1, 2 or 3 Day Beginner’s Course
Ideal as a first contact with the sport, to learn what it’s about and to know if you’re passionate about it, which will probably be the case.
These courses can be done in 1, 2 or 3 days, where you will really learn all the basics about kitesurfing; although it’s possible you might need more lessons to further strengthen your knowledge and progress.
A kitesurfing group course will have 4 students max with 1 instructor and 2 kites every 2 students.
A breakdown of a kitesurfing course in Tarifa would be:
1- Basic kite controlling skills on land.
2- Flying the kite in the water (body-dragging) and experiencing the power of the kite.
3- Kite + board in the water…. First you will learn how to put the board on your feet and then you will practice how to get up on the board (waterstart).
The first step for any kitesurfing course is to learn how to control the kite on land. The instructor will explain basic concepts about the wind and the student will learn how to set up his equipment. From the very beginning you will be practicing with the kite. You will learn how to fly the kite, hold it in one position, launching and landing, and walking with it in any direction… Everything you need in order to be able to control the kite to perfection.
After this, the student will be ready to enter the water with the kite, without the board, and so at this point you get to wear a wetsuit. At this stage, the student will continue to learn kite flying skills, this time inside the water, generating power so that the kite pulls you. This exercise is called body-dragging, and it’s where the fun and the new sensations start to increase more and more.
Once you can control the kite, on land as well as in the water, we would start with exercises with the board. First, we teach you how to put your board on your feet whilst controlling the kite and then to maintain the position of your body giving your back to the wind. If all goes well, we begin to steer the kite and you’ll have your first attempts at standing on top of a kitesurfing board. This is what we call waterstart.
Once the student can put his own board on his feet, keeping the kite under control, he will continue to practice until he can ride his first meters.
This progression can be faster or slower depending on the conditions of the wind, but above everything it will depend on each person, because some will learn quicker than others.
What’s important is to start with the kitesurfing course and see the progression and new sensations acquired by the student, so that the course can be adapted to each one of them.
When you finish your course, if you’d like we can give you a certificate of the level achieved in accordance with the IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) which will allow you to continue your course at another spot or to rent equipment if you have made it to that level.
All kitesurfing gear is included in the course.
We supply the full equipment: wetsuit, harness, floatation vest, and the kitesurfing equipment, kite, control barr and board of the highest quality brands like Cabrinha, Naish, Brunotti and O’Neill.
Radio helmets so you can always listen to your instructor even when you’re in the water.
We also have all the insurance and licenses needed to practice this activity in Tarifa.
We work with 3 rescue boats.
What do I need to bring to my kitesurfing course?
Comfortable clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, lots of water or juice to drink during the class and above all lots of motivation and energy because you will sure enjoy it.
1 Day Course 4h/Day: 80€
2 Day Course 4h/Day: 160€
3 Day Course 4h/Day: 240€
Prices are per person
1 Day Course 3h/Day: 70€
2 Day Course 3h/Day: 135€
3 Day Course 3h/Day: 195€
Prices are per person