Secrets of Kiteboarding for Beginners Revealed - Learn how to Kitesurf on an 8-day course with IKO Instructors in Morocco 

Secrets of Kiteboarding for Beginners Revealed - Learn how to Kitesurf on an 8-day course with IKO Instructors in Morocco 

So you want to learn how to kiteboard? Undoubtedly it is an exciting and exhilarating experience. 

Beginners to kiteboarding are in for a wonderful sporting experience – it’s an exhilarating ride to say the least. Lots of celebrities are known to have taken up kitesurfing, such as Brad Pitt, Ricky Martin and Sir Richard Branson, who have all been pictured having the time of their kiteboarding lives.

But how do you go about it? What do you need to start?  Let's look at the main pointers for anyone considering taking the plunge into kiteboarding.

So you want to learn how to kiteboard? Undoubtedly it is an exciting and exhilarating experience. 

Beginners to kiteboarding are in for a wonderful sporting experience – it’s an exhilarating ride to say the least. Lots of celebrities are known to have taken up kitesurfing, such as Brad Pitt, Ricky Martin and Sir Richard Branson, who have all been pictured having the time of their kiteboarding lives.

But how do you go about it? What do you need to start?  Let's look at the main pointers for anyone considering taking the plunge into kiteboarding.

Kiteboarding – or kitesurfing as it is often called – is a sport that combines a number of different activities, such as kite flying and surfing. You don’t need a lot of equipment to start off with, though you will obviously need effective and safe gear.

Kiteboarding – or kitesurfing as it is often called – is a sport that combines a number of different activities, such as kite flying and surfing. You don’t need a lot of equipment to start off with, though you will obviously need effective and safe gear.

Of course you do. You will need a good grounding in safety techniques and procedures to protect yourself and other kiteboarders. For example, there are international hand signals and other rules that are important to know when you are kiteboarding so that other kitesurfers will know your intentions.

A solid understanding of the weather is also vital, along with selecting the correct kite for the wind speed.

Because there is a lot of information to take in it is wise to book a course that takes longer than just a few days. To really get in to the sport try booking a course for a week or even longer if you can because it will give you a fighting chance to ride a few meters.

Along with safety knowledge, beginner kiteboarders will need to know how to handle the kite and board in order to get the most out of the sport, whether this is kitesurfing on still lagoons or trying your luck in ocean waves.

Instead of taking classes in your own country, some beginner kiteboarders choose to spend their holiday in an exotic location while learning the techniques. 

The right gear is critical to your safety and progress. 

There is no doubt that some kite brands are more trusted than others – these are the kinds of companies that have been delivering high-quality kites for decades.

You want to avoid having substandard gear which could lead to leaky kits and continual maintenance.

Any equipment provided by a kite school or training centre should not be older than one season and there should be no damage or wear. Look for kites and other equipment that use the best most up-to-date quality materials and the most innovative construction methods.

Other than a kite, some of the kit you will need, depending on where you kitesurf is the bar, a seat harness, safety leash, a kite board, helmet, water shoes and a wetsuit.

Of course you do. You will need a good grounding in safety techniques and procedures to protect yourself and other kiteboarders. For example, there are international hand signals and other rules that are important to know when you are kiteboarding so that other kitesurfers will know your intentions.

A solid understanding of the weather is also vital, along with selecting the correct kite for the wind speed.

Because there is a lot of information to take in it is wise to book a course that takes longer than just a few days. To really get in to the sport try booking a course for a week or even longer if you can because it will give you a fighting chance to ride a few meters.

Along with safety knowledge, beginner kiteboarders will need to know how to handle the kite and board in order to get the most out of the sport, whether this is kitesurfing on still lagoons or trying your luck in ocean waves.

Instead of taking classes in your own country, some beginner kiteboarders choose to spend their holiday in an exotic location while learning the techniques. 

The right gear is critical to your safety and progress. 

There is no doubt that some kite brands are more trusted than others – these are the kinds of companies that have been delivering high-quality kites for decades.

You want to avoid having substandard gear which could lead to leaky kits and continual maintenance.

Any equipment provided by a kite school or training centre should not be older than one season and there should be no damage or wear. Look for kites and other equipment that use the best most up-to-date quality materials and the most innovative construction methods.

Other than a kite, some of the kit you will need, depending on where you kitesurf is the bar, a seat harness, safety leash, a kite board, helmet, water shoes and a wetsuit.

What exactly is kiteboarding?

What exactly is kiteboarding?

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October 30 2019 by Martin Dean

October 30 2019 by Martin Dean

Beginner kiteboarders need the right kit and instruction in order to learn the impressive kitesurfing tricks shown above

Beginner kiteboarders need the right kit and instruction in order to learn the impressive kitesurfing tricks shown above

Choosing a trained and qualified instructor is critical to your kiteboarding success

Choosing a trained and qualified instructor is critical to your kiteboarding success

Do you need lessons?

Do you need lessons?

How important is it to have the right kit?

How important is it to have the right kit?

What sort of course should you be looking for?

What sort of course should you be looking for?

Look for an instructional kiteboarding course that starts with kiting on land. You need this experience of flying a kite while being introduced to inflatable kites. In this beginner phase you will learn how the bar and safety systems work as well as vital concepts like the wind window and powerzone. After this introduction to the exciting world of kitesurfing you will have enough know-how to enter the water and flying the kite in the different areas of the powerzone and wind window. What other things will you learn? Well, you will get to grips with body dragging and the various techniques to do with your board, water relaunching the kite and self rescue.

After this all-important phase you will be know enough to get in the water and go up on the board. Finally you're kiteboarding!  

Look for an instructional kiteboarding course that starts with kiting on land. You need this experience of flying a kite while being introduced to inflatable kites. In this beginner phase you will learn how the bar and safety systems work as well as vital concepts like the wind window and powerzone. After this introduction to the exciting world of kitesurfing you will have enough know-how to enter the water and flying the kite in the different areas of the powerzone and wind window. What other things will you learn? Well, you will get to grips with body dragging and the various techniques to do with your board, water relaunching the kite and self rescue.

After this all-important phase you will be know enough to get in the water and go up on the board. Finally you're kiteboarding!  

·     14 hours of group lessons

·      Kitesurfing holiday available all year round

·      Great for both beginner and intermediate levels

·      Fantastic kiting conditions - 15 to 25 knots all year round and 30 kilometers of flat water

·      Experience the local culture - discover the new tastes and flavors of Morocco

·      Highly experienced IKO-certified instructor

·      Premium kites and equipment

·      Focus on safety training

·      Kitesurfing centre overlooks the lagoon, just 200 metres from the water

·      Optional activities to enhance the holiday include sightseeing, sailing, personalized tours, watersports and massage

·     14 hours of group lessons

·      Kitesurfing holiday available all year round

·      Great for both beginner and intermediate levels

·      Fantastic kiting conditions - 15 to 25 knots all year round and 30 kilometers of flat water

·      Experience the local culture - discover the new tastes and flavors of Morocco

·      Highly experienced IKO-certified instructor

·      Premium kites and equipment

·      Focus on safety training

·      Kitesurfing centre overlooks the lagoon, just 200 metres from the water

·      Optional activities to enhance the holiday include sightseeing, sailing, personalized tours, watersports and massage

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