Kiteboarding Experience with Freestyle Academy Tarifa

One of my best extreme sports is kiteboarding, Kiteboarding is a surface water sport combining aspects of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, and gymnastics into one extreme sport.

A kiteboarder harnesses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water on a kiteboard similar to a

wakeboard or a small surfboard, with or without footstraps or bindings.

I can’t forget the time when I was a newbie in this sports, can’t even stand up with my board and hard to control my kite

and sometimes they all laugh with my mistake. Being a newbie/beginner in this sport is really hard, you need to do some research and

tutorial to get more serious with it.

One day, my friend recommend an Instructor for me to teach how to do the kitesurfing. Yes! and finally I experienced

the so called Kiteboarding that time :). I enjoyed my first try even i can’t move my feet through the board + the strong

wind keep take my kite on the go.

Thanks to my Great Instructor Gray Robinson for experiencing me what kiteboarding world is!

Here’s the Tip with my Great Instructor. Its for beginers :) hope you enjoyed it..

You can visit this site to view it with pictures.

http://freestylekitetarifa.com/tutorial-kite-boarding-lessons-tarifa/

Hope this Basic kiteboarding Tutorial Help you Guys :)

LEVEL 1 A

• Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting

• Know hazards on a spot

• Set up a trainer kite

• Know the use of safety systems

LEVEL 1 B

• Have basic flying skills with trainer kite

• Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant

• Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite

• Walk and change directions while flying the kite

• Know the wind window

LEVEL 1 C

• Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-powersystem

• Pre-flight check of equipment and settings

• In flight check of equipment and settings

• Understand and use the international communication signals

• Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an

assistant (4/5-line de-power kite)

LEVEL 1 D

• Control the kite hooked into the harness

• Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems

• Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite

• Show full control of de-power systems in flight

LEVEL 1E

• Pull quick release and activate leash

• Recover the bar and kite

• Self land

LEVEL 2F

• Enter and exit the water independently and safely while

controlling the kite

• Water re-launch the kite

• First body drag downwind

• Maintain correct kite position in the wind window

• Change direction to the left and right while body dragging

• Recover the kite and bar in the water

LEVEL 2G

• Upwind body drag to recover board

• Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand

• Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging

LEVEL 2H

• Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-powersystem

• Pre-flight check of equipment and settings

• In flight check of equipment and settings

• Understand and use the internationalcommunication signals

• Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an

assistant (4/5-line de-power kite)

LEVEL 2I

• Water starts in both directions and ride a short distance

• Come to a controlled stop

• Understand weather forecast, tidal- and wind effects

• Determine the wind strength, direction and quality

• Know the right of way ules

• Know equipment set up and choice

LEVEL 3J

• Control the riding speed by edging

• Consistent riding in both directions

LEVEL 3L

• Change of direction without stopping

• Self- rescue and full pack-down in the water

LEVEL 3N

• Make a toe side turn

• Knows the theory and the safety rules for jumping.

• Land a basic jump

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