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Kite surf school

Looking for a kite surf school or you own a kite school? Here is the info for all kite surfers. 

We from KiteStars Recommend everyone to take kite surfing lessons before trying kite surfing on your own. Kitesurfing can be dangerous, and you can harm yourself, others, or the surroundings. 

We want to offer information about kite schools for all the kites so they can find the best kite school and join the kite sport responsible 

Kite surfing lessons

Are you looking to start kite surfing? Fantastic and welcome to the club! We always recommend taking kite surfing lessons to get you going, even if you already have some kiting or windsurfing experiences.

The different kite surfing lessons

Most kite surf schools offer different kite surf lessons but witch one is the best to pick?

This is your personal preference. Most kite schools offer private lessons and group lessons. Where the private lessons cost a bit more, but you have personal attention and full control over the kite and the lesson. 

Where the group lessons are in a group of 2-4 people where you share a kite instructor and a kite. The benefit of the groups lessons is that they are a bit cheaper and you have time to process what’s going good and what’s going wrong. Especially when you are a visual learner you can also learn for the other people in the group. 

Read more about the Kite surf lessons.

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How long does it take to learn to Kite surf?

Is roughly takes 8 till 15 hours of kitesurfing lessons to learn the theory and the technique. It takes on other 35+ hours to really get a hang of it and feel comfortably able to start, ride and land your kite on your own.

This is an average and depends on a couple of factors. 

  • Experience 
  • Weather conditions
  • Consecutive training hours

Check out more on: How long does it takes to learn to kite surf? 

Find your perfect Kite school!

Want to start kite surfing right away? We can understand! But where to look for the perfect kite surf school for you? Google? No. We from Kitestars have built up the connections with the best kite schools there are. Find your perfect kite school here! 

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Types of kite surf schools

Kite surfing is booming, it is one of the fasted growing sport worldwide, and we all know why!

All the new kite surfers need to learn how to kite surf. This can be done at the kite schools. There is a different kitesurfschools out there, some have a set location with different facilities like dressing rooms, showers and so on. There are also kite schools working from vans and only facilitate in the actual kite surfing gear you need for the kite lessons.

What to look for in a kite school?

Depending in your preferences about location and facilitates there are a few think to keep in mind while selecting the kite school you want to attend.

The mean point to look for is the quality of the kite school, this can be done by reviews but there are also kite surf license. These licenses are available for the schools, instructors and for the students.

This Kite surf license is like a driver’s license that can determent if you have a certain kite surf level or not.  this kite license also gives you most of the times the opportunity to rent kite surf equipment worldwide

There are different organizations that are recognized worldwide and can can get a kite school certified:

  • IKO
  • VWDS
  • Local organizations

International Kiteboarding Organization – IKO
Is the only organization that is dedicated to kite surfing. They offer courses for kite instructors and for kite school. This way a surfschool or an instructor can be Certified to give High quality kite lessons. more about IKO on:

This is the German water sports association and focus on all water sports such as windsurfing, SUP and kite surfing. They offer the almost the same opportunities as IKO. More on:

Local organizations
IKO and VWDS are the biggest organizations and known worldwide. Beside from that there are also local organizations that offers kite surfing certifications. 

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Learn to kite surf

Learning how to kite surf takes some time, but it is a powerful feeling when you hold a kite and the force of the wind can pull you forwards while body dragging or try your water start. Getting your first or second kite lesson will get you a good feeling what and how kite surfing is. Give it a try, and many you are hooked as well!