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When taking kite lessons, you may also want to consider the location of the school, as some kite beaches are easier to learn kitesurfing at than others. A fun way to learn how to kiteboard is to take a trip to an exotic location or tropical island.

Learn to Kiteboard

3 easy steps to learn kiteboarding

  1. Get a kiteboarding trainer kite (approximately 2 meters) and fly it for about 20 hours until you know it well. Learning how to kiteboard is 90% kite flying skills. Fly it in a wide open area where there are no obstructions like trees, power lines or people in your way. Learn to fly your kite on land and you will save lots of time and frustration in the water. A two or three meter training kite can be a lot of fun to fly and get you used to the power and pull of a kite. Do not underestimate the pull and force that a kite can have on a windy day. You will be amazed and get an adrenaline rush. You might even get lofted into the air on a kite as small as 2 meters, so we recommend a model with a safety release leash. Trainer kites are exciting to fly and lots of fun!
  2. Practice your board skills. Surfing, wakeboarding, skateboarding and snowboarding skills carry over to learning how to kitesurf. If you do not have easy access to those sports, purchase a balance board. Balance boards such as the Indo model board, Bongo Board or Pivit board allow you a fun way to practice kiteboarding at home. We highly recommend balance boards to improve your strength, balance, endurance and overall performance for any and all board sports. A balance board will help you learn to kiteboard the fast, easy and fun way.
  3. Start with kiteboarding lessons. It is foolish for a beginner to try and learn kiteboarding without basic lessons from a qualified kitesurfing instructor. Would you jump out of an airplane without an instructor safely guiding and teaching you? If you would like to learn to kiteboard, a kiteboarding instructor with PASA (Professional Air Sports Association) and/or an IKO certification (International Kiteboarding Organization) will teach you how to kitesurf, ensure your safety and also save you hours of frustration trying to figure it out by yourself. Beginner kiteboarding courses and lessons are also smart because kitesurfing schools and kiteboarding instructors provide you with the gear to learn kiteboarding. Inflateable kites, kiteboards, kiteboarding harnesses and contol bars are the kiteboarding equipment you will need to learn how to kiteboard. If you get a trainer kite and practice flying your kitesurfing kite on land, you should only need a 4-5 hours of lessons to get you started and kiteboarding safely. All kiteboarding schools are not alike and some kiteboarding instructors know how to teach kiteboarding better than others.

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