3-day Kitesurfing Beginner Crash Course in Cape Town, South Africa

We make sure that you will get on the board and ride your first meters.

€599 per person

This is the 3 days kitesurfing beginner course. Its content is very similar to the curriculum of organizations like the German VDWS, the British BKSA or the international IKO. Therefore Module A is a very similar course as other kitesurfing schools all over the world offer it, just a bit more elaborate and sophisticated, because we need to get you ready for the next course module.
Prerequisite to enrol on Course Module A:
You need to be able to swim and have at least an average fitness level.
Duration:
3 wind days with 4 hours per day, so 12 hours in total (be careful, other schools often only do 8 or 10h at the expense of important topics such as ‘safety’).
The goal of Course Module A:
Know the basic theory. Able to launch and land the kite. Perform a self-rescue. Body drag, downwind and upwind. Able to water-start and ride for a few meters, into both directions.
Equipment:
All equipment and materials are included in kitesurfing beginners course module A.
Group size:
Private instruction (1:1) or small two-students group (1:2). Please note: Larger student group sizes, as some other schools do it, do not lead to any good results.
Location:
We often drive to Langebaan lagoon for course module A, where you can stand in waist deep water, which is of an advantage at this stage of your learning.
The content of Day 1 • Learn Kitesurfing Level 1 (4 Hours)

  • Equipment and safety theory
  • Kite set-up and kite maintenance
  • Know the use of safety systems
  • Understanding the wind window
  • Basic kite flying skills
  • Hand signals
  • Launch and land the kite
    The content of Day 2 • Learn Kitesurfing Level 2 (4 Hours)
  • Site Assessment and advanced kite flying skills
  • Water re-launch the kite
  • Self-rescue and deep water pack down
  • Basic downwind body dragging
  • Advanced upwind body dragging
  • Body dragging with a board
    The content of Day 3 • Learn Kitesurfing Level 3 (4 Hours)
  • Board-work theory and practising
  • First water start
  • Basic riding in both directions
  • Theory and safety rules
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