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Kitesurfing - IKO & BKSA Instructor Training

Mastered Powerkiting? Looking for the next rush? Kitesurfing is the latest water-sport to take the world by storm. The sport is a fusion of surfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, paragliding, and, of course, kite flying, and is sure to blow you away (literally!). Since it’s humble beginnings, Kitesurfing has come a long way, and is now one of the most accessible extreme water-sports on offer, as well as being the ultimate adrenaline rush. With developments in equipment and teaching techniques the sport is open to all – our youngest former student being 12 years old and our oldest being 70.

Taking advantage of some of the best conditions in the UK, our aim is to offer unrivalled standards of tuition and service, using the most up to date equipment available, together with an instructor team of the highest calibre. All Kitesurfing courses are taught by International Kiteboarding Organisation / British Kitesurfing Association qualified instructors and we teach to set standards to ensure that you are given the best learning experience possible.

This course is designed for those people who would like to get their first taste of Kitesurfing. The basic structure is as follows:
• Learning the basics of kite flying with a foil kite on land
• Safety and site assessment
• Introduction to water-relaunchable kites, including set-up, pack-down, launching and landing
• A practical look at the wind window
• Body-dragging
• An introduction to water-starting

3 day IKO intermediate:

Intermediate IKO Level 1 / Level 2 Kitesurf Course
This 3 day course will help you progress the knowledge you will have gained during the Kitesurfing beginner course.

The course covers the full IKO Level 1 and Level 2 Kitesurfing syllabus and on completion you will receive your International Kiteboarding Organisation Level 1 Kiteboarder Card. IKO Level 2 accreditation generally cannot be achieved in a weekend as it requires the student to competently ride upwind therefore we offer a IKO Level 2 'Sign off' guarantee whereby our instructors will sign your Level 2 accreditation off as soon as you have displayed your ability to ride upwind. IKO Level 2 is recognised worldwide and is generally the level of certification required to rent or hire equipment abroad. IKO Level 1/2 course summary:

• Intro to Kite Surfing
• Equipment carrying
• Setting-up
• Managing of the practice area
• Spot analysis
• Wind Direction
• Safety Systems
• Wind window
• Piloting
• 2 Line Set-up
• 2 line Kite Flying
• Launching
• Landing
• Water Relaunch
• Body Drag
• Theory on water start
• Advanced Body Dragging
• Awareness of body positioning
• Piloting One Handed
• Managing the kite's power
• Board Recovery
• First ride

Advanced IKO Level 3 Course - 1 day

The most advanced of all of the IKO certifications and the final course that you need before you move onto a Pro Training itinery. A pre-requisite for the IKO Level 3 certification is prior completion of IKO Level 2.

The course covers the full IKO Level 3 Kitesurfing syllabus and on completion you will receive you International Kiteboarding Organisation Level 3 Kiteboarder Card which is recognised worldwide and is the level of certification required before progressing onto the Pro circuit. IKO Level 3 course summary:

• IKO Level 2 accreditation is a pre-req for this course
• Priority Rules
• Generating a steady pull
• Edging
• Change of direction
• Up Wind Riding
• Up Wind Body Dragging
• First Jump

1:1 Bespoke Kitesurf Training, by the hour

Our bespoke training course is made available to cover anything that you've always wanted to master but never really managed to get, from getting onto your board through to mastering your first jump - you dictate the training schedule.....

Please contact the EBO Team for more information, or complete our online information request form.