Learning kitesurf – the process

Our school’s method is safe and extremely effective, but also relaxed and pleasant for learning kitesurf. The big difference with other schools is the fact that we continue our lessons from water-start with our boat. This entails: the entire ocean to yourself and practice. No waves or other persons who prevent you from progressing with kitesurfing or windsurfing. Also the instructor joins the student(s) in the water. This will make sure you feel comfortable and self-confident, meaning you will learn faster. Here we make the difference.

Lesson 1: introduction (3hr group or 2hr private if no group available)

This lesson is divided into 50 percent beach training and 50 percent body-drag (surfing on your belly through the water with the power of the kite) in the water. At first you will be taught basic kite-control on the beach. After the beach training we will continue in the water to learn how to body-drag, preparing you for the board in lesson 2. Other schools usually do the entire introduction lesson on the beach. We differ because our instructor joins you in the water. This makes it safer and you progress much faster compared to a lesson on the beach.

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Lesson 2: Body-drag and water-start (2hr)

To gain full control over your kite, we will start this lesson with a body-drag. After that, it is time to add a board and start learning kitesurfing. Again the instructor will join in the water to teach you the basics of a water-start. Hopef”[n œå÷   ully you will do your first rides here.

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Lesson 3: Sailing towards the horizon (2hr)

The first meters are made. Time to practise! You will have the entire ocean to yourself, with the instructor in his boat right behind you giving tips and instructions. Before you reach Brazil, we pick you up and drive back upwind. You can reflect, rest and have a sneak peek at flying fish and turtles. Enjoy the wind through your hair. How many meters you will sail? Enjoy kitesurfing!

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