Vela St Martin
Vela St Martin
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Welcome to Vela St Martin


Vela operates in St Martin since 1992. Originally as a windsurfing center (Club Nathalie Simon), we became since 1998 the Kitesurfing specialist on St Martin. We also developped Hobie cat safaris and since last year, Eco tours to discover the nature.
Vela St-Martin will also assist you in finding accomodations, cars and cheapeast air ticket, we would be glad to help you organize airport tranfers.




Spot Info


Best kitesurf school since 1998

  • Cabrinha gear
  • Radio coaching system (BB talking and Headzone)
  • Team of 5 instructors
  • 4 motorboats
  • Shop, storage, parking
  • Your gateway to Pinel Island, Green cay island, Tintamare island, Anguilla and st barth


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All our instructors are certified and know how important your vacations are. We will answer all your questions and recommend you the best adresses in St Martin.






Fabio “My Captain”
Fabio is our skipper during the cruises and day trips. He is very well qualified to ride our Lagoon 38 ft catamaran as he has decades of navigating in the French Indies. Thanks to his good knowledge of the area, he will make your holidays amazing and particularly interesting. He is one of the best captain you can have in Saint-Martin.



Emmanuel “Manu”
Manu is the alpha and the omega of the station.
From northern France, he’s travelled worldwide feeding his wind passion, to end up building his own station in 1997 in Saint Martin.
Kitesurf instructor and boat captain, Manu –as in Emmanuel- is the wise elder and can see a gale coming in from far.



Leo is from St Maxime, France, which is one of the most trendy place when it comes to sailing.
As it turns out, Léo has choosen Saint Martin to enjoy the trade winds and warm waters, so that he can teach windsurf, hobie cat as well as sailing boats all year round.
With a solid teaching skill, Léois able to teach a 8 year old how to tack on a boat as well as teaching watersart to the most passionated windsurfer.
Holder of a proffessional sailing instructor french diploma, Léo knows his way to make you progress so that at the end of the day, more people can master the sailing experience.
He acknowledges the marine park and where to spot the lovely turtles, and always keeps a smile on his face.



Kitesurfing , windsurfing and sailing instructor, Elliot will share his passion with a lot of patience. Coming from Normandie.



Fred is from southern France, Montpellier where windsports are also popular. He is a kitesurf instructor. His calm spirit of mind and years of experience make him well-qualified to give you the best advices during your lessons. Also, he can be your personal fitness coach!



Cécile “Cecilia”
Cecile will welcome you, take care of you during your stay. She will deals with all your accomodations bookings, transfert, car rental and special requirements. Cecile is also a windsurfing specialist and sport catamaran champion.