Full Kiteboarding Course IKO Level 1 & 2

Full Kiteboarding Course IKO Level 1 & 2
Brand: NI Kitesurfing
Product Code: KB2D
Availability: In Stock
Price: £299.00

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COURSE INFORMATION

Sign up to the Full Course and learn a new and exciting sport!  The course follows the IKO teaching syllabus and we aim to progress you to your first rides on the board.  

Approximately 15 hours is the minimum instruction period we recommend to people who want to start the sport. This is the minimum amount of instruction time for novice kitesurfers to be able to progress by themselves afterwards - in a safe and controlled way. To avoid the burden on students trying to complete the course before all their hours have been used up, we provide a fixed price for 15 hours to allow all our students to complete the course and qualify as independent kitesurfers.

Skills Covered

  • Items covered in the Intro to Kiteboarding Course
  • Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
  • Water re-launch the kite
  • First body drag downwind
  • Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
  • Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
  • Recover the kite and bar in the water
  • Upwind body drag to recover board
  • Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
  • Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging
  • Know the power stroke for a water start
  • Know the safety rules and theory for water start
  • Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start
  • Water starts in both directions and ride a short distance
  • Come to a controlled stop
  • Understand weather forecast, tidal- and wind effects
  • Determine the wind strength, direction and quality
  • Know the right of way rules
  • Know equipment set up and choice according to the weather conditions

Course Schedule

Your 15 hours tuition can be split into multiple sessions to suit your availibility, although your course must be completed within 6 months from purchase.

Next Steps

Once you have completed your 15 hours, you should have the core skills to practice independantly.  We can then offer Custom courses to progress your kitesurfing to the next level, learning new turns, jumps and simple tricks.

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