Kitesurf lessons by kitesurf school Vertigo take place at the official kitesurf spot in Vrouwenpolder, in Zeeland. Our kitesurf club is right there at the beach! Because of the Veerse Dam (barrage) the North Sea and the Veerse Meer (lake) are separated from each other, creating an amazing kitesurf spot for beginning kitesurfers.

✓ Kitesurf club on the spot

✓ Hot showers & dressing rooms

✓ VDWS instructors

✓ Free international kitesurf certificate

Our kitesurf methods are well thought through and according to the latest insights. With more than fifteen years of experience in giving kitesurf lessons, we learned that each beginning kitesurfer brings along a different level of experience and requires an appropriate teaching method. That is exactly why we always attune our kitesurf courses to you as a student!


2 students per instructor

All equipment included

150 minutes




1 student per instructor

All equipment included

120 minutes




At Vertigo we believe expertise is very important. Over 15 years now, co-owner Fabian Naerebout has occupied himself with training kitesurf instructors worldwide.  As one of the few kitesurf schools in the Netherlands we are proud to call ourselves an official VDWS training center!

How many lessons do I need to be able to kitesurf responsibly?
Are you in need of a good basic training? Then we recommend a 3-4 days lesson of 150 minutes.

Would you rather try it out first?
Then you best choose a 1 day lesson of 150 minutes. Afterwards, you can always book extra days, for the same price per day.

Wetsuit, board, kite included

Free VDWS certificaat included

Hot showers


Because of the sandbanks on the beach of Vrouwenpolder, with high tide there is an inner lake with the perfect conditions to learn how to kitesurf. In flat and shallow water students progress much faster than at sea, in the waves. Without doubt Vrouwenpolder in Zeeland is the best location to learn how to kitesurf. The sandy beach has relatively few shells and no oysters (which unfortunately is the case at the spots at the Oosterschelde and Westerschelde). So you don’t need surf shoes at the beach in Vrouwenpolder!


First kitesurf lesson

Safety systems

Powerkite control

Flying kites in a harness

Launching and landing

Second / third lesson


Bodydragging with board

Waterstarts on a board

First meters on the board

Third lesson and up

Waterstarts on a board

Practice riding upwind

Change directions on a board

The content of the lessons is dependent on weather conditions and talent of the student :)



★★★★★ 5/5

Experienced schooled kitesurfinstructors the place to learn kitesurfing. Good spot, with high tide there is a lagoon on the beach

Roel | via Google

★★★★★ 5/5

A really cool team with lots of experience on board. All instructors were really kind and nice. A lot of posibilities for a succesfull kitesurfing course. Thanks to Fabian

Mirko | via Google

★★★★★ 5/5

A really good kitesurfing school with spot on communication by SMS / E-mail. Even on no wind days the communication was fast. The lessons have a good structure and the materials used always brand new.

R D | via Google

Kitesurfing F.A.Q.

What is included in the kitesurf lessons?

All necessary materials and equipment are included in the price. For instance, a wetsuit, trapeze, kitesurf board and kite. You don’t pay extra for those with us, since we don’t like those kind of surprises ourselves.

Which languages do the kitesurf instructors speak?

Besides our Dutch instructors, we also have four German instructors. The languages we teach in are Dutch, German and English.

Kitesurf lessons: what should I bring?

  • Sturdy shoes / sneakers
  • Waterproof sunscreen
  • Towel
  • With a rainy weather forecast, a raincoat

From which age can children learn how to kitesurf?

We also offer kitesurf lessons for children. Weight is more important than age. Children weighing more than35 kilograms are welcome for lessons. Vrouwenpolder actually has the best kitesurf conditions for children: at high tide children can stand in the lagoon with shallow water.

Which months of the year do we give kitesurf lessons?

April until October! We try to start in April. Whether it is warm enough by then totally depends on the weather! In October we check how long the temperature is comfortable. You can book anyhow. If lessons cannot take place because of the temperature or poor conditions, we will let you know.

How many people can be in a group lesson?

You and two other students will be in a group lesson. So there is a maximum of 2  persons with one kitesurf instructor. Would you like to take a group lesson with your friends or family? This is possible, if your weights are not too far apart. Please let us know in your application, so we can take care of this ☺

On which locations in Zeeland do we give kitesurf lessons?

We give kitesurf lessons on our kitesurf spot Vrouwenpolder, our home base, during west wind, north-west, north, north-east and eastern wind. We take the Vertigo bus to Neeltje Jans when the wind direction is south-west. We regularly get the question: ”Do you also give kitesurf lessons on the Veerse Meer (lake)?”. Unfortunately kitesurfing is not allowed on the Veerse Meer.  

What if there is no wind?

The day before the scheduled kitesurf lesson we have contact. You receive a message with a ‘GO’ when the weather forecast is favourable. When the weather forecast is not good, you receive a message saying ‘NO-GO’. You can then pick a new date by means of our planning system (Spring 2017).

How many lessons do I need to be able to kitesurf on my own?

The number of lessons you need depends on the talent you show for kitesurfing and previous experience you have in either board sports or kiting. To go out safely onto the water on your own, the average student needs 4 lessons of 3 hours. Of course you are welcome to practise further on your own, with us you are never bound to a lesson package.

What can my children/family/friends do during my kitesurf lesson?

Playground at the beach
There is a big playground at the beach right in front of Vertigo Sports, containing, for instance, a lighthouse with a slide, swings and water feast.

Shopping At the beach there is our Vertigo Sports store with clothes by brands like Roxy, Brunotti, Quiksilver and Mystic. We have bikinis, shirts, sweaters and wind jackets.

Relaxing At the sun terrace of restaurant De Dam you can sit and enjoy lunch or drinks. The sun roof is a recommendation on a sunny day. Poor weather? Inside The Dam there is a fireplace you can sit by, with a hot coco for instance.

I have had lessons at another kitesurf school before, can I take further lessons with you?

Yes you can! When you sign up with us, let us know at what level you are and we can work with that information. Even when you didn’t take all your lessons with us, it is always possible to get your kitesurf certificate with us.

Where can I spend the night within walking distance of the kitesurf spot?

Breezand Beach houses. At the beach in Vrouwenpolder there are several overnight beach houses within 50 meters of our kitesurf school (worth checking out!).

Holiday resort Breezand. Behind the dunes you find holiday resort Breezand. It is possible to rent a bungalow there, within walking distance of the kitesurf beach.

Camping De Zandput. This camping is right next to holiday resort Breezand and also within walking distance of kitesurf spot Vrouwenpolder, the beach and the sand dunes.

Kitesurf overnight stay Vrouwenpolder, Zeeland

Can I take a shower after the kitesurf lessons?

Yes, you can! We have four hot showers for our students which you can use for free.

How can I pay?

Payments can be made in cash or with a regular bank card. Unfortunately payments by credit card are not yet possible.

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