The Board Starter is day 2 of our learn to kite surf program and will teach you the more advanced skills to keep you balanced in the water and how to get your feet into the board straps so that you can water start. If you are an excellent student you may well stand up and Kite surf a short distance, most stand up and fly over the front either way all are grinning to Cheshire cat standards!
The day starts with a recap and skills test so you can demonstrate total kite control and balance in the water. From here we follow progressive techniques to get you balanced in the water and then onto the board skills section that focus`s on how to get your feet in the straps and to move / change direction using the board and kite pre-water start.
AIM – By the end of the lesson we aim to perfect your flying skills, the techniques of water start and have passed on invaluable condition knowledge to keep you safe so that you ultimately can practice on your own.
Below is a guide to what our instructor will teach you on your Step 2 – Board starter lesson. We have a secret, tried and tested technique that works pretty much every time so reserve your place quickly.
- Advanced water balance techniques
- Power stroke for a water start
- How to put your feet in the board straps
- How to maintain the correct position for water start
- How to water start
- Come to a controlled stop
- Weather forecast, tides and wind effect
- Right of way rules
- Kite choice according to the weather conditions
- Course duration – 5 hours (4 hours practical – 1 hour technical)
- Taught by senior BKSA instructor
- No more than 2 students to 1 instructor
- Premium kites used
- Kites and board | Harness | Helmet | Kite leash included
- JB unique training packs
- Special kit discount coupons available
For this lesson you we recommend that you bring the following;
- Sun cream (if sunny)
- Swimming trunks not board shorts as under wetsuits are uncomfortable
- Towel and warm clothes
- If you have your own wetsuit / neoprene boots is always best to brig these with you as will no doubt be a better fit.
Its also worth bringing a bottle of water / drink and maybe a snack as this is an intensive day for you.