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by mvandijk
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Boycott TAP Portugal airline
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

Re: Boycott TAP Portugal airline

I'm another disgruntled client. They asked me at the gate to have my hand-luggage put in the main hold. It did not arrive with me. After a week still waiting for.. - my wallet - 2 laptops - smartphones etc. Customer service is very poor. Kept waiting on the phone for ages. Never any news. No assista...
by mvandijk
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Where to go for waves in November
Replies: 13
Views: 2660

Re: Where to go for waves in November

Cape Town - season is just starting then and most people don't go until mid-December or even January but November time can be really good and uncrowded. Wind might not be quite as consistent but in two weeks you'll get a lot of great days. Cape Verde could be good as the season is also just startin...
by mvandijk
Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Where to go for waves in November
Replies: 13
Views: 2660

Re: Where to go for waves in November

Cape Town - season is just starting then and most people don't go until mid-December or even January but November time can be really good and uncrowded. Wind might not be quite as consistent but in two weeks you'll get a lot of great days. Cape Verde could be good as the season is also just startin...
by mvandijk
Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Helping Sao Vicente (Cabo Verde) locals
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

Re: Helping Sao Vicente (Cabo Verde) locals

Thanks Strekke! For those tempted to go to Sao Vicente to help the locals (Jair and Gogo): Flights direct from Amsterdam to Sao Vicente cost only 550 euros (return ticket with TACV) Price from Paris is nearly the same (TACV) From London the price is £550 (with TAP via Lisbon out Saturday, return Sun...
by mvandijk
Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Helping Sao Vicente (Cabo Verde) locals
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

Helping Sao Vicente (Cabo Verde) locals

We’d like to make you aware of some news affecting those of you planning a kitesurf holiday in Sao Vicente (Cabo Verde). As you are probably aware, Sao Vicente has very little tourism and very few kitesurfers on the water so….. the bad news: the only kitesurf center will no longer be run by Kitesurf...
by mvandijk
Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Place to kitewaves - March
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Re: Place to kitewaves - March

Sao Vicente - one of the Cape Verde islands

The bay of Salamansa has 3 wave spots in one bay.
by mvandijk
Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Abnormal 2013/2014 season Sao Vicente
Replies: 5
Views: 1232

Re: Abnormal 2013/2014 season Sao Vicente

Thank you for this really honest information. When do you expect the wind to become better? Do you think it is good in the end of April? So far (October to date), the wind has been more erratic: periods with little wind and periods with more wind than normal. We are lucky to only have had only one ...
by mvandijk
Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Dream job in winter kitesurf paradise
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Re: Dream job in winter kitesurf paradise

Hi folks!

Thanks for your interest!
We've been extremely lucky:

- one of our clients who visited us last season who fits the profile perfectly, volunteered and will join us next week
by mvandijk
Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Dream job in winter kitesurf paradise
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Re: Dream job in winter kitesurf paradise

To Ceasar: Thanks for giving me opportunity to clarity: -This is a voluntary job, it's not about pay Our policy is to only employ and fully pay locals. When we need temporary help from abroad we do this on a voluntary basis. The volunteers have a large contribution in training local staff. So far w...
by mvandijk
Wed Dec 25, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Dream job in winter kitesurf paradise
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Re: Dream job in winter kitesurf paradise

To Ceasar: Thanks for giving me opportunity to clarity: -This is a voluntary job, it's not about pay Our policy is to only employ and fully pay locals. When we need temporary help from abroad we do this on a voluntary basis. The volunteers have a large contribution in training local staff. So far we...

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