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Kitesurfing Lesson

Have you wondered what it is like to kitesurf? Well here is your chance to give it a go. Starting with the absolute basics, you will soon take to the water to make your first steps. This two day course gives you time to get underway with theory a practical tuition, you could soon get hooked.

Day 1.
Learn how to: Launch, land and control ram kites using 2 & 4 line set up, handles and bar. Scud and use a harness. Use a buggy to get used to the sideways pull of the kite. Land simulation of all the things you will do on the water. Use water relauncheable kite and learn safety procedure.

Day 2.
Learn how to body drag with water relauncheable kite before using the kiteboard. Emergency stop on water. Safety and self rescue.

Important information: Meet at the shop at 9.30 am on the first day. PLEASE BRING: For the land Waterproofs and also sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream, and lots of water to avoid dehydration (it can get very hot at the field and it can also rain and get muddy) old clothes and shoes with smooth soles for scudding on the grass. It is very advisable not to wear shorts or sandals. For the water Winter wetsuit, boots, helmet, harness, if you have them, if not these will be supplied. We also supply buoyancy aids. You will need a packed lunch for both days, as there are no shops near the field, near the beach there are cafes, etc, but most are seasonal, a towel will also be very handy although you can always borrow our Bombura changing robe if you forget. We have a minimum of 2 persons per course but if you are booking singly and do not want to do one-one we will try and book you in with someone else.

Venue Details

Kitesurfing, also known as kiteboarding, involves using a power kite to pull a rider through the water on a small surfboard or a kiteboard. A kitesurfer uses a board with foot-straps or bindings, combined with the power of a large controllable kite to propel themselves and the board across the water. The sport is still in its infancy, but is rapidly growing in popularity. The sport is very safe due to innovations in kite design, safety release systems, and instruction. Many riding styles have evolved to suit different types of riders and conditions, such as wake style, wave riding, freestyle, jumping, and cruising.

Venue Ref: 7736-20

Facilities

  • Parking
  • All Equipment
  • Full Training
  • Refreshments Nearby

Location Details

We can be found in Torquay on the South West Coast and easy to reach from Plymouth and Exeter. We can be accessed via the A380 not far from the M5 Motorway. Full details and a map to be provided upon booking.