KCR (kiteboardingcostarica) is a fun group that loves to kitesurf and hang out with kitesurfers from all over the world. Enjoy sharing the Costa Rica lifestyle Pura Vida and all the amazing activities this wonderful country has to offer.
We originally opened La Sandia eco activities lodge (cabinas located 5 minutes driving from the kitebeach) in 2006. It was our lodging and activities center, kiteboarding being our main activity. Since then we have expanded our business to provide lodging directly on the kitebeach. We provide beach villa rentals and the Kitehouse.
We have been associated with the international Kitehouse since 2009. The KiteHouse is a well known kiteboarding travel organization with locations all around the world. The main concept of the Kitehouse is a large beach house shared by kiteboarders. This provides an amazing kiting community for not more than $20 per night.
We make kiteboarders with quality standards. Safe environment and friendly ambiance. With a simple lesson plan developed by some of the best kiteteachers, we make sure to go step by step to assure a quick and safe progression.
KCR is owned and operated by Kent and Lucie Graninger.
Kent, from Indiana, USA and Lucie, from France, Tahiti, and Quebec met and started dating here at the kite beach, Playa Copal, Costa Rica.
Kent manages the kite shop along with other activities and tours. PASA certified and a professional kiteboarder, very knowledgeable about kiteboarding and gear.
Lucie manages the properties. She probably answered your email and booked you in.. She knows everyone in town and is very resourcefull. She'll organise your tours and activities in the area.
The son of Kent and Lucie, and the future of kiteboarding. You can practice your language skills with him he is trilangual!!
Damien manages the kite school and is a certified instructor, level 2. Damien is Lucie's brother. When their parents moved to Costa Rica to retire in 2004, they came visit and ran the "Restaurant Copal" at the kite beach for the season. Damien saw some kiteboarders in the water. Curious, he went down to the beach and everything changed after that. Totally addicted to the sport, he moved his life around to be able to spent every kite season in Costa.. He now manages the KCR School. He is an excellent kiteboarder and he is the safest and the most attentive person on the kitebeach... You'll be in great hand with him. He surely will pass on to you his passion for kiteboarding.
The cuitest and nicest kite dog ever!! He is KCR Mascott.