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Day 1 Kitesurfing Course

Our 'Day 1' Kitesurf Lesson is aimed at the complete beginner, this is your intro to the fastest growing sport of the 21st century. Your 'Day 1' kitesurf lesson provides all the fundamentals of kite flying. We will take you through, launching and landing, pre-flight checks, water relaunching, deep water packdowns and body dragging through the water. At the end of your one day course you will no doubt be eager to come back for your second day on the board.

Price: £100 

 

The day one course is a great intro into the sport. We run this course as a group so you will have up to three people with an instructor. The initial intro will be on land where we will brief you on safety, talk about wind/weather and explain what we will be doing during your course. The gear used on this course will be the latest and most high end beginner equipment on the market. We take pride in the fact that we use the best gear so we aim to teach you all of the basics carefully not only for you to learn the correct way but so we don't break our lovely new gear :) We have space to change in the dry and all of the equipment you will need for your course. We suggest bringing a towel, a pair of swimshorts/swimsuit for under your wetsuit, a bottle of water and a snack. Sometimes if it's a bit colder we may do the brief in Breezes cafe who kindly let us use their facilities, so maybe bring some money for a coffee too.

The level you reach on this course can be dependant on a number of factors. The weather and your fitness/ability/past experience all play a big part in your learning curve. We try to make the lessons as fun as possible but our sole aim is to make you comfortable and safe on the kite. Everyone learns in a different way so we adapt our teaching style to suit you. Some people are extremely nervous and rightly so, as after all this is an extreme sport, sofor these new kiters we take it slow and keep it simple to help you unlock your true kiting potential. others are hardcore to the max! so if you are an extreme sports maniac we will set out challenges that will get you motivated and realising the ultimate extremity and awesomeness of Kitesurfing.

After you have booked your course we will meet you at the prearrange time at Breezes cafe, Hill Head. Opposite we have some beach huts in a private boat yard where we can get changed and gear up. Your instructors will be in purple Hampshire Kitesurfing hooded tops and T-shirts so will be easy to spot. Please call or email for more info on your Day one Kitesurfing course.

The following is taken from the IKO teaching format, on a 'Day 1' course we will cover the following topics;

Level 1A

  • Know safe wind directions and conditions for kitesurfing
  • Know hazards on a spot
  • Set up a trainer kite
  • Know the use of safety systems

Level 1B

  • Have basic flying skills with trainer kitesurf kite 
  • Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant
  • Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
  • Walk and change directions while flying the kite
  • Know the wind window

Level 1C

  • Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system
  • Pre-flight check of equipment and settings
  • In flight check of equipment and settings
  • Understand and use the international communication signals
  • Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-line de-power kite)

Level 1D

  • Control the kitesurfing kite hooked into the harness
  • Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems
  • Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite
  • Show full control of de-power systems in flight

Level 1E

  • Pull quick release and activate leash
  • Recover the bar and kite

Level 2F

  • Water re-launch the kitesurfing kite 
  • First body drag downwind
  • Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
  • Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
  • Recover the kite and bar in the water

Level 2G

  • Upwind body drag to recover board
  • Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
  • Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging