HOW WE TEACH KITESURF

At Dubai kitesurf  we like to take time for our students, validating every step you take toward becoming an independent kitesurfer. There are 2 steps in your Kitesurfing training – first on the sand and then in the water 1. Land Lessons Course 2. Water Lessons Course
1. Introduction to Kitesurfing – On Land Course (3 hours) At Dubai kitesurf, we will teach you Kitesurfing in a safe and fun way in 10 steps:
1. Fly the trainee kite to get a feeling of the wind and power of a small kite
2. Learn the theory of flying a kite, wind speed and direction, wind windows and power zone
3. Set up the real kite, lines and other equipments and pre-flight check
4. Train on launching the kite in normal wind condition with assistance
5. Control of the kite in normal wind condition and learn kite position that create or reduce power. Several exercises will be used in this step.
6. Fly the kite without assistance and understand all safety system
7. Launch and land the kite without assistance
All these steps have to be completed by the student before we jump to the second part of our learning session in the water. At  Dubai kitesurf, we understand that everyone learns at different speed and we will always take enough time for you to feel confident about your skills and ability to fly the kite safely and understand each step. Just remember that your instructor will always be on your side, watching your every movements and giving tips as how best to handle each situation. Don’t be shy, if you don’t understand something, put your hand up and ask questions, we are here for you! Private lessons and Group lessons are available for On Land Courses – maximum of 2 or 3 students per instructor. For this course, Dubai kitesurf will provide you with all the equipment and gears such as appropriate size kite, board and harness. We suggest you to bring your swimming clothes, water, sunglasses, t-shirt, and sun cream. 2. Progression – Water Lessons Course After taking our Introduction to Kitesurfing on land, you are now fully ready to jump in the water and on the board! Flying the kite in the water is slightly different than on land, so we will practice flying the kite in shallow water, performing safety and self rescue exercises. We will also have fun while using the body as a surf board to understand the power of the kite in different positions. Here are the steps we will take to reach our goal:
8. A series of exercises will explain you how to relaunch you kite when it crashes in the water and how to handle specific situation while kiting.
9. Body surfing and body dragging – use the power of the kite to surf with your body. Fun guaranteed!!!
10. Now that you can manage the kite it is time to get up on the board and start riding!! This is the ultimate step where you will get up on the board, start surfing, start edging the board and going upwind. Have fun!!!
This course is a one to one approach, with one instructor fully dedicated to the student. We believe that at this stage, the student needs our full attention to progress fast so we provide private lessons until the student is up on the board and ready to ride by himself (or herself). Group lessons are also available at this stage. For this course, we will provide you with all the equipment and gears such as appropriate size kite, board and harness. We suggest you to bring your swimming clothes, water, sunglasses, t-shirt, and sun cream.

UNDERSTANDING THE WIND WINDOW

The Wind Window is the area in which you will fly the kite. It will be impossible to fly the kite outside this area.

HAND SIGNALS

To communicate with other water users and maintain order and safety in a Kite Surfing location, kite surfers use several hand signals.

RULES & ETIQUETTE

As with all other activities, you should be considerate of other people. Observe the rules and safety guidelines to maintain order when kite surfing.

BASIC MANEUVERS

PILOTING THE KITE

Kite Surfing entails piloting the kite and maneuvering the board.

LAUNCHING THE KITE

Know the different techniques in successfully launching a power kite.

LAUNCHING THE KITE ALONE

Every kite surfer should have assistance when launching. However, if you dare to try launching alone, observe the necessary measures in order to have a safe launch.

LANDING THE KITE

After you have successfully launched your kite and surfed among the waves, it’s now time to return to the beach

WATER RE-LAUNCH

There is always the possibility of crashing into the water even if you have exerted copious amounts of eff

DEPOWERING

Depowering can be done either by linking the lines to form different knots or by using a strap which affects the tension on the center lines.

GETTING INTO THE WATER

BODY DRAGGING

Kite Surfing without a board underneath your feet is not only possible but immensely popular as well. This technique is called Body Dragging.

WATERSTARTING

Waterstarting is all about stabilizing the kite while being attached to a board. A kite surfer should also know the power of the kite and the amount of traction needed to pull him onto the board.

STEERING THE BOARD / REACHING

Reaching or steering the board is a fundamental technique in Kite Surfing.

GOING UPWIND

Spare yourself from going continuously back to the beach by learning how to ride upwind. This section covers several helpful tips on how to go upwind.

GOING DOWNWIND

You also need to know how to go downwind or leeward when necessary.

BALANCING THE SPEED OF KITE & BOARD

While managing the speed of your kite, you also have to manage the speed of your board.

TECHNIQUES

KITE SURFING IN OVERPOWERED SITUATION

Kite Surfing involves the need to know how to deal with different situations and wind conditions.

KITE SURFING IN UNDERPOWERED SITUATION

Underpowered situations are inevitable in Kite Surfing. Know what to do other than swimming back to shore in case the wind suddenly dies down and your kite loses power while Kite Surfing.

JUMPING

Jumping is easy to learn and it is one of the techniques that will make the sport more exciting.

TOESIDE

Surfing toeside enables you to do transitions. It is also similar to riding on the toe edge in Snowboarding.