If you’re the kind of person who wants to get stuck into learning a new sport in a fully immersive way, then our Intensive Kitesurf Long Weekender course is for you.
We are confident that we can give you the best (and safest) start to your kitesurfing journey because we pride ourselves on setting realistic but fun expectations throughout.
What should I expect from the Long Weekender Intensive Kitesurf Course?
Always running from a Friday to Monday (saving you from taking too much annual leave) the Intensive Kitesurf Course provides you with 18 hours of tuition with the same instructor in a group of four – See below for the timings. On average it takes 20 to 30 hours of tuition to learn to kitesurf so after one weekend you will be well on your way to getting out there on your own!
Friday – Intensive Kitesurf Course Day One
Join us on Friday for the first day of the Long Weekender Intensive Kitesurf Course. We’ll prepare you for a weekend in the water, no this doesn’t mean you’re sitting in a classroom! With our immersive approach to learning the sport you will be straight out on the beach learning how to carry out your risk assessments, how to set up your equipment and how to fly the kites – After all, flying the kite is literally the most important part of the sport so you need to practice, practice and practice some more before you delve into it further.
Saturday – Intensive Kitesurf Course Day Two
Saturday is typically the most active day of the Long Weekender Intensive Kitesurf Course; be sure to bring a good lunch with you. Depending on the tides, you’ll run a single long-duration session or two shorter-duration sessions on either side of the high tide. The day carries on from what you learnt on Friday and it’s time for you to see just how much power our kites have! Feel the rush of being moved around by the kite as you undertake all four body drag manoeuvres (Moving the kite in controlled ways to pull yourself downwind, left, right and tack upwind) The focus here is teaching you the fundamental skills you will use throughout your kite surfing sessions and help to make the next steps that little bit easier.
You’re getting incredibly close to trying out that board but as a school that prides itself on keeping all our students safe, it is time for you to learn how to do your self-rescue.
This will give you all the skills needed to rescue yourself in a variety of situations that can occur when out kiting and will save your life one day.
The goal of this day is to master all four body drag manoeuvres, making sure you’re confident with your kite control and ready for day three when it is time for that moment you have been waiting for, introducing the board for your first rides!!!
Sunday – Intensive Kitesurf Course Day Three
After a good night’s sleep, you’ll join us on Sunday for an introduction to board starting with the goal to get up in each direction and try short rides. You’ll be working in pairs to keep practising putting that board on your feet and trying to extend those rides further and further. This will be the day you start to feel how addictive this sport is as you compete with yourself to improve each ride you make, craving more and more distance every time you get up. (This is also the most exhausting point of learning to kite, don’t say we didn’t warn you)
Monday – Intensive Kitesurf Course Day Four
Monday is about giving you the valuable time needed to combine those skills you have worked so hard to master over the weekend.
With further time on the water to keep practising (as we mentioned learning the sport is all about practice ? ), make the most of giving it another go.
Bringing the weekend to a close, you’ll go through a full individual debrief with your instructor in which they’ll recommend your next steps to ensure you have clear goals on what you need to do to become independent using our student logbook, which keeps a clear checklist of your progress and some good discounts for buying your own kit!
New for 2024!
To enhance the intensive course, we’ve added in some extras that will aid your learning and keep you stoked as you step onto the beach on your own for your first independent kitesurf sessions.
New for this season you’ll get a copy of KiteMate, a pocket-sized, beach proof guide that is full of helpful reminders for when you’re heading out onto the water on your own. You’ll be able to slip this handy guide into your kite bag and refer to it whenever you need a reminder of anything you have learned on the camp.
To extend our welcome, we’re also providing our TKSC team t-shirts, in exclusive colourway not available to buy in shop.
Product values: Kitemate £20, TKSC T-shirt £20
2024 Course Dates & Times
|Starting Date||Friday Timings||Saturday Timings||Sunday Timings||Monday Timings|
|12th April||15:30 – 19:30 (4hours)||8am -08:00 – 13:00 (5hours)||09:00 – 13:00 (4hours)||08:00 – 13:00 (5hours)|
|10th May||15:30 – 19:30 (4hours)||08:00 – 12:00 then 16:30 to 19:30 (7hours)||08:00- 12:00 (4hours)||08:30 – 11:30 (3hours)|
|7th June||15:00 – 19:00 (4hours)||08:00-11:00 then 15:30 – 19:30 (7hours)||08:00 – 11:00 (3hours)||08:00 – 12:00 (4hours)|
|5th July||12:00 – 18:00 (6hours)||14:30 – 19:30 (5hours)||15:30 – 19:30 (4hours)||08:00 – 11:00 (3hours)|
|2nd August||11:00 – 17:00 (6hours)||13:30 – 18:30 (5hours)||14:30 – 18:30 (4hours)||15:00 – 18:00 (3hours)|
|23rd August||16:00 – 20:00 (4hours)||08:00 – 13:00 (5hours)||08:00 – 14:00 (6hours)||08:00- 11:00 (3hours)|
|6th September||15:00 – 19:00 (4hours)||08:00 – 12:00 then 16:30 to 19:30 (7hours)||08:00 – 11:00 (3hours)||08:00 – 12:00 (4hours)|
|4th October||14:00 – 18:00 (4hours)||08:00 – 11:00 then 15:30 to 18:30 (6hours)||08:00- 11:00 then 16:00 to 18:00 (5hours)||08:00 – 11:00 (3hours)|
The finer details
Please note: Kitesports are weather dependent and the intensive weekend is run with the flexibility to match the weather received on each given weekend. Where possible, we’ll run slightly longer days so that we can maximise your kiting time and ensure that you make the most of the best conditions throughout the weekend. We can’t control the weather, but we do guarantee that we’ll cover you for any unused time should the weather not favour our combined goals. This is calculated from the total course cost, minus the value of the packaged goods included in the intensive course and any hours already completed.
At the end of the camp, we’ll total up any unused hours and credit these as a voucher for you to use within 12 months and recommend the most relevant sessions for you to join based on your kiting ability at the end of the weekend.
In the rare case that the entire weekend needs to be cancelled, we will convert the lessons into our standard five sessions bundle and you can book these as individual sessions.