£99.00 – £218.00
Board Control Kitesurfing Lesson Gift Voucher
Lesson Duration: 5 Hours
Cost: £99 Weekdays, £119 Weekends / Bank Holidays
The board control course is aimed at people who have already taken introductory lessons such as the 2 Day or 3 Day Kitesurfing course, and is focused on board starts and first rides. You may join this course if you have taken your previous kitesurf lessons elsewhere, but still feel you are at an appropriate level. As a minimum, you are required to have completed all safety components of the Day 1 course as well as LEI kite flying and downwind, directional and upwind bodydrags. The board control course runs most days throughout the main season and can be booked for multiple days.
The main focus of the Board Control lesson is mastering the board start and first runs. Once you have covered these you can progress onto:
- Controlled longer runs
- Consistent power delivery from the kite
- Controlled stops
The Board Control course will give you plenty of time to practise board starts and riding as much as you need. The instructor will demonstrate each step of the technique, walk you through it and then give you the chance to try it for yourself. In pairs, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to try and will progress a long way in 5 hours.
Part 1 – Board Starts
The board start is arguably the most difficult part of learning to kitesurf, with so many different things happening at once it’s easy to get overwhelmed. The board control lesson’s main focus in enabling you to master this so you get it right every time, with the instructor on give step by step advice on how to achieve it.
The centre has it’s very own dedicated board start trainer, designed by our instructors to help you practise the different stages of the board start before you head out into the water.
Part 2 – Controlled Riding
Once you’ve nailed your board start technique, it’s time to practise riding for longer distances in a controlled way, with consistent power delivery from the kite. Whilst it sounds like a lot, just like riding a bicycle, once you’re moving it’s much easier!
Since the Board Control course is a full day, there’s plenty of time to practise your runs, and you’ll be riding further in no time! The instructors are especially trained to deal with groups, and will co-ordinate with you and the other students so that they’re never too far away from you, on hand to give tips and tricks and help you out if needed.
You’ll learn to ride confidently in both directions and to come to a stop in a controlled manner, all of which come into play as necessary requirements for independent kitesurfers. Mastering these will take you to the next level with your riding and really help to boost your confidence as you won’t feel out of control on the water.
Part 3 – Turns, Transitions & Upwind Riding
Turns & Transitions: Now that you’re riding around in both directions, you can move onto learning how to turn and transition – so you can smoothly start to come back the other way. Another vital part of learning to kitesurf, these techniques will help you progress to a level where you feel confident kitesurfing around others and in designated zones.
Upwind Riding: A major milestone in your kitesurfing education, learning to ride upwind gives you more of the ocean to explore, and stops you having to do the dreaded walk back upwind along the beach!
Part 4 – Lesson Debrief
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 certification, logbook, magazines, stickers and information about suitable kites and boards to buy. The instructor can also give you recommendations as to further lessons and / or equipment rental, and help you out with homework exercises to help practise ready for your next lesson.
As this is a group lesson, you will be in a group of up to 4 people. 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 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.
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.
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 – October 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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