Powerkiting is one of the fastest growing beach activities in the UK. A power kite is a 2, 4 or 5 line kite big enough to pull you along whether it be skidding along the beach, jumping, kiteboarding, buggying or even snowkiting, its loads of fun gets you outside and is great exercise. It's also a great way to acquire the kite flying skills to help you progress into kitesurfing without getting wet. Powerkiting is really accessible to a huge range of people from 6 years old upwards. You don't have to be that fit, strong or even that coordinated (but it helps a bit). The progression is really fast and you could be boosting airs on a kiteboard, buggy racing or carving up the powdery slopes pretty soon!
Why Learn With Edge
Our location is really close to the Exe Estuary overlooking an area known locally as the duckpond. There is a great flat grass area here to learn all your powerkiting skills and also when the tide goes out you have a massive expanse of wide open, hard packed sand to zoom around on, coupled with great power kiting winds.
Our instructors are fully qualified, with a fantastic knowledge of all things powerkiting. They can help you through every stage, from getting the hang of a tidy set up and pack down, through to a buggy race out on the estuaries flat sands!
Edge stock the best brands in powerkiting. This translates into the equipment you will use whilst on your course, we have powerkites that range in size from 0.5m through to 10m, and we have the capability to teach you using handles or a bar and are always updating our school with new kites from the latest range. Flexifoil and ozone are our main powerkite suppliers but we also stock powerkites and buggies from peter lynn, HQ and MBS.
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2 Hour Introduction to Powerkites (land based tuition) - £30
The perfect way to get into the sport, the emphasis is getting out there with a kite in your hands. We will quickly show you how to rig the kite and how the safety systems work and then get the kites off the ground and in your hands. Hopefully you should get a chance to fly the kites on both 4 line handles and a bar. As far as piloting the kite we will introduce you to the wind window and the various power zones, as well as self landing and launching the kite in fact all you need to own and use your own Powerkite. A great basis for learning to Kitesurf, this will definitely save you time when out on the water!
1 day learn to kite landboard or buggy course - £85
This course is suitable for the complete novice or those with a bit of kite experience. We will start from the beginning and teach you all the basics from rigging and launching to using the safety systems and landing the kites. Other aspects covered will be wind and weather analysis, site assessment and rules of the road in order to keep you safe in the future. Practically we will coach you through the wind window and power zones before introducing you to the kiteboards and buggies. By the end of the day we should get you confident to keep practicing your chosen kite traction sport, you may not be a pro yet but you're on the path to glory!
1:1 Land Kite Tuition - £30 per hour
Need a hand setting up a kite, or want to have a go at depowerable foils or just want some tips for the kiteboard or buggy? Then hire an instructor for an hour or two by yourself for the inside track and rapid progress either using your own equipment or ours.