Kite Landboarding Lessons
Duration: 4 hours
Minimum Age: 12
Season: March – November
What to Bring: Warm, comfortable clothing you don’t mind getting sandy and sturdy closed toe shoes (such as trainers). In summer we recommend suncream and sunglasses.
Kite landboarding brings together the excitement of flying a kite with the thrill of riding an off road board; taking aspects from kitesurfing, snowboarding and skateboarding. Starting at the beginning with powerkite flying before progressing onto the landboards, the course covers everything you need to know to become a competent landboarder, cruising along the beach.
Landboard Lesson Outline
- Introduction, theory and safety briefing
- Powerkite setup
- Powerkite flying
- Advanced powerkite flying
- Introduction to depowerable kites
- Introduction to the landboard
- First rides
- Turns and stopping
Part 1 – Kite Flying
Landboarding is an extreme sport, so it must be learnt and taught properly. The lesson begins with a brief run through of the the fundamentals of kitesurfing safety and theory so you fully understand the sport and have a safe and enjoyable lesson.
Once you’ve covered the safety and theory, you’ll head to the beach to do a site assessment and set up the powerkites. After this, it’s time to fly them! You’ll use the powerkites to put into practise the techniques you learnt about in the theory talk.
Once you have the powerkite flying techniques down, you’ll have the opportunity to try out the larger depowerable foil kites to learn about the smoother power delivery which you’ll use when landboarding.
Part 2 – Landboarding
Now that you’ve learnt all of the necessary kite techniques, you’ll progress onto the landboards. With a few small dives to get you moving, you’ll be cruising along the beach in no time.
As you get more confident you can control the kite to gain more speed, manoeuvre the board to turn along the beach, and learn how to come to a controlled stop.
If you progress past this, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more advanced tricks like slides and small jumps!
Part 3 – Lesson Debrief
Once your lesson is over you’ll head back to the centre to have a debrief with your instructor. They’ll go through what you’ve covered, answer any questions and discuss what’s next. If the instructor signs you off, you can come back to rent the landboard equipment for just £15/h or £45 for a day! If you’ve really enjoyed the lesson and fancy trying out another challenge, you can also take home a voucher for a discounted 3 Day Kitesurfing Course.
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Please note that the activities listed above are aims for the course and that the outline of the day may be adapted by the instructor in line with conditions on the day and the ability of all students in the group. All decisions made by the instructor are done so with the safety of the group and optimum progression as the main priority.