Day 1 and 2 of the BKSA/IKO Course
The full beginners course is spread over three days and will get you to a level where you are safe to practice on your own, but some people choose to book the first two days of this course and complete the final day at a later date if they enjoy it.
The course aims to cover level 1 and part of level 2 of the British Kite Surfing Association/ International Kiteboarding Organisation standards in order to achieve a dual certification kite boarder card for the level you attain, similar to the PADI scheme for diving*.
Each day is approximately five hours long, four hours tuition and a break for lunch**. No previous experience is required but any background in powerkiting, wake boarding, windsurfing, sailing or surfing will definitely help you progress further during the course.
The syllabus covers basic flying, set up, pack down, self rescue techniques, water re launching, basic weather, wind and tide knowledge, body-dragging and un-hooked board-starting.
By the end of the course, if you have successfully completed all the necessary skills, our aim is to get you up and riding for the first time and hopefully so hooked that you come back to complete the rest of level 2 and learn to ride and adjust the power while hooked into the power loop. The only thing we do recommend is not to have too bigger break before you finish the course so that you do not forget everything and slow the progress of others when you return.
*Not all students will successfully achieve all the course aims as it is dependent on the individual’s own ability.
** The course duration does not include getting changed /unchanged because of this, students must allow more than five hours each day to complete the course. If weather/tide conditions are not favourable we may also have to delay the start time.