At Ride Kitesurfing, our qualified and experienced instructors teach people of all ages and from all walks of life to kitesurf in a safe and supportive environment. The minimum age to learn to kitesurf at Ride Kitesurfing is 12 years old, as part of our Junior Program.
Your instructor will start by covering all safety information that you need to know on the beach, then they’ll gradually introduce new concepts so you can move into the water and systematically learn the sport of kitesurfing.
Our passionate crew of Ride instructors. Lessons take place at Semaphore South.
3 TYPES OF LESSONS
- 1 on 1 — you get all the attention and we go at your pace
- 2 on 1 — more affordable, share the fun with a mate
- Junior Program — group sessions for ages 12-18
1 ON 1 LESSONS
Ride Kitesurfing’s one-on-one lessons are here to accelerate your kitesurfing learning experience. You get your own individual lesson, and structure, so you get maximum kite time. There are 4 lessons and our instructor will go at your pace. We can take things as slowly as you like, or if you’re really ready and gung-ho, you’ll be fast tracked into learning this great sport.
Key topics that are covered:
- Beach safety assessment
- Correct rigging and setup
- Kite safety systems
- Launching and landing
- Kite flight theory and
- First flight.
Then into shallow water (waist deep) to be able to learn the basics of water relaunch and self rescue.
Once self rescue has been achieved, you can then go into deeper water to be able to learn how to body drag to retrieve your board. Once body drag has been achieved, you can then start to use the board on your feet.
It’s time to put it all together with the board, the kite and your body control to be able to do your first water starts.
We focus on longer riding. Just what you’ve been waiting for!
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2 ON 1 LESSONS
Ok, so you’ve got a mate and you both want to learn. Come on down to Ride Kitesurfing and we’ll teach both of you, together. This is an easy way to be able to enjoy some time with a friend or a family member and be able to get started on your kitesurfing journey. Compared to one on one lessons, this is a more affordable alternative and yes, we still run through all the same stuff.
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JUNIOR PROGRAM — 12-18 years
At Ride Kitesurfing, we’re passionate about getting juniors into the sport. So, we’ve specially developed this course, based on repetition and familiarisation of the kitesurfing environment. This enables juniors to be comfortable with their equipment and have the ability to go the beach and into the water independently, at the end of the course.
This is a group learning environment — perfect, because kids tend to learn well off other’s experiences. It is a very gradual course and tailored to be step-by-step for each student, giving them the chance to participate and feel really comfortable before moving onto the next step. This is extremely important for juniors, so they have the opportunity to feel safe and secure while learning this great sport.
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