1 Day Beginner Kitesurfing Lesson
Course duration - 5 hours + tuition time (total course time ≈ 6 hours +)
Cost - £99 / £109 (w/e) - everything included + post course handout pack + BKSA Certificate
Kitesurfing is the combination of kite flying skills and board control. Initially learning to control the kites is the most important factor, this is covered in the one day course whilst being safe, 90% practical and brilliant fun. It's the perfect introduction to the sport.
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Watch the video below for a brief insight as to what the day covers
1 Day Course Outline
- Introductions with site assessment
- Fundamentals of kitesurfing - wind, sea 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 using harnesses
- Controlled Body dragging - the really fun part!
- Emergency pack down / Self rescue techniques
- Debrief and hand outs
*Leading Edge Inflatable’ - these are the kites we use for kitesurfing in the water
Kitesurfing can be a dangerous sport if not learnt and taught properly. For this reason we spend the first part (around 20 minutes) of the lesson covering the fundamentals of kitesurfing in the classroom and on the beach so you fully understand the sport and have a safe and highly enjoyable kitesurfing lesson.
With the essentials covered, onto the fun part – kite flying!
Power Kiting: After briefly setting up some power / training kites, we give a short demonstration and explanation, then allow you to fly them under our instruction. Starting with small kites so you can learn how to fly them without the fear of being out of control. The session will cover flying techniques that will be used throughout the whole course. All of the kites we use have certified safety systems which instantly stop the power of the kite when activated.
Equipment set up: We proceed after a short break with the assembly of the water kites (LEIs) including demonstrations, individual practice and tuning advice.
Before entering the water it is important to understand how to launch and land the LEI kites safely and activating the safety systems. A demonstration of controlled launching and landing will offer the opportunity to comprehend the skill and practice throughout the course will help you learn.