Courses are held in knee to hip-deep water,
or from a boat, depending on the student's
level. Tuition is povided with a maximum of two
students per instructor, if and only if the
students have the same level. Videofeedback,
direct assistance of the instructor from the
boat and communication via radiohelmets
from headzone guarantee fast progression.
Teaching periods typically run between
one and a half to two hours daily, depending
on weather conditions and the student's ability
to concentrate. Fit participants can also have
two sessions a day. At the end of a course
students are given an IKO certificate where
their level is noted down and registered
with the IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) accordingly.
6 hour Introductory course: For people with limited time on their hands or those who want to get a taster of kitebarding. Emphasis is put on good kite control (one-handed, blind kite flying) and the internalisation of safety features. Talented students even get up on the board.
12 hour course for beginners: The aim is to train students to reach an independent level and to become safe kiters, who know how to help themselves in distress and will not put themselves or others in danger later on.
Advanced courses: Here individual goals (such as tricks, jumps or stance-improvements) are defined and learnt.