Why do I need to take a kitesurfing course?
Kitesurfing is a risky sport and it’s very important to learn it the correct way, having safety as a priority and under the guidance of a professional instructor.
At Kiteobsession we have kitesurfing courses for every level of experience, from people who would only like to spend a day at the beach and try out how it feels to fly a kite, to those who want to spend the weekend practicing a new activity, or those who want to learn everything they need in order to become an independent kitesurfer.
Also, if you already have some experience with kitesurfing but need to be reminded of certain concepts, or would like to have an instructor by your side, we have refresher and advanced courses so you don’t have to start from cero and you can pick up from where you left at your last course.
And of course, we also have advanced courses to learn the latest tricks in Strapless, Freestyle or Hydrofoil.
Who can take a kitesurfing course?
Anybody that feels attracted and motivated to learn kitesurfing. The only requirement is to know how to swim so you can be comfortable in the water.
If you want to do it and feel motivated we will do everything we can to teach you and help you become a happy kitesurfer.
Can children learn how to kitesurf?
Of course they can and we have courses adapted to kids with instructors that specialize in children. The only requirement is the child must weigh at least 35kg. Although it will also depend on the strength of the wind and this is why these courses are only taught on light to moderate wind days.
Which course should I choose?
You should choose the one that most suits your time schedule, goal and budget… There are 3 types of courses according to the amount of students.
Group Kitesurfing Course. With a maximum of 4 students per instructor. Each student will have his own personal equipment including wetsuit, harness, helmet and floatation vest, plus a kite to share between 2 students. In short: 4 students, 2 kites, 1 instructor.
This is the course that students usually choose when they want to learn from cero, and especially if you’re travelling with friends or family. You can take as many days of kitesurfing group course as you like, from one to any number of days.
Semi-private Kitesurfing Course. Two students only with one instructor. Each student will have his own personal equipment, and we can use one or two kites depending on the students’ skill level, the conditions of the wind and the judgment of the instructor. This course is ideal to share the experience with a friend, a daughter/son or your partner.
The biggest secret to improve faster with kitesurfing is the amount of time you have the instructor’s attention. This is why the semi-private course is the perfect way to save time on your learning process.
Private Kitesurfing Course. Without a doubt this is the best and fastest way to learn, especially if you would like to save time or days of your learning process. The student has the whole set-up for himself and one instructor to teach him and give me instant feedback.
Any of these three types of courses are suitable for a beginner with cero experience.
Who will teach me how to kitesurf?
An instructor with lots of experience exclusively dedicated to teaching kitesurf in Tarifa, with its special wind conditions. They are all internationally certified with the IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) and nationally certified with the FAV (Federación Andaluza de Vela).
But most importantly, they are passionate about this sport and they enjoy teaching and sharing their knowledge.
When you finish your course, you can receive an international certificate from the IKO if you’d like, which will enable you to continue your course at another spot or to rent gear is you have reached that level.
Is all equipment included in the course?
We supply the full equipment: wetsuit, harness, floatation vest and above all, the kitesurfing equipment: kite and board of the highest quality brands like Cabrinha, Naish, Brunotti and O’Neill. Plus we use radio-helmets at private and semi-private courses so you can always listen to your instructor.
What do I need to take to my kitesurfing course?
Comfortable clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, lots of water or juice to drink during the class and above all lots of motivation and energy because you will sure enjoy it.
What can I do if I would like to continue after I finish my course?
You can continue to take more classes, however many you want or need. Students usually want to extend their first course.
According to the level that you’ve reached, you will be able to add extra days to your group course or choose to do a private (or semi-private) course to make the most of it.
What are the school’s safety measures?
The first and most important one is the experience our instructors have; they will ensure that you are safe at all times and enjoy the experience.
All our equipment is new, in perfect shape and of the highest quality.
We also work together with 3 rescue boats that are always watching out for all the students in the water.
And of course, we count with the liability insurance required by the Tarifa’s Council in order to be licensed to run a kitesurfing school.
What happens if I can’t make it to a class I have already paid for?
We will give you your money back or best said: you will only pay for the hours of class you actually take.
If you need to ask us anything, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
T: +34 656 67 88 15