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Day 1,2&3 Kitesurfing Course

This is our best value and most complete Kitesurfing course and we will hope to have you up and riding away after three days on the water. Our expert qualified IKO & BKSA Kitesurfing instructors will take you through all of the basics of Kitesurfing on the first day from setup, deep water self rescues, advanced body dragging through to your first boardstarts and on the final day we will concentrate on riding technique, riding stance and will aim to get you riding into the wind and in both directions.

Price: £275

The three day Kitesurfing course is the complete full IKO/BKSA course. The thrid day we call a Boardwork day and can be completed seperately if you have already completed a two day kitesurfing course at another kitesurfing school.  

We meet at Breezes cafe in Hill Head where we will take you to our kitesurf centre opposite for a brief of the day and to get change. The course will be mainly all water based at the shallow waterpools outside the osbourne view pub at Hill Head. We will take you through the basics of getting up on your board and increasing power through the kite smoothly to help you carry on riding. We will aim to get your boardstarts improved and to help you do your first proper runs. Of course your previous board sports experience and fitness now play a big part in how quickly you progress. Being comfortable on the kite plays a huge part as does picking the correct equipment. We will be using the latest and best kitesurfing equipment to help you learn as quickly as possible.

For more info on the day three kitesurfing course please give us a call.

Our kitesurfing 3 Day Course consists of the following, info is taken from the IKO website;

Level 1A

  • Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
  • 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 kitesurfing kite
  • Walk and change directions while flying the kitesurfing 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 kite hooked into the kitesurfing 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
  • Self land
Level 2F
  • Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
  • Water re-launch the 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
Level 2H
  • Know the power stroke for a water start
  • Know the safety rules and theory for water start
  • Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start
Level 2I
  • Water starts in both directions and ride a short distance
  • Come to a controlled stop
  • Understand weather forecast, tidal- and wind effects
  • Determine the wind strength, direction and quality
  • Know the right of way rules
  • Know equipment set up and choice according to the weather conditions

Level 3J

  • Control the riding speed by edging
  • Consistent riding in both directions

Level 3K

  • Consistent riding in all directions including upwind
  • Ride amongst other riders and water users and respect right of way rules

Level 3L

  • Change of direction without stopping
  • Self- rescue and full pack-down in the water

Level 3M

  • Risk assessment and awareness of the riding area

Level 3N

  • Make a toe side turn
  • Knows the theory and the safety rules for jumping.
  • Land a basic jump (Maybe a little ambitious!)