We believe in one-on-one or small group lessons. We recognize that every student has difference proficiencies and different levels of comfort with various elements of the sport. We strive to give as much personal attention as we can, and know that our students benefit.
In a Beginner Lesson, we will cover all the basics of wind and site assessment, the fundamentals of the equipment you’ll be using, basic safety, and kite control. By the end of the first lesson, you will have learned how to identify a safe location and the proper wind for kiteboarding, how to control and generate power with a kite and board setup. You will get out on the water and begin to “body-drag”, which is the first step toward getting your feet on a board. You will also be taught how to re-launch the kite from the water.
At the beginning of the Intermediate Lesson we will perform a quick refresher of what you learned in prior lessons in terms of setting up the gear, then hit the water. You will practice and master “body-dragging”, re-launching the kite, learn board recovery drags and flying the kite with one hand. Depending on how far along you have progressed, we will then have you try getting up on the board. You will practice water starts, downwind and upwind riding to make you a proficient kiteboarder.
So you are now ready to get out there and ride on your own but still need some coaching. In the Advanced Lesson we will work on transitions, riding toe-side, supervised riding and finally what you’ve been waiting for – jumping.
So it’s not windy every day. We’ve got some options. For beginner kiteboarders, there is a lot we can cover in light wind conditions, and we’ll make the decision in advance of your lesson whether the conditions and your skill level will allow us to make the most of the lesson time.
Light wind is the perfect opportunity to practice self-rescues on the water, master light-wind launches & landings, kite & bar setup and tune your gear to get you ready for when the wind starts to really blow.
2 students / 1 instructor - $100 / person / hour
Private coaching - $150 / hour
We accept cash and major credit cards.
We recognize that peoples’ schedules change and will try to accommodate as best we can. However, since lesson time is in high demand on weekends and during the busy summer months, and because we need the right weather to teach, we must enforce our cancellation policy. If a student cancels with too little notice, that’s a time we’re unable to give to someone else.
A credit card is required to reserve a lesson. We require more than 24 hours cancellation notice in order to issue a full refund.
If a student cancels within 24 hours of a scheduled lesson, half the cost of the lesson booked will be charged to the credit card given at time of booking.
If a student cancels on the day of of their scheduled lesson, the full cost of the lesson will be charged to the credit card given at time of booking.
No credit is given for late arrivals. If it is possible to accommodate a late arrival, all instructors will do so, but most lessons are booked back-to-back with little scheduling flexibility.
If we have to cancel a lesson for any reason, the customer is entitled to a full refund or may reschedule at no cost.