Complete kitesurfing course

Day 1, 2 + 3 BKSA Kitesurfing Course


This is our best value Kitesurfing course and we will hope to have you up and riding in one or both directions by the end of Day 3. Our experienced and expert BKSA qualified Kitesurfing instructors will take you through all of the basics of Kitesurfing on the first day from setup, safety packdown, 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 up and riding in one or both directions, albeit for short distances. As with learning any new sport, the more you do, the more you practice, the better you will get.The three day Kitesurfing course is the complete BKSA course.

The third 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 changed. The course will be mainly all water based at the shallow waterpools outside the osbourne view pub at Hill Head. Through the second and third lessons we will take you through the basics of getting up on a kiteboard and increasing power through the kite smoothly to help your riding. By Day 3 we will aim to get your waterstarts 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 contact us. Our kitesurfing 3 Day Course consists of what is listed in the table below.

Please be aware that these are what we aim to achieve, sometimes, due to different peoples progression rates we will achieve more, and sometimes less. It is important to learn things in the correct and safest way possible and in some cases that may mean spending extra time on certain things.

Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting 

Know hazards on a spot 

Set up a trainer kite 

Know the use of safety systems 

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

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)

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 

Pull quick release and activate leash

Recover the bar and kite

Self land

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

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

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 

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

Control the riding speed by edging 

Consistent riding in both directions

Consistent riding in all directions including upwind 

Ride amongst other riders and water users and respect right of way rules

Change of direction without stopping 

Self- rescue and full pack-down in the water 

Risk assessment and awareness of the riding area

Make a toe side turn 

Knows the theory and the safety rules for jumping. 

Land a basic jump (Maybe a little ambitious!)