Kitebording Lessons & Tours on Martha's Vineyard since 2001
Level 1 Certification
Our kiteboarding program teaches the PASA Level 1 training requirements for Kiteboarding. There are 3 lessons that teach the required skills to be a safe & self-sufficient kiteboarder. The Level 1 training program is the mandatory pre-requisite prior to kiteboarding solo & purchasing gear. Level 1 students can safely launch & land their kites, water-relaunch in deep water, body drag upwind, ride consistently & understand how to ride upwind, demonstrate a self-rescue, and get back to the beach without assistance. Level 1 students are competent & confident in the essential skills to become a kiteboarder.
Lesson #1 - Ground School
The first step is learning to fly a trainer kite. Ground School teaches kite flying theory, control fundamentals, and sport etiquette. Students learn basic control and build skills to move on to the real thing!
Lesson #2 - “Kite Control”
This lesson teaches the mandatory, "need to know", safety methods to fly a full size inflatable "bow" kite. Learn how to safely set up, launch, & land in shallow water and then graduate to real time conditions in deep water. Students learn the pivotal water relaunching techniques, and practice the "power stroke" while "body-dragging" downwind safely with coach & boat at their side. This lesson covers the most essential skills of kiteboarding, how to fly the kite!
Lesson #3 - “Ride”
Once a student can demonstrate full control of the kite alone it is time to get on a board and ride! This lesson teaches the basic board riding skills required to get up and stay up riding. Students learn how to "water start", maintain power, and ride in both directions in real time conditions with "on the fly" coaching and boat support.
Our basic training courses are required by Local Regulations to be 1:1 (1 Student : 1 Kite & Coach) or 2:1 (2 Students share 1 Kite & Coach) until the student can demonstrate the skills of Level 1. This is the safest manner to learn the basic skills as the coach & boat is constantly with the students. “Shared” lessons are more economical and allow time for rest & recovery while watching the other student learn. “One on One” lessons are 100% attention and full time practice. Whichever manner you choose both have their unique advantages and you will learn the sport safely and efficiently. Our Kiteboarding Courses are multiple sessions which offer discounted rates valid for 2 years. We also offer Kite Tours to self-sufficient, Level 1 Riders who may be joining any of the “Shared” and “One on One” Kiteboarding Course Sessions. For individuals seeking a pure solo experience we offer exclusive Private Lessons. Please read the FAQ for more information and our sales policies.
Kiteboarding Instructional Courses : 2:1 (2 Students Share Kite & Coach) / 1:1 (1 Student per Kite & coach)
Rates are per participant per course
Kite Control : 1 Session / 3 Hours : $299 2:1 / $499 1:1
Lessons #1 & 2 combined into 1 Session
Xcel Course: 2 Sessions / 6 Hours: $579 2:1 / $969 1:1
Lessons #1, 2, & 3 combined into 2 Sessions
Level 1 Course : 3 Sessions / 9 hours: $849 2:1 / $1,399 1:1
Lessons #1, 2, & 3 combined into 2 Sessions + 1 additional 3 hour practices session
Complete Kiteboarder Course : 4 Sessions / 12 Hours: $1,049 2:1 / $1,849 1:1
Lessons #1, 2, & 3 combined into 2 Sessions + 2 additional 3 hour practice sessions
Reality Kiteboarder Course : 6 Sessions / 18 Hours: $1,449 2:1 / $2,499 1:1
Lessons #1, 2, & 3 combined into 2 Sessions + 4 additional 3 hour practice sessions
First Season Kiteboarder Course : 8 Sessions / 24 Hours : $1,799 2:1/ $3,299 : 1:1
Lessons #1, 2, & 3 combined into 2 Sessions + 6 additional 3 hour practice sessions
Special 10 Course : 10 Sessions / 30 Hours : $1,999 2:1 / $3,999 1:1
Lessons #1, 2, & 3 combined into 2 Sessions + 8 additional 3 hour practice sessions: * The best deal per session, Save $1,000.00 *
Kite Tour - $249 - 1 Session / 3 Hours
*For Level 1 riders only. Boat Transport & Kiteboarding Equipment included
Foilboarding - $499 - 1 Session / 3 Hours
*For Level 1 riders only. Kite Hydrofoil Board Lesson & Practice Session. Boat Support & Equipment included.
Private Lesson - $199 per Hour / 3 Hour Minimum
Customized to your individual needs & goals