Freestyle kiting is all about jumping, spinning, and using the lift of the kite to fly. This three-hour session can be booked privately or as a group.
- Course Fee Only Ages 13+
BEGINNER KITESURFING COURSE
Learn the basic skills and knowledge to be able to practice kiting in a safe manner!
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.
We meet on the parking lot at Sola beach (unless other plans are made in advance). We can give the whole course in English.
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:
- Steering the kite
- Understanding how the kite flies and generates power
- Launching and landing the kite in different ways
- Rigging up and down the equipment
- 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 equipment
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.