IKO Certification

Power kite fun!

Using a Foil Kite

1 hour

Level 1A

* Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
* Know hazards on a spot
* Set up a trainer kite
* Know the use of safety systems

Level 1B

* Have basic flying skills with trainer kite
* Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant.
* Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite.
* Walk and change directions while flying the kite
* Know the wind window


Discover Kiteboarding
Part 1: Kite Control & Safety

2 – 3 hours

Level 1C

* Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system
* Pre- flight check equipment and settings
* In flight check equipment and settings
* Understand and use the international communication signals
* Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-line de-power kite)

Level 1D

* Control the kite hooked into the harness
* Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems
* Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite
* Show full control of de-power systems in flight

Level 1E

* Pull quick release and activate leash
* Recover the bar and kite
* Self land

DiscovDiscover Kiteboarding

Water Safety, Kite control with Powr & Body Dragging

3 – 6 hours

Level 2F

* Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite.
* Water re-launch the kite.
* First body drag downwind.
* Maintain correct kite position in the wind window.
* Change direction to the left and right while body dragging.
* Recover the kite and bar in the water.

Level 2G

* Upwind body drag to recover board.
* Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand.
* Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging.


IKO Level 2

Water Start & Riding

3 – 6 hours

Level 2H

* Know the power stroke for a water start.
* Know the safety rules and theory for water start.
* Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start.

Level 2I

* Water start in both directions and ride a short distance.
* Come to a controlled stop.
* Understand weather forecast, tidal- and wind effects.
* Determine the wind strength, direction and quality.
* Know the right of way rules.
* Know equipment set up and choice according to the weather conditions.


IKO Level 3

Riding Upwind , Turning & Jumping

1 – 6 weeks

  • Level 3J* Control the riding speed by edging.
    * Consistent riding in both directions.

    Level 3K

    * Consistent riding in all directions including upwind.
    * Ride amongst other riders and water users and respect right of way rules.

    Level 3L

    * Change of direction without stopping.
    * Self- rescue and full pack-down in the water.

    Level 3M

    * Risk assessment and awareness of the riding area.
    * Self launch.

    Level 3N

    * Make a toe side turn.
    * Knows the theory and the safety rules for jumping.
    * Land a basic jump.

Assisted Practice 

3 hours

Only available to IKO Level 2I Kiteboarders3 hours with all the equipment and an personal assistant

Private Lessons 

1 hour

Lessons given according to your level
1 hour 1 to 1
with instruction and equipment

Advanced Training 

1 hour

  • Riding up wind
  • Recover board without leash
  • Riding a twin tip
  • Turning
  • Jump theoretical approach
  • First jumps
  • Grabs
  • Riding toe side
  • More hang time
  • First Back Loop
  • First Front Loop

1 hour 1 to 1 instruction using your own equipment

Please note: The amount of time spent on each level depends upon your own abilities and are estimations only. More or less time may be spent according to your Instructors advice.

Prices are per person and include all Kiteboarding Equipment, Instructors and Assistants. Price also includes Equipment, Personal Injury and Third Person Liability Insurance.

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