FAQs

Q. What Kitesurf course would you recommend for a complete beginner?

If you want to find out if the sport is for you then our Taster Course is a great place to start.

For a more detailed introduction into kite flying and to give a real head start before water based lessons, we recommend our introductory land-based course. We have found that students progress faster when the tuition is tailored to their individual needs.  Once we get on the water we typically recommend private 1:1 tuition for water based lessons.

Q. What paddleboard course would you recommend for a complete beginner?

If you want to simply have a taste of the sport then our 2 hour Taster is a great option. It’s designed to get you standing up straight-away and to give you all of the fun bits of the sport. For those wanting to get into the sport and continue paddling on their own we recommend our 2 hour Ready to Ride course. As well as being lots of fun it includes some theory on important things to know before heading out alone.

Q.How many kitesurf lessons do I need before I can go out on my own?

This is a tricky one to answer as everyone learns at different speeds but as an absolute minimum you are likely to need at least 3 lessons. A great option following your course with us is to consider taking supervised rental. That way you don’t have to commit to buying equipment right away and will be under the watchful eye of an instructor.

Q. What equipment to I need to bring along?

We provide absolutely everything but we recommend you bring along your own wetsuit, shoes or boots. These are available to buy on the day from our shop base (only in Cashot) if you don’t already have your own. We do have shoes we can loan you if required and footwear is mandatory for our kitesurf lessons and recommended for our paddleboard lessons. We also recommend that you bring a towel, sun cream, food and drink.

Q. Can I bring my own equipment to use for the lesson?

Absolutely! We actively encourage students to bring along any equipment they may already own. We tend to begin with our equipment as we know it works but it’s important that you use your kit during your lessons at some stage,  this way your instructor can check it’s appropriateness for your level and make sure it’s working as it should.

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Gift Vouchers are available in any amount and can be purchased for all courses and holidays on offer. Vouchers are normally sent out by email the very same day as ordering – perfect if you’ve left it a bit late! We can also pop one in the post if you prefer.