At Try Kiting we focus on breaking down the steps of learning kiteboarding effectively, with an emphasis on safety and progression. While every student is different the steps apply to everyone. Our goal and the goal of every aspiring kite boarder should be to become self-sufficient: to be competent in all aspects of kiteboarding armed only with knowledge and no support backup.
While kiteboarding is absolutely a community sport, you must understand how to handle situations alone. From launching and landing the kite in water and land, to kite self rescue. We will teach you all the tools you need to become a self-sufficient and competent kite boarder.
Now on to the steps on learning. First you will learn hands on equipment safety and setup. You will learn set up the bar and lines, up and down wind. How to assess which size kite to use for the current conditions and how to choose a launch area. Next comes kite control, You will learn how to fly a kite in either direction, and how to maintain control with simple 'sheet in' 'sheet out' techniques. Next you learn more aggressive flying and how to generate power and pull necessary to kiteboard. Once you learn this you will begin body dragging though the water propelling yourself with the kite.
Now that you can pull yourself with the kite, time to put on the board, let go riding! Having built confidence in your kite flying ability, you will be able to control your water start, and speed once you get moving on the board. Having professional support will allow you to focus on kiting and nothing else.