Kitesurfing Intro Course, one day of learning how to control the kite and the basics of the superb sport. You will gain your IKO level 1 qualification
- Price for 1 Participant
Kitesurfing or Kiteboarding has exploded on to the Extreme Sports scene over the past five years; it takes the best from a range of water sports like surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing and paragliding. With the introduction of modern equipment and a structured approached to learning which is developed by the International Kitesurfing Organisation (IKO) and taught by IKO and British Kite Surfing Organisation (BKSA) approved instructors, learning to Kitesurf has never been easier. Our 1 Day Introduction to Kitesurfing Course is your way in to one of the fastest growing sports of the 21st century and the perfect way to get a taste of this great extreme sport.This one day course will give you all the fundamentals of kiteflying (which is 90% what kitesurfing is all about) and give you an introduction to all the equipment, kiteboards, kitesurf kites and safety. 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. By the end of the day, depending on your progress, you might start putting your new skills together and start attempting some board starts.
Most of our kitesurfing centres are open from March -
Hampshire is available from May to October only.
Age Restrictions: Minimum 16
years. (12 years in
Portsmouth & 18 years
There are no specific requirements regarding maximum or minimum height or weight size but you will need to fit into a harness, please check with the centre when booking if you have concerns regarding this.You must be comfortable in the water.
If you have a particular medical condition that you think may affect your ability to do the course, please check with the centre when booking.
Please note that dates are never fully guaranteed due to the dependency on weather.
Experience Duration: 05:00
Time at Venue: 06:00
The course will last five to six hours. The start times vary due to tide times.
Participants: The Kitesurfing 1 Day Course is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 4
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Group sizes vary but will usually be 2 - 4 students per instructor. Spectators are welcome but please listen to the instructors as to where the safest place to stand and watch is.
All equipment will be supplied - this includes kite, board, wetsuit, harness and helmet. You just need to take a change of dry clothes, a swimming costume and a towel. If you have your own kit and want to use it for the lessons please check with the centre first.
Kitesurfing is a weather dependent sport. Basically you need wind & tides! Depending on the location you may also need wind in a particular direction. Please contact the centre either on the day to confirm.