• Duration: 6 hours
• All equipment (helmet, buoyancy aid, harness, kite and board)
• Kitesurf lessons
Course Locations Boavista: Iberostar Hotel
Kiteboarding is the latest extreme sport that is providing an adrenalin rush to anyone who loves the outdoors. This course will take you from setup all the way through to being in the water. Our beginner kitesurf course is run over 3 days with 2 hours on the first day, then also 2 days of 2 hour sessions each.
Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
Know hazards on a spot
Set up a trainer kite
Know the use of safety systems,
Have basic flying skills with trainer kite,
Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant,
Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite,
Walk and change directions while flying the kite,
Know the wind window,
Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system,
Pre-flight check of equipment and settings,
In flight check of 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),
Control the kite hooked into the harness,
Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems,
Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite,
Show full control of de-power systems in flight,
Pull quick release and activate leash,
Recover the bar and kite.
The second day of the kitesurfing course is 100% practical, all the theory and land based work has been completed on the first day so from now on it’s all time in the water.
Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kitel
Water re-launch the kite
First body drag downwind
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
Upwind body drag to recover board
Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging
Know the power stroke for a water start
Know the safety rules and theory for water start
Can 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.
We start with re-enforcing the kite assembly learnt on the first and second day. The third day of the kitesurfing course is 100% practical, and this course provides another full day of tuition to really master your board control and become an independent kitesurfer.
This third day of tuition offers the extra time needed to become independent during kite launch/land and water re-launch as well as having the opportunity to experience different sea and wind conditions.
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