Description – This listing is for purchasing kiteboarding lessons on the Outer Banks of NC. Lessons are optimized for each party and focus first on kite flying skills and followed by doing board work. Rubber booties are highly recommened for all lessons and full wetsuite is highly recommended for performing boardwork. Each available option and selection are outlined below.
Things to Bring to Your Lesson:
Sunglass with neck strap
*Life Jacket (If you have one)
*Rubber Booties (Highly Reccomended)
*Wetsuite (Highly Recocmended for Board Work)
Hours – Number of hours that your would like to reserve in your lesson. The mimimum is 2 hours and people most go for about 3 hours. Better hourly rates can be obtained by purchasing the bulk discount package. Acutal hourly rates vary by season, available slots, and group size and is usally arranged between the instructor and the student before the lesson.
Location – Is the location you would like to take your lesson. We offer second and third choices in case the first choice is not available. The best lesson location is arranged between the instructor and the student usually be text messaging. Available locations include: Frisco (Hatteras), Buxton, Salvo, Nags Head, Stumpy Point, and Manns Harbor
Date – Requested date is the date, or date range, that you are available for lessons. Actual date and times are dependent on weather and arranged betwee the instructor and the student via text messaging.
Total Number of People – Total number of people in party including yourself. If you have 3 people total in your party you should enter 3.
Name, Age, Weight, Height – List all the people and details of in your party. We will use this information to make sure we have the right equipment ready for each person and selecting a site that is best suited for them.
Kite Type to Lean – The two main types are Foil Kites(not to be confused with foil boards) and Inflatable Kites. Inflatable Kites have been the traditional method to take lessons on. We do both. There is a growing trend to learn on Foil kites. Foil kites are more stable, intial cost of 1/3 to 1/2 of Inflatables, ongoing maintenance of 1/4 to 1/3 of Inflatabales, have smoother power curve, crash less, no bladders or valves to leak, wider wind range meaning less kites to purchase for your quiver. Selecting this option represents your interests and your actual path may contain a mix of Foil and Inflatable kites as arranged by the the instructor.
Instructional DVD – We us the instructinal video "Let go of the Bar". It is highly reccomended that you purchase and study this video before a lesson. Your lesson may be delayed, bumped, or canceled without the video. If you decide the purchase the video with your reservation it may be mailed to you or picked up a location near you if you are on vacation on the Outer Banks.
Pictures / Videos – If you would like us to take pictures of your experience of learning kiteboarding select this option. Chose Pictures and Videos if you would like to have recorded video and pictures. This can be helpful to see where you made mistakes. Videos are provided after that lesson as an SD card or thumbdrive that the student make keep.
Trainer Kite – Select this option if you would like to receive a trainer kite. These are open cell kites that are crash proof. They come with lines and handles. They can greatly reduce the training time for your kiteboarding lesson. Both 1 and 2.5m are suitable for adults and only 1m should be used with children under adult supervision.
Equipment – This seciton is to list the equipment that you have. This includes kites, bars, and harnesses.
Board Notification – Out saftey guides do not allow us to use commerial boards in our lessons. We can only use out Magentic Release safety boards. This is to prevent injury to the student during the learning process.
Rip Current Warning – Numerous people die every year on the Outer Banks becuase they got caught in powerful rip currents. Rip currents do not occur in our training areas on the sound side, but we include the warning here to because family members or friends of the student often visit the beaches on the ocean side where rip currents do occur. Understand how to identify them and be safe.
Prior Lessons – List any pervious lessons or experience. This includes any kind of board sports or small kite trainer experience. If you have kite flying experiece please include the estimated number of hours of flying time.
Medical Conditions – Do you or any member of your party have any known medical conitions or injuries that may effect them during the lesson?
Refund Policy – Your lesson is 100% refundable at any time. Any or all hours not used because: Student could not make it, Instructor could not make it, or the weather did not make it to the lesson is fully refundable.