Floripa Beach School

Our kitesurfing school opened in 2007, in the beautiful beach of Santa Maria del Focallo between Pozzallo and Ispica, south Sicily.

5 km of kite beach and a wonderful sea with shallow water, waiting for you to practice and refine your kitesurfing skills safely. Our Kitesurfing school certificate IKO (International Kiteboarding organization) is run by certificate instructors who speak Italian, English, Spanish and Portuguese. We also have a rescue boat on the spot, however kitesurfing is very safe in our beach, since the wind is always on shore, and water is quite shallow, thus making is the perfect spot for beginners.

Our IKO  instructors will follow you step by step until your can stand up on your board , and if you want to improve your technique or learn new maneuvers, what better spot than a beach where small waves alternate with flat water.

Kitesurf Experience!

The Floripa Way

Being a Floripa guest also means practicing only with new and safe material -RRD and F-One- being guided by international and experienced instructors and have free sits and umbrellas at our beach spot! In summer we have an authorized launch corridor, so even when the beach is crowded and there are condition for  enjoy your ride, there are not problems

Our courses



Ettore has been managing the Floripa beach school since 2007 – he is a former water polo player and a real sea lover! He decided to leave Bergamo (his city of origin in the north of Italy) to relocate in the beautiful Sicilian coast attracted by the possibility to live by the sea. When he is not teaching […]


Luciano is from Ragusa, he got into kitesurfing because he loved to take pictures of kiters. He still takes amazing pictures, besides from being a very patient kitesurf instructor, and publishes them on our Facebook page and on Il Covo Photography fb page.


Mayo is the best friend of Ettore since.. always! He is originally of Barcellona, and used to come over every season to work with Ettore, until he decided to move permanently to Sicily in 2017. He has over twenty years of experience practicing windsurfing, wave surfing and kitesurfing; he counts more than 2000 hours of teaching and he […]

Equipment rental

Kite and board

€ 80(per day)

80 € per day up to 300 € per week

Kite only

€ 60(per day)

from 60 € per day up to 250 € per week

Board only

€ 30(per day)

from 30 € per day up to 100 € per week


€ 10(per day)

from 10 € per day up to 30 € per week

Surf board rental

€ 10(per hour)

Paddle board – SUP rental

from € 10(per hour)