F.A.Q.

Here are some frequently asked questions that might be useful to you.

Where is Kitesurf Antigua located?

We are located on the South end of Jabberwock Beach. If you are looking for it on a map you may see it listed as Judge’s Bay or Shoal Bay on the NE corner of the island (Google maps lists it as Jabberwock Beach). Please see our Directions page for a detailed map of the area.

Can I get a taxi to Jabberwock Beach?

Yes, you can get a taxi to Jabberwock from just about anywhere. Taxi drivers will know how to get there. Just tell them to take you to the parking lot at the South end of the beach, near the medical university. If you are driving there yourself please check the Directions page for details on how to find us.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, we now accept Visa and Mastercard.

What currencies do you accept?

We accept US and EC currency, we also accept traveller’s cheques.

Why is Jabberwock Beach the best place to learn?

This is a very common, and very good question. Antigua has hundreds of beaches, but most of them are very small and don’t have the right wind conditions for learning to kite. Jabberwock is one of the longest beaches on the island and it just happens to face North East. With our prevailing winds being anywhere from NE to SE, Jabberwock is always on-shore to side-on, which is perfect for kiting as you will always be blown back towards the shore no matter what happens while you’re on the water. Another very important feature is the fact that we have lots of beach space for learning to rig, launch, land and control your kite BEFORE we put you out onto the water. Do a little research and you’ll find that the vast majority of kite surfing accidents actually happen on land while launching or landing your kite, which is why we put a lot of emphasis on kite control and safety on the beach. The first half of your beginner lesson is done on the beach where you learn the essentials of rigging properly, safety checks and good kite control. There is no substitute for this and having a safe place to learn these skills on land is what makes Jabberwock the best place on the island to learn.

Do you handle accommodations?

We do not handle accommodations directly but we will be happy recommend somewhere for you to stay. Just let us know what your budget is and we’ll suggest a few places to you.

Where is the best place to grab food/drinks in the area?

The Garden Grill restaurant is the best place to grab lunch. It's just a few minutes away from Jabberwock Beach. They have a wonderful, diverse menu and are open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch. On Sundays they do an amazing brunch from 9am to 1pm. La Boussola is a great Italian restaurant located just next to Garden Grill, on the water. It's a good spot to grab a pizza and enjoy the breeze out front. Cassanova is an Arabic restaurant located at the north end of the beach. They do Shawarmas and other Arabic food, as well as burgers and pizza. Just next door is a convenience store called the EZ Grab, where you can stock up on soft drinks, beer, liquor, ice, and an assortment of snacks.
Ask us for directions or any other info you might need.

Are your instructors certified?

Yes, we are IKO certified and we offer the safest, most efficient teaching methods around.

How long have you been in operation?

Kitesurf Antigua has been in operation since early 2002. We have taught hundreds of students over the last decade and are proud to say that we have had nothing but great feedback from our happy customers. Kitesurf Antigua has maintained a perfect safety record in over ten years of business.

What kind of gear do you use?

We are equipped with the latest Cabrinha gear (mostly Switchblades) which are great for teaching. They are very safe with full de-power ability and also really easy to re-launch from the water. Our instructors will show you how use these kites to their fullest.

What do you do if there is no wind when I'm scheduled for a lesson?

Hopefully we will be able to re-schedule for a better day during your stay here. We will do our best to accommodate you.

How much wind do you actually need to teach?

We like a minimum of about 12 knots for beginner lessons. Anything less and the kites don't perform as they should and you spend more time re-launching and un-tangling lines. However, we can still go thru the basics such as kite theory, wind window, and rigging even if there is no wind. This is just about the first half hour of a beginner lesson.

I'm bringing my own gear to kite, are there any rules at the beach that I need to follow?

Yes, please ask Adam or one of the local riders before rigging up. Most importantly you should always be aware of swimmers or any locals on the beach, and give them priority. Also ask about the reefs and any dangerous areas you need to be aware of.