LEARN KITE SURFING WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Learn kitesurfing at the most beautiful kitespot worldwide. Certified IKO kite school located at Lo Stagnone Lagoon in Sicily. Shallow water steady wind and a safe area.
Kitesurfers – and this is really amazing about this sport – are never alone, because kitesurfing is a very sociable sport. In a kitesurfing course you quickly get to know the other course participants. On the beach while setting up the kites, while launching and landing each other's kites, you get into conversation very quickly and after the session everyone chats about the kite day. The kite fever sets in and often the enthusiastic kiter brings his friends and family to kitesurfing.
You can learn kitesurfing together with your partner or friends. You spend a great time on the water, learn something together, can exchange experiences and gain a new common passion for life. If you haven't yet been able to convince your partner of the value of a kitesurfing course, let him/her do a taster course first.
KITESEASON SCHOOL OPERATION IN SICILY
20.04. - 30.10.2023
PRICES - KITESURFING LESSONS
1 hour individual KITE course - € 70
2 hours individual KITE course - € 140
4 hours individual KITE course - € 280
6 hours individual KITE course - € 420
8 hours individual KITE course - € 560
10 hours individual KITE course - € 700
IKO TRAINING PLAN
Kiteboarder - Discovery
SEA (Spot, Environment, Activity) assessment
Hold, carry, and secure a kite on land
Safety systems use
Launch and land as an assistant
First piloting and explore the wind window's edge
Let go of the bar
Twist and untwist the lines
Walk while flying the kite
Launch and land as a pilot
Wind window theory
Inflight quick release activation
It takes approximately 2 - 4 hours
Kiteboarder - Intermediate
Enter and exit the water while controlling the kite
Body-drag with 2 hands, kite stable
Body-drag with power stroke
Body-drag with the board
Self-rescue and pack down
ROW (Right Of Way) rules
It takes approximately 2 - 4 hours
Kiteboarder - Independent
Control of speed by edging
Self-rescue and pack down in deep water
It takes approximately 2 - 4 hours
CLIENTS OFTEN ASK
You have often stood on the beach and watched the kite in the sky, wondered why the lines don't tangle, or watched action videos and big air contests. And you wonder if you could learn to do the same.
The answer is quite simple: Yes!
You want to learn kitesurfing too? And preferably fast and safe? Thanks to constant innovations in the development of kitesurfing equipment, kitesurfing has become a safe sport over the last decades, which you can learn quickly and easily. You will be rewarded by the indescribably beautiful feeling of gliding over the water, which has a high addiction factor.
We would almost like to claim: Every active person, no matter if man or woman, can learn kitesurfing. If you feel fit, you can't be too young or too old for kiting. Our oldest kitesurfing student in SICILY learned kitesurfing at the age of 69.
You should have good motoric skills and a healthy self-confidence.
Your body weight should be at least 35kg, because especially in stronger winds you should have enough counterweight.
As with all water sports, you should be able to swim and stay afloat for at least 15 minutes, and you should be able to swim in open water, in the sea or on lakes.
Even though it looks like it. But: For kitesurfing you don't have to expend a lot of power or muscle effort - it's more about practicing a technique that doesn't require a high application of force. Kitesurfing requires much less power than windsurfing, surfing or wakeboarding, because when kiting you wear a harness that distributes the power of the kite over your entire body. So you don't necessarily have to be well trained, physically super fit and muscular for kitesurfing. A normal fitness level is absolutely sufficient.
Experienced kitesurfers can easily cruise for hours on end over the water with only moderate exertion. Only when you practise jumps or freestyle tricks will your fast forces in arms and legs and especially the back and abdominal muscles be challenged. Only after your first attempts at jumps will you be surprised by sore muscles after your kite session.
To learn kitesurfing you do not need any previous knowledge. However, it helps if you have already dealt with wind (e.g. kite flying) or board sports (e.g. wakeboarding, snowboarding, surfing, windsurfing).
But even without experience you will achieve fast learning success.
The prejudice "kitesurfing is dangerous" is fortunately not correct. Kitesurfing has developed in recent years through technical development of kite equipment to a sport that is by no means more dangerous than other outdoor sports. However, you should master the technique, use common sense and not overestimate yourself. At the same time you must always be aware that you are working with two forces of nature at the same time - wind and water, which you should know well and never underestimate. If you want to learn kitesurfing, you should definitely take a professional kitesurfing course, otherwise kiting can be very dangerous.
In your kitesurfing course you will learn, besides kitesurfing theory and riding technique, a lot of things that are extremely relevant for your safety, such as material knowledge, the appropriate kite size for the right wind, assessment of wind and weather conditions, professional construction of the material, safe launching and landing, the use of the internationally valid hand signals, right of way and general rules on the water.
It is of course absolutely NOT advisable to try to teach yourself to kitesurf. The sport is simply much too complex and there is a lot to consider. Even if you are already an expert in other board sports, kitesurfing is all about kite and kite control and much less about board skills. Therefore it is also essential for you as a board expert to take a kite course.
Without the necessary knowledge in theory and experience in practice, you can put yourself in great (life) danger if you handle the kite improperly. You are also a safety risk for all other people on the beach and on the water. A kitesurfing course at a professional, licensed kitesurfing school is therefore absolutely necessary and highly recommended.
To learn kitesurfing, you should choose a spot that has very easy conditions suitable for beginners. Absolutely ideal conditions for beginners are flat water, no waves, shallow water, plenty of space, a constant, medium wind and pleasant temperatures. So you will not be distracted by anything and can concentrate completely on your kite, your kite instructor and learning to kite. If the water is shallow, i.e. maximum hip-deep, you will always have solid ground under your feet and can easily walk back to the starting point of your exercises (without having to swim), because the kite will often pull you downwind (the side facing away from the wind).
However, it is important to practice or simulate the action in deep water during the training in the standing area, so that the change to deep water is not so difficult and you are prepared for the demands of launching, landing, releasing and kitesurfing in deep water.
The temperatures should not be too low, because in the beginning you are standing a lot in the water. If you freeze too fast, you lose energy and your training sessions will be shorter. So the choice of the spot depends on the temperatures and the wind and therefore on the season.
Individual training - ONE STUDENT ONE INSTRUCTOR
Your private kite instructor will take care of you exclusively, and can respond even more intensively to your personal needs.
In a 2-3 hour taster course you will get a first brief insight into the sport. This is a good choice if you are not yet so sure. But after a taster course you are far from being ready. You should book a kitesurfing course of at least 8 hours, better still 12 hours. This takes place on 2-3 days.
We recommend to plan at least one week for learning kitesurfing. A short holiday is of course very suitable for this. This way you will have enough time to practice the basics - like handling the kite, launching and landing waterstart, the first meters of riding, possibly turning - safely and in different conditions. The investment of more time is of course always recommended. As kitesurfing is a nature sport and depends on the weather, tide and wind, it is possible that there might not be suitable conditions for kitesurfing in your week.
You will be very proud once you have successfully completed the first 20-30 meters. What an indescribably beautiful feeling to glide over the water! This is the beginning of a beautiful (but also long) way. Now it is time to gain experience to become a completely independent kitesurfer, who can kitesurf safely in any conditions and has everything under control. A little patience and a lot of practical training time, because every minute on the water with the kite helps and takes you further.
Wind and a high wind yield are essential to learn kitesurfing. Without wind the kite will not fly and you can only finish the theory and material part of your kitesurfing course. The wind force for learning to kitesurf should be in the range of 12 to 25 knots. The stronger the wind, the smaller the kite size.
If your kite course cannot take place because of too little or too much wind, you pay only hours /minuts spended in the watter with instructor.. You can then make up for the part of the course when the wind is right. Thats why you pay on site in cash. In case of advance payment we refund money back.
After your course you have the possibility to acquire the kitesurfing license after an exam. This is compulsory for kitesurfers at some kite spots, a measure taken by local clubs and communities to ensure safety on the water. If you want to rent kite equipment at a kitesurfing school, in most cases you will also need to present a kitesurfing licence with the appropriate level.
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