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5 Day Beginner Kitesurfing Lesson Gift Voucher
Lesson Duration: 27 Hours (6 Hours Day 2, 5 Hours Days 3 – 5)
Our ‘Zero to Hero’ kitesurfing course takes you from complete novice to a competent kitesurfer, having spent 5 days going through everything you need to know in order to start your kitesurfing career and progress to being an independent kiter. With almost 30 hours of tuition, you’ll gain a tonne of knowledge in all aspects of kitesurfing, including practical skills, theory and equipment knowledge. As you progress through the course the instructor will sign off skills in your logbook, so you’ll be able to see exactly how much you’ve progressed and learnt!
The first three days of the course are the same as the 3 Day Kitesurfing Lesson, and on the fourth and fifth days you have additional time for:
- 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
- Introducing first jumps
- Independent kitesurfing skills
- Practising, practising, practising!
The aim of the 5 Day Course is to get you to BKSA Level 2 standard, where you are able to kitesurf independently.
Stance & Technique Tips: The extra two days on the water really gives you time to work on perfecting your technique and becoming an efficient kitesurfer. Your instructor will be with you in the water each lesson, watching you progress and giving you individualised tips on how to improve further. As you start riding for longer, our radio headsets become invaluable, with the instructor able to give real time tips and tricks.
Transitions & Carve Turns: The 5 Day Course gives you plenty of time on the water, meaning you’ll be able to ride for longer – and that you’ll need to learn how to turn around and come back! Transitions and carve turns are a vital part of becoming an independent kitesurfer, as you need to be able to stop and turn around in a controlled manner as well as riding along.
Riding Upwind: Arguably the most important part of being an independent kitesurfer, the 5 Day course will give you the extra time needed to perfect your technique and use it to ride upwind. This gives you more ocean to use and stops you having to do the dreaded walk upwind along the beach – which means more time kiting and less tired legs!
First Jumps: Super fun and something most kitesurfers want to try, there’s plenty of time to show you the techniques needed for taking off and landing jumps. Even if you’re not thinking about big air, learning these more advanced techniques will help you to control your board better in different conditions.
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. As you progress as a kitesurfer, understanding your equipment becomes more and more important.
Giving you this extra knowledge will help give you more confidence when riding without an instructor.
The lesson is completed with a debrief and individual suggestions on how to continue the sport. Each student is given a log book to complete throughout the course and a handout package including BKSA certification, t-shirt, magazines, stickers and information about suitable kites and boards to buy. The 5 Day Course also includes a monetary voucher towards equipment packages. The instructors can talk you through any equipment recommendations they have for you as well as any suggestions for further lessons, courses and equipment rental.
If you’d like to see some of the local accommodation you can choose to stay in during your course, please click here.
As this is a group lesson, you will be in a group of up to a maximum of 4 people (although often less). If on the day there are only 1 or 2 people, the lesson will be run shorter, to the equivalent of the monetary value for private tuition.
All of the equipment is provided.
If you’d like to find out more about the 3 Day Kitesurfing Lesson you can do so here.
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 email@example.com
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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.