Becoming a master in any aspect in life requires diving deep below the surface. Taking extra time to understand and practice the basics to build a solid foundation to build upon. In the world of kiteboarding very few kiteboarders, after taking their first lessons ever, decide to go back and take more lessons to evolve themselves and develop further.
Whether you have been kiteboarding for 1 month or 10 years you can always improve in one aspect or another. The first steps to mastering kiteboarding is understanding the practical and theoretical side of the sport. Asking questions to yourself like:
What are the right of way rules?
How does my kite actually work?
How do I repair, tune and maintain my equipment?
How do I properly self-rescue myself?
How can I help rescue someone who needs help?
How can I surf a wave better?
How can I jump higher?
Asking yourself questions like this, finding the answers, talking with others about it and practicing in a controlled environment with an expert, is the way to learning more and mastering this extreme sport.
You can improve whether it is by taking private lessons with an IKO Coach or joining an IKO Evolution Clinic or an Assistant Course (AITC). If you want to become not only a more confident kiteboarder though be safer overall when kiteboarding- furthering your kiteboarding knowledge will be an important part of that. Check out your local IKO Center or the courses section on our website to book a lesson near you.