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IKO Beginner to Intermediate

POWERKITE COURSE

1 hour

Also known as ‘Discover Kiteboarding’ this course is a non-certification course that is designed to give you an idea of what Kiting and all the kiteboarding hype is all about.

You will fly a foil kite on the beach learning to control and steer it in different formations.

 

IKO LEVEL 1

4 to 5 hour (1 day) Beginner certification course
This course runs you through

  • Understanding basic wind theory
  • Introduction to kite types
  • Flying the trainer foil-Learning the flying technique
  • Safety and control systems
  • Flying the ‘real deal’. Understanding and flying larger 4-line inflatable tube kites
  • Understanding and evaluating potential hazards
  • Kite re-launching
  • Deep water pack-downs
  • Downwind body-dragging

IKO LEVEL 2

8 to 10 hour (Includes Level 1. 2 to 3 days) Intermediate certification course

  • Kite history, theory and wind effects
  • One-handed kite flying and advanced kite control
  • Up-wind body-dragging
  • Board recovery
  • Water entry and on beach kite control
  • Board start theory and practical approach to board starts
  • Riding!

IKO LEVEL 3

This course is taught by the hour to meet individual needs. It covers the following criteria:

  • Learn to ride constantly up-wind
  • Clean turns. Perform clean directional turns
  • Learn to jump. Both pop and kite-driven jumps
  • Right-of-way rules

REFERRAL OR LEVEL 2 REFRESHER

5 hour (1 day) Intermediate certification course

Up-grade your level from level 1 to level 2 in perfect conditions
Refresh your skills and understanding to reach the intermediate kitesurfing level

ADVANCED LEVEL COACHING

Hourly one-on-one coaching lessons

Stuck on a certain level, can’t quite master a particular trick, want to advance your skills in a particular area? Whether you are at an intermediate, independant or advanced riding stage this course is designed to progress your level!

WAVE RIDING

Learn to confidently ride waves on and beyond the reef. The practical component of this course is taught with a student to instructor ratio of one-to-one and includes the following criteria;

  • Understanding wave theory
  • Potential hazards
  • Wave types
  • Approach to waves heading out to sea and coming back in
  • Waves and wave riding theory with respect to wind directions
  • Jumping waves
  • Riding directional boards
  • Clean turns
  • Wave riding
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East Africa's Extreme Kite Centre's based both on Zanzibar island, Tanzania and in Mombasa, Kenya

Why Zanzibar

In Tanzania, we have newly established in Paje, on the south-east coast of stunning Zanzibar Island. Virtually untouched crystal clear tropical waters, lagoons, islands and bays. Flat calm protected lagoons and great waves out on and beyond the reef! What more could you want?!

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Contact us

Airborne Kite Centre, Tanzania
Paje - Zanzibar Island

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+255 (0) 715 548 464
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+255 (0) 776 687 357
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info@airbornekitecentre.com
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