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1 day Discover Kiteboarding course

An introduction to Kitesurfing

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The 1 day discover kiteboarding course is designed to take you from knowing nothing about LEI (Leading Edge Inflatable) kites, to being able to control a proper kitesurfing kite while you’re in the water. It looks very easy, but it’s not! So we take you through every step carefully and safely and make sure you have good control. Our spot is very easy to learn in, so we actually go through much more information than the IKO level 1 discovery course – we aim to get you up to level 2f

Please note – you will be getting in the water after about 1hr, please bring clothing for the beach and water. But fortunately most of the year here – that’s just shorts!

Price: 4000baht

Lesson length: private 2hrs, semi-private 3hrs

  

 

 

Course Contents – IKO level 1-2

LEVEL 1A

  • Identifying safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
  • Discerning the hazards of a spot
  • Setting up a trainer kite
  • Knowing how to use the safety systems
  • Carry and handle the kite properly

LEVEL 1B

  • Learning basic flying skills with trainer kite
  • Launching & landing the trainer kite with an assistant
  • Twisting and untwisting the lines while flying the kite
  • Walking & changing directions while flying the kite
  • Identifying and using the wind window

LEVEL 1C

  • Setting-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system
  • Pre-flight checking of equipment and settings
  • In flight checking of equipment and settings
  • Pulling the quick release and activating the kite leash
  • Understanding and using the international communication signals
  • Launching and landing the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-line de-power kite)

LEVEL 1D

  • Controlling the kite hooked into the harness (using two and one hand)
  • Understanding the de-power system and the use of the safety systems
  • Learning advanced flying skills with the de-power kite
  • Showing full control of de-power systems in flight

LEVEL 1E

  • Self-landing
  • Recovering the bar and kite

LEVEL 2F

  • Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
  • Water re-launch the kite
  • Body drag downwind
  • Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
  • Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
  • Self-rescue and full pack-down in deep water