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offered by supplier M14912 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Class Size: 1 - 5 people
Destination: British Columbia  
Category: Sport Camps
Specialty: Other  
Season: April - October
Courses Per Year: 200
Course Level: All levels
Min Price: 89 US Dollar (USD) per person
Max Price: 529 US Dollar (USD) per person

Ground School:

Kiteboarding is most quickly mastered by breaking down the learning process. Learning to fly the kite properly and safely before entering the water will dramatically improve your learning curve. This on land class covers rigging, tuning, line management, kite safety, rider responsibility, and flying techniques. By completing this 1hour course, the student will be able to safely launch land and operate a kiteboarding kite on land. “Knowing the kite like the back of your hand, will make getting on a board a breeze!”

Lesson 1 - Beginner Ground Course:

Absolutely essential for anyone thinking about getting into the sport. All students start with a small foil training kite until they learn the mechanics of the steering, and have a good understanding of the “Wind Window”. From there we jump right into the water with a 4-line inflatable kites. We cover all aspects of launching and landing inflatables as well as water re-launching. Body dragging through the water and self rescue techniques wrap up the first lesson and get students ready for our level two program.

Lesson 2 - Inflatable Kites:

Goals: Safe operation of an inflatable kite, body dragging with the kite and self rescue.

You will learn:
- Introduction to inflatable kites
- Rigging and setup of the kite
- How an inflatable kite works
- Safety systems and how the leash works
- Review of the wind window
- Launching and landing the kite
- Flying the kite in shallow water
- Relaunching the kite in deep water
- Self rescue, how to get back
- Body dragging with the kite
- Kite and body position
- Control of sailing direction
- Self landing and self rescue.

Lesson 3 - Kitesurfing:

Goals: Safe operation of an inflatable kite, body dragging with the kite and self rescue.

You will learn:
- Review of rigging, setup and safety systems
- Review of wind window
- Review of relaunching the kite in deep water
- Review of self rescue
- Flying the kite with a harness
- Flying the kite with one hand
- Introduction of the board
- How to put the board on
- How to control board and body position
- How to water start
- Board control and power control when riding.

One Full Day of Kiteboarding - 4 hrs coaching:

Only have one day to spare for lessons? This is the program for you! Leave with a taste of riding and a solid introduction to safety, equipment and kite and board skills. Our Introduction to Kiteboarding program is an aggressive, information packed, one-day course that will prepare you to take on the challenges of kiteboarding. This course includes land and water based instruction, focusing on all necessary information to be able to safely practice kiteboarding at most popular spots.

By the end of this lesson, some students are getting their first few water starts and a taste of riding! However, this program is not designed to be a comprehensive treatment of kiteboarding basics. To fully cover (and practice) all of the necessary skills, most students prefer our two or three day programs (Fast Track, Beginner Camp). You are always welcome to upgrade your lesson, so feel free to sign up for our popular intro course, and we can always change things around later if we have space available.

Weekend Warrior:

This class was designed for the workingman and woman. Any two days in a row for 4 hours a day, and you’ll be an accomplished beginner kite boarder. This is Level 1 and Level 2 combined with extra flight time and extended instruction. The main benefit of this class is striking the iron while it’s still hot. Flight time and muscle memorization are the 2 key items for all beginners.

Notes:
- Windsure provides Kites, boards, wetsuit, harness, helmets and life jackets. Booties are highly recommended, they are available for purchase if required.
- On completion of lesson one, we recommend our students purchase a three meter trainer kite in order to increase their kite skills. The more time spent flying the trainer kite, the better future lesson will be.
- Water lessons are done at Squasmish.

Faculty Information:
Our staff can get your kiteboarding career off on the right foot or left if you prefer!

Other Activities:
- Combo programs
- Certified programs
- Private lessons
- Adults program
- Kids program
- Special value passes
- Birthday parties
- Group parties
- Equipment rentals
- Full-service facility
- Gift certificates.

Facility Information:
Plenty of Parking (600 stalls pay parking)
Elevated terrace overlooking English Bay
Cafeteria serving hot and cold meals
Changing rooms, showers and lockers ($1 or your own lock)

We are a full-service facility and would love to host your next staff party. We can provide the BBQ and refreshments (if we can drag you off the water) or arrangements can be made with The Galley (fully licensed) restaurant. We can tailor a program specially for your company.

Notes:
- Introduction to Kitesurfing, 1 hr: $89.00
- Beginner Ground Course, 2 hrs: $129.00
- Inflatable Kites, 3 hrs: $300.00
- Kitesurfing, 3 hrs: $300.00
- 4 hrs coaching: $400 per student
- 8 hrs: $529.00.

About This Supplier
Location: Canada
Joined InfoHub: Sep 2006
Client Request Served: 8

M14912 is a full featured outdoor adventure school and rental facility. Our staff can get your kiteboarding, windsurfing or skimboarding career off on the right foot...or left if you prefer. We are located at Jericho Park West, inside the Jericho Sailing Centre Compound. The Windsure office is located in the main...

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