Learn kitesurfing in Gower, Swansea, with this 2 day introductory kitesurfing course that teaches you the skills to feel the thrills of the newest - and coolest - extreme water sport!
- Swansea (Glamorgan)
- Price for 1 Participant
A 2 day Kitesurfing course in Swansea is, quite frankly, the
perfect introduction to what we consider one of the best, most
exciting extreme watersports out there. The superb beach-side
location in Gower (just 15 minutes from Swansea city centre), has
some of the best kitesurfing Wales has to offer. Kiteboarding is
the result of the natural evolution of extreme watersports,
combining aspects of windsurfing, wakeboarding, surfing and
paragliding. The powerful inflatable kites and really lightweight
boards give kiteboarders far higher performance possibilities than
many longer-established extreme watersports.
Over two days, you will learn the essential skills and important safety procedures you need to practise kitesurfing on your own. Luckily they are easy to pick up, and by the end of a 2 day course, most new kiteboarders will achieve BKSA Level 1 certification, with some even progressing to the 2nd Level.Day 1: The first day of the course is all about introducing you to you your equipment, and teaching the very necessary kitesurf flying techniques - this comprises around 90% of what kitesurfing is actually about. You will also learn the important safety procedures necessary to safe kitesurfing, and will finish the day by trying out a technique known as body-dragging (using the kite and the wind to pull you through the shallows.
Day 2: This second day focuses on getting you up and moving on the board. You will refresh on the new skills you learned on day 1, but really the aim of day 2 is to show you why kitesurfing is one of the fastest growing sports in the world! Once you feel the intense rush of catching the wind and riding you'll be hooked, and after completing day 2 of the course, should be competent enough to take some improver lessons or rent some gear for some supervised practised sessions!
Kitesurfing lessons in Swansea are available all year. Summer is obviously the best time weather-wise, but in spring and autumn, you will avoid the big crowds.
Minimum Age: 18
A reasonable level of fitness is required for kitesurfing, and participants should be comfortable and able to swim 50 metres in open water.
Experience Duration: 10:00
Time at Venue: 10:30
Courses are between 4 and 5 hours per day for kitesurfing.
Participants: The Swansea Kitesurfing Lessons - 2 days is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: -1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Spectators are welcome to come and watch the kitesurfing lessons. The location is really beautiful, and there will be plenty of great photo opportunities. There are lots of facilities close by, in case 5 hours on the beach becomes a little too much for onlookers!
You should bring your own towel and swimming costume, as well as
a nice warm change of clothing for after your classes.
All the kitesurfing equipent you need will be provided by the centre.
You will be wet and windswept anyway, so don't let some rain put you off! If you are concerned that there is no wind, or if you are worried about extreme weather conditions at the time of your booking, please contact the centre before you set off for your course.