Kook Proof Activity Center settled in Esposende since 2004 as one of the first nautical sports center in the area.
Strongly connected to kitesurf, it was one of the first entities to push this sport forward in Esposende, turning it into a well-known and recognized spot for kitesurf, surf and other nautical activities.
Kook Proof evolved to become a specialized company in nature sports activities, creating unique experiences through kitesurf, surf, stand up paddle and mountain bike among other.
In kitesurfing, it's the only company recognized by the International Kitesurf Organisation both for fulfilling all the international quality criteria and for operating only with certified instructors.
Kook Proof also organizes camps in kitesurf, surf, and yoga. The guests stay in InnEsposende Sports Hostel, a hostel dedicated to sports lovers that seak for new experiences and making friends. The hostel was renovated with high standards of quality, allowing a full recovery after long kitesurfing days.
Integration plans with the community include organised dinners, visits to amazing locations and several alternatives for when the conditions aren't the best for outdoors sports. Meet us at Kook Proof Activity Center in the fisherman marina.
- Kitesurf lessons
- Surf Lessons
- Stand up Paddle Lessons
- Kite Camps
- Surf Camps
- Yoga Camps
- Taxi Boat and Kitesurf support
- Mountain Bike Tours
The kitesurf lessons take place in the natural park of Cávado river estuary - a place with no waves and shallow waters, always with a rescue boat support around and trained staff to help you out.
Our Activity Center is located in the fisherman marina near the fish market, this is our departure point for all the activities. All lessons are private to maximize the learning curve and make sure you make the most of your session. Kook Proof is the only school that has lessons from beginner to instructor level being a recognized as an International Kitesurf Organization approved center. The quality of our service is recognized beyond borders as you can see by checking our reviews on google, trip advisor or facebook.kitesurfing portugal
The surf lessons take place on several beaches depending on which ones have the best conditions. We have access to an exclusive beach, accessible by boat, where we can teach with all the space and comfort. Without other beach users, with shallow water and a long wave, the surf lessons allow an incomparable lesson quality to get you surfing on the first wave. Try it out.Surfing portugal
Stand up Paddle Lessons
The stand-up paddle lessons are done in the marina of Esposende where the sheltered water bed allows exceptional conditions to teach you the paddling technics. The tours by the canals are also fantastic to relax in the middle of nature. Tours and lessons start at the Activity Center and go around the lagoon, entering the small canals created by the high tide, in complete sync with the surrounding nature!
The Lu Jong Tibetan Healing Yoga lessons take place in several natural spots, with complete connection to the elements, allowing a higher level of relaxation. These lessons are usually done outdoors, either on the beach or in the forest, in calm and uncrowded areas in order to integrate nature, hear its sounds and feel it smells.
Kook Proof kite camps are recognized for their quality and good times. During a week, our guests stay at the InnEsposende Sports Hostel and all activities are done by us. From landing in Porto airport until the departure day, all is prepared and scheduled so the guest can focus on experimenting kitesurfing. Every day starts with a good breakfast and with the possibility to practice of yoga sessions or a mountain bike trails. During the afternoon, the north winds allow kite lessons to take place in the river mouth of the Cávado river. Conditions for kitesurf are good from April to October. The limited access to the spot allows it to be only used for the practice of kitesurfing. The day ends with organized dinners with everyone in one of the many fantastic restaurants around town.kitesurfing portugal
Kook Proof kite camps are recognized for their quality and good times. During a week, our guests stay at the InnEsposende Sports Hostel and all activities are done by us. From landing in Porto airport until the departure day, all is prepared and scheduled so the guest can focus surfing. The surf spot as limited access as you need a boat to get there, which makes it ideal as it has no crowd in or out of the water, the place also has shallow water and long waves making it a perfect place to learn or progress your surfing skills.
In the afternoon you can practice your skills or go to the wave pool in Esposende. The day ends with a great dinner with everyone in one of the many fantastic restaurants around town.Surfing portugal
Kook Proof kite camps are recognized for their quality and good times. During a week, our guests stay at the Inn Esposende Sports Hostel and all activities are done by us. From landing in Porto airport until the departure day, everything is organized in order for the guests to relax and enjoy yoga and surf sessions. The day ends with a great dinner with everyone in one of the many fantastic restaurants around town.
Taxi Boat and Kitesurf support
Our Taxi boat connects the two river banks of the Cávado river, allowing you to reach the river mouth in a safe and comfortable way. Another smaller boat is always on call to help and rescue kitesurf riders or students.kitesurfing portugal
Mountain Bike Tours
Kook Proof offers mountain bike tours in the forests and the hills surrounding Esposende, with accessible trails and stunning landscapes. One of the morning trails includes a breakfast on top of the hills to enjoy the view of all Esposende. Other tours go to the fishing village and take us along the pilgrim route of Camino de Santiago.