Get inspired in Portugal
Come and discover Wayke Up,
your go-to Wingfoil & Kitesurf school,
based in Peniche 1 hour north of Lisbon.
We offer the best conditions for a liberating & sporty stay in the very heart of nature.
It's high time to |
You frequently dream of flying? Start Wingfoiling! Have a friend whose eyes glow when they mention that Kitesurfing? Want to find a sport that plasters a smile across your face, gives you a feeling of natural high? So Wayke Up! Get out of your comfort zone, come and embark on the adventure...

What's your greatest risk? We're not sorry to admit it: you could become an addicted rider who chooses to change his life to ride as much as possible (oh yes I speak from experience!).

Already convinced? Please, contact us directly
What's on offer
Wayke Up is destined for those of you who want to benefit from their holidays to learn
and progress in Wingfoil & Kitesurf while also discovering an untouched area of Portugal.
My dream is to fly... Eh... eh... Rise up!
Wingfoil
Like Aladdin, let's embark on a magic carpet ride. Wingfoiling is new practice super accessible and not dangerous. What we need: a small light sail, a big board that floats, and an enthusiastic rider.

You discover the notions of wind and balance without stress, because you can cancel any power by letting go of one hand. After that? you can fly on the foil and enter to a whole new world...
Spoiler Alert: you're embracing a sport with high addictive power!
Kitesurf
You weigh more than 35kg when soaking wet and you are able to swim 100m? Perfect, we'll take care of everything else! From learning to pilot the kite on the beach, to your first rides on the board, we'll get you to autonomous navigation.

And if you have already got experience, we'll teach you to get even better! Land your first backrolls, try strapless with ease, or just rent equipment on the spot!
Along the Penicheiros
Take action
With our local partners, we invite you to take a yoga class to breathe, to cruise on the lagoon on a stand up paddle, to explore the surrounding forests on a mountain bike, to surf your first waves, to take part in environmental protection actions (beach cleaning), to learn about permaculture, or to cook a full veggie and not yucky meal (with gourmet vegan dessert, yes it's possible!)
Better than the highlights of Lonely Planet
Discoveries
We'll show you our favourite spots in the region. Walk in the medieval village of Obidos, meet the fishermen and giant wave surfers in Nazaré, jog along the cliffs of Praia d'El-Rey, relish sunsets from Cabo Cavoeiro in Peniche, dance away wild nights in Baleal beach bars, etc. There's something to suit all tastes!

Join us for a lesson today

Come discover and progress in Wingfoiling & Kitesurfing, safely and confidently, learning step by step with our simple method.
Semi-private lesson
  • 1 instructor, 2 students, 1 kite/wing
  • "Learn with your buddy"
  • You take turns every 10-15mins, can learn from watching each other
1 lesson = 100 €
3 lessons = 270 €
5 lessons = 400 €
Price per person
Let's go! I wanna book
Rentals
  • Autonomous riding
  • "Travel light and get stoked"
  • For independent riders
  • Equipement 2022
3h = 70 €
1 day = 90 €
3 days = 240 €
5 days = 350 €
Price per person
I save my spot here :)
Each course lasts 2h30min, to optimize your learning as much as possible.
None of the prices are refundable once booked, if you're not able to complete the full time purchased,
the remaining lessons or rentals are available in a form of a voucher with 1 year expiration date.


Kitesurfing is a very accessible sport, so no previous experience is required. Of course if you spent your childhood flying kites, you're a pro windsurfer or you go to the cablepark every weekend, that will help you ... but if you haven't, fear not: with us, Kitesurfing is easy, fun and fast to learn.
You should expect a minimum of 3 to 5 lessons to be able to ride. The typical lesson progression is as follows:
First lesson: close encounters with the kite
In this first lesson, you learn the basics of kitesurfing with a theoretical introduction to the spot, the wind, the equipment and safety measures, which you'll put directly into practice by flying a trainer kite on the beach. This step allows you to get acquainted with the movement of the kite in complete safety, learning to control its position and power generated. With a series of fun exercises you quickly feel the first sensations of piloting a kite.

Once comfortable with the trainer kite, we explain and practice the set-up of an inflatable kite, then you test and repeat the safety steps. You learn to assist the instructor for launching and landing, before taking over the kite control for more practice, your feet in the water. You train to move the kite in the wind window very gently and always in control. At the end of the sesh, you pack up the equipement followed by a debrief.
Second lesson: get in the water!
After the first lesson, you'll be more than eager to continue learning to finally ride. So during the second lesson, you setup the kite in autonomy and recall the use of the safety measures before heading to the water.

We carry on the practice of kite control, learning to relaunch the kite off the water; then to "bodydrag" being towed or dragged by the power of the kite. This exercise will not only enable you to explore the full wind window and help you gain control over the movements of the kite and your body, but it will allow you to recover your board the day you lose it in deeper waters ...

We take advantage of this session in the water to practice self-landing and self-rescue, and explain the right of way rules. You will also learn how to launch and land a kite on the beach with the help of an assistant.

Our goal is to make you independent in complete safety!
Third lesson: grab your board
Once you have mastered bodydragging and relaunching the kite off the water, you are ready to take that board! You learn to put the board on your feet and keep yourself steady with kite control, ready for that first waterstart.

After a theoretical explanation and how-to demos of a waterstart, you will repeat the motion to acquire this feeling of coming out of the water and standing up on the board. You'll manage to get up and ride a few meters on the water: Amazing!

Don't say we didn't warn you. This is when addiction begins ...
Fourth lesson: I ride, you ride, he/she rides...
You had your first sensations gliding on the water with the board: great!

Now you get comfortable with your waterstarts and you learn to better control the speed and riding direction by improving the position of the kite and checking the position of your body. In turn, you gain even better control of the power of the kite, you are able to stop cleanly and you can ride longer in full safety.
Next lessons
You now ride in both directions: pleasure you can't measure! You have learned to edge with the board and steer your body so you can now ride upwind, you learn to turn, and this allows you to navigate in all directions. Practice makes perfect: you manage to return to the same point you started from (ie. go upwind) and begin to ride in complete autonomy.

Now you won't want to stop riding and progressing! And that is why we offer supervised rentals. You are not in a class but you remain under the supervision of an instructor who will help you in case of any issues. To benefit from this you must have be able to ride upwind comfortably and master the security techniques.

Once you are comfortable in "cruising mode", we recommend taking lessons to tackle new challenges, toe-side navigation, jibes, jumps, or discover strapless riding, etc.
"Come, come, my baby come"
Just kidding ... ft Jain
So what's Wayke Up's formula for success?
The Spot
Better than the Caribbean in your wetsuit! The Obidos lagoon is the perfect spot to learn and progress in wingfoiling & kitesurfing: a huge calm stretch of sea water 6km long and 1.5km wide, connected to the Atlantic Ocean.
Here the Nortada blows mainly from March to October, a north-northwest wind that runs along the entire Iberian coast.

Yes it can be a bit chilly :) with water at 20°C in summer, around 15°C in winter, Wayke Up provides you with the warmest and comfiest wetsuits!
Our Instructors
Our wingfoil & kitesurf instructors, extreme sports fanatics, are graduates from international organisations (IKO, FPVela) and speak a multitude of languages (English, Portuguese, Spanish, French) to teach you with an adapted pedagogic style.

For the first lessons, the instructor will be by your side and will even come with you in the water.

Then your helmet will be equipped with a walkie-talkie so the instructor can continue to give you directions from the beach to improve your riding.
Our Gear
Wayke Up is equipped with the safest, most effective and durable European material on the market to minimize our ecological impact.
Wing & Kite: Duotone & Eleveight, simple perfection
Rider: Sooruz, eco-responsible wetsuits
Harnais: Mystic, harder, faster, higher
Yoga: Yogamatata, ethical cork mats
The Environnement
We believe responsible tourism nowadays should create value for those travelling but also for the hosts.
Thus we have woven a network of local partners (associations, guesthouses, cooks, guides, farmers, artisans, etc.) to help you discover the Peniche region via those who bring it to life.
Hélène Lambrey
Founder of Wayke Up - Wing & Kite instructor
Boas-vindas!
I have been addicted to sport and outdoor activities since I was little, moving outside makes me feel alive, and I can't wait for you to discover my little Portuguese paradise :)

In 2016, after a year's negotiations with my Parisian company, I move to work in Lisbon to get closer to the ocean. Every weekend I head north to Peniche to live to the fullest: Kite & Yoga!

In 2018, I decide to learn how to share these passions. I complete a 200h Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher training in India, and in France I achieve the Assistant and Monitor level 1 of the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO).
In 2019, I teach for the 2nd season in Esposende, north of Porto, and pass the Kiteboard Instructor diploma of the Portuguese Sailing Federation (FP Vela), plus following that the Instructor level 2 IKO.

In 2020, I open Wayke Up in an idyllic natural setting between the magnificent Obidos lagoon, the endless beaches of Baleal, and the lush greenery of the Serra d'El-Rei forest. After a great first season, I go working in the Caribbean during the winter, further perfecting my kitesurfing pedagogy by teaching in renowned schools, and starting my wingfoil training.
2021 second season, Wayke Up exceeds 50% female audience, a great success in developing the kitegirl community! I pass level 3 IKO, and continue to progress in wingfoil.

Et now.... 2022, I'm delighted to launch the Wingfoil Lessons, being able to share this new practice and I'm waiting for you!

Até ja! Beijinhos
Hélène Lambrey
Founder of Wayke Up - Wing & Kite instructor
Boas-vindas!
I have been addicted to sport and outdoor activities since I was little, moving outside makes me feel alive, and I can't wait for you to discover my little Portuguese paradise :)

In 2016, after a year's negotiations with my Parisian company, I move to work in Lisbon to get closer to the ocean. Every weekend I head north to Peniche to live to the fullest: Kite & Yoga!

In 2018, I decide to learn how to share these passions. I complete a 200h Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher training in India, and in France I achieve the Assistant and Monitor level 1 of the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO).
In 2019, I teach for the 2nd season in Esposende, north of Porto, and pass the Kiteboard Instructor diploma of the Portuguese Sailing Federation (FP Vela), plus following that the Instructor level 2 IKO.

In 2020, I open Wayke Up in an idyllic natural setting between the magnificent Obidos lagoon, the endless beaches of Baleal, and the lush greenery of the Serra d'El-Rei forest. After a great first season, I go working in the Caribbean during the winter, further perfecting my kitesurfing pedagogy by teaching in renowned schools, and starting my wingfoil training.
2021 second season, Wayke Up exceeds 50% female audience, a great success in developing the kitegirl community! I pass level 3 IKO, and continue to progress in wingfoil.

Et now.... 2022, I'm delighted to launch the Wingfoil Lessons, being able to share this new practice and I'm waiting for you!

Até ja! Beijinhos
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Casais do Mestre Mendo, Peniche, Portugal
School registered Capitania do porto de Peniche
RNAAT n° 150/2020
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