The kite school follows the IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) method of teaching. There are three levels of attainment under this teaching system.
Level 1 IKO
Discovery Kiteboarder Programme; theory and safety of two-line and four line kites. Setup and Fly four line kites to the water re-launch stage.
Level 2 IKO
Intermediate Kiteboard Programme; advanced flying skills, body dragging, self rescue, one handed flying, water start.
Level 3 IKO
Independent Kiteboarder Programme; riding both ways, upwind riding, basic jumping, board recovery and transitions.
Get your feet wet NZ$250
You will get up to the point of flying the kite in the water and doing body dragging… very cool.
This kiteboarding lesson will surely give you enough of an idea of whether you want to pursue the sport or not.
It usually takes about ten hours of instruction and five hours of practice on your own to become an independent kitesurfer.
Level 1 and 2 - $750 per person
Instruction by an IKO instructor, transfers to the kiteboarding center and back, all equipment needed for the kite lessons, use of the center and safety boat until the course is completed. Instructor student ratio is maximum two students per instructor.
The beginner’s course includes IKO levels 1 & 2
An average person should allow three days to complete levels 1 & 2
Three hours – $250
this can be a morning or afternoon session and includes boat transfers, safety boat and IKO instructor, group prices are by negotiation.
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