53082646

    Alberto is a RRD cuban rider in free-style discipline. If you want improve your free-style skill you can reserve a course with Alberto in Cayo Guillermo. Languages he speaks: French, English and Spanish.

    Frank

    Instructor in Havana

    Email: frank@havanasurfingclub.com / Phone:+53 52734264

    Frank is a Cuban surfer who started in 1999 doing bodyboard winning three national competitions as first class! In 2010 he started doing shortboard and in 2013 he finished the national competition as third class. Frank is a PASA Surf instructor and surf’s judge. He’s speaking English and Spanish.

    Alain Abreu

    Instructor in Havana

    Email: alain@havanakite.com / Phone:+53 52667174

    Alain began practicing skateboard, windsurf and after a few month kiteboarding. He started kite in 2011 with a few guys around all the Cuban’s beaches, he has good skills doing wave and strapless. Alain speak English.

    Yaniris Hurtado

    Office Manager

    Email: booking@hkckite.com / Phone:+5352734823

    Yaniris Hurtado was born the 23rd of December 1991. She work for HKC administration, she is the supervisor of Tarará’s school and the Kite Village responsible. Yaniris speaks french, spanish and italian.