• Duration: 12h training
• Kitesurf lessons
• All equipment (helmet, buoyancy aid, harness, kite and board)
Course Locations Boavista: Iberostar Hotel
This zero to hero kitesurf course is the best option for anyone wanting to completely immerse themselves in the world of kitesurfing! You’ll enjoy the intro lesson, and then four more lessons that you can book whenever it suits your schedule. After this course you should be feeling confident to go down to the beach with your own gear, and get out on the water and practice your new sport!
Everyone’s progression will be different and at no point will students be asked to perform anything beyond their abilities. The lesson plans below are rough guides and will be affected by weather and student progression. You can always expect to leave the beach with a huge smile on your face, itching to get back out on the water and feel the power of the kite!
The day 1 lesson is essentially the start of a kitesurfing journey; this session will teach you all of the basics and prepare you for your kitesurfing adventures, in your first taste of real kite flying, you will get answers to the millions of questions that you have! After a short briefing, you start with the kite in your hands and you will learn about the principles of flying a kite in a safe environment.
Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
Know hazards on a spot
Set up a trainer kite
Know the use of safety systems,
Have basic flying skills with trainer kite,
Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant,
Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite,
Walk and change directions while flying the kite,
Know the wind window,
Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system,
Pre-flight check of equipment and settings,
In flight check of equipment and settings,
Understand and use the international communication signals,
Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-line de-power kite),
Control the kite hooked into the harness,
Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems,
Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite,
Show full control of de-power systems in flight,
Pull quick release and activate leash,
Recover the bar and kite.
From experience the more time a student has spent flying a powerkite the easier it is to progress with the water kites.
After this 3 hour kite surfing lesson you will be itching for your next session and the chance to get out on the water!
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