After 12 years of competing, traveling and enjoying life with kiteboarding. I felt the urge to give something back, share this passion with other people. I had this dream with my friend Riki for some time now but waiting for the perfect opportunity, where I was 100% sure that what I will deliver to my customers will be the best possible and convinient conditions. And the bonus of being in my home country was also a big selling point.
In March 2016, Alby Rondina and Riki Mugliarisi started their own kiteboarding school down in Sicily. The school is located at the flat water lagoon Lo Stagnone. The spot is perfect for everybody who wants to learn kitesurfing and for professionals who are interested in practicing new tricks.
For you, we asked Alby about everything you need to know. He gave us some insights, told us the facts about the spot and of course about other stuff you can do in Sicily.
Alby, why’d you open up a kitesurfing school in Sicily?
“Well it’s a both, dream and combination of the events. I was friend with Riki, owner of ProKite Brasil, for many years and we always wanted to open a station somewhere more accessible to Europe. To be really able to scale up and bring kiteboarding to as many people possible in the best place. Then we stumbled upon the possibility to partner up with a hotel complex here at Lo Stagnone. Lo Stagnone is developing for kitesurfing quite a few years, but it still lacked infrastructure and some big center that would bring its popularity… So long story short, here we are with ProKite Alby Rondina 🙂
Can you tell us about the biggest advantages of the spot?
Of course, I listed 5 major advantages for you:
- All year long wind (check wind statistics).
- Huge, vast, spacious flat and shallow water lagoon with a soft, safe ground.
- Perfect flat water conditions for kiting, ultimate easy & safe conditions for beginners.
- Connection to Europe – 5km away from Trapani airport, 100km from Palermo airport.
- Exploration and cruising the lagoon for discovery of new spots.