As the premier kiteboarding school in Madagascar founded in 2005, our team at Sakalava Lodge is dedicated to providing the highest-quality instruction and equipment to our students. Recognized as an IKO Center (#205678), we have been teaching in Sakalava Bay since 2005 in accordance with the standards set by the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO), a guarantee of quality recognized worldwide.

Our team is fluent in French, English, and Malagasy, and all instructors are IKO certified with over 7000 hours of kite courses and Professional Liability Insurance. We are proud to be the only affiliated and recognized school in the One Launch Kiteboarding (OLK) network in Madagascar. This network carefully selects the best French-speaking kite schools based on strict criteria, and we are honored to be among the elite few that meet these standards.

At Sakalava Lodge, we offer a variety of options to suit your individual needs and learning style. Our kite courses are tailored to each student, providing personalized instruction and guidance from the first lesson to the last.

We use the latest equipment from Airush including the Lithium Progression and One 2020/2023 range, which is perfect for beginners. We are the only "Pro Kite School" in Madagascar, and our rental equipment includes the latest kites, boards, harnesses, and vests from 2022/2023. We have a diverse selection of 60 kites ranging from 3 to 14 meters, 20 twin tip boards, 10 surfboards, and a board foil. In addition, we are excited to offer Wingfoil lessons this year 2022, which are included in our "All-Inclusive Package".

In addition to the introductory courses, we offer personalized coaching to help you reach a milestone or learn a new discipline. You want to learn how to jump, master the back loop, start kite looping, discover wave riding or foil, equipped with the BtoBtalking communication system, our instructors will help you to reach your goals in complete safety.

You can also opt for one of our coaching weeks with the best riders in the world such as Youri Zoon 2X world champion, Aurélien Pétreau a world reference in big air...The team is made up of 5 senior kitesurfing instructors and three junior instructor, 3 of whom also teach Wing foil. This allows us to offer a personalized teaching, with individual lessons only.

Since its creation in 2005, the kitesurfing school has trained more than 3000 students in Sakalava in total security. Our instructors are REAL experienced instructors, with a pedagogy and years of teaching to their credit. Discover our team and come to learn or progress with the best Kite Team of Madagascar.Discover our feedback and notes on the IKO platform

Our IKO affiliated Kite center

Our Kite school is an affiliated IKO kite center #205678

Taking a kitesurfing course at our school will give you the opportunity to obtain a free IKO certification recognized worldwide.

Very simple to use mobile application will make it very easy for you to prove your Kite level wherever you go.

It will allow you to have access easily for Kite gear rental in all the kite schools in the world. Many kitesurf centers refuse to rent kites if you can’t certify your level and force you to take an hour of lessons to evaluate yourself.

If you wish to continue kite lessons in another school, your next instructor will know exactly your learning path thanks to the application and will be able to pick up where you left off.

Whatever the conditions, whatever your size, we have the right material for optimal learning in complete safety.

By Greg Sakalava