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2 Hour Kitesurfing Intro Lesson

Bracklesham
kite - Up to 12 people

Description

Intro: The 2 hour group intro kitesurfing course is designed for people that have had zero or very little experience with kitesurfing before. It is a mandatory course for anyone new to the sport of kitesurfing as it not only provides practical experience in use of a power kite but also covers essential safety, site reconnaissance, set up and regulations & signals that you need to be practiced in prior to starting this wonderful sport.


Why the intro course: To make things more clear here, imagine if you took up sky diving (another awesome activity) .. You would not expect to jump out of the plane straight away, would you ? I assume that you would want to know that you packed your chute correctly, that the conditions were favourable and that you jumped and deployed at the right altitude and that you understood how to deploy your secondary if needed, right? So the same for kitesurfing.... We want you to be fully confident and competent in your abilities before we put you on the water and this therefore is what the intro course is about.


Timings: This course has a scheduled start time which we try our best to adhere to. However, it is open to adjustment according to the weather / tides / and or other commitments of the school and if the start time needs to be adjusted we will let you know, so we would ask that you are flexible in arranging the rest of your day accordingly.


More info about this course: On this course we try to cover the following subjects so that you have a greater understanding of what kitesurfing entails going forward:


  1. Introduction to the different kite designs used in kitesurfing
  2. Understanding the wind window and how we orientate ourselves within it
  3. The various safety systems & signals involved in kitesurfing
  4. Understanding site reconnaissance & site selection for kitesurfing
  5. Understanding tides, weather & wind for kitesurfing
  6. Understanding different types & sizes of kites and boards for kitesurfing
  7. Understanding how the kit works & putting it together
  8. How to assist & execute safely launching & land a power / water kite
  9. Basic kite flying, figures of 8's, 1 handed control & kite loops
  10. Practical discovery of the wind window with your kite
  11. Self rescue and safety pack down plus walking about with the kite
  12. Safety changing over (passing a power kite from 1 person to the next)
  13. Safe launching and landing of a kite for kitesurfing purposes


What to bring

  1. Clothing for the days weather
  2. Outdoor shoes
  3. Sun hat, sun cream & sun glasses
  4. Waterproofs (just in case)
  5. A stoked attitude ;)


Requirements

  1. Able bodied (inform us if different)


Itinerary

We start with theory but very quickly move onto practising with power kites so that you understand whats involved within kitesurfing. After this course is done your ready for training on the water with body dragging and your first stoked rides dude.



Cancellations

T & C's With Get Kiteboarding

Get Kiteboarding Terms & Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. Attendees must agree to the following terms and conditions to be able to book their lessons & or any similar activities offered by Get Kiteboarding.
  2. By agreeing to these terms and conditions attendees are confirming that are physically capable of taking part in the activities we offer and have no known ailments or injuries that could hinder them in any way or form whilst participating in the activities we offer.
  3. The terms and conditions of all agreements made shall be subject to, and governed by, English Law.
  4. No booking is confirmed until the agreed payment is received. We accept payment by cash, card, bank transfer or via our encrypted secure online booking system.
  5. Any bookings cancelled due to weather conditions will be kept as course credit redeemable within 1 year after purchase date. Please note – we do not, under any circumstances offer refunds.
  6. Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

CANCELLATIONS

  1. If bad weather or tide conditions affect a booking it will be rescheduled at no cost to yourself. You will be able to book alternative dates on which to return and complete your training. Please note that it is not possible to offer refunds for weather or sea state related cancellations.
  2. All decisions regarding the running or cancellation of any course are only at the discretion of the course instructor.
  3. The courses we offer are both tide and weather dependent.
  4. Any fees paid will be refunded if the participant makes a cancellation more than 14 days before the course is to commence. Within 14 days of the course commencement fees paid will not be refunded.
  5. In the event of any cancellation Get Kiteboarding will not be held liable for the cost of lost insurance premiums, travel expenses, pre-booked accommodation costs or any other costs occurred.
  6. A failure to attend a booked course without notice will be considered as a cancellation & will be subject to the condition above.
  7. Our season runs all year. It is the responsibility of the client to arrange a rebooking within this period. Course credit is therefore valid a year from booking.

LIABILITY & INSURANCE

  1. Kitesurfing is a potentially dangerous activity. All participants must be aware of this and accept the risks associated with this activity.
  2. Injury arising from kitesurfing, SUP or any other associated activities we offer can only be accepted if caused by negligence on the part of Get Kiteboarding.
  3. Damage or loss to any of Get Kiteboarding equipment caused by negligence, malicious acts or carelessness must be paid for at the time of the event or loss at the current replacement value.
  4. Get Kiteboarding is under no liability whatsoever in respect of loss or damage to clients property or equipment, however caused.
  5. Although not presently a legal requirement in the UK we advise all participants on any activity that Get Kiteboarding offers to have 3rd party liability Insurance.
  6. If participating in activities outside of the UK but taught or organised by Get Kiteboarding or where Get Kiteboarding acts as an agent for a partner company who delivers the activity, attendees must have relevant personal accident cover & medical insurance
  7. Participants who provide their own equipment and clothing must ensure that it is suitable for the activities participated in & within this Get Kiteboarding reserves the right to refuse participation for an attendee if their equipment is deemed unsafe or it is not fit for purpose.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

  1. Due to the strenuous nature of kitesurfing, all participants should be physically fit.
  2. All participants are required to give contact details of a 3rd party we can contact in any case of an emergency
  3. Anyone with a medical condition must seek medical advice before considering participating.
  4. Get Kiteboarding must be informed of any medical conditions (asthma, epilepsy, deafness, etc.) or any other special needs of any/all participants.
  5. Get Kiteboarding reserves the right to refuse a person who is at a high risk to him/herself or other participants on the course.
  6. All participants must be confident in open water.
  7. Get Kiteboarding reserves the right to refuse participation to anyone considered to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  8. Get Kiteboarding may require any participant to leave the course if that person acts in any such manner deemed as unsociable, or reducing the enjoyment of other participants or is endangering him/herself, another participant or a 3rd party.
  9. We ask you to leave plenty of time to get to the venue. Many of the courses and experiences we offer require a safety briefing and it is essential that the participant attends in time for this.

GIFT VOUCHERS

  1. Any purchased vouchers must be redeemed within 12 months of their purchase date.
  2. Any purchased vouchers cannot be refunded unless it is within 14 days of purchase date.

UNDERSTANDING

  1. When making your booking it is implied and accepted that you have read and understood all these booking conditions and you agree to abide by them.


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Where we'll meet

Unless otherwise instructed we meet just in front of the cafe (Billy's Beach Cafe) which is next to the car park.

Get Kiteboarding

Group discount available


£60 per person

Sun, 6th Dec
09:00 - 11:00 · 12 spaces left
Sun, 6th Dec
09:00 - 11:00 · 12 spaces left
Mon, 7th Dec
09:00 - 11:00 · 12 spaces left


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