· Improve your skills if you are an intermediate or advanced kitesurfer with a professional coach who will provide technical
pointers on maybe setting up gear, staying upwind tacking, jumping and advanced tricks and latest moves.
· Get a quick initiation for gear, dialing in a bow kite, or kite set up
$138/ HR private boat lessons
$90/ HR private without boat support ( of the beach )*** test product
$276 / 2hr $414 / 3hr $552 / 4 hr
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Students discover the sport and safety rules while practicing various skills on land before performing on the water. You will learn to assess the wind and physical location; use the safety systems; manage proper equipment; set-up; and to control the training kite. This program thoroughly introduces kiteboarding as a sport progressing and preparing you for the next level where you will transfer your skills from land to practice on water in the safest way possible. Students will feel for the first time the powerful vibrations of the wind from their kite and will learn to harness it. Students learn to gain power and drag with control both down and upwind, acquiring the skill sets that lay the foundation for a safe ride on the water. Students will become proficient at the MOST VALUABLE SKILL IN KITEBOARDING – how to come to a controlled stop! Water starting on their boards, students will change directions and recover their boards.
By now, students are ready to get rocking! Kiteboarding dreams are now realized. The hard work pays off. Students practice riding toe-side, attempting first jumps, and learning to focus on advanced skills like controlling speeds by edging, changing direction without stopping, self-rescuing, self-launching and landing safely. These skills are honed to make the kiter independent on the water. Independent kiters can explore the world’s different locations, water surfaces, and wind strengths! Upon completion of the course, students are certified an IKO Kiteboarder Level 3 with an IKO Member Card and can purchase equipment.
You won’t believe the level of service and comfort offered in our private Kiteboarding lessons. Our experienced instructors who are highly trained by PASA and IKO, lead you out for a true wind and water adventure. The private kiteboarding lessons feature one of our 20+ foot boats with plenty of room for coolers, extra kites and boards, spectators and photojournalists. Air Padre Kiteboarding provides all kiteboarding gear and equipment on the lesson. Including, but not limited to: boats, modern kites and bars, kiteboards, safeties, radio helmet, impact vest, booties, and harness. The chances of losing a good day of kiteboarding are reduced greatly due to the world-class kiteboarding conditions here on South Padre Island. Another huge benefit is the mobility we have from the use of boats. Schools which run from a specific location have to deal with variances in wind direction and gusty conditions. Regardless of where we setup for your kite lesson you can rest assured that you will be learning in the best conditions Miami kiteboarding has to offer.
Students discover the sport and safety rules while practicing various skills on land before performing on the water. You will learn to assess the wind and physical location; use the safety systems; manage proper equipment; set-up; and to control the training kite. This program thoroughly introduces kiteboarding as a sport progressing and preparing you for the next level where you will transfer your skills from land to practice on water in the safest way possible.
The International Kiteboarding Organization (I.K.O.) is the world’s largest kiteboarding community, with a worldwide organization of kiteboarding schools, instructors, and kiteboarders. The IKO provides support for Instructors, Students and kiteboarding communities. The IKO Kiteboarding programs are designed to help you learn in a safe way while your IKO Instructor respects your rhythm and takes you through all the Kiteboarder Skill Levels so that you can reach your goals. The IKO Certification standards and training are recognized in over 40 countries worldwide. There is a worldwide network of affiliated schools and instructors. Each one has made a commitment to quality and safety. Every IKO School and Instructor became certified through hard work, dedication, training courses, qualification criteria, and safety standards. You can recognize IKO Schools and instructors and products from their distinctive logos and trademarks. IKO schools, only use Current IKO Certified Instructors and teach according to the safety standards. IKO Schools display certificates, flags, and issue IKO Kiteboarder Cards to every student. Only schools that meet the high standards can become IKO Affiliated Kiteboarding Schools. International Kiteboarding Organization www.actionsportsmaui.com SCHOOLS: Learning how to kiteboard in an IKO Affiliated Center assures safe and fast learning using quality tested methods that maneuver you safely off the beach and into the water! IKO affiliated centers all have liability insurance coverage. INSTRUCTORS: Instructors are competent kiteboarders who have undergone Instructor Training Courses (ITC) and have learned the IKO teaching methodology. Kiteboard Instructor Training is intense and includes communication, safety, lesson planning, rescues, and people skills. An IKO Instructor also commits to undergo ongoing training to stay current. There are different levels of the instructor from Assistant, Level 1, Level, 2, Level 2 Senior, etc. STUDENTS: Students learn using the latest proven teaching techniques. the Student progresses through the IKO learning levels from Discovery, Intermediate until they “graduate” as Independent level kiteboarders. Students receive a structured lesson plan, that is easy to follow and can be tailored to the individual. Students can switch between instructors and schools with the standardized teaching system. MEMBERS: Students can become an IKO member and get access to the IKO community website, news, get discounts on gear, and automatically receive other member benefits, like free online education courses and free access to training videos. Membership is open to all kiteboarding students with their IKO Kiteboarder Certification Card. LEVELS: Listed below are the IKO Kiteboarder Skill Levels. These Kiteboarder Skill Levels are a series of skills and tasks in the ideal sequence. The Skills chart allows students to gauge their progress and plan their training. They also help identify a student’s skill level, when transferring between schools, or when proving their level of competency. Every IKO Instructor gives the student a level at the end of every session. Every Student should receive their level listed on their Kiteboarder Card at the end of their training. The Skill Chart is also available on the IKO’s website, and in the IKO Kiteboarder Handbook, and Workbooks. EDUCATION: IKO has an Online Education System that offers many courses to improve your knowledge of kiteboarding. Some courses are free to IKO members, and some courses can be taken for a fee. There are two Online education areas, one for the kiteboarding members, and one for the Pro-members (instructors). All levels of kiteboarder are encouraged to improve their knowledge and continue their learning with the IKO’s Kiteboarder Online Education system.
PRODUCTS: IKO has a range of products to help kiteboarders, Instructional DVD’s and Kiteboarder Handbooks, and Manuals. The Progressions DVD Series is highly recommended. there are four levels; Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Professional.