Kitesurfing with Kiting Curacao is Fun, Safe & Exciting! We teach in Dutch, English and Spanish.
Beginner lesson 1 - Kite Flying Basics
This first lesson starts on land with a small trainer kite and progresses to the beach where we explain how to rig up your kite. Depending on how well you mastered the various kite-flying exercises on land you might even try a four-line kitesurfing kite in the water. Covered in this lesson:
- The Wind Window and the Power Zone
- Upwind / Downwind
- Kite terminology
- How to Control the Kite.
- Clock positions.
- Figure 8’s and variations.
- Power dips.
- Introducing the harness and one-handed kite control.
- Rigging the Kite.
Beginner lesson 2 - Core Skills
This lesson and all after it are in the water with a kite. It is of a predominantly practical nature although we also discuss a little about potential hazards, location and conditions. This lesson focuses on your essential kite skills, ensuring that you can confidently re-launch your kite and get back to your board before you start making runs. Included in the lesson:
- Launching the kite from the beach.
- Demonstration of how the kite works and how pulling/pushing the bar affects the behavior of the kite.
- General kite control - The clock positions and one-handed kite control.
- Re-launching the kite from the water. What to do in multiple scenarios and wind strengths.
- Upwind body dragging – getting back to your board.
- Downwind body dragging – board retrieval and self rescue.
Beginner lesson 3 - Water Start
Trying to stand up on the board whilst controlling the kite is the most exciting, entertaining and challenging part of learning to kitesurf. Included in the lesson:
- Explanation of the water start.
- Keeping the kite at 12 with one hand.
- Getting your feet in the footpads.
- The water start. Power-dips, board direction and balance.
Beginner lesson 4 - Water Start & Riding
Getting up on the board is one thing, staying up on it is quite something else! We will guide you through this tricky stage with expert and astute supervision, ensuring that you get that mile long run in, even if Venezuela is the next stop!
- The relationship between board direction and speed.
- Balance and weight distribution.
- Kite position and power strokes. What to do with your kite to stay riding.
If you already know the basics and want to learn more, our experienced and knowledgeable instructors will show you how. We can help you with virtually any aspect of your kitesurfing that you would like to improve.
What to Bring:
- A good humor.
- Sunglasses Polaroid attached to your body.
- Sunblock higher than 70.
- A Lycra or normal T-shirt.
- Watershoes (surf, kite, dive).
- Swim Clothes.
- 2 liters of drinking water.
- Energy bar or something to eat.