**THIS KITESURF LESSON IS THE FIRST PART OF A FULL 2 DAY KITESURF COURSE AND IT CONSIST OF 50% ON LAND AND 50% IN THE WATER**
This is your opportunity for an introduction to the fastest growing water sport of the 21st century! Kitesurfing is an awesome sport, both to learn and then to practice. We only operate in small groups – a maximum of four people per instructor. Your one day course will provide all the fundamentals of kite flying:
Basic set up, and pack down of kites.
Wind window theory, natural obstacle awareness.
Knowledge of all safety systems.
Launching and landing.
Basic flying techniques.
Introduction to LEI kites.
Rights of way.
At the end of a one-day course you will know all about kitesurfing and how to do the basics safely. No doubt you will be ready to move on and eagerly book your board start 2-day course! Book your kitesurfing lessons in Poole, Dorset now!
*Unfortunately no under 16s can be taken on one of our kite courses.
We run our Kitesurf lessons in Poole (Sandbanks) daily from 1st April – End of November. Kitesurfing is one of the fastest growing watersports sports in the UK and you can learn to kitesurf with the most experienced kitesurfing team in the country. Our kitesurfing Lessons cater for all levels from the complete beginner to advanced tricks and kitesurfing slider clinics. Also this website has a hosts an on-line Forum for more info from local kitesurfers who have taken lessons with Surface2Air.
Here at Surface2Air (www.s2as.com) we have all IKO/ BKSA approved kitesurfing instructors which means you will be getting the latest and very best kitesurfing lessons.
The International Kiteboarding Organisation (IKO) is the international governing body and the British Kite Sports Association (BKSA) is the UK governing body. In order to meet their requirements all our kitesurfing instructors have to be properly trained in the appropriate water skills as well as first aid and many other relevant qualifications.
After each kitesurfing lesson you will be issued a BKSA card which denotes the kitesurfing level you have achieved. These cards are becoming ever important as the kitesurfing sport grows, many worldwide destinations require you to have one of these cards before you are permitted to kitesurf off of the beach!
We teach all our kitesurfing lessons in the shallow and safe waters of Poole Harbour by Sandbanks beach so you get the most out of your kitesurfing lessons the UKs finest Kitesurfing location, Poole.
The day 1 kitesurfing course is essentially part 1 of a 2-day course so should you wish you continue learning you can book on to the second part and start right where you left off! The S2AS store is located just 5 minutes from Poole Harbour, allowing you to meet the guys in the shop for a short briefing of the day ahead, then straight on the water wasting no time. kitesurfing lessons can make a great weekend activity but we do run kitesurfing lessons in Poole every day of the week.
How to inflate, setup and attach the lines of a 2 and 4 line kitesurfing kite
Good ways to determine the wind direction
How to understand kitesurfing safety systems
How to pilot the kite in and around the "wind window"
Assisted launching and landing of foil and inflatable kitesurfing kites
Piloting the kite in power zone, underpowered
How to independently go through pre - flight checks
How to fully understand the "wind window"
How to land the kite alone
How to body drag using the power of the kite
How to use the kitesurfing harness
How to pilot the kite in the power zone powered up
How to untwist lines in the water
Useage of kitesurfing quick release systems
How to fly the kite one handed
Water relaunching whilst kitesurfing
Deep water pack down
Awareness of wind effects and dangers i.e cliffs, trees etc
Using the quick release while facing backwards
Body dragging across the wind using the kite
Awareness of space, starting and finishing points
Piloting one handed while body dragging
Do you conduct lessons all year round?
The lesson season in the UK is April-November. The best time of year for learning to kite is Spring, Summer, & Fall as the weather is warm, and the winds are consistent which makes it a much more enjoyable experience.
What equipment do you provide during the lessons?
Level 1 – (day 1 course) you will start with the smaller trainer kites and then work your way up to the smaller bow kites (6m & 9m). In the Level 2 – (2 day course) you will be using a 9, 12m bow kite depending on your size and wind conditions during the lesson and a floaty twin-tip board (150cm), seat harness & helmet.
Where do you teach?
We teach our lessons in the best locations in the UK Poole Harbour, Dorset
1. Poole, Sandbanks (said to be the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney) this location is again one of the best area’s to learn in the UK the harbour is huge the water is flat (no surf) shallow waist deep at most and the kitesurf area is about 400mtr square.
What days do you offer lessons and how do I make a reservation?
We offer lessons every day there is enough wind. If there is not enough wind on the day of the lesson, the lesson will be rescheduled to another day. The minimum amount of wind that we teach our Level 1 - Ground Control class is about 8mph, our Level 2 - On the Water class requires at least 10-12mph of steady wind. You can book your lesson online.
What do I need to bring for the lesson?
We will provide all the equipment, safety gear, Wetsuits and all the kitesurf equipment. It would be good to bring a dry towel/pack lunch/sunglasses & sunscreen.
I am an accomplished wakeboarder/surfer/snowboarder. Will I be able to pick up kiteboarding really quick?
Although a background in other board sports is helpful, kiteboarding is 90% kite control. You have to learn the skills necessary to safely control the kite before attempting to ride the board. When you do get on the board, having those other sports under your belt with definitely be a plus. We have taught all ages and types of people, and kiteboarding is more finesse than physical strength, if you are wondering. Having a background in sailing or windsurfing will also help out in the learning process.
Do you rent kites or boards?
We provide kites and boards for our students during a lesson. We cannot rent kites without the supervision of an instructor, but if you are travelling to our area, and don't want to bring your boards, stop by the shop and well set you up.
Kitesurf Lessons Poole Harbour, Dorset
At the Poole base we teach at Poole Harbour, Sandbanks. This, after Sydney, is the world's largest natural harbour and is definitely worth a visit from all water goers!! The harbour has shallow waters for at least 300 metres out making teaching safe at all tide times!! Learning to kitesurf at Poole Harbour will enable you to build your kitesurfing / kiteboarding skills at a faster pace as your confidence will grow simultaneously. During the summer months Poole Harbour will warm up nicely, [due to shallow waters] making your kiteboarding lesson even more enjoyable - giving a vibe of a European kitesurfing spot.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: WE DO NOT OFFER A REFUND ON LESSONS, THE VOUCHER IS VALID FOR 1 YEAR FROM DATE OF PURCHASE.
If you still have any more questions at all you can contact us via e-mail at: email@example.com or give us a call on 01202 738 448