How the Courses Run
We start our courses at the shop where you will fill out a booking form and be briefed on where to go for your lesson. To save uncesscesary travel, we ask that you call us before you set off to confirm that the conditions will be suitable for your lesson (if you need to leave before 9am please call the day before). We teach either in the River (Duck Pond) or on Exmouth Seafront (pole sands). On arrival at the kites spot for the day it is expected that you will need to pay for car parking and either go by boat or walk to the teaching location for that day. We have a rib which is used for transport & safety and this is on the water at all times.
You may need to be flexible with your times and days to get the most favoured conditions. Learning to kitesurf is not like learning to play golf! We need over 10knots and under 25knots of wind. We have been teaching watersports for over 20 years and our knowledge of local wind & tide effects help to ensure your learning with us is always safe, valuable and lots of fun.
What Kit do You Need to Bring?
1. A pair of wetsuit boots these can be purchased on the day from Edge Watersports from £20
2. Change for the car park
4. Packed lunch / snack
5. Sun Cream
7. Sunglasses/old trainers for on land kiting
Kitesurfing Course Content - BKSA scheme
Level 1 Introduction to kite flying (Day 1)
1.1 Basic Kite Skills
key points: land based kite flying, wind window, communication
signals, launch & landing.
1.2 Water Based Flying
key points: inflatables, rigging & pre-flight checks, introduce harness & safety release,
1.3 Body Dragging
key points: going downwind, across the wind and upwind, one handed flying technique,
balanced body drag, deep water pack-down.
key points: site assessment for land and sea, tides, weather, local weather patterns
Level 2 Introduction to the board (Day 2)
2.1 Dry land demo simulation of water start
key points: site asessment, introduction to different boards body position, board position,
2.2 First Board Starts
key points: learn to bring on the power. Learn to correct body position early.
2.3 First Rides
key points: prolonging the travel by working the kite, introduce rights of way rules.