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Kitesurf lessons are the beginning of your kite surf career so take them at a good Kite school.
Do not try to learn kite surfing on your own. This can be dangerous for yourself and others!
But what do you learn at a kite surf lesson, and why do need to follow them? We will break it down for you so you can get ready for some kite surf action!
The learning of kite surfing is more than get on the board and surf a few meters. The most kite surf schools want to help surfers stay save and self-supporting on the water.
If you know how to stay safe, know the materials and weather condition, you can start learning kite surfing on your own.
After some kite surf and kite lessons experiences, we can give you a good idea what to expect on your first kite lessons. We will break it down in the different days the most kite surf courses are built up.
Note: Not all kite school have the same build up for the lessons so the kite courses can be different for one school to another.
Most kite surf lessons start with a surfing theory. This is the part where you learn about the kite surf materials such as the kites the kite boards and the safety of the material.
Beside the kite gear, you will learn a lot about the wind and weather. The wind window is an important aspect of the kite surf theory. The direction of the wind and the power of the wind will get the most focus. This part will be theory and the use of real kites. Some kiteboarding schools use power kites or trainee kites, you can use on the beach. The real kites, or the Tube kites, will be used in the water only. Learning how to kitesurf will start to control the kite. this will be the priority for the first lessons.
Goal: Learn to control the kite.
Activities: Power kiting, Kite control, Body dragging,
Theory: Kite gear, Weather, safety
Goal: Learn to be safe and self-supporting on the water.
Activities: Water start, Turns, Self-rescue
After your kite surf course, you can still learn a lot about kite surfing. but you got the basics to try it on your own. To try is out yourself, the first think you need is your own Kite surf Gear, or you can rent it at most shops.
Then you can go our yourself, keep a good eye on the weather conditions, your kite gear and on the safety rules. Have fun start kite surfing and most of all keep safe!