Can I teach myself or learn from a friend that kites?

Kitesurfing kites are very powerful. Learning on your own or having a friend teach you how to kitesurf can be very dangerous. Teaching yourself can also be frustrating, leading to bad habits, mistakes and possible accidents.

Self-taught riders often damage their kites and hurt themselves while learning and as a result spend more money in the long run than they would have if they had taken professional kiteboarding lessons. Friends teaching friends will inadvertently leave out very important facts and safety topics when teaching because they usually don’t follow a set lesson plan or don’t have the training needed to properly teach the sport.