Course duration – 2 hours
Power kiting or traction kiting is a nice introduction to the world of all kite sports as well as being really fun in itself!
Learning to fly the kite is a very satisfying journey and intensely thrilling, you’ll shortly be hooked and eager to be pulled across the beach by an even bigger, more powerful kite.
This powerkite course takes you right from the start with a brief theory session about the wind and weather, equipment, safety and also the wind window; from the comfort of our centre’s classroom.
After that we go onto the beach and we can begin to use the power kites!
The Fun part! Into the air and go powerkiting!
Initially covering the set up procedure and safety unharness system – (this instantly removes all the kite’s power), before moving onto the launching, landing and relaunching, bar control and steering the kite in the ‘wind window’.
Next, flying the little trainer kite and understanding the wind window, you’ll learn to control and move it around with confidence. As you build up your flying skills we will begin to introduce the power and pull then really have fun! As progression happens we provide the choice to use larger power kites to additionally increase the pull and the thrill.
During the powerkite lessons you’ll be using small powerkites usually referred to as foil, ram air or traction kite. We’ve got a great range of sizes from 0.6m to 6m permitting us to teach safely in nearly any wind condition. The kites we use are forgiving meaning your learning curve is faster and a lot of fun!
Bring a sturdy pair of shoes, sunglasses, sun cream and warm clothes if it’s cold.
Suitable for all ages from 7-8+