How we Teach Kitesurf

At KSD we like to take time for our students, validating every step you take toward becoming an independent kitesurfer.

There are 2 steps in your Kitesurfing training – first on the sand and then in the water

1. Land Lessons Course

2. Water Lessons Course


1. Introduction to Kitesurfing – On Land Course (3 hours)

At KSD, we will teach you Kitesurfing in a safe and fun way in 10 steps:

1. Fly the trainee kite to get a feeling of the wind and power of a small kite
2. Learn the theory of flying a kite, wind speed and direction, wind windows and power zone
3. Set up the real kite, lines and other equipments and pre-flight check
4. Train on launching the kite in normal wind condition with assistance
5. Control of the kite in normal wind condition and learn kite position that create or reduce power. Several exercises will be used in this step.
6. Fly the kite without assistance and understand all safety system
7. Launch and land the kite without assistance

All these steps have to be completed by the student before we jump to the second part of our learning session in the water. At  KSD, we understand that everyone learns at different speed and we will always take enough time for you to feel confident about your skills and ability to fly the kite safely and understand each step.

Just remember that your instructor will always be on your side, watching your every movements and giving tips as how best to handle each situation. Don’t be shy, if you don’t understand something, put your hand up and ask questions, we are here for you!

Private lessons and Group lessons are available for On Land Courses – maximum of 2 or 3 students per instructor.

For this course, KSD will provide you with all the equipment and gears such as appropriate size kite, board and harness. We suggest you to bring your swimming clothes, water, sunglasses, t-shirt, and sun cream.

2. Progression – Water Lessons Course

After taking our Introduction to Kitesurfing on land, you are now fully ready to jump in the water and on the board!

Flying the kite in the water is slightly different than on land, so we will practice flying the kite in shallow water, performing safety and self rescue exercises. We will also have fun while using the body as a surf board to understand the power of the kite in different positions. Here are the steps we will take to reach our goal:

8. A series of exercises will explain you how to relaunch you kite when it crashes in the water and how to handle specific situation while kiting.
9. Body surfing and body dragging – use the power of the kite to surf with your body. Fun guaranteed!!!
10. Now that you can manage the kite it is time to get up on the board and start riding!! This is the ultimate step where you will get up on the board, start surfing, start edging the board and going upwind. Have fun!!!

This course is a one to one approach, with one instructor fully dedicated to the student. We believe that at this stage, the student needs our full attention to progress fast so we provide private lessons until the student is up on the board and ready to ride by himself (or herself). Group lessons are also available at this stage.

For this course, KSD will provide you with all the equipment and gears such as appropriate size kite, board and harness. We suggest you to bring your swimming clothes, water, sunglasses, t-shirt, and sun cream.

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