Training Independent Kitesurfers
Select the kitesurfing lesson module according to your current knowledge and define your kitesurfing progression goals.
At the end of each course module, your instructor will certify you at the International Kitesurfing Organization (IKO).
This allows you to keep track of your progress as well as the possibility to rent your equipment in any Iko affiliated centre in the world once you reach the independent level.
With the radio helmet, you will never be alone in the water! Your instructor will guide you in real time as you progress through the water, saving you precious learning time and giving you instant feedback.
The duration of a kitesurfing lesson usually varies between 2 and 3 hours, depending on various factors such as your level, motivation, weather conditions and the type of lesson you choose (private or semi-private). During your kitesurfing lessons, you will work with your instructor to set a pace that suits your needs and level, in order to achieve the best results.
The time needed to learn to kitesurf depends on several factors, such as the type of lessons you choose (private or semi-private), your level of experience with other board sports and your physical condition.
On average, it takes around 12 to 15 hours of lessons to become fully independent in kitesurfing.
The most important thing is not to put pressure on yourself for quantity, but rather for quality.
Everyone progresses at their own pace, so it’s important to keep in mind each of the fundamental stages of learning if you want to get the most out of kitesurfing.
Weight and personal motivation are the main criteria for determining the minimum age for learning to kitesurf.
However, with the right equipment and special attention, children as young as 7 and weighing at least 45kg can start learning to kitesurf.
On your side everything you need to have a good time: swimsuit, sunscreen, glasses, water and above all lots of good humor.
On our side, we provide all the technical and educational material for the practice of kitesurfing. (Harnesses, neoprene suits, 50N life jackets, helmets, Radio, Kite leash, kites, bars & boards)
Kitesurfing all year round in Tarifa!
With wind statistics exceeding 300 days a year, one can easily understand the reasons that make Tarifa a world class spot. If you are already an experienced kitesurfer I would say “All year round”.
The best times to take lessons are from March to November because the wind blows mainly Levante (coming from the East) and thus makes the body of water flat with a sustained wind. This is the ideal.
From November to March during the winter period, the wind is more often Poniente (from the West). In these periods there are more waves, but if you are a confirmed strapless practitioner then, Welcome to the kite paradise
This is one of the big advantages of Tarifa, even if the wind is present more than 300 days a year.
The custom here is to say “A mal tiempo buena cara” which can be translated as “Against bad luck, good heart”.
In fact, a windless day is the perfect opportunity to discover the region, go hiking, climbing, scuba diving, horseback riding …
In short, go on an adventure or simply take the opportunity to relax.
|IKO Discovery Kiteboarder
|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
|IKO Intermediate Kiteboarder
|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
|ROW (Right Of Way) rules introduction
|IKO Independent Kiteboarder
|Control of speed by edging
Self-rescue and pack down in deep water
|IKO Advanced Kiteboarder
|Jump with a grab
|International kiteboarding signs
|ROW (Right Of Way) rules
|Weather and tides
|IKO Strapless & Wave Riding
|Wave and current analysis
|Pass the shore break
|Exit the water with shore break strapless
|Ride on waves over 1m (all previous skills) strapless
|Snap back strapless
|Ride on waves over 2m (all previous skills) strapless
Downwinder on waves strapless
|Jump on a wave strapless