At this Kitesurfing stage you may have attempted water start with vary degrees of success and are now ready to progress your kitesurfing skills with a perfect water start and achieve your goal to kite surf out and back to the same spot you started at, happy days.
This can be a frustrating point for many but with professional coaching from JB Kitesurfing we can show you the right way to water start consistently and teach you better technique to Kite surf upwind.
Each progression session is tailored to you as is on a 1:1 basis and includes all of the kites, boards and safety equipment you will need for the duration of your lesson. By the end of this Kitesurfing lesson we aim to get you riding out and back to the beach consistently and for the natural, upwind so back to the same point on the beach.
“Thanks for a great refresher/progression session last weekend! Such a superb service – flexible right up to the last moment which meant we could make the best of the weather and tide conditions. Both Julius and Jake were extremely patient, gave precise instruction, plenty of hints and tips and of course encouragement! We kept going till we achieved, even surpassed the goal of the day. I had totally failed to get up on the board with the previous school but by the end of Sunday was having pretty good success. Can’t wait to have another go! ”
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Progression lesson requirements
It is so important to be in control of your kite both on land and in the water so before you can join the day’s lesson we would need to see you demonstrate the following skills:
- Risk assess and select your launching zone
- Set up a 4 line kite
- Launch the kite using the correct signals.
- Perform a controlled body drag changing direction on two tacks.
- Land the kite at your exit point and walk back up the beach.
- Get your feet in the board and remain balanced.
Congratulations you are now ready to perfect your water start and join our Progression session.
What is included
Your course is taught by a professional IKO / BKSA instructor and includes 2 hours private coaching followed by an hour supervised riding to practice your new skills
- 2 hours private, professional tuition
- 1 hour supervised riding
- All kites boards, wetsuits and safety kit as required
- Lots of fun.
What do I bring?
For this lesson you we recommend that you bring the following;
- Sun cream (if sunny)
- Swimming trunks not board shorts as under wetsuits are uncomfortable
- Towel and warm clothes
- If you have your own wetsuit please bring it with you as will no doubt be a better fit
- Neoprene boots are required. We do not provide these for hygiene reasons
Progression lesson plan
Your instructor will assess your skills based on your demonstration and tailor the lesson plan to correct any current issues you may have with a view to getting you water starting consistently and traveling out and back to the beach in control.
Where possible we will also focus on upwind riding to get you back to the same point on the beach you launched from.