Kitesurfing Lessons Gold Coast
Kitesurfing lessons on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Tweed Heads & Byron Bay
Learning with Kitesurfing Lessons Gold Coast
We teach in three simple stages
Flying the kite.
You must get to a relatively comfortable and competent stage of flying the kite to be able to ride a board. The 1st kite move in the sport is the Power Stroke. This develops the transitional power from standing still to planing along the surface of the water. The next move is, “parking the kite”, this will enable you to body drag or simply ride safely. Then you learn, “sining the kite”, which enables you to develop speed or simply to develop more power when you need it.
Safety & Self Rescue
We all have to know how to stay safe if something happens beyond the scope of our skills or if something goes wrong with our gear.
Self rescue safely teaches us how to return to shore, with all our gear, in the quickest and safest way possible, in the event of a situation.
Launching and landing are when most incidents occur in kiting. There is a correct, safe way & many wrong ways. There is also kiting etiquette that will help you to kite with others, and allow them to pass up or downwind of you safely plus all the hand signals. Kiting with bad etiquette is annoying for your fellow kiters and is also dangerous. It is a great skill to learn and employ & it will help make you way more popular at crowded spots so it’s good for everybody
Riding the board.
Most of our course is focused on flying the kite and, except for the initial stage, is instructed whilst the board is on your feet and the instructor is right there with you in the water. At first you learn to keep the board on your feet whilst employing your new found kite skills, then you will learn to use these kite skills to lift your backside, slowly out of the water and back down. Next you will learn to do short runs and transitions (turning). All these initial stages are done with our instructor hanging on to your safety harness, allowing immediate feedback, tips and guidance.
Next you will perform short solo runs and transitions. Transitions are the hardest component of this part of the course and short runs are the best way for us to learn this most important skill
Frequently Asked Questions
How many lessons does it take?
Every individual is different - in their previous experiences, learning ability and skills so it will differ for everyone. However we have found three lessons is the average for students to be self confident and safe. It is not necessary to have any previous experience with board sports.
What happens if there is no wind or the weather is not good for kitesurfing?
Our instructor will stay in regular contact with you prior to the lesson, in the days leading up to, and on the day to keep you informed if the weather is optimal for a kitesurfing lesson.
Where will the lesson be?
We have a variety of different locations in SE QLD and northern NSW. Our instructor will inform you of the best location depending on the weather conditions and your ability.
Do I need to bring anything?
We supply all the latest equipment needed for your kitesurfing lesson. However please bring your own water, sunscreen, hat and a wetsuit in the colder months.
What kite and board will I be using?
The size of the kite and board will be dependant on the student's size & ability as well as the weather conditions on the day of the kitesurfing lesson.