Kitesurfing is unlike any other activity out there! It is an extreme sport that is being practiced all around the world by people of all ages. Despite kiteboarding being an extreme sport, it is safely learnable within a few days with proper instruction. Kite lessons vary in price and difficulty depending on the location. Most kitesurfing packages are 6-9 hours and cost between 350 and 900 USD.
Kiteboarding as we do it today dates all the way back to the late 1970s. Invented by Bruno and Dominque Legainoux in France. The brothers eventually filed a patent in November 1984 for an inflatable kite design which many companies use today to develop their own products.
Kiteboarding is an extreme sport that can be dangerous not only to the rider but also, to those around him. It is crucial to learn with a certified school or instructor as this will ensure a safe learning environment and complete progression to master the sport.
To ensure your Center and Instructor are both certified and valid, select your kiteboarding training package using the IKO online booking feature. Using the online booking feature will guarantee validity and will grant you instant access to all the IKO educational contents before your course. Finishing your course with a certified Center and Instructor will give you an official Certification that will serve you all around the world.
Get ready before your course with our educational content. We have created ebooks, blogs, videos and quizzes to test your knowledge. All learning material is free for IKO Members.
Thousands of new kiters emerge every single year because of the IKO Progression that Instructors follow. With over 15 years of research and development, it has proven to be one of the safest, most efficient and up to date training methods in kitesurfing.
The IKO Certification will serve you as your passport to travel to all the spots in the world, and you will be recognized as a valid kiteboarder. Certification is visible online, by card or through the IKO mobile app.
You want to master the elements and discover the amazing sport of kiteboarding. Having a certified Instructor to teach you a proven progression from the beginning will allow you to learn this extreme sport in a safe and efficient way.
Learn more about the first kiteboarder course: Discovery Level
As an independent kiteboarder, you have progressed to a level where you are craving to do more. You have seen the guys doing aerial tricks, unhooking, riding waves, foiling in light winds and now you want to be part of the action. The Evolution series will help you develop one or more of these four skills.
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