We’ve upgraded our school vouchers so they’re instantly downloadable and work straight away with our booking system. Perfect for last minute gifts!
1 Day Kitesurfing Lesson Gift Voucher
Lesson Duration: 6 Hours
Cost: £99 Weekdays, £119 Weekends / Bank Holidays
The perfect present for someone wanting to get into kitesurfing!
Kitesurfing is one of the newest and most exciting watersports. Combining controlling the kite as it flies through the air with steering the board as it skims across the water, it’s a sport possible entirely because of the elements. Initially covering basic theory, site assessments and safety before going onto powerkite flying and inflatable kite flying, the 1 Day course is a great introduction to the world of kitesports.
If you’d like to read a blog written about one student’s experience of Day 1, click here.
1 Day Course Outline
- Introduction, theory and site assessments
- The fundamentals of kitesurfing – wind and sea conditions
- Power kite flying
- Static flying exercises
- Kitesurfing kite setup
- Safe launching & landing procedures & pre-flight checks
- Kitesurfing kite flying with harnesses
- Controlled bodydragging*
- Emergency pack down / self rescue techniques
- Debrief and handouts
Part 1 – Theory, Safety and Powerkite Flying
Kitesurfing, whilst a lot of fun, is still 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 put your theoretical knowledge of kite flying to the test as you learn to steer and loop the kite through the air. These static flying exercises give you experience in the most important part of kitesurfing – kite control. 80% of being a good kitesurfer is mastering kite control, so this is a really important part.
Part 2 – LEI Kite Setup & Flying
After a short break, you’ll collect your LEI (Leading Edge Inflatable) kitesurfing kites, change into wetsuits and head back down to the beach.
You’ll learn all about how to set up, launch and land the kitesurfing kites in the safest way possible depending on the beach on you’re on, and what things you need to look out for. You’ll also learn to use the three safety steps. All of this is done through demonstration and practise, give you the change to actively see and feel how it all works.
Part 3 – Controlled Bodydragging
Now you’ve covered the safety, theory and setup, it’s time to head out into the water! Kitted up in wetsuits, harnesses, buoyancy aids and helmets (all included in the lesson price), you’ll put your kite skills to the test as you learn to bodydrag through the water.
Don’t worry – it’s not as scary as it sounds! Steering and diving the kite in a controlled way through the air allows you to glide through the water in any direction. Going through this really helps you to understand the way your kite works, reacts and how it feels.
Part 4 – Self Rescue and Pack Downs
At the end of the lesson the instructor will demonstrate am “emergency packdown” and go through how you can self-rescue in difficult situations, as well as running through example scenarios of ways to get back to land safely.
As it’s a vital part of being a safe and independent kitesurfer, each student will get the chance to go through the self-rescue procedure themselves.
Part 5 – Lesson Debrief
At the end of the lesson, you’ll head back to The Kitesurf Centre’s main building for an end of session debrief, where you’ll receive your BKSA kiteboarder card and your log book. The instructor will mark off on your card and log book which levels you’ve achieved. If you’re back the next day, the instructor will let you know the plan for the next day and give you some exercises to practise before you come back. The instructor will also send you a message in your booking account with anything you need to cover, post session recaps and any recommendations they’ve given. This is super useful in the future if you decide to come back another day!
All of the equipment is provided and the course is 80% practical and brilliant fun!
If you need the voucher quickly, please select the “Email” delivery option and we will send it straight over to you. If you select the “Post” option you can choose from an estimated 1-2 days delivery with the “Express” postage or 2-3 business days with standard delivery.
Redeeming Your Voucher
Lesson start times vary each day with high tide and not all lessons are run every day. You can check the dates and times we have available online here. Once you book you will need to schedule each day separately. You can choose to split them up, but we recommend doing them consecutively if you are able to.
You can book use your voucher to book this course online. On the booking form, to the right of where the cost of the course is displayed, there is an option to click and enter a gift voucher code. This is the 5 digit code found on your voucher. If you wish to top up your course you can do so, and the value of the voucher will automatically be deducted from the cost of the course you select when you enter the voucher code.
The voucher is valid for one calendar year from the date of purchase, but can be extended for £10 per voucher per year. We run group lessons from March – November each year and private tuition all year round. All vouchers are worth the equivalent of their monetary cost and can be transferred to purchase an alternative lesson and / or products from our shop. If you wish to transfer your voucher from the school to shop, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Europe Mainland and UK Highlands & Islands: £9.99 on all items under 2 kg and £19.99 over 2kg
- Rest of the World and European Islands: £19.99 for small items under 2kg, £39.99 over 2kg and £69.99 for all items over 6kg. Fedex available as an upgrade option for all countries and the only option for Asia, Africa and South America
- Surfboards and SUPs have an additional £29.99 shipping cost. Due to a huge percentage which have arrived damaged we now only use reliable (more expensive) couriers
VAT (Tax) Free
If you live outside the EU or have a BFPO address, you are eligible for VAT free (20%) purchases so can save a lot of money. This is automatically deducted at checkout but please contact us if you would like further information. The prices shown on the website include VAT as standard until you enter your shipping country at the shipping Basket/Checkout page or are already logged in.
If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, you can return it to us in its original condition (with packaging and tags intact) within 14 days of the purchase date. We can either issue an in store credit for the item, send a different size or product if you would like an exchange or refund your payment.