Learn to kite with the 40knots team in the Caribbean

Meet the kite school instructors: we are based in Nonsuch Bay, Antigua

40knots team

We are a group of friends from all over the world who choose Antigua as a home for great kiting together. We all share the same love for the ocean, the excitement when the wind is blowing and the pleasure and pride of getting our students up and riding for the first time.

Here at 40knots we developed a peculiar way of teaching kitesurfing, which we think is the safest, most efficient and fun way of learning how to kite. Each instructor, equipped with the best equipment and a boat, will follow you in the water constantly, providing the best possible assistance in the water and on the beach.

Massimo Dimauro

Massimo Dimauro

AkaMax
PositionHead office, marketing
PassionsKitesurfing, Sailing, Foiling, Biking (with and without engine!!!), eating chocolate
Favourite spotAnywhere in the world with a left breaking wave
Favourite kiteOzone Reo 8m on 20m lines
Best boardHB Regence
Christian Schmidt

Christian Schmidt

AkaSchmitte
PositionMarketing man
PassionsKiteboarding/Surfing, Dirtbiking
Favourite spotGreen island
Favourite kiteOzone Edge 11m
Best boardHB OCTO 5' 9'' and CrazyFly Raptor
Susan Held

Susan Held

AkaBullet
PositionHead office, instructor
PassionsKiteboarding, Running. Picking blue m&m's
Favourite spotGreen Island, Antigua
Favourite kiteOzone Reo 10m
Best boardShinn Toyboy
Irene Clerici

Irene Clerici

AkaBubu
PositionA bit of everything
PassionsKitesurfing, foiling, travelling, sailing
Favourite spotWilloughby Bay
Favourite kiteOzone Reo 6 on 20m lines
Best boardTomo Vader 5'
Odean Solan

Odean Solan

AkaJamal
PositionInstructor
PassionsKiteboarding, Sailing, Driving “too” fast...
Favourite spotGreen island, Antigua
Favourite kiteOzone Edge 10m
Best boardShinn Monk
Tyvone Richardson

Tyvone Richardson

AkaBuju
PositionInstructor
PassionsSailing, Kiteboarding, Car Tuning
Favourite spotGreen Island, Antigua
Favourite kiteOzone Enduro 12m
Best boardShinn Pinbot

Kitesurf School Antigua Green Island

40Knots and the team

Nothing short of AWESOME! I stayed a couple of days in Antigua and went out with 40Knots for a few kite surf sessions! The team working there is very friendly and super helpful. The spot green island is a hidden away gem with flat water and a pretty cool little beach setup to chill and have your afternoon lunch at. Honestly If I was ever again in Antigua or even on another island near by, I'd head straight over there! Thanks guys for making this kite trip on Antigua on for the books. 10/10!!

Amazing friendly people

We came to Nonsuch for a week to relax and do some kitesurfing, and we couldn't have asked for more friendly and helpful people ! Definitely recommend this! The kite centre was the most friendly ever and we have been to a few! See you next year guys.......

Awesomeness!

This was my first introduction to kitesurfing. The team of Chris and Susie were very positive and enthusiastic and made you want to get out on the sea even before you got into the boat! Susie my instructor was an excellent teacher and the way the sport was explained to me was logical and clear and positive! The location was beautiful and the area protected by a large reef therefore reducing any waves. I wanted an introduction to the sport in a warm sea environment and if anyone was considering the same I would endorse 40 Knots wholeheartedly.

Simply the best

I presented Jamal with the ultimate task. A complete novice with no previous experience or knowledge of kites, sailing or surfing. The whole team were very helpful and friendly . I had 3 lessons with Jamal who was a fantastic instructor. Very capable, knowledgable and patient. Above all an instructor. Always observing and tweaking your technique to I was up on the board by the end of lesson 2. A further lesson with Sam and by the end if the week was surfing. Still some way to go to be if the standard and finesse of the 40 knots guys but absolutely thrilled to be up and feeling confident. Thank you guys. Can't recommend them highly enough.

Great fun and fantastic teachers

We love Irene, Max, Chris and Suzi. Wonderful people, so friendly, welcoming and great at their sport. We have taken paddle board and kite surf lessons and come back every time we are in Antigua. This is the only place to go for lessons on the island!