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Kitesurf / Wing Foil Coach Level 1
Teach Evolution Courses and Lead IKO Adventures
*New: Get certified from the comfort of your homeStart Course Online
Coach Level 1
Get certified to teach up to five Evolution Course disciplines for $150
At least one week
Turn your skills into a career
You’ve mastered the magic carpet or perhaps you’re a freestyle or wave riding boss. Professional development through coach certification is the key to leveraging your skill set and advancing your career.
Lead adventures around the world
Organize downwinders, boat safaris and trips to the top kite destinations in the world. Share your passion and make memories with fellow kiters who are stoked to be with you on vacation.
Find your niche and specialize
More and more kiters become independent riders everyday. Specializing in an Evolution Course discipline and leading IKO Adventures helps you boost your earnings by offering advanced courses and services to this growing number of independent riders.
Get certified online
Can’t travel? No problem. Take this eCourse from the comfort of your home. Send us videos of yourself riding to confirm you have the required level, access all materials including the manual and exam through your IKO account
How do I get started?
Step 1: Check the prerequisites
To make sure you qualify to take this course
Step 2: Submit your payment
To enroll in the course and access the materials
Step 3: Evaluation and certification
Send us videos of yourself kitesurfing to demonstrate your riding level and take the exam online.
FAQ See all
You must be a certified IKO Instructor (Level 1 or above) with active IKO membership and demonstrate in the video the following Level 1 to 4 Safety procedures and the following tricks in at least one of the Evolution Courses - Freeride, Freestyle, Wave Riding, Hydrofoil and/or Wing Foil.
Level 1 to 4 Safety Procedures:
Level 5 – Freeride (to be a certified Freeride Coach)
¨ Ride blind
¨ Transition with back-roll
¨ Jump with various grabs
¨ Dark slide
¨ Downloop jibe
Level 5 – Freestyle (to be a certified Freestyle Coach)
¨ Transition with frontroll and grab
¨ Unhooked railey
¨ Surface handle pass
¨ Jump with kite-loop and land with down-loop
¨ Unhooked jump with grab
Level 5 – Wave Riding (to be a certified Wave Riding Coach)
¨ Jibe strapless
¨ Tack strapless
¨ Floater strapless
¨ Snap back strapless
Level 5 – Hydrofoil (to be a certified Hydrofoil Coach)
¨ Riding in any direction
¨ Toeside riding
Level 5 – Wing Foil (to be a certified Wing Foil Coach)
¨ Ride upwind/downwind
¨ Foot change
Catching the swell
To lead IKO Adventures, you must be able to do all of the skills mentioned in the manual in the Freeride Evolution Course.
After you record the videos, you upload the footage to your IKO profile so we can review it. Once the footage has been reviewed, we’ll contact you to let you know whether or not you passed. You must be recognizable in the video and the footage must be high quality and stabilized for it to be accepted. If your skills are not demonstrated clearly in the video because of poor quality recording (bad angle, water on the lens, etc.) the video will be rejected.