Course duration: 10 hours tuition time (total course time ≈ 12 hours+)
Cost : £179 weekdays £199 weekends – Everything included + handout pack & BKSA /IKO Certificate
Kitesurfing is a combination of kite flying skills and board management. Firstly learning to manage the kites is the most important issue, this is covered within the 2 day course while being safe, practical and great fun. It’s a fantastic introduction to the sport.
* Introductions with site assessment
* Fundamentals of kitesurfing – wind, water conditions & equipment
* Beach Power kite / trainer kite flying
* Static flying exercises
* LEI* (water kite) assembly
* Safe kite launch / land techniques + pre flight checks
* Flying of LEI’s with harnesses
* Controlled Body dragging – the extremely fun part!
* Emergency pack down / Self rescue techniques
* query and hand outs
*Leading Edge Inflatable’ – these are the kites we tend to use for kitesurfing when in the water
Own set-up and tuning of LEI kitesurfing kite2 day kitesurfing course
Controlled downwind, direction, upwind and balance body dragging
Introduction to boardstart theory
Boardstarts in the water
Continuous riding with constant power delivery from the kite
Edging the board and controlling the speed
Own demonstration of deep water safety packdown / self rescue
Debrief and hand outs
Kitesurfing can be a dangerous sport if not learnt and instructed properly. For this reason we take the first part (around twenty minutes) of the lesson covering the basics of kitesurfing in the classroom and on the beach so you absolutely understand the sport and have a safe and really pleasurable kitesurfing lesson.
With the essentials covered, onto the fun bit – kite flying!
Power Kiting: After quickly setting up some power / training kites, we provides a short demonstration and explanation, then enable you to fly them under our instruction. beginning with little kites so you’ll be able to understand how to fly them without the concern of being out of control. The session covers flying techniques which will be used throughout the entire course. All of the kites we use have certified safety systems that instantly stop the power of the kite onceactivated.
Equipment set up: We proceed after a brief rest during the assembly of the water kites (LEIs) together withdemonstrations, individual practice and tuning recommendations.
Before going into the water it’s vital to know how to launch and land the LEI kites safely and activating the safetysystems. A demonstration of controlled launching and landing can provides the chance to understand the skill and application throughout the course will assist you to learn.
Into wetsuits: Before entering into the water, we kit you out with wetsuits, harnesses, buoyancy aids and helmets, all of which is included within the lesson price. In our onsite changing rooms you may get changed out of the elements.
Body Dragging in the water – everyone can get a chance to fly the kite in waist deep water before going further. Once it’s become slightly more natural to fly, we can move onto body dragging that is amazing fun!
Body dragging consists of using the kite to drag you through the water in numerous directions. There’ll be a maximumof four students per teacher and typically you’ll be operating with one kite between 2.
Self Rescue – Towards the end of the lesson a demonstration of an ’emergency packdown’ will show the way to self rescue in difficult times. We run through example scenarios explaining techiques to get back to land safely or be picked up by the rescue services. Being an important part of the course, individual practices will follow.
The course concludes with debriefs and distributing packs together with BKSA/IKO certification in the comfort of our centre.
The day concludes with a debrief in the comfort of our centre.
It’s all practical – The second day of the kitesurfing course is 100 percent practical, all the theory and land based work has been completed on the first day so from here on it’s all time in water.
Equipment rigging & tuning: we begin with re-enforcing the kite assembly learnt on the first day by assembling a kite each under the guide of our qualified instructors. using the most recent 2016 kites and equipment for optimum safety and usability with thick wetsuits for you to stay warm. Once set up and pre flight checked, we go into the water.
Advanced body dragging & introducing the board: continued from day one with additional advanced body dragging & kite management techniques in preparation for the introduction of the board.
Once perfected, we follow on with the theory behind riding a board and practice without the kite before having a go for yourself to make use of everything you’ve learnt up to now.
Continuous runs: The aim of the session is to introduce power into the kite and management of the board to progress from board starts to some continuous runs as well as learning the way to stop. Now you’re kitesurfing!
Demonstate the self rescue: throughout the kitesurf course you will additionally demonstrate to the qualified instructors a deep water emergency packdown procedure to re-enforce what was shown to you on the first day of the kitesurfing lesson as it’s such a vital aspect.
The lesson is completed with a debrief and individual suggestions on the way to continue the sport. Every student is given a handout package together with BKSA/IKO certification showing the level you’ve achieved, magazines, stickers and info on the best kites and boards to shop for – together with discount vouchers for the range of ex demo/ pre owned kit and new equipment package deals that we provide.
There is immense quantity to cover and learn within the two day kitesurfing course, if you’re keen do more to take up and continue the sport we typically advise the three day kitesurf course to become even more independent.
What you need to bring with you: sensible durable pair of shoes, towel, bathing costume, suncream, sunglasses, and warm clothes / jacket as it’s nearly always windy and may be cool.