One-on-One Ground School Lessons - Level A (2 hours)

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Kite Control/Beginner Level A

Private Lesson (1 on 1) - $75 Per Hour

A two-hour kiteboarding lesson covering the basics of kiteboarding. This kitesurfing lesson is taught on land and is the first step to accelerating your learning curve and staying safe.


Skills you will be taught:
- Weather conditions and choosing a safe location
- Basic kiteboarding etiquette and hand signals
- How to set up a four line inflatable kite
- Kite theory and the wind window
- Safety systems, preflight check
- Launching and landing a full-sized inflatable kite
- Flying the kite at the edge of the wind window to generate power
- Activating the leash


This session forms a safe foundation for all the water instruction that follows. While the focus is on learning all the knowledge and skills necessary to safely progress to the Level B water session, the kiteboarding topics discussed, illustrated and practiced are very broad and deep. Ground school has proven to increase the rate of student progression, but it also provides a lower-cost and less demanding overview of, and introduction to the sport of kiteboarding for those with prior trainer kite experience and for complete beginners as well. All gear necessary to safely and effectively learn to kiteboard is included during this lesson (i.e. kites, boards, impact/flotation vests, helmets and harnesses). Students are responsible for their personal apparel (i.e. wetsuits, watershoes, gloves, hoods, rashguards, boardshorts). esD is an authorized dealer for O'Neill and Neil Pryde, stocks many apparel items in our shop and offers low student pricing should a student require additional gear. 

In preparation for your lesson, please fill out and submit the two student registration forms below. Once on file, you will begin receiving wind notification emails to inform you when conditions are suitable for kiteboarding lessons so you can select the available date and time that best works with your schedule. 

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    Posted by Tommy on 31st Jul 2015

    There is a lot about kite handling that is not intuitive. Tried to learn on my own, and it was a pretty dismal result. Really glad I took the lesson as it made a huge difference.