Ground School: ($200) 2-3 Hours
The ground school segment of your instructing covers the basic fundamentals needed to safely rig, launch, fly and land a four-line Leading Edge Inflatable (LEI) kite. The first portion of ground school is in a classroom environment where fundamentals will be learned through video and hands on props.
The second portion of the ground school will take place on the beach with a 4-Line LEI 4 meter kite. Using a small LEI kite allows our instructors to demonstrate basic kite skills without the power of a larger kite.
Points of Emphasis
- Speed & Direction
- Vs. Kite size
- Bar control system
- Safety Systems
- Wind window
- Body Positioning
- Power Strokes
- Launching & Landing a kite (assisted & self-launch)
Just because you’ve completed the ground school does not mean it is safe for you to kiteboard on your own or teach yourself the rest. Kiteboarding kites are very powerful and can harm you and others if you’re not properly trained.