Get a Group Discount for 4 people or more! Available on request as a 1-Day Class or 2-Day Course at Jæren every day from May through September.
KITESURFING COURSE FOR BEGINNERS
Learn the basic skills and knowledge to be able to practice kiting in a safe manner!
🇬🇧 Language: The course is available in English.
- 2 Day Beginner Course Including kite gear
- Extra Day 1 Extra Course Day
During a weekend, you learn all you need to know to start kiting on your own. There is some theory and a lot of practicing and kite-flying in the water/on the beach.
Not everyone manages to ride properly on the board during the first two days, but we give you all the basic know-how and enough experience so that you can continue practicing in a safe way after the course.
The goal is to give you all the basic skills and knowledge to be able to practice kiting in a safe manner after the course. Wind conditions and personal learning curve determine how much kiteboarding you will actually be able to do during the course, but we guarantee that everyone will get a good feel for it and have lots of fun on the way.
The main themes of the course are:
- Understanding the wind
- Rigging the gear
- Safety gear and procedures
- Navigation: How to steer the kite
- Control: Understanding how the kite flies and generates power
- Launching and landing the kite with and without assistance
- Body dragging: Getting around in the water without a board
- Water start with the board
- Kiteboarding on your own
- Evaluation of conditions and spot
- Choosing gear
The kites we use fly best in winds from 5-15 meters per second (m/s). We use the windforecast from Windguru. You can use the wind forecast here to see which days more than 5 m/s have been forecasted, those will be marked with stars in the table. Should it turn out to be no wind on the day you have chosen, we can move your activity to a later date.
Click the triangle to see legend.
Turn your phone to landscape format and update the page to see the wind forecast side by side with the calendar.
If you can swim and are in normal physical shape, you can learn how to kite. You don’t have to be strong — you hold the power of the kite with your bodyweight through a harness.
Kitesurfing doesn’t have to be an extreme sport; it is possible, and amazing, to just cruise. However, it is difficult and dangerous to try to learn on your own. Everyone who wants to try should take a course!
To participate in the course, you have to be older than 13. If you are younger, we recommend that you take private lessons instead. If you are under 18, you’ll need written permission from your parents.
- 🍌 Food
- 🧃 Drink
- 👳♂️ Towel
- 🩲👙 Underwear
- 🏄♂️ Own wetsuit if you have
- 🚗 Own car if you have
We will provide:
- All kite gear (kite. harness, board, helmet)
- Wetsuit, booties
The course is held at one of Jærens big beaches, depending on wind direction.
This coastline is known as Norway´s best area for kiting on water.
Here we have plenty of space and many spots for different wind conditions.
The Meeting Point for the weekend courses is at the gravel parking lot by Sola Strand Hotell on saturdays 10am.
The beaches we use are: