Kite Surfing

We have a number of kitesurfing courses to suit your budget and ability, typically a zero to hero course consists of 4 x 3hr lesson done over 2-3 days depending on wind consistency cost , the first 3hrs (discovery lesson) can be 2-4 students with 1 instructor, after that it is generally 2:1 for rest of course using multiple kites and boards. All Equipment is provided for your lesson including the latest 2016 kites,boards,harnesses and wetsuits

Powerkite 1hr €35

Discovery Course 1/2 day cost €100

Zero to Hero 12hrs cost €340

Session one discovery course

Cost €100

Our discovery course is designed to introduce you to kitesurfing and blow you away with the feeling of being pulled by the wind. we have different kite sizes for different ages and sizes of people,  Our IKO qualified instructor will respect your rhythm and take you through all the steps to reach your goals, During this 1/2 day course you will learn

  • Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
  • Know hazards on a spot Set up a trainer kite
  • Know the use of safety systems
  • Basic flying skills with trainer kite
  • twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
  • Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant.
  • Walk and change directions while flying the kite,
  • know the wind window
  • Pre- flight check equipment and settings In flight check 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)
  • Carry and handle the kite properly.
  • Assist with launch of LEI kite.
  • Control the LEI kite hooked into the harness.
  • Your first bodydrag downwind in waist deep water

Session 2  Waterbased

  • Continuing on from Discovery course
  • Independent setup of LEI kite with supervision.
  • Assist with launch of kite.
  • Control the LEI kite hooked into the harness.
  • Water re-launch the kite.
  • Body drag downwind again
  • Directional Bodydrag
  • Upwind Bodydrag
  • Balanced Bodydrag
  • Holding kite with one hand at edge of wind window
  • If times permits we will introduce the board

Session 3 Advanced bodydrag & board starts

 

  • Continuation of session 2, downwind body drag, water re-launch etc.
  • Walking upwind with kite controlling the kite with one hand.
  • Upwind body drag with LEI kite to recover board.
  • rest of lesson you are practicing your board starts

Session 4 board starts first board ride

  • Theory of water start; kite, board and body position
  • Can put the board on the feet and maintain correct position for water start.
  • Water start in both directions.
  • Come to a controlled stop.
  • Determine the wind strength, direction and quality.
  • Right of way rules.
  • Equipment setup and choice according to the weather conditions.
  • Exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite.
  • Launch & land the kite to an assistant.