This exhilarating cross between wakeboarding, snowboarding, surfing, windsurfing and powerkiting is held at an IKO-affiliated kite surfing centre at the heart of the World Heritage Coastline. The kites amazing power and performance gives you complete three-dimensional freedom unlike any land or water based sport. It's three days well spent covering theory and practice, guided by professionals - guaranteeing you first class tuition! There's no comparison for pure adrenaline!
Day one - is an introduction to the sport: a background to kite surfing, equipment and the natural environment. You'll learn about wind strength and direction, both key to the sport. You'll start with the basics to ensure a solid grounding. In the afternoon you'll have a hands-on session with a power kite on dry land. You will explore the kite's abilities and performance, learning where the kite flies best and generates maximum power.Day two take to the water and fly a full size kiteboarding wing in the shallows. You'll learn the principles of kite surfing with your instructor and a safety boat on hand. Soon you'll be body dragging using the power of the kite to pull you through the water. It's great fun!Day three be introduced to the kitesurfing boards. There are many types of board and your instructor will show you the differences before you learn the basics of the essential water start using the kite to pull you onto your board. Here you'll use all knowledge gained so far. From here on in you're a kite surfer, and the learning curve is steep once the basics are mastered!
This experience is available in Dorset
Your voucher is valid for 10 months for one person. No experience is necessary, but you must be reasonably fit. Minimum age is 13: under-18s must be accompanied by an adult at all times and must notify the centre of their age and chosen activity on booking. This experience is available on selected dates. The maximum group size is four people. You will require swimwear and a towel (warm clothing is recommended), as well as sunscreen (50+) and some old sunglasses. You will be issued with helmet wet suit, harness and buoyancy aids. Spectators are welcome, but there may be restricted viewing of the activities. If weather conditions are unsuitable and the session is cancelled, you will be offered an alternative experience or the opportunity to rebook on another date.