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BKSA Scheme (Water)

Kite sports are easy, fun, and achievable for people from all ages and walks of life.

However, this is not to say they do not involve risk. If you learn in a BKSA recognised school you can be sure to learn on a risk assessed and safe area, with correct safety equipment, and the right teaching steps and challenges introduced at the right time.

In the beginning stages of learning any kite sport it all comes down to kite control and understanding of the wind window, wind principles, kite control and trimming.

The BKSA scheme has a logical set of levels from complete beginner to advanced.

The scheme is designed to get beginners to a competent level of independence before heading out on their own. This is the end of level two and is termed as ‘independent kite surfer’.

It indicates that a person can fly the kite safely, launch, land, relaunch, retrieve and control the board, board start, and rescue themselves via a deep-water packdown.

It also indicates that an individual can risk and site assess the beach competently, rig and pack up, choose the correct equipment and location, avoid collision with anything or person and behave safely and responsibly as an independent kite surfer.

The kite surfing scheme stages and career path are identified
Kite sports are easy, fun, and achievable for people from all ages and walks of life.

However, this is not to say they do not involve risk. If you learn in a BKSA recognised school you can be sure to learn on a risk assessed and safe area, with correct safety equipment, and the right teaching steps and challenges introduced at the right time.

In the beginning stages of learning any kite sport it all comes down to kite control and understanding of the wind window, wind principles, kite control and trimming.

The BKSA scheme has a logical set of levels from complete beginner to advanced.

The scheme is designed to get beginners to a competent level of independence before heading out on their own. This is the end of level two and is termed as ‘independent kite surfer’.

It indicates that a person can fly the kite safely, launch, land, relaunch, retrieve and control the board, board start, and rescue themselves via a deep-water packdown.

It also indicates that an individual can risk and site assess the beach competently, rig and pack up, choose the correct equipment and location, avoid collision with anything or person and behave safely and responsibly as an independent kite surfer.

The kite surfing scheme stages and career path are identified below

Level 1 – Introduction to Kite Flying – 1 Day

Part 1 – Basic kite handling
Part 2 – Water based flying
Part 3 – Bring on the power and basic body dragging
Part 4 – Directional and upwind body dragging, going the right way. Balance dragging

Level 2 – Introduction to the board – 2 Days

Part 1 – Introduction to boards and board start technique
Part 2 – First board starts
Part 3 – First rides including prolonged power delivery
Part 4 – Independent Kite surfing – Surfing with others

Coaching Sessions – Improving techniques

Riding upwind
Basic jumping
Equipment tuning
Improving technique including, stance, advanced rescue techniques, advanced relaunch techniques
Toeside riding and transitions

Advanced Coaching Sessions – Improving Technique – 1 day per element

Run only by BKSA Coach

Freestyle and wake style riding
Wave sailing and wave riding
Racing, bordercross and downwinders