Beginner

Beginner Kiteboarder IKO Level 1

Beginner Kiteboarder Program

The best way to discover kiteboarding! By the end of 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 4 line kite, on land and in the water. You will also learn about safety and how important it is to the sport. Further more, you will be taken through the steps of equipment set up, launching and landing.

Time required 3 hours, One Day

Cost: €120
Level 1 + Level 2 = €330 (9 hrs) Special Offer , Semi private
 
Entry Level: No experience Needed, Just Be able to swim!
Level 
Competences
A-1
  • Carry and set up the lines and kite.
  • Fly a small kite on the wind wind window edge and maintain it close to the ground know how to stop the kite power in case of a problem.
  • Determine the wind direction and upwind and downwind
  • Be aware that the kite leash must be worn at all times, before kite launching and until landing
  • Be aware of the area where the kite can fall downwind to the pilot
  • Recover the kite on land
  • Position the kite on request from 9 to 3 o'clock on the wind window edge.
B-1
  • Launch a kite with an assistance and choose the right angle in to the wind
  • Fly the kite in the power area without crashing it
  • Twist and untwist the lines the lines while the kite flies.
  • Recover the kite and secure it on land
  • Land a kite with the help of an assistant
C-1
  • Fly a kite hooked to the harness
  • Pilot hooked to the harness with one hand
  • Activate the harness release system or quick release located on the leader line
D-1
  • Perfom a down wind course by body dragging and using the power of the kite
E-1
  • Relaunch a kite from the water
  • Wind the lines in the water and recover the kite
  • Perform a self-rescue in deep water
  • Launch a kite alone on land Identify potential wind obstacles creating lift or down draft and be able to define the wind direction. Understand that the practice with onshore wind is dangerous

End of Kiteboarder Level 1