Kiteboarding is challenging to learn, but it does not require much physical strength. The harness takes most of the load away from your arms, allowing kite boarders to ride for hours non-stop. Most people in good physical condition can learn to kiteboard, even kids. The most challenging part of the learning curve is controlling the kite. The good thing is, most of these vital steps to kiteboarding can be learned on a smaller-sized “trainer kite” or “power kite” which allows you to understand the basic steps while only dealing with a fraction of the power. For most adults, you will want to get a 3 meter or larger trainer kite.
Over the past few years, many advances in kiteboarding have been made. Multiple safety releases, the ability to massively take the power out of your kite, and almost instant water relaunch have radically decreased the learning curve. What used to take people months to learn now only takes days. Even though kiteboarding gear has made kiting so much easier to learn, lessons are still mandatory. Without the proper instruction things can turn ugly real quick, which is why taking kite surfing lessons is so vital.
Kiteboarding lessons will cost money upfront though the good thing is, wind is free. 70% of the world is covered in water so there are endless places to ride your kite board. And if you’re a skier or snowboarder, strap your skis/board on your feet and you can be snow kiting along snow-covered fields all season long without the hefty price of lift tickets.
1. Experience of a Lifetime – Kiteboarding is one of those amazing things you see, but always wonder what it would really be like. Here is a great opportunity to experience the thrill of kite boarding. Don’t just dream about it- jump into a lesson and feel the power.
2. Try before you buy – Many people are curious about the thrills of kiteboarding, but are reluctant to spend $1500 – $3000 on a kiteboarding gear package. By taking a lesson, you get a great concept of the sport with a small initial investment. We provide all the gear needed to get you in the water and see if the sport is a good fit for you.
3. Save time and money – Get the right kiteboarding gear the first time and spend those first few hours learning on our kites, not your own. All kites, boards and riding areas are not the same. Learn about kite size, rider weight and the area you plan to ride prior to making a purchase. Since we are the largest F-ONE dealer in the Dominican Republic, we have unbeatable prices and even better after-the-sale service.
4. Safety – Learn to kite board safely! Would you try to learn to fly an airplane by yourself? Our classes are IKO certified and stress safety above all else. We will get you in the water with confidence and the knowledge that you are safe and ready to go.
• If you fly the kite high (you shouldn’t when overpowered) it lifts you off your edge or off the water
• You can’t reach the depower rope
• The kite canopy is luffing (flapping)
• If you start the power stroke (dive the kite from 12), the kite moves quickly and yanks you too hard so that you lose control of your board and go over your toes.
• There are whitecaps everywhere (but if you have the right kite size you won’t be overpowered).
• When moving, forward motion with your board slows you down and you must bring the kite up and you end up sinking back into the water
• When moving, sining the kite hard but you still go downwind. If you edge to go upwind you lose speed and sink back into the water.