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Kiteboarding Lessons on the East Coast with KiteboardingUK

The best way to discover kiteboarding! By the end of this program, you will be ready to move to the next step: Level 2, the first part of this program will take you through the steps of piloting a 2 or 4 lines kite, and body dragging in the water. And an initial go at the water start and kiteboarding itself. You will also learn about safety and how important it is to the sport. Furthermore, you will be taken through the steps of equipment set up and launching and landing.

We expect you to bring your own wetsuits etc. We can supply and we are willing to supply wetsuits with good discounts to you if you are taking a Kiteboarding course with us.

We also hire wetsuits but we have limited numbers of hire suits. We can forward you sizing charts in advance of your lessons and you order your wet suit in advance so when you arrive you have your discounted wetsuits etc waiting for you. Wetsuits charts are very accurate for sizing and with the stretch in the latest materials you are going to get a good fit. All you have to do is measure up correctly.

Pricing :
One day IKO/BKSA Kiteboarder Level 1 £130
Two day IKO/BKSA Kiteboarder Level 2 £220
Three day IKO/BKSA Kiteboarder Level 3 £310


PLEASE NOTE VOUCHERS ARE ONLY VALID FOR ONE YEAR FROM PURCHASE! If you do not have proof that the voucher is in date we can not accept it - many thanks!

Email Us for lesson Availability and Information

Please Read - Very Important:
Kite school lessons are totally dependant on the weather conditions hence why we need you to contact us via email first - you CAN NOT purchase lessons directly from the website.

Once you have made contact with our IKO/BKSA Instructor Sarge you need to email him one week before the lesson date and also to call him directly via his mobile 24 hours before for weather updates and last minute questions. At this time we will decide if we have wind for the lesson and choose the location that we will teach at.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANSWERPHONE MESSAGES ON SARGES MOBILE - HE IS OFTEN TRAVELLING AND THIS COULD COST YOU CHARGES. PLEASE EMAIL OR TEXT INSTEAD.

AS ALL LESSONS ARE WEATHER DEPENDANT WE NOT RECOMMEND THAT YOU BOOK TIME OFF WORK FOR THESE LESSONS AS YOU MAY BE DISAPPOINTED!

Any questions regarding the lessons please email us so we can keep a "paper trail" of requests - thanks!

Lessons take place on the East Coast of England at our home town of Lowestoft but also on other local beaches from Walberswick Southwold to Kessingland to Sea Palling and Hunstanton Brancaster and beyond...depending on a favourable wind direction.

Please bring food and water for the day and sunblock, trainer shoes or boots, long trousers.
No flip flops or sandals or shorts.

Please note we can not a give a cash refund on lesson vouchers or gift vouchers. They can however be exchanged for goods. Gift and lesson vouchers only valid for one year from purchase date. Please keep your receipts for proof of purchase.

KiteboardingUK.com  Discovery Kiteboarder Program 1 Day Only - 130 Email Us for more info!KiteboardingUK.com Discovery Kiteboarder Program 1 Day Only - £130 Email Us for more info!

Please email us for dates and availability of the lessons!


Course Description
A-1
*Carry and set up the lines and kite
*Determine the wind direction and upwind and downwind (windward, leeward).
*Pilot a small kite (inflatable, stunt kite, foil…) on the wind window edge and maintain it close to the ground.
*Know how to stop the kite power in case of problem by releasing the bar. Be aware that the kite leash must be worn at all times, before kite launching and until landing.

B-1
*Be aware of the area where the kite can fall down wind to the pilot.
*Recover the kite on land.
*Position the kite on request from 9 to 3 o’clock on the wind window edge.
*Launch a kite with an assistant and choose the right angle to the wind.
*Pilot the kite in the power area without crashing it.
*Twist and untwist the lines while the kite flies.
*Recover a kite and secure it on land.
*Land a kite with the help of an assistant.

C-1
*Pilot a kite hooked to the harness.
*Pilot hooked to the harness with one hand.
*Activate the harness release system or quick release located on a leader line.

D-1
*Perform a downwind course by body dragging and using the power of the kite.

E-1
*Relaunch a kite from the water.
*Wind the lines in the water and recover the kite.
*Perform a self-rescue in deep water.
*Launch a kite alone on land.
*Identify potential wind obstacles creating lift or down draft and be able to define the wind direction. Understand that practice with onshore wind is dangerous.

With KiteboardingUK one day course you will also get the chance to kiteboard for the first time, Using a directional or twin tip you will take your first water starts and hopefully your first ride. At the end of the course you will be a Kiteboarder level 1



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KiteboardingUK.com  Discovery Kiteboarder Program 2 Days Only - 220 Email us for more info!KiteboardingUK.com Discovery Kiteboarder Program 2 Days Only - £220 Email us for more info!

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Course Description
By the end of the intermediate program, you will get up on the board for your first ride. During the course, you will improve kite piloting with power, one hand kite piloting, body dragging unhooked and hooked in to your harness. Perfect for those who wish to practice a few times per year and rent equipment during holidays.

Entry level for level 2 - Kiteboarder level 1 or equivalent skill level.

F-2
*Define if the practice area is safe for practice.
*Set up and check the equipment alone (kite, line, and control bar).

G-2
*Go away from the shore (with side-shore and side-on-shore wind) while body dragging, go down wind and come back to the shore.
*In the water, pilot a kite with power from one side of the wind window to the other, passing by the power area. The pilot must be able to perform while piloting the kite at different heights from the water.
*Perform the previously mentioned exercise while piloting with one hand.

H-2
*Know the water start theory: board and body positioning, kite piloting.
*Recover the board in deep water and position the feet in the foot-straps and keep the position while piloting the kite.

I-2
*Stand up on the board and ride while moving the kite up and down.
*Tie the board leash alone.
*Set up a 4 line kite alone and check that it is properly done. Obligatory at this point if it hasn’t been done before.
*Pilot a 4 line kite.
*Activate the safety systems of a 4 line bar (power loop, leash).
*Adjust a four line kite while using the power loop.
*Adjust the trim system of a 4 line kite to avoid it to fly backward or to adjust the power.

At the end of this course you will be a Kiteboarder level 2



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Please email us for dates and availability of the lessons!


Course Description
You will be able to ride upwind and do your first jump! During this program, you will learn how to manage your practice area and to choose your equipment. Your kite flying skills will be improved and you will learn how to control your direction and power, and come back to your starting point. You will be able to fly more powerful kites. You will be use a twin tip, mutant or a smaller directional board.

In general some due achieve the above, generally though up and riding is the average, students that have achieved high levels of kiteboarding after three days have had general knowledge of other water sports and board sports. And most have been very good at those other board sports I.E. Windsurfers who have good knowledge of wind waves and edging board skills.

Entry level - Kiteboarder level 2 or equivalent skill level.

Achievement
* Get your level certified up to level 3 with the Kiteboarder card
* Become an independent kiteboarder.
* Buy your own equipment
* Access to the advanced clinic program
* Become an assistant instructor.

J-3
*Know the right of way rules.
*Ride away from the shore and come back to the shore.

K-3
*Edge on the heel and toe side to change the course.
*Accelerate by edging down and moving the kite.
*Stop by edging.
*Be able to keep an edge.

L-3
*Ride away from the shore and come back at starting point. Ride upwind.
*Constantly ride upwind.

M-3
*Recover the board without the leash, by body dragging upwind.
*Ride a twin tip. Optional if it has been done before.
*Switch of direction.

N-3
*Know the theoretical approach to jumps.
*Perform a small jump and land it.
*Be the end of this course you will be a Kiteboarder level 3

After the above courses you will be supplied with an IKO Kiteboarder card showing your level of achievement. Kiteboarder cards. Outline in detail Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Not everybody gets to Level 3 even they have applied for a 3 day course. The courses are extremely weather dependant. However by the end of the 3 day course. You will know in theory as much as myself the instructor. Knowledge which has been accumulated of a period of years mainly through experience, can be past on in a matter of days. This knowledge includes all safety aspects, equipment and weather related. Local conditions for the east coast, with our particular weather patterns and also info that applies to all locations in general. Actual kiteboarding skills will simply become a matter of practice. You will then have the rest of the Spring/Summer season to fine tune your skills to the specific boards and kites that you choose to ride. Hopefully by next autumn you will be an independent confident kiteboarder allowing you to kiteboard throughout the winter season as we do each year.

Kiteboarder level 3 is a great achievement, the learning curve is fast and steep. Even if you fall short on a few points you have done extremely well. From this position we have a further service for all our customers and students the KiteboardingUK club days are designed for beginners and intermediates to hone the skills they have learnt on the courses, practice and practice within this safe environment and with the advice of fellow kiters and our instructors you will soon be a totally independant kiteboarder.

Membership to KiteboardingUK "The club" is free. And the jet ski is always on hand on sunday club days at Kessingland to help you through the odd water relaunch problem. Again Free service, take advantage of it. If we did any more for you, we would be doing the kiteboarding for you. Take it easy and good luck!



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