Kitesurfing Course at Camber Sands in Rye - learn the beginner skills behind the fantastic watersport, like kite control and the basic board skills. Discuss and practice with an expert.
- Romney Marsh (Kent)
- Price for 1 Participant
Kitesurfing takes the best from surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing and paragliding to form one incredible and thrilling sport, which goes some way to explain its immense popularity. If you have always been fascinated by the skill of kitesurfers as they glide and jump through the air, but thought it would take years to learn...then think again. Learning to Kitesurf has never been easier than right here, with this fantastic and thorough introduction. You will be taught by International Kitesurfing Organisation (IKO) and British Kite Surfing Organisation (BKSA) approved instructors, whose expertise is second to none. They will guide you as you learn how to set up a kite, fly it confidently, control its power and use it to fly through the water as if you were born on it. This is simply the best course available for beginners....once you have experienced the thrill of surfing at high speeds in the sea and the air, we know you will soon be back for your next kitesurfing fix.Once you have arrived and been welcomed to the centre, you will begin your Kitesurfing lesson with the theory. This will give you all the fundamentals of kiteflying (obviously an essential part of kitesurfing!) and give you an introduction to all the equipment, kiteboards, kitesurf kites and safety. Once you understand the basics, it's on to flying some Power Kites, and learning about the wind window (flyable area for the kite) and how to safety release. The fun really starts when you hit the water and start practicing body dragging, which is being pulled over the water by the kite. This is when you will really start to appreciate the power that these kites generate. The day will conclude with a debrief of the key points covered over the course of the day and your improvement.
Kitesurfing is available all year round.
This experience is dependant on tides, so days will vary week by
Do remember that in winter months the water will be very cold!
There are no height/weight restrictions, but you will need to
fit into a harness. The minimum age is 12, and participants must be
confident swimmers and be at ease in water.
If you have a medical condition you think may affect your ability to do the course, please call the centre when booking.
Experience Duration: 05:00
Time at Venue: 06:00
The start time of your lesson may vary due to the tide, but the course will last for 5 - 6 hours.
Participants: The 1 Day Camber Sands Kitesurfing Course is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 11
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Group size: 4 participants per instructor.Friends and family are welcome to watch, but please find out from the instructors where the safest place to watch from is.
All equipment is included in the cost of your kitesurfing lesson
- this includes wetsuits, life jackets, boards, harnesses, helmets,
kites, leashes, bar and lines and insurance.
The first part of the course is land based so you will need trainers or other flat, sensible shoes, and warm clothes - sadly it is not always that warm on the beach! In hotter months, you should bring sun protection and sun glasses. Swimming trunks, swimming costumes and bikinis are fine to wear underneath the wetsuit. You should also bring a drink, a snack and, of course, a towel!
Please note that dates are never fully guaranteed due to the dependency on weather. Kitesurfing is weather-dependent - you need wind & tides to move. It is important to be aware of changes in the wind speed, direction and sea state, and useful to check a couple of forecasts before you go kitesurfing. Kitesurfing Lessons are held at Camber, East Sussex and Greatstone in Kent (10 miles apart) depending on which way the wind is blowing! Please contact the centre on the day to confirm.
The 1 Day Camber Sands Kite Surfing Course is entirely dependant on tides. The experience is available all year-round, but days will vary, week by week. It is best to check the availability within a few weeks of the date you are hoping to book for.