Belitung is a beautiful peaceful Island, only a 50-minutes-flight away from Jakarta.A passionate kitesurfer came to Belitung in February and March 2018 and stayed
at Arumdalu Private Resorts, a sustainable eco-retreat, that is located in 40-hectares beachfront preserved natural forest with 800-metre long white sand beach.
Luckily, this kitesurfer had some kitesurfing-equipment in her baggage and started to explore the crystal-clear blue water in front of the Arumdalu Resort and in front of Batu Penjuru Microcity - a start-up village located only 15 minutes away from the Resort.
Long Story short: The VDWS-certified kiteinstructor and the owners of Arumdalu Private Resorts and Batu Penjuru decided to collaborate with the goal to develop kitesurfing in the flat and shallow waters of this beautiful paradise island, which are perfect to learn kitesurfing. Together they worked out a concept to offer kitesurfing lessons in a sustainable way that will also have a positive impact on the local communities living in the Membalong area of Belitung.Kitesurfing Courses will be available from December 2018 until March 2019, when the trade winds are blowing from SW to NW.
10% of each booked course will be used for local development projects and the training of locals to learn kitesurfing and thus taking advantage of a raising kitesurfing-infrastructure on Belitung Island.