Kitesurfing Courses for 12-16yr old

By February 17, 2017Uncategorized

From Zero to Hero during your midterm break

This is an fantastic opportunity to get your teenagers into kitesurfing at half price for the mid term break, everything is provided for your lesson including wetsuits and safety equipment

Numbers are limited as we have a small instructor to student ratio.

Each session is 3 hours long

Must be between 12 and 16yrs old,

Session 1

Discovery Kitesurfing Course – €50pp (normally €100)

  • 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) €50

  • 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
  • Holding kite with one hand at edge of wind window
  • If times permits we will introduce the board

Session 3 (Advanced bodydrag & boardstarts)

 

  • 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.

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Wetsuit if you have on if not one will be provided no extra cost
  • sunglasses
  • Bring your parent or guardian to sign waiver and forms
  • waterproof jacket and warm clothes for after session
Sessions