ION Club

Water Sports Center at the lagoon

Kitesurfing | Wingfoil | Windsurfing | Surfing

Water Sports Center

The Dakhla lagoon offers superb sailing conditions whether you are a beginner or a confirmed rider with a constant wind all year round, shallow and flat stretches of water, and plenty of space for everyone to practice…the perfect glide.

Kitesurfing, Wingfoil, windsurfing or surfing, choose your glide and master the element in complete serenity.

To start or improve, our nautical base ION Club Dakhla Lagon, offers you the best: IKO or VDWS certified instructors, all trained in first aid and who fully master their discipline, with lessons adapted to your level.
Ride with the latest generation of equipment. For the more daring kiteboarders, the latest range of Duotone SLS (Strong Light Superior) kites, lighter and more rigid, allows you to increase your responsiveness and speed.

Our main spot is divided into several different areas to guarantee safety. Teaching Zone A is exclusively for instructors. Teaching Zone B is open to be used by independent instructors providing being registered at our sports center. The windsurf and kitesurf areas are delimited for everybody to enjoy their sessions in a safe and organized environment. Do not forget the rights of way and ride safe!

Dakhla is known as the wind paradise with over 330 days of wind per year.

Wind normally blows from the north; which means side shore on the Dragon Beach.

Sometimes the wind blows from the northeast and ends up being onshore to the Dragon Beach. This wind gives the spot a completely new perspective offering long rides from the Dragon Island till the end of the lagoon. For those few no wind days there will always be alternative activities.

Every other day, wind, tie & waves forecasts are posted on info-boxes located around the hotel.

 RED FLAG

A red flag means that the conditions are not suitable to kitesurf, windsurf, or wingfoil, or can also mean that there has been an accident on the water. When this flag is up, our security boats and staff are not available.

 YELLOW FLAG

A yellow flag means that the conditions are not recommended to kitesurf, windsurf, or wingfoil. Be it a weather change or too much/little wind. Our security boat will be available on the water, but each rider will enter at his/her own discretion.

BLUE FLAG 

A blue flag means that the conditions are perfect and ideal for pursuing any sport on the water with the security service available.

HOW DOES THE SPORT CENTER WORK?

ION CLUB is open all year long offering kitesurf, wingfoil and windsurf lessons, equipment rental, surf shop, repair workshop, excursions and much more. During winter (November to March) the sport center is open from 9am to 6pm. During the rest of the year, the center is open from 9am to 8pm.

It is mandatory for customers arriving in Lagon Energy Dakhla to register at the sport center reception after having checked into the hotel. There is a briefing held daily at 11am in front of the Sport Center encompassing all the details about the spot with useful information about how the sport center functions.

30 minutes before the sport center closes, a horn will be sounded 3 times in order to notify the customers to return the rented equipment to the sport center. For the customers with their own gear, this is to notify them that there will no longer be a security boat on the water.

There are no danger zones on the lagoon except for boat anchors (marked with flags). On low tide, the sand is full of sharp shells. Please be vigilant.

FIRST AID Kits are available at the sport center. Dakhla´s hospital and an ambulance are available in case of a severe accident (Passports must be taken with the customer in this case*)

Kites should NEVER be landed or launched from the concrete platform or the area in front of the sport center. The limit is marked with a row of red buoys and/or flags. Once in the water it is important to respect the other riders. You must know and apply the international rules of RIGHT OF WAY in the water.

The security team is active in the water from 9am to 6 pm (winter) / from 10am to 7pm (rest of the year). Outside of these hours, the boat is available but anchored in the sand and ready to go. Our team works full time with 2 Zodiacs. The Security Team will always give priority to riders and situations that require immediate help. All of them are certified security assistants. Be aware that the security service is NOT to be used as a taxi. Customers should learn to body drag to retrieve their boards.

ION CLUB offers different kinds of services for all registered customers to make their stay as pleasant as possible.

AIR COMPRESSOR AREA
Next to the storage area, 2 air compressor guns are available to pump kites. Lagon Energy  do not take any responsibility of kites exploding because they get over pumped.

BEACH ASSISTANCE
Our beach assistance are on the beach all day long helping to launch and land kites, as well as help transport windsurfs and any other equipment to the spot and back.

KITE STORAGE AREA
All customers with their own gear can use the storage area (one per bungalow) in order to store their equipment. The storage area opens at 9am until 10pm. Video security 24/7*

REPAIR WORKSHOP
We have a complete kite and windsurf repair area that can fix all types of damage. Prices will depend on the size of the damage. Repairs should take less than 24 hours to complete.

WATER TANKS
Each area at the sport center has a big water tank for everybody to use in order to rinse their material with sweet water.

SHOWERS
Fresh showers are located near the center in order to rinse wetsuits and gear. Please be mindful of wasting water in the desert. Remember we are in the desert so don’t waste water.

LOCKERS & CHANGING ROOM
The sport center offers a small storage area for personal belongings with changing rooms. For any valuable items please talk to the person at the front desk of the center.

SURF SHOP
The surf shop houses everything from Kitesurfing gear, to our latest designs of apparel, creams and all the essentiel necessities during your stay.

BEACH BAR
With a breathtaking view on the Dragon Beach, the beach bar is the perfect place to rest, keep an eye on the action, listen to great music, and watch the sunset.

KITE & WINDSURF LESSONS
All of our monitors are IKO or VDWS certified. We use the latest techniques and tools to get all our students up and running in the most friendly, secure and fast way possible.

KITE & WINDSURF RENTAL
We offer the latest kitesurf material from Duotone and windsurf material from Fanatic  for rental. Level check is necessary and rental insurance is available in case of any mishap.

Kitesurfing

Equipped with the latest generation of DUOTONE equipment, you will have the option of kites, Jaime, Select, Gonzales and Soleil boards, as well as: PRO WAM, PRO WHIP and PRO VOKES.
Choose your equipment and let our instructors advise you, now you are equipped to sail!

Kitesurfing lessons

Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced? We have a package for you!
Book now > send us an email to: dakhla@ion-club.net
Are you autonomous in the water? Sail freely, the storage of your equipment is available, including assistance and safety in the water (14 euros per day). Attention, it is forbidden to store your equipment in the bungalow.

Beginner

Discovery Pack

6h in semi-private course
375 Euros

Progression Pack

6h in semi-private course
375 Euros

Combo Pack

12h in semi-private course
645 Euros

Advanced

Kite Foil Training

2H in semi-private class
140 Euros

Kite Foil

4H training in semi-private class
260 Euros

Strapless training

2H in semi-private class
140 Euros

Strapless training

4H in semi-private class
260 Euros

Kite Trick

2H in semi-private class
140 Euros

Kite Trick

4H in semi-private class
260 Euros

Intermediate

Refresh Pack

2h in semi-private class
140 Euros

Independent Pack

6h in semi-private class
375 Euros

Private Kitesurf Lessons

Private Class

2H
185 Euros

Private Class

4H
350 Euros

Private Class

6H
480 Euros

Private Class

10H
755 Euros

Rental

Rental

1-2 days
90-160 Euros

Rental

3-4-5 days
220-250-285 Euros

Rental

1 week
315 Euros

Rental

2 weeks
465 Euros

Rental

3 weeks
585 Euros
Book now > send us an email to: dakhla@ion-club.net
Are you autonomous in the water? Sail freely, the storage of your equipment is available, including assistance and safety in the water (14 euros per day). Attention, it is forbidden to store your equipment in the bungalow.
Do you want to travel light? Rent your equipment with us!

WingFoil

You want to fly? Experience the ultimate discipline!
Choose your equipment and let our instructors advise you, now you are equipped to sail!

Wing Foil lessons

Wingsurfing or more commonly called wingfoil will make you discover new sensations, take off over the water, play with the mobility and lightness of the wing… our specialized wingfoil instructors will be happy to help you to discover this new discipline. Our center is equipped with the latest wing gear DUOTONE, Table and Foil FANATIC.

Beginner

Discovery Pack

6h in semi-private class
393 Euros

Full Course

10h in semi-private class
570 Euros
Book now > send us an email to: dakhla@ion-club.net

Tutorials

Class

2h
200 Euros

Class

4h
375 Euros

Class

6h
565 Euros

Class

8h
735 Euros

Class

10h
885 Euros

Windsurfing

Windsurfers, Dakhla lagoon is also made for you. Its side-shore wind from the North and its flat water offers perfect conditions. Do you want emotions? The waves spot is only 15 minutes away by car. Do you want speed? We organize trips to the Speed ​​Spot 10 min by car

Windsurfing lessons

Equipped with FANATIC and DUOTONE sails, our wide range allows you to try different boards during your stay.
Do you have your team? Storage including assistance and safety on the water is available.

Beginner

Discovery Pack

6h in group class
210 Euros

Complete Course

10h in group class
280 Euros

Refresh Pack

4h in group class
160 Euros

Advanced

Carve Jibe

2H/4H in semi-private class
140/260 Euros

Wave Riding

2H/4H in semi-private class
140/260 Euros

Trick Time

2H/4H in semi-private class
140/260 Euros

Windsurf Foil

2H/4H in semi-private class
140/260 Euros

Intermediate

Progression Pack

6h in semi-private class
375 Euros

Waterstart Pack

2h in semi-private class
140 Euros

Tutorials

Private Class

2H
185 Euros

Private Class

4H
350 Euros

Private Class

6H
480 Euros

Private Class

10H
755 Euros

Book now, send us an email to: dakhla@ion-club.net

Surf

Dakhla is also miles of wild coastline with exceptional waves. Our team will drive you to the best waves spots.
Pointe d’Or with its fine sand beach, wild and with good waves.

Surfing lessons

The fishing town of Arish offers another surfing experience, a long-range beach break.
Oum Labouir at the entrance of the city of Dakhla for the most advanced surfers.

Group Classes

Group Classes

2H
50 Euros

Group Classes

4H
100 Euros

Group Classes

6H
140 Euros

Group Classes

8H
184 Euros

Group Classes

10H
230 Euros

Private Class

Private Class

2H
140 Euros

Private Class

4H
280 Euros

Private Class

6H
400 Euros

Private Class

8H
480 Euros

Private Class

10H
600 Euros

Semi private Classes

Semi private

2H
80 Euros

Semi private

4H
160 Euros

Semi private

6H
220 Euros

Semi private

8H
288 Euros

Semi private

10H
360 Euros
Book now > send us an email to: dakhla@ion-club.net