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IKO Level 1: Discovery Kiteboarder Program (Click here for prices)

The best way to discover kiteboarding! By the end of this program, you will be ready to move to the next step: getting up on the board! The first part of this program will take you through the steps of piloting a 2 and 4 line kite, and body dragging in the water. You will also learn about safety and how important it is to the future of the sport. Furthermore you will be taken through the steps of equipment set up, launching and landing.

Entry Level

  • No experience needed
  • Must be able to swim


  • You will be certified up to level one with the IKO Kiteboarder Card.
  • This entry level training will stand you in good stead, from here you will be able to continue learning in complete safety.

Analysis and Feedback

  • We can provide video analysis for your course, giving you valuable feed back on your performance and progression. We can arrange to put this onto VCD as a souvenir of your kiteboarding experience.

Course Content

  • Background of the sport
  • Kites and kite Boards
  • Riders kit
  • Spot Assessment, weather, tides, wind direction, beach type and potential dangers.
  • Hand signals
  • Kite set up
  • Safety systems
  • Basic piloting skills
  • Introduction to the wind window and clock system
  • Launching and landing
  • Safety system practice
  • Harness piloting
  • One hand piloting
  • Self rescue simulation on land
  • Equipment pack down
  • Unhooked body dragging
  • Hooked in body dragging
  • One handed, up wind body dragging
  • Water re-launch
  • Self rescue in the water
  • Deep water pack down
  • Wind effects and wind awareness.