Module 2 – Intermediate
After your first course module, you now have good control of your kite. Let’s take it to the next level!
In the Intermediate Level 2 kitesurfing course we will learn how to relaunch the kite when it falls into the water. We’ll also learn the different techniques to move you in all directions. We will learn how to do the famous body-drag with and without the board before you start your first kitesurfing waterstart.
Why, for whom?
One of the key steps in this course is to perform the body-drag effectively.
When you are sailing, you will sometimes lose your board in front or behind you.
To recover it, it is imperative to be able to go up or down the wind using only your kite and your body.
The body-drag with the board allows you, when there is a shore-break, to cross the zone where the waves break, in order to position yourself easily at the waterstart.
No Board Leash Please !
Do not give in to the board leash!
On the one hand it is strictly forbidden in most federations as it represents a danger, and on the other, it strongly limits the progression of kitesurfers.
It is essential to master the body-drag in all conditions to be considered as an autonomous kitesurfer.
Board on your feet, kite on the edge of the window; you are ready to do your first kitesurfing waterstart.
The objective is to create traction by progressively reaching the power zone of your kite, in order to get out of the water, and start gliding smoothly.
Steady-Pull is the key!
All your training has conditioned you for this decisive moment, the waterstart.
In order to succeed in your waterstarts en kitesurf, your position in the water must be perfect. A parallel between your shoulders, the board and your kite.
You are perfectly aligned, you gradually start to move the kite to enter the power zone.
3…2…1… Here we go!
Once you have assimilated each kitesurfing course module, your instructor will issue you with certification from the IKO federation. (International Kiteboarding Organisation)
The renowned IKO federation is present in more than 60 countries around the world and has more than 350 affiliated centres.
This certification recognises the experience you have acquired in kitesurfing. It will allow you to prove your level and hire equipment from any affiliated centre on your next kitesurfing holiday.
What’s more, thanks to IKO certification, you’ll be able to benefit from third-party insurance specially designed for kitesurfing. Take advantage of all the benefits offered by this certification to continue progressing safely in this exciting sport!