Learn to Kitesurf in 2 to 10 days

This course is designed for people with a little bit more time to spare, to further develop and embed key skills without rushing from objective to objective.

Learn in your own time. Become an independent rider in 2, 3, 5, 7 or 10 days.

As well as learning all of the Lesson 1, lesson 2 & lesson 3 course content we’ll work at your own pace to refine your water start skills, and give you more guidance as you achieve longer runs on the water. You will be given a deeper awareness of safety, incident simulations, self-rescue techniques, board revival and more.

From $720 to $1599

per person, price based on chosen package

Duration

2 hours every day over 2 to 10 days

What you're in for?

To become an independent kiteboarder, having more time and guidance to master techniques, correct errors and understand how to be safe in the water is key.

This course is designed for people with a little bit more time to spare, to further develop and embed key skills without rushing from objective to objective.

Learn in your own time. Become an independent rider in 2, 3, 5, 7 or 10 days.

As well as learning all of the Lesson 1, lesson 2 & lesson 3 course content we’ll work at your own pace to refine your water start skills, and give you more guidance as you achieve longer runs on the water. You will be given a deeper awareness of safety, incident simulations, self-rescue techniques, board revival and more.

Below are the individual stages of your experience. Your course will be spread into 5 days and you will be free to use equipment after each session, so there is heaps of time for practice.

Lesson 1: Kite Control

This important first step is the key to kiteboarding success. We will unlock all there is to know about controlling the kite, understanding how it moves and get you feeling confident with it. You’ll be using a proper big girl/boy’s kite this lesson…no more baby trainer kites for you!

We will start off on the beach where you’ll be hooked up with a harness. We’ll then go through some initial theory and a location assessment before teaching you how rig up. Afterwards we’ll head into the water for a series of kite exercises.

This lesson, we will cover:

  • How to read the weather and perform a location assessment
  • Equipment and safety theory
  • Rigging a kite and the various components
  • Know how the three safety systems work and what to do in the event of a problem
  • Understanding the theory of the wind window and how it relates to kiting
  • Know how to launch and land a kite for someone else
  • Learn how to pilot a kite and perform simple flying exercises in and out of the water

Lesson 2: Body Dragging

This lesson is dedicated to body dragging where you will be spending most of your time in the water, working towards your ultimate goal: board start attempts!

We’ll begin by refreshing your kite skills from last lesson, before improving them with three different body dragging techniques.

Body dragging is exciting as you can really feel the kite’s power as it drags you through the water – you won’t just be standing still with your new kite friend! It’s a vital skill because undoubtedly, you’ll fall off your board, probably a lot (it happens to the best of us!) and will need to know how to recover it by body dragging upwind.

This practice will also get you understanding the force required to get up on the board during the water starts, and how to keep the kite’s power going when riding.

This lesson will include:

  • How to enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
  • How to water relaunch the kite
  • Basic downwind body dragging
  • Advanced upwind body dragging
  • Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
  • Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
  • Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging
  • Self-rescue and full pack-down in deep water

Lesson 3: Water Start

You’ve conquered the kite, so now it’s time for what you’ve been waiting for – the board start! There’s nothing quite like the feeling of your first ride when it all comes together and having the adrenaline pumping through your veins.

In this lesson, we’ll be practicing and learning all there is to know about board starts. Our goal is to get you on the board and successfully riding short distances.

This lesson will include:

  • Learning the power strokes required for a water start
  • Know the safety rules and theory for a water start
  • Put the board on your feet and maintain the correct position for a water start
  • Practice water starts in both directions and ride a short distance
  • Come to a controlled stop
  • Determine the wind strength, direction, and quality
  • Know the right of way rules

Before you go!

Bring a sunhat, sunnies & sunscreen
All gear included as well as an enthusiastic and experienced instructor
Lessons are held at the southern end of Four Mile Beach in front of Four Mile Park, off Barrier Street
Free use of equipment for practice after each lesson
Bookings required by 4pm the day prior to the tour
Windswell may cancel the tour at any time due to safety considerations. This is at the full discretion of Windswell. Full refund is provided if charter cancelled due to weather conditions
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