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Kite Lessons

KITE LESSONS WITH US:

We offer individual or 2 people group lessons for everyone from green peas to sky-fliers.

We take care of your skill, make your fly experience become addiction :)

Usually 3 days of good wind is enough to make progress to become independent kitesurfer.

You can choose spots in South/West Wales in sensible distance from PORTHCAWL

*(sensible means up to 1 hour drive from there)

We cover South and West Beaches in Wales,

some spots in North Devon.

 

Only requirements: can swim, weight above 40kg.

 

PRICES:

 

  • One day Introduction – 80£ – for someone who is not sure about this sport, but would like to try how to bite this.
What we do:
Our beach based taster lesson is perfect if you’re a little unsure if kitesurfing is for you or simply just would like some FUN! A 4 hour course using power kites is a great stepping stone for all kite sports including kitesurfing, buggying and land boarding. You may also get the chance to fly the larger kitesurfing kites providing the wind is ok.  After practising on the beach, it is time to get you WET! Half way through the lesson we will take you in the water and start BODY DRAGGING, using proper kitesurfing kites to propel you through the water. This will sure bring out the smiles and give you a good understanding in the power of the sport. This lesson is also great for small groups.
  • 2 days course – 190£ – individual or 2 person group lessons – from beginner to first board exercises.
What we do:
A complete beginner course teaching all the principles in kite control and board starts, to make you an independent kitesurfer… We will begin on the first day covering all the essential skills in kitesurfing including proper handling with the kites, and body dragging in the water.  We will also show you how launch and land kite both on land and on water with all safety aspects. The second day is your chance to put your new skills to practice and have a go at riding the board! We will guide you on the water start and prolonged riding. Will see how you progress, you may find yourself riding in all directions and going for the transitions. The group size is kept small and usually only up to 2 per instructor, occasionaly 3 max. Small classes means better progression more time with kite and your  instructor will be by your side at all times to comments any mistakes and boost your progress.
  • Full course  – 300£ – circa 15 hours. From zero to hero – takes usually 3-4 days.
What we do:
All what you need to become independent rider. 15 hours is a lot of time to practise all aspect of this sport.
During lessons we will  know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting, hazards on a spot. Then we up a trainer kite, have basic flying skills with trainer kite, launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant, twist and untwist the lines while flying the kitesurfing kite, walk and change directions while flying the kitesurfing kite.
Of course there is still explanation how everything works, what is the wind window, why kites fly.
After that we learn about safety systems for kitesurfing kites and start set-up a kite with a full de-power system. Pre-flight and In-flight check of equipment and settings.
Then we need to know and understand the international communication signals, before we start play with depower kitesurfing kite.
Now it’s time to start a fun with a big kite!!! Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant, control the kite hooked into the kitesurfing harness, understand the de-power system and can use the safety system, show full control of de-power systems in flight and using quick release and activate leash.
Next step will be enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite, water re-launch the kite and first body drag downwind. step by step we learn how maintain correct kite position in the wind window, change direction to the left and right while body dragging, recover the kite and bar in the water
Then we start body drag upwind to recover board, upwind body drag holding the board with one hand.
And now – try to put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start, water starts in both directions and ride a short distance, come to a controlled stop, understand weather forecast, tidal- and wind effects, determine the wind strength, direction and quality, know the right of way rules, know equipment set up and choice according to the weather conditions,  control the riding speed by edging, consistent riding in both directions, ride amongst other riders and water users and respect right of way rules. Self- rescue and full pack-down in the water. We learn risk assessment and awareness of the riding area.
  • Every next day – 90£ (up to 4 hours per session per day)

 

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