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An IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization)certified course that teaches full size kite setup / packup, safety, proper procedures for launching your kite and entering / exiting the water and more...
The course is taught at a lake using appropriately sized kites depending on the wind speed and students size / capability.
The purpose of this class is to get the student comfortable in the water with a full size kite, able to confidently maneuver the kite to control power, perform a self rescue and to possibly start riding the board!
This is the material that we typically cover in the Level 1 Course:
Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
Water re-launch the kite
First body drag downwind
Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
Recover the kite and bar in the water
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
Know the power stroke for a water start
Know the safety rules and theory for water start