2 day Beginner Kitesurfing Lesson
The 2 day beginner course is ideal as an entry into the sport. The first day follows the same outline as the one day kitesurfing lesson – an introduction to kitesurfing and the fundamentals along with how to fly a small trainer kite, set up and tuning of a kitesurfing rig and body dragging techniques in the water. As with any of our courses, all of the necessary equipment is supplied. The 2 day kitesurfing lesson is run very frequently between March and November during the week and at weekends, ideal for a weekend break.
2nd day kitesurfing course outline:
- Own set-up and tuning of LEI kitesurfing kite
- Controlled downwind, direction, upwind and balance body dragging
- Introduction to boardstart theory
- Boardstarts in the water
- Continuous riding with constant power delivery from the kite
- Edging the board and controlling the speed
- Upwind riding
- Own demonstration of deep water safety packdown / self rescue
- Debrief and hand outs
It’s all practical – The second day of the kitesurfing course is 100% practical, all the theory and land based work has been completed on the first day so from now on it’s all time in the water.
Equipment rigging & tuning: We start with re-enforcing the kite assembly learnt on the first day by setting up a kite each under the guide of our qualified instructors. Using the latest 2016 kites and equipment for maximum safety and usability with thick wetsuits to keep you warm. Once set up and pre flight checked, we move into the water.
Advanced body dragging & introducing the board: Continuing from day 1 with more advanced body dragging & kite control techniques in preparation for the introduction of the board.
Once mastered, we follow on with the theory behind riding a board and some practice without the kite before trying for yourself to put together everything you’ve learnt so far.
Continuous runs: The aim of the session is to introduce power into the kite and control of the board to progress from board starts to some continuous runs as well as learning how to stop. Now you’re kitesurfing!
Demonstate the self rescue: During the kitesurf course you will also demonstrate to the qualified instructors a deep water emergency packdown procedure to re-enforce what was shown to you on the first day of the kitesurfing lesson as it’s such an important aspect.
The lesson is completed with a debrief and individual suggestions on how to continue the sport. Each student is given a handout package including BKSA/IKO certification showing the level you have achieved, magazines, stickers and information about suitable kites and boards to buy – including discount vouchers for the range of ex demo/ pre owned kit and new equipment package deals that we offer.
There is huge amount to cover and learn in the 2 day kitesurfing course, if you are keen to take up and continue the sport we usually advise the 3 day kitesurf course to become more independent.
All equipment and insurance is included in the kitesurfing lesson.
Please bring – Sensible sturdy pair of shoes, towel, swimming costume, suncream, sunglasses, and warm clothes / jacket as it’s almost always windy and can be cool.