Kite lessons plan

LEVEL 1 - DISCOVERY -----> Duration: 3 to 4 hours

Setting-up - Piloting - Safety - Managing the practice area - Spot analysis


Equipment carrying setups (inflate bladders, untangle bridles, and connect leading and flying lines).

Determine wind direction.

Know how the safety systems works. The kiteboarder knows that the kite leash must always be connected before launching and until after landing.

Piloting at the top of the window with short & long lines underpowered.

Piloting a kite from right to left on the edge of the window.

Incident simulation 1.

Usage of the safety systems (dropping the bar).


Launching & landing at the edge of the window with an assistant.

Piloting in the power zone under powered.

Untwisting the lines by rotating the control bar without releasing it (the kiteboarder twirls, bar in his hands above his head).


Independently conducting a thorough pre-flight check.

Knows the wind window key words (top, edge or neutral zone, clock wise 9, 12, 3 o'clock, power area).

Landing the kite alone and walking to the kite.


Body dragging without a harness.

Piloting in the power zone.

Untwisting lines by twirling in the water.

Piloting with a harness.

Use of quick release on harness line or across the leader lines to stop the kite power in case of emergency.


Piloting with one hand.

On-shore self launch.

Relaunching the kite

“Self-Rescue” simulation (Winding the lines in the water, and coming back to the shore, using the kite to be dragged)

Awareness of the wind effects and their dangers (cliffs, mountains, hills, dikes, trees..)


LEVEL 2 - INTERMEDIATE -----> Duration: 4 to 5 hours

Waterstart - Managing the kite's power - Edging


Incident simulation 2. Using of the quick release (piloting while body is faced backwards).

Body dragging using body positioning and piloting of the kite to move in wanted direction (once to the left, then to the right).


Awareness of positioning in space (starting point, arrival point).

Piloting one hand while body dragging & piloting in waiting position legs down to the wind.


Board recovering and positioning of the feet into foot straps.

Generating steady pull in starting position on the board.



Tying the board leash alone.

First ride.


LEVEL 3 - INDEPENDENT -----> Duration: minimum 3 hours

Riding powered - Going Up-wind - Switch of Direction - First Jump


Priority rule 1: When two riders converge, the rider starboard has the priority and he pilots his kite up. Port rider (kite on his left side) goes down to the other rider and flies his kite as low as possible.

Priority rule 2: Outgoing rider has the priority over incoming rider.


Flying the kite to generate steady pull once standing on the board.

Riding with power.

Changing of direction up and down to the wind (edging up and down).

Holding an edge with the board.


Choosing the right kite size.

Methods of flying to de-power the kite.


Up wind riding (edging up while moving the kite down to slow down, edging down and moving kite up to increase the speed.

Knowledge about where to focus to keep the right course.

Up wind body dragging to recover board without leash.


Riding a twin-tip or directional board

Switch of direction or jibe with a directional board.

First jump



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Improvment lessons

€ 40,00/30,00 *







Private lessons

€ 60,00















Discovery           (level 1)


€ 150,00






Intermediate     (level 2)




€ 150,00




Independent      (level3)



€ 40,00/30,00 *





Disc Intermediate





€ 300,00





Price includes: equipment, insurance, boat transportation



*Regarding lessons per hour we charge 40€/hour for the first 8h and 30€/hour for each additional hour.

School Conditions

The Levels Discovery and Intermediate include all the necessary equipment, boat transportation and insurance. The Independent Level should be done with the student´s own equipment, however the school can also provide the necessary equipment.

If the student can not go to a scheduled kite lesson, he should warn the instructor at least 24h before the scheduled lesson. Otherwise the lesson is considered done and should be paid.

If the forecast is not good for the lesson, wind too strong or too light, the lesson should be scheduled to another day.

The student should complete the lessons in less then one month (except on situations that may result from weather conditions, or there is a previous agreement with the instructor)

The student should respect the instructor and do what he say every time; the Instructor is not responsible for any injuries caused by the student to others or to him.

All the school equipment should be used with care and properly. 

Kiteboarding Certificate

At the end of the kite course, the student will receive an IKO Kiteboarder Card recognised internationally.


All lessons should be paid at the beginning of the first level lesson.