Two day kitesurfing course teaching you how to body-drag, board start and much more! IKO Level 2 Achievement Likely!
- Romney Marsh (Kent)
- Price for 1 Participant
Kite surfing is a cross between wakeboarding, snowboarding,
surfing, windsurfing and powerkiting, and there’s nothing to
compare when it comes to pure adrenaline sport. The amazing power
generated by the kites offers the kitesurfer an all-encompassing
thrill like no other sport in the world. Nothing can beat the
incredible high you get from cruising along smooth water, riding
huge waves or sailing through the air – kitesurfing gives you
all this and more. With the introduction of modern equipment and an
approach to learning developed by the International Kitesurfing
Organisation (IKO), learning to Kitesurf has never been easier. Day
1 is your introduction to the sport, a background theory of kite
surfing, the kit and the environment. You will also have a hands-on
session with a power kite, exploring the kite’s abilities and
performance, before heading into the water yourself! You will
experience 'bodydragging' (being pulled by the kite) and all the
thrills that accompany this. Day 2 is totally water-based, and you
will be surprised at just how far you come in a short space of time
- it is not unlikely that you will be a fully self-sufficient
kiteboarder by the end, perhaps even reaching IKO Level 2!
So what are you waiting for - this is the best course available for beginners, so book now and prepare to be amazed.Day 1 is all about getting to know the equipment and learning how to fly a kitesurf kite (which is 90% of what kitesurfing is about). Once you are familiar with the basics, it's on to flying some Power Kites and learning about the wind window and other important safety procedures. You will finish the day by body-dragging (being pulled by the wind) which is huge fun - expect to get a mouthful of water as you master this essential art!
After a quick recap, Day 2 is all about trying to get up on the board and moving yourself around with confidence. You will learn plenty more rules of the road and, of course, the holy grail of learning to kitesurf - riding up wind. This two day course will give you a solid introduction to the sport, and if you have a grounding in board sports you may achieve IKO Level 2 certification. This means that you will be allowed to kitesurf and hire kiteboarding equipment all over the world - surely a must for any kiteboarding enthusiast! Whatever your goals, this is a great 2 day course where you will learn loads and unquestionably have a bucket load of fun!
Kitesurfing is available all year round, although bear in mind that during colder months the water will be very cold!
There is no maximum/minimum height or weight, but you will need
to fit into a harness. The minimum age is 12.
If you have any medical conditions you think might affect your ability to do the course, please check with the centre. Participants must be comfortable in the water and confident swimmers.
Experience Duration: 10:00
Time at Venue: 12:00
The start times of each lesson can vary due to tide times.The course lasts for 2 days, with each lesson taking 5 - 6 hours.
Participants: The Kitesurfing 2 Day Course Camber Sands is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 11
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Group sizes may vary but generally there will be 2 - 4 students per instructor. Family and friends are welcome to come and watch, but find out from the instructors where the safest place to watch from is.
As it is (unfortunately) not always hot and sunny on the beach,
you should dress appropriately for the weather on the day and bring
warm clothes. The first part of the course is land based so you
will need trainers or other flat, sensible shoes. When you are in
the water, swimming trunks, swimming costumes and bikinis are fine
to wear underneath the wetsuit - and don't forget to bring a towel!
You should also bring a snack, a drink, and sun protection and sun
glasses for the summer months.
Everything else you need to do the course will be supplied - this includes wetsuits, life jackets, helmets, kites, boards, harnesses, leashes, bar and lines and insurance. If you have your own kit and want to use it, please do check with the centre first.
Kitesurfing is weather-dependent sport as you need sufficient
wind and tides to get around. Kitesurfing lessons are held at
Camber in East Sussex or Greatstone in Kent depending upon the
wind. However, the meeting point is always in Camber as it is here
that you sign in and pick up all the equipment you need for the
Please do call the centre on the day of your course, or even a day before, to ensure that your lesson is definitely going ahead.