We are located next to the high way #86 in Tainan city of south Taiwan; the beach here is wide and sandy and convenient traffic connecting the down town and beach area. We are the first kitesurfing club in Taiwan since 2004 with more than 30 active members; 8 of us invited examiner Xavier Roussos to Taiwan and all of us pass the IKO instructor level 1 in 2011, and 2 of us teach kitesurfing more than 10 years till today. We corporates with the Tainan city government these years and decide to set up IKO school for more promotion about beach activities and Olympic kite-foiling race training. We offer kitesurfing lessens and gear rental, we will offer kite-foiling and wind foiling lessen in the future. Instructor Kyle (me) speaks English and Chinese, I teach mostly English speaking students from all over the world for sonce 2011.
Teach people follow IKO standard to become an independent kitesurfer. We will provide insurance and every safety equipment during the teaching courses. This course will teach people know the wind theory, the weather, the equipments, the function and how to use quick release system, kite control, riding techniques; Building up the skill to solve problems on the land and ocean.
Our teaching equipment are as follow
1. Personal Safety equipments:
Different sizes of helmets, floating vests, harnesses with cutters and kite leashes.
We have inflatable kites with funtional depower/quick release bar from 4m~19m (Cabrinha, some are F-one, CORE, Dutone and flysurfer). We also have foil trainer kites (flysurfer VIRON) for extreme light wind day; regular foil kites ex: flysurfer soul2, Sonic, VMG for kite foiling training.
3. Communication: We use BBtalkins for water lessens.
4. Boards: around 10 traing twintip boards Size form 128~158cm (Cabrinha, Airush, Flysurfer..). Five F-one foil board for beginners and three Levitaz Aspec2 for intermediate.
5. One 4~6 seats rescue boat with a Yahama 684K 15 hours power motor.
6. Four rescue SUPs
7. One ATV
The weather here is mostly worm and sunny. I would say the best season is from September ~ March or April. The wind is stronger in the winter and lighter in summer. The wind in summer is 6~15knots. The temperature in summertime is hot, usually 30~37 Celsius. During summer time we have some typhoons here but not much, sometimes one day before the typhoon the wind is very good. Summer time is also our raining season but the raining season is short and the raining day is the only the day we don’t go the beach. In summer time we often do kite-foiling and wind-foiling with foil kites. Autumn the north-wind start coming and the wind is getting stronger in autumn and winter. The wind is 10~20 knots sometimes above 20~25 knots in the winter. The temperature in Autumn is still very worm and no wetsuit needed. The temperature in winter is around 15~25 Celsius and 5~15 Celsius when cold front comes. We need 3mm wetsuit in the winter, 5mm is uncommon and boots and gloves is not necessary. Generally, we can do kitesurfing nearly every day.