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Oostvoorne Kitesurf School

Kitesurf Lesson

At our camps we do two sessions of kitesurfing per day, one before and one after lunch. At Kitesurfcamp.eu, Kiteboarding lesson are unlimited from Monday to Friday if need be. Our instructors will take care of you and teach you all the safety information you need to know to choose the right kind of beach and wind conditions.

Kiteboarding? Safety First !

Kitesurfing is the coolest sport in the world, but safety is always an issue when handling a big powerful kite: kite handling, do’s and dont’s, spot choice, checking the weather, safety releases, and knowing your gear … it all adds up and you have to be taught by professionals who will pass on their knowledge and will ensure that you maximise your progression with a maximum of safety.
Don’t place your life and people around you in danger. Take some lessons with professional certified kitesurfing instructors, using new beginner equipment, and avoid having a fun sport turn into a nightmare!

Our Kitesurfschool is IKO certified. All our instructors are IKO certified and very experienced teachers.

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During your lesson at kitesurfcamp.eu, you will follow the following 3 steps:

1. Kitesurf Discovery Course  (IKO) – 1st day

Level 1A – Beach Selection

  • Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
  • Know hazards on a spot
  • Set up a trainer kite
  • Know the use of safety systems
  • Carry and handle the kite properly

Level 1B – Basic Piloting

  • Have basic flying skills with a trainer kite
  • Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant
  • Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
  • Walk and change directions while flying the kite
  • Know the wind window

Level 1C – Control Systems

  • Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system
  • Pre-flight check of equipment and settings
  • In flight check of equipment and settings
  • Pull quick release and activate the kite leash
  • Understand and use the international communication signals
  • Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-line de-power kite)

Level 1D – Power Control

  • Control the kite hooked into the harness
  • Understand the de-power system and be able to use the safety systems
  • Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite
  • Show full control of de-power systems in flight

Level 1E – Self Landing

  • Self land
  • Recover the bar and kite

2. Intermediate Kitesurfing Course (IKO) – 2/3th day

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Level 2F – Downwind Drag

  • Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
  • Water re-launch the kite
  • Body drag downwind
  • Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
  • Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
  • Self-rescue and full pack-down in deep water

Level 2G – Upwind Drag

  • Upwind body drag to recover board
  • Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
  • Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging

Level 2H – Steady Pull

  • Know the power stroke for a water start
  • Know the safety rules and theory for water start
  • Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start

Level 2I – Waterstart

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  • Water starts in both directions and ride a short distance
  • Come to a controlled stop
  • Understand weather forecast, tidal- and wind effects
  • Determine the wind strength, direction and quality
  • Know the right of way rules
  • Know equipment set up and choice according to the weather conditions

3. Improver Kitesurfing Course (IKO) 4/5th day

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Level 3J – Edging

  • Control the riding speed by edging
  • Consistent riding in both directions

Level 3K – Upwind Riding

  • Consistent riding in all directions including upwind
  • Ride amongst other riders and water users and respect right of way rules

Level 3L – Turns

  • Change of direction without stopping
  • Make a toe side turn

Level 3M – Self Launch

  • Risk assessment and awareness of the riding area
  • Self launch

Level 3N – Basic Jump

  • Know the theory and the safety rules for jumping.
  • Land a basic jump

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Learn, progress and enjoy with us at Kitesurcamp.eu on the best spot of the Netherlands: the beach of Oostvoorne !!