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Kitesurf / LEI

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Kitesurf kites or LEI's (Leading Edge Inflatables) are designed to easily relaunch on the water or snow and are capable of generating huge amounts of power and lift.

With this in mind our kitesurf kite course is specifically designed to better familiarise you with these kites before ideally attending a kitesurfing course. Since kite flying is 80% technique, the better prepared you are, the more fun you will have.

Please note: During this primer course we deliberately use smaller kites on land than you would on water. This is to ease you into kitesurf / LEI kites and their various safety concepts. If you have any questions please contact us prior to booking.


In this lesson we cover:

  :  Assessing flying site
  :  Setting up a LEI kite
  :  Different kinds of harnesses
  :  Kite safety procedures
  :  Adjusting power trim
  :  Launching and landing
  :  Landing in an emergency
  :  Simple kite turns
  :  Reverse launching
  :  Building up traction
  :  Packing away safely

As with all our lessons we use a tick-sheet scheme so we can identify any areas that you may wish to practice.

(Your tuition fees include the hire of all equipment and insurance.)

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Prior Experience: Depowerable Kite Course
Minimum age: 16*
Duration: 2 hours
Max class size: 2**
Cost: £70.00 per person
Dates: Weekdays/weekends (more details)

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† Essential completion beforehand.

* Please note: children (10-18yrs old) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian as part of our child protection policy.

** In extreme circumstances the class size of this course may increase by a small number due to prior course postponements and scheduling conflicts - but never into double figures. If you have any concerns please contact us beforehand or possibly consider booking a 1-2-1 coaching session.

All of our instructors are PKSF qualified, trained first aiders and have valid CRB certificates.

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