Duration – 5 days - 25 hours tuition time (total course time ≈ 30 hours)
Cost - £469 - Everything included + post course handout
Our 'zero to hero' kitesurfing course takes you from complete novice to a fully independent and confident kitesurfer, safe in the knowledge that you have all the skills needed to continue the sport.
5 Day Course Outline
The first three days of the course take a similar path to the 3 day kitesurfing lesson however it then goes further to cover:
- In depth equipment tuning and understanding
- Advanced wind, weather, sea conditions and pre kitesurf beach assessment knowledge
- Fine tuning of stance and weight distribution
- Transitions & Carve turns
- The introduction of 'pop' and first jumps
- Aerial tricks & tips
- Lots of time to practice
- Make lasting kitesurf friends to enjoy the sport with in the future
Equipment tuning & understanding: Covering information about different kite and board types, shapes, designs and materials used in their production and how each feature affects the way they perform and behave.
Time on the water: As well as the extra useful theory and learning, there will also be a large amount of practical time spent with the kite and board in the water. This additional time really allows you to master the kite skills and concentrate on the board control riding techniques.
Stance & carve turns: Fine tuning effective weight distribution on the board allows a better stance and full control in various conditions. With this extra control and skill we can then go onto riding comfortably in both directions and then onto smooth slide and carve turns, ready to surf some waves.
Introduction to jumps: The course introduces the techniques needed to use the board effectively and produce ‘pop’ and the kite to give you lift, creating your first jumps!! The reason kitesurfing was invented....(we believe!)
The aim after completing this intensive kitesurfing course is that you have the knowledge and skills needed to continue the sport as well as able to choose suitable wind, weather, location and equipment. You should be will able to kitesurf anywhere safely and most of all have loads of fun!
The level achieved on this course varies between each individual but we usually see fantastic results upon course completion.
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, t-shirt, magazines, stickers and information about suitable kites and boards to buy – including discount vouchers for the range of ex demo/school kit and new equipment package deals.
All inclusive: All equipment including safety gear and insurance is included in the kitesurfing lesson.
Please bring – Sensible sturdy pair of shoes, towel, swimming costume, suncream, sunglasses, and warm clothes as it's often windy which can be cool. Plus a whole lot of energy!
Our course bookings are flexible so if you are unable to take days off work it is possible to complete the 5 day kitesurfing course over separate weekends. Also if you have previously completed an introduction to kitesurfing, 2 day or 3 day course you can join at a suitable stage in the course rather than repeating what you have already learnt.
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 as the main priority.