RIDE Antigua Nonsuch Bay 2014

RIDE Antigua offers kitesurfers of all abilities the opportunity to improve their skills in some of the best kitesurfing waters of the Caribbean. The event is organised and run jointly by Nonsuch Bay Resort and 40 Knots Kitesurfing.

The camps run for three weeks in June 2014 and each week includes a 5 day kitesurfing programme on Monday to Friday combined with 7 nights accommodation and a meal plan.

The 2 square miles of Nonsuch Bay are behind a barrier reef on the windward side of Antigua. It’s an outstanding kitesurfing location, one of the very best in the Caribbean. With a launch site from a sandy beach on the windward side of the bay, riders enjoy a huge and safe sailing area.

Nonsuch Bay Resort is Antigua’s best 4/5 star resort for watersports. The resort comprises apartments and villas from 1 to 5 bedrooms, offering fully furnished luxury accommodation with large verandas, sea views, plunge pools and free wifi. In addition to kitesurfing the resort has a secluded sandy beach, 3 swimming pools, restaurant, fleet of sailboats, sailing school, SUPs, Kayaks and Spa treatments.

Nonsuch Bay Resort and 40 Knots Kitesurfing offer a specially discount rate for RIDE Antigua combining accommodation, meals, equipment rental and tuition with savings of up to 40%.

Email the resort This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check availability and for a quote. See below rate information including options for singles/couples, equipment requirements and accommodation.

Jumping in Nonsuch BayRIDE Antigua Package

  • 7 nights accommodation at Nonsuch Bay Resort
  • Full breakfast and picnic lunch for 7 days
  • 5 day Kitesurfing Programme by 40 Knots Kitesurfing
  • Return trip transfers to the resort from Antigua's VC Bird airport
  • Other activities (further information below)


Dates for 2014

Riding in Nonsuch BayDates for the RIDE Antigua Kitesurfing Camps in 2014 are Mondays to Fridays during the following weeks:

  • Week 1: 2nd to 6th June
  • Week 2: 9th to 13th June
  • Week 3: 16th to 20th June

Arrival dates are the preceding Saturdays or Sundays with accommodation for 7 nights (other days of the week on request).


Further Info / Availability / Bookings

Launching on Green IslandPlease contact Nonsuch Bay Resort Reservtions or 40 Knots Kitesurfing for further information. For availability, accommodation information, rates and to make a booking please contact the Reservation Department at Nonsuch Bay Resort.

  • Nonsuch Bay Resort Reservations
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Tel: +1 (268) 562 8000
  • Toll Free (USA): 888 844 2480
  • 40 Knots Kitesurfing
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Web: 40 Knots Website
  • Tel: +1 268 788 9504

Kitesurfing Jumps in Nonsuch Bay

Kitesurfing Programme

5 day programme provided by 40 Knots Kitesurfing

  • 9am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm Monday to Friday
  • IKO qualified instructors using a fleet of powered inflatables for on the water tuition and support.
  • Includes equipment rental (subject to rate type).
  • Equipment testing: Ozone Kites and CrazyFly Boards.
  • Free use of resort sailing dinghies, keelboats, hobie cats and kayaks for both kitesurfers and non-kitesurfers.

3 Levels

Kitesurfing Tuition
Zero 2 Hero
- for beginners covering: Theory and safety, equipment rigging, kite control, body dragging in the water, self rescue, water start with the board and cruising on the board.
Get Gooood
- for intermediates covering: Refresh old skills, self rescue and safety refresh, improve techniques for upwind riding, transition, toe side riding and gybe.
Wanna be like a Pro
- advanced techniques covering: Refresh old skills, jumps, rotations, grabs, handle-passes and directional board riding.

RIDE Antigua Supported by

Crazy FlyRIDE Antigua is supported by the following kitesurfing equipment brands and a local surf shop.

  • Ozone Kites
  • Crazy Fly Kiteboards
  • Turtle's Surf Shop

“Wishing I could personally attend this 40 Knots event, its been too long since my days working on Yachts in Antigua. Without a doubt it is one of the best places I've ever windsurfed and kited, so we at Ozone are delighted to support this exciting new event.”

Matt Taggart, managing director at Ozone Kites

Activities for Non-Kitesurfers

Riding in Nonsuch BayNonsuch Bay Resort offers facilities and activities for those not participating in the kitesurfing or looking for more variety. With a secluded location in 40 acres of tropical landscape guests at Nonsuch Bay can relax or play just as hard as they like. Facilities and other activities at Nonsuch Bay include:

  • Secluded palm fringed sandy beach
  • 3 Infinity edge swimming pools
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Free watersports - dinghy, keelboat, hobie cats, snorkelling and kayaking
  • Other watersports - stand up paddle boards and fishing
  • Free children's activities and daytime childcare programmes
  • Spa treatments

Package Rates

The following package rates are quoted per person and include 7 nights accommodation, breakfast and picnic lunch for 7 days and the 5 day kitesurfing programme. Arrival and departures are on Saturdays or Sundays with other days of the week on request.

Rates for Single Occupancy

Package Type 1-Bedroom Apartment
Using own equipment US$ 2,330
Using 40 Knots equipment US$ 2,480

Rates for Couple Sharing

Package Type 1-Bedroom Apartment
Using own equipment US$ 1,710
Using 40 Knots equipment US$ 1,860
Non kitesurfer US$ 970

Rates for 2 Participants Sharing with Private Bedrooms in a 2 Bedroom Unit

Package Type 2-Bedroom Apartment 2-Bedroom Beach Cottage
Using own equipment US$ 1,970 US$ 2,330
Using 40 Knots equipment US$ 2,120 US$ 2,480
Non kitesurfer US$ 1,230 US$ 1,590

Rates for 2 Couples Sharing

Package Type 2-Bedroom Apartment 2-Bedroom Beach Cottage
Using own equipment US$ 1,530 US$ 1,710
Using 40 Knots equipment US$ 1,680 US$ 1,860
Non kitesurfer US$ 790 US$ 970

40 KnotsAbout 40 Knots

40 Knots offers high quality tuition and equipment rental for kitesurfing and windsurfing. Tuition is by IKO (International Kitesurfing Organization) certified instructors and with the latest and safest equipment.

The kitesurfing school operates from the waterfront at Nonsuch Bay Resort on the windward side of Antigua, where the trade winds blow strong and consistently. The bay is completely enclosed by a barrier reef, offering warm flat water conditions, ideal for making rapid progress and developing techniques.

The school's use of up-to-date equipment, the latest teaching methods, power boat assistance and experienced instructors ensure the best possible learning experience.

JumpKitesurfing lessons are centered around the picturesque beach on Green Island on the windward side of the bay giving kitesurfers access to the full scope of the bay. This windward position, white sand and crystal clear blue water are a perfect launching and landing area for kites.

40 knots is open 7 days a week between early November and late August. For more information about 40 Knots Kitesurfing see www.40knots.net

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