Course guide

Course guide

Beyond the fun on the board itself, learning to kite surf is a well structured process and you will feel your progress every day. Every step will bring you closer your goal.

The courses a separated into different days. This might not be the case for everyone as each individual brings more or less skills when visiting us the first time. Some might already know how to wave or snow board while for others it might be the first board activity they learn. Some are faster than others but the good thing is, everybody can learn it!

Below schedule might give you a rough idea about what to expect when learning to kite board. Our experience shows that this step by step is the case for about 90% of our first-timers and fastest approach to kite board. It’s also good to sleep a night over the learning of the day to build your muscle-memory and pick-up the next day where you left the day before. Please trust us about this. You’re not the first student we bring on the board.

Of course you can stop at each time, or go further. Just as you like and feel. There is no set-in-stone process as we take each individual as they are.

Day 1

Like in every extreme sport you first have to learn the safety system of the kite equipment. Also how to control the kite before you can go on the water and build a connection with the kite and get a feeling to how to control its strength.

  • Wind theory (wind windows)
  • Set up the equipment (bar, lines, kite)
  • Safety features to immediately loose power (quick release, safety leash)
  • Kite control and water contact (power control, body dragging)

Day 2

Quick refresh of day 1 and teach you to the next steps. Earning power with the kite figure “8” (∞ – moving the kite through the different power zones). Also learn how to recover the board in water. You will also learn how to relaunch the kite in the water.

  • One arm body drag (down and upwind)
  • Learn aggressive kite control and water relaunch
  • Walk with the kite on the beach
  • Water start with the board

Day 3

Quick refresh of day 2 and teach you to get on the board and recover it in case you loose it (no board leashes because they are dangerous!).

  • Water start with the board
  • Learn to board long distances
  • Learn to go upwind

The above 3 days course is set up to make you become an independent kite boarder. As mentioned above, some bring more skills, some learn quicker.