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Kiteboarding : Lessons

Kailua Beach Level 1
Discovery Kiteboarder Program

Entry Level: No experience needed. Must be able to swim.
Location: Kailua Beach
Description: The best way to discover kitesurfing!
In the first part of this lesson, you will learn about safety and wind theory.
You will be taken though the steps of equipment set-up, launching, and landing.
Then you will go through the steps of piloting a 4 line modern kite and body dragging in the water.
Finally, upon mastering these skills, you will be ready to move to the next step, getting up on the board and riding.
Typically a 1.5 hour lesson will not touch the board.
Normally a 3 hour may try the board at the end of the lesson but realisticly this takes at least 6 hours to be on the board.
Only the latest new equipment is provided.
Helmets and lifejackets are required by IKO standards.

Transportaion to and from Waikiki available upon request at full price only.

Minimum charge of $80 per person applies for free tranport reguardless of conditions. = No refunds for any reason with transport.
Drive yourself and pay only for what you complete. Online bookings must be 24 hours in advance to receive discount.

  
Duration Cost
1.5 Hour 2pp Group retail $258$218 online only
1.5 Hour Private retail $179 pp$159 online only
3 Hour 2pp Group retail $458$399 online only
3 Hour Private retail $279$259 online only
6 Hour Private retail $479$459 online only
Kailua Beach Level 2
Intermediate Kiteboarder Program

Entry Level:Level 1 or equivalent skill level.
Location: Kailua Beach
Description: During the course, you will improve kite piloting with power, one handed kite piloting, body dragging always in your harness. You will also be perfecting your water relaunching techniques. By the end of the intermediate lesson program, you will be riding the board longer with more ease. All the latest equipment is provided.
Helmets and lifejackets are required by IKO standards.

Transportaion to and from Waikiki available upon request at full price only.

Minimum charge of $80 per person applies for free tranport reguardless of conditions. = No refunds for any reason with transport.
Drive yourself and pay only for what you complete.

  
Duration Cost
1.5 Hour Private retail $179$159 online only
3 Hour Private retail $279$259 online only
6 Hour Private retail $479$459 online only
Kailua Beach Level 3
Independent Kiteboarder Program

Entry Level:Level 2 or equivalent skill level.
Location: Kailua Beach
Description: You want to be able to ride upwind and do your first jump!
During the lesson, you will learn how to manage your practice area and to choose your equipment.
Your kite flying skills will be improved and you will learn how to control your direction and power, and come back to your starting point.
You will feel more comfortable and be able to fly more powerful kites.
You can use a smaller twin tip board to ride with the additional power.
All of the latest equipment is provided.
Helmets and lifejackets are required by IKO standards.

Transportaion to and from Waikiki available upon request at full price only.

Minimum charge of $80 per person applies for free tranport reguardless of conditions. = No refunds for any reason with transport.

Drive yourself and pay only for what you complete.

  
Duration Cost
1.5 Hour Private retail $179$159 online only
3 Hour Private retail $279$259 online only
6 Hour Private retail $479$459 online only
North Shore
Kiteboarder Program

Entry Level: advanced riders only. Must Be able to swim.
Description: Our North Shore kiteboarding lessons are offered all year round for the more challenging conditions and surf. Must pay transportation minimum charge $75 even if no wind.

  
Duration Cost
3 Hour Private retail $399$349 online only
3 Hour Semi Private retail $299 each$249 online only

Kitesurfing is the new thrill on the water. Simple safety guidelines make it safe and easy for all students to learn the fastest growing sport around.

Kiteboarding lessons will give you the skills necessary to ride the board. With more power and more control it will become easy to stay up on the board. Some more fine tuning and edging will keep you upwind and back to the beach where you began.
  Your first Kitesurfing lesson will teach you how to control the kite though different points of sail, including using a harness, and body dragging in the water. Safety is our priority.

Our kitesurfing lesson programs will allow you to learn the way you want to, by respecting your progression rhythm and allowing you to find a lesson best adapted to you. You can choose different time formats, from one hour up to several days. There is neither age limit nor prerequisite apart from being able to swim and enjoy spending time in the water.

Waikiki to Kailua Shuttle Service
Need a ride to Kailua? We offer a free shuttle service from your hotel, round trip with a minimum purchase of $75. Pick-up service is available only at 9:00am and you will be brought back to your hotel between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.


IKO Kiteboarding Center

Other Info & Recomendations:
  1. Before your lesson apply plenty of sun block.
  2. Wear long board shorts versus smaller swim-wear such a bikini.
  3. Rashguards are good for warmth and sun protection. (available at the store)
  4. Arrive earlier before your scheduled lesson time, don't be late.
  5. Make sure to read our cancellation Policies.

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Hawaiian Watersports (Kailua), 167 Hamakua Drive, Kailua, HI 96734
Tel: 808-262-KITE (5483)  Fax: 808-261-WIND (9463)
Hawaiian Watersports (Diamond Head), 415 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
Tel: 808-739-KITE (5483)

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