Kiting Lessons
Kiting Lessons
Learn to kite surf on the Knysna lagoon. This is probably one of the best places in the world to learn. Shallow knee deep water for 1.5km in all directions allows your instructor to be with you the whole time, following you and talking you through each step. We have the right kites for you, and supply all equipment necessary, including wetsuits. We teach everyone. Anyone can do it if you have the desire to learn!! Tony teaches kids from the ages of 9 years upward. If you’re 9 or 65 we will get you up and riding in 6-8 hours.

MODULE 1 (2 hrs) - Basic setup and kite flying
First we give you all the theory behind what you are going to be doing. Then we hit the beach/lagoon and begin with your introduction to kiting!! We will slowly introduce you until we let you fly a 4 line kite properly and make sure you understand what you are doing. After this module we want you to understand what you are doing and how to do it. We aim to have you flying the kite using your harness and not your hands and we want you to understand the power zone and where you should and shouldn’t fly the kite.

MODULE 2 (2hrs) - Kite Flying / Body Dragging
Now that you have the theory and have practiced it we take it up a step and start introducing you to flying kites in the different zones. We start increasing the size of the kite that you are flying and at the same time teach you how to get direction from a kite. We start teaching you how to get continuous power from the kite. As soon as we hit the water we start using our Headzone waterproof helmet 1 way radio teaching system. This makes life a lot easier and you are in constant contact with your instructor at all times!! We recommend doing Module two as soon as possible after Module one while everything is still fresh in your mind!!

MODULE 3 (2hrs)
We recommend coming for module 3 on your own equipment to familiarize yourself with your own equipment( if you have purchased) but you are welcome to continue on school equipment.
We will again be using a helmet with a waterproof 1 way radio to make this lesson a LOT easier for you in the water. You should now be able to competently fly the kite and understand what you are doing. We now recommend spending time flying your own equipment and familiarizing yourself with how it all works. You need to practice what we have taught you but you will need the instructor to spend more time with you before you venture out.

One on one lesson with one of our instructors which is designed to give you the basics to get you up and riding on the board competently if you are continuously crashing the kite.

Contact Tony for more info!!

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Mauritius Tours
Learning to kite surf in Mauritius is an awesome experience. Most people require 6-8 hours of one-on-one tuition to get up and riding. In Mauritius we are almost guaranteed wind every day, which makes learning a pleasure.
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