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DAY'S INTRODUCTION TO KITESURFING, WAKEBOARDING, AND THE BEACH:
A COCKTAIL OF SENSATIONS!

Duration
0.5
day
Budget
Wakeboard – from €20 to €60 depending on duration. €90 or €100 for 2½hrs according to season. Courses: ask on site
 
The best period
  • Automne
  • Eté
  • Printemps

kitesurfing, paddle boarding and wakeboarding: enjoy great fun, adrenaline and thrills like pros! Between the lakes and the Mediterranean, amongst unspoilt nature, enjoy a memorable day with an attentive and friendly team. To end the day on a high note, dinner at a beach bar watching the sunset over the lake …

de Aude Tourisme
Recommended by
Marc
Le massif de la Clape
Le massif de la Clape

LA CLAPE

Astonishing natural surroundings

Coming from Narbonne, the road to Saint Pierre – where our day will take place – crosses the La Clape Massif. Breathtakingly beautiful landscapes with the intense blue sea as a backdrop – nature in all its splendour:  the pines, the heathland and vines as far as the eye can see, not forgetting the scents – pine, thyme, rosemary... absolutely fantastic!
A thought-provoking trip not to be missed!

Did you know?

In Roman times, La Clape was an island!  Today it is an unspoilt, natural area dotted with vineyards that you can visit. There you will find exceptional flora, animal species and rare plants. Make the most of your stay to try the La Clape AOC wines, famous for their iodised character,

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Act like a pro?

"How do you feel like a kitesurfing pro without having ever touched a kite?": I am a total kitesurfing and wakeboarding beginner, but I thought that there must be a way of enjoying yourself without having mastered the technique. I felt a bit like: "I won't make it", but the idea of trying this activity had really got hold of me!

Equipment

Swimsuit, sun cream (the water may be cold, but the sun is strong!), shower gel and a towel for the shower afterwards. Glisse et Kite offers an indoor place to shower and change, so you will not have to stay wet all day.

Initiation kite
Le kite en tandem : sensations et sécurité

Tandem kitesurfing: hair blowing in the wind

We put on wetsuits, helmets and lifejackets. Some reassuring words, clear and simple explanations, and once attached to the pilot with a double harness, off we go for half an hour of thrills. A great adrenaline rush, hair blowing in the wind. Christophe and his team were always hyper-attentive.
The tandem kiteboard is really safe. I never thought the day would come when I'd experience boarding like an expert! At the end of the session, when I had already managed to do several runs, there was only one thing I wanted: to come back and do it on my own! Ideal introduction to the sport, with no risks!

Useful information

Be aware that the lake water can be cold, even in summer!

Good to know
You can book activities directly at the Glisse et Kite site
Parking:
free car park in front of the Glisse et Kite site – extra easy to park
Accommodation:
On the spot at the municipal Pissevaches Campsite next to the club: tents, caravans, mobile homes and campers.

Paddle géant
Paddle géant

Giant paddleboard, and great fun guaranteed

After a little break to calm down, off to the wakeboard pontoon for giant paddleboard! We had to go across the little lake beside the sea. We all got onto the big board that would take several people. It took several paddle strokes to get my balance, but I didn't fall into the water. The hardest thing, and the most fun too, was everyone in the group trying the keep their balance on the board! Guaranteed laughs!

Expert's tip

To try these activities, you must be able to swim, and not be scared of the water, even if wetsuits and lifejackets are provided and the water is not very deep.

Our favourite

I absolutely loved it! A wakeboard is like a snowboard, but pulled over the water – no boat to pull us, but a cable linked between two poles. It's called cable skiing.

Wakeboard
Wakeboard

Like pros!

I was a bit scared of falling – it's not easy – and once I got going, the inevitable happened... I fell a few times, and my friends who were trying it did too.  You had to swim back to the start. But after one or two falls, and some great laughs, we ended up getting the hang of the technique, staying on for the whole course and coming back to the pontoon with some superb turns!
I spent a good hour having fun in the water, and I loved trying this activity, the sliding feeling – sometimes it felt as though you were taking off.

Beach bar
Ambiance beach bar

After all that effort, the reward

We had to get off – the session was finished. Back on the paddleboard to the beach, with a little extra – hot showers and the cloakroom for the "après-kitesurf". Real feel-good!

Beach bar
Beach bar
Beach bar
Au bout du monde

Beach bar with a tropical feel

The reward for all the effort: the beach restaurant with the tropical atmosphere was there in magnificent surroundings, opposite the lake. The evening light falling on the water gave it fantastic colours and reflections. In the restaurant, Geraldine had prepared delicious dishes with fresh, local produce that she gets from the neighbourhood market in Saint Pierre. Regional produce, salads, hamburgers, and even vegan dishes. The service is perfect, and friendly. Geraldine will give your tastebuds a real treat – yours and ... the spectators' too. Quality, good prices, and a lovely view. What more do you need?

Where to sleep and eat, what to do?

Retrouvez ici Kite et Glisse pour votre future initiation mais aussi les suggestions de Marc (Tourisme Aude) pour prolonger votre séjour avec une balade en VTT dans le massif de la Clape. Découvrez aussi ses bonnes adresses hébergement et bonnes tables.

Sports leisure

ECOLE DE VOILE ET DE KITESURF GLISSE ET KITE

FLEURYAude
Sports leisure

LANGUEDOC VTT EVASION

GRUISSANAude
Camp site

CAMPING MUNICIPAL DE PISSEVACHES

FLEURYAude
Restaurant

LA CAMBUSE DU SAUNIER ET LA VINOTHEQUE DE LA CLAPE ET DES CORBIERES (BAR-TAPAS)

GRUISSANAude
Latitude: 43.191535600000
Longitude: 3.206119530000
How to get there

By car : Saint Pierre la Mer is a few kilometres from Narbonne. Glisse & Kite is at Les Cabanes de Fleury outside the village. 24km from the centre of Narbonne. Allow 35 minutes by car.
GPS location: lat. 43° 11' 29" - long. 3° 12' 22"