Basic requirements for you: age 12 years onwards, for complete course you must be a confident open water swimmer.
You must be a reasonably strong swimmer and be very comfortable in the water. When things go wrong out there, you may have to swim back in and a lot of people greatly overestimate their swimming skills. The general rule of kiting is, don’t kite further out than you’re prepared to swim.
Kitesurfing takes time to learn. If you are looking for a sport that you only want to do a few times a year and be reasonably good at, kitesurfing is not it. Kitesurfing does not have to take over your life, but you do have to be willing to put the time in to learn the sport and wait for good conditions. Complete kitesurfing course usually takes 12- 25 hours. The bigger gaps between the lessons, the more hours you will need to master the sport.
As a kitesurfer, you are using gear that can be very safe or dangerous to use if you do not operate your gear responsibly. You must be aware of your surroundings at all times and be honest in judging your skill level and whether or not you can go out in certain conditions.
STILL NOT SURE?
You have to come and try
Take a lesson (hour or a few hours or full course…), we are ready to provide the best options for you.
All necessary equipment will be provided on the lesson. We will do some exercises on the beach first, you will need a wetsuit for the next steps, and once you ready we continue the lessons in the water.
If you are wondering where to get wetsuits and which one is the best for you , feel free to ask for advice.
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