It really depends on you! Most students will get on the board and be given the opportunity to ride in the second hour of water lessons(Level 2). Students that come in with board skills (windsurf, wakeboard, snowboard, surf, skateboard etc) easily adapt once getting to this stage. Sailing, windsurfing, or stunt kite experience also accelerates the learning process. None of these backgrounds are a replacement for instruction! If you do not have any of these backgrounds, you are still extremely capable of learning! ANYONE CAN LEARN...it just takes practice and commitment.