How long does it take to learn to kiteboard?
Learning to kitesurf might take between 6 to 12 hours of lessons – but take this with a grain of salt. It often takes more than 12 hours and it rarely takes less than 6.
Can you teach yourself to kiteboard?
While it’s possible to learn on your own, kitesurfing is a high-risk activity if you don’t know what you’re doing, and self-learning is generally not worth the risk.
Is kitesurfing hard to learn?
Kitesurfing has a steep learning curve. It requires the combination of two skills, kite flying, and board riding, that you perform simultaneously. Depending on your learning capability, your coordination, and your balancing skills, it could take you a few days to a couple of weeks to get the basics down.
How many lessons does it take to learn to kitesurf?
There is a minimum time that you need to spend learning the basics. This minimum is 6 Hours of lessons. It takes on average 6 hours to cover all the beginner exercises. Some people will nail them with a minimum of explanations and will be able to learn within 4 hours, but that is the exception.
Is kitesurfing the same as kiteboarding?
As previously mentioned, kiteboarding is the dry version of kitesurfing, and has been around for as long, or perhaps even longer, then kitesurfing. Instead of using a kitesurfing board, kiteboarders use a skateboard with large wheels, this providing them with plenty of ground clearance to whizz across the beach on.
What age can you start kitesurfing?
First kitesurfing courses can start as early as 10 years old, it mostly is up to their weight (and motivation!). A kiteboarding lesson can start more or less from 45 kilos ( roughly 99 pounds).
Do you need a license to kitesurf?
Do you need a license to kitesurf independently? Generally speaking, you don’t need a licence but third party liability insurance is recommended, in case you injure another person or crash into their boat, car or expensive kitesurf kit!