” I visited Carriacou for a weekend kiting trip with friends, and Pato and Julie made the experience excellent.
They helped us arrange transportation to and from the ferry to manage our gear, sorted our accommodations and even reasonably priced meals for breakfast and lunch as well as transportation to and from a kite spot – which, for non-locals, is impossible on a Sunday because taxis don’t run that day in Carriacou!
I came to them for a gear rental and they expertly watched me rig and get going, explained where to avoid the shifty wind at the side of the bay, and besides assisting for the launch and drop they allowed me to have an independent session which I loved.
They even had two sizes ready for me at any point if the wind was changing throughout the day.
All in all a super well organized experience and we were thrilled to maximize our time on the water! “
” Was first time kite boarding and they nailed the entry level course.
Learned a lot and had a great time. Felt super confident with the kite by the end of my two days and had a fun time learning. Thanks to Patto and Julie! “
” I took 5 kiteboarding lessons with Patto and Julie, starting as a complete beginner with no experience.
After the 3rd lesson I was already starting to get up on the board! Patto and Julie are amazing people and excellent teachers with a lot of experience and make the lessons very fun and have a focus on safety.
Highly recommend taking lessons with them, you won’t regret it!! “ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
” Probably the best school in the Caribbean’s. I’ve been touring around the island of she south , going from kite spot to another, seeing many schools going around …
As a kite instructor myself I know a thing or two , and I have never witnessed such a high level of teaching . On “5 elements pro kite school “ you will get your money worth and much more . If you want to learn Kiting the right way and enjoy the process this is the school for you. “
” We spent 5 days sailing and kiting with Julie and Patto and it was an incredible experience!
They planned the most perfect trip for us, visiting kite spots around Carriacou, feeding us the most delicious vegan meals and preparing sundowners every night, their rum punch is great! I look forward to visiting and doing it all over again sometime soon!. “ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
” Patto & Julie provide everything desired for learning to Kiteboard in Carriacou.
I’ve just returned from back-to-back weekends in Carriacou, logging 5-6 hours over two days each weekend. The first trip was 5 friends, second trip was just 2 of us.
Each weekend was professionally handled, especially the larger group was very well facilitated, with scheduling logistics for varying experience levels and alternating shifts planned and clearly communicated via WhatsApp by Patto. All interactions with him are enlivened by his natural positively emanating energy and love of live.
The necessary gear was all solid, up to date, and in good condition – kite, life jacket, harness, board and multiple kites (depending on skill and wind conditions).
I’ve had Patto as my instructor but my friends shared the same sentiments about Julie – that communication and support were strong points of this positive pair. Walkthroughs of background knowledge were provided, and lessons proceed at a suitable pace that reinforces knowledge and progress.
I’m excited to have advanced steadily through kite control, body dragging, board management/recovery, power strokes and onto water starts!
I’m looking forward to continuing my kiteboarding learning with 5elements Pro and staying in touch with the great people, Patto & Julie, making it happen.”
” Showed up by boat (intermediate kiters) not knowing there was any kiting on Carriacou. Found Patto and Julie who were so awesome. Educated us on local spots, arranged rides, and got us two days of kiting in ideal Caribbean conditions. Great scene. “
” If you have the opportunity to join Julie and Pato on any of their trips…..JUST DO IT!!! (no regrets).
Best beaches, best kitesurfing, best food, amazing sundowners, great stories and perfect hosts! Can’t think of anything that didn’t exceed our expectations!!! We visited the best kitespots around and Julie and Pato helped to improved our kiteboarding skills significantly!
Only negative is that the week ended at some point! We will definately be back!!!!! “