Basic Kitesurf Course – Beginner Lessons
If you try kitesurfing for the first time or you need a refresher to get up on the board, you are at the right place! The basic kitesurf course will guide you to discover and learn all the techniques necessary to start kitesurfing up to water starts and first rides in totally safety.
The kite spot for kite lessons is Punta Trettu which guarantees a safe and easy learning thanks to shallow and flat water and constant wind.
The Basic kitesurf course is usually split in two hours per days and six hours is the average time for our students to do water start and the first rides. The kite course is structured in a way to encourage constant learning during lessons. By dividing it in blocks of two hours you will have the right time to learn all the skills while staying fresh and concentrated.
The time required depends on the student’s knowledge, attitude, age and wind conditions. Some are able to stand up on the board and ride straight away, others may need to practice water-start a little longer.
Individual kitesurf course 6 hours (one student with one instructor) – 360€
Kitesurf course in pair 6 hours (two students with one instructor) – 180€ per person.
From the 7th hour onwards individual kite lessons – 50€/h.
One hour of individual kite lesson (one student with one instructor) – 65€/h.
One hour of kite lesson in pair (two students with one instructor) – 35€/h per person.
During the kite lessons full equipment is included in the price.
For a better communication with the instructor, students always wear a radio helmet.
At the end of the course each student will receive the IKO certification – recognized worldwide – that attests the level reached.
According with the IKO guidelines, the basic kitesurf course is structured as following:
FIRST DAY KITE COURSE
- Spot and wind evaluation
- Theory of flying a kite
- Setting up the equipment
- Safety rules and systems
- First flight of the kite with short lines
- Relaunch the kite from the water
- Launching and landing techniques of the kite
SECOND DAY KITE COURSE
- Kite control with long lines
- Directional Body drag in the water
- Body drag upwind to recover the board
- Emergency simulation in the water (Self rescue)
THIRD DAY KITE COURSE
- Board standing techniques
- First water starts
Day 1 – First kite lesson
We start on land with the theory and a safety briefing and then get straight into the water. You exercise to control the kite and understand its power (by using the short lines we ensure maximum safety). You learn to control the kite with two hands, with only one hand and how to relaunch it from the water. We also practice launching and landing the kite and walking safely with it.
Day 2 – Second kite Lesson
Day two is all practical. We get straight in the water with longer lines kite and, after refreshing the exercises of day one, we start body dragging in all directions and learn how to body drag upwind. We practice recovering the board and start getting up on it. We will also fit in a self rescue exercise so that you are able to get yourself safely back to shore if you ever get into difficulties.
Day 3 – Third kite lesson
Your third day is a practical one too. We continue with the board work, setting up water start technics aiming to get you traveling in both directions and stopping.
Frequently Asked Questions
- If you are two people at the same level you can choose between the individual course (one student with one instructor) or the kitesurf course in pair (two students with one instructor). We can also consider to start the course as a pair and then continue with individual lessons. In any case, we are flexible and you can decide on the way.
- If you already have had some kite lessons before, we will restart with a fast refresh and then we will follow your level.
- If you will need some more lessons or to improve your level, from the 7th hour we can offer other individual lessons for 50€/h.
- When you will be an independent rider, you can choose to have some more lessons or rent the kite equipment and practice with our assistance and supervision. In any case discounted price applies from the 7th hour of lesson and for rental post courses.
Best People to learn kitesurfing – I had my first kite surfing experience in Sardinia with kite house sardinia and I’m literally hooked for this sport! It was super easy to get to the first steps. The teachers around Mattia’s Team are superb! Thank you for showing me how fun kitesurfing is!
Quick and sweet – Kite House Sardinia provided good instructor and I was able to do water start in 3 hours. I have to work on my upwind riding, but I got the idea. Instructor was very nice and he speaks good english. Also, it was good that they have walkie talkies to talk to…
The best instructor and school I recommended to come here!
I just spent two weeks at the Kitehouse Sardinia and took lessons. I enjoyed every minute of the lessons and made good progress. Instructors are very friendly and skilled and take excellent care of their students. Every evening I was informed about the weather conditions and the training schedule of the next day. The kite…
Great experience – I’m really happy about the experience. Very professional, organized and friendly instructors.
I had 3 different instructors and each were brilliant, the best I’ve had to date. The location at Punta Trettu was amazing for learning on
Kite House Sardinia – the best in Sardinia. I spent 4 days learning ho to kitesurf with Luciano and Mattia. From the basics to standing on the board and kiting. It was an unforgettable experience and I’m incredibly grateful for meeting this School. They helped me with all aspects of my holiday and welcomed me…
Friendly & relaxed. Very friendly, relaxed place in a beautiful location. I enjoyed my stay a lot and plan to return soon. You definitely need a car, because the place is remote and the kite spot(s) a few km away. I can also recommend the kite school, it’s a great place to learn.
Great experience. Great place to learn kitesurfing! I felt very safe and confident. My instructor Federica was very patient and supportive and explained well.
Nice School and all instructors are very kind! I will always come back. Nice School and all instructors are very kind! I will always come back
Súper experiencia. El curso con Mattia fue excelente , se preocupó de cada detalle , tuvimos que aplazar 2 días el curso pro falta de viento , sin embargo cuando tuvimos viento fuimos inmediatamente al agua !! La seguridad brindada , los tips and tricks que me dio Mattia fueron de primera calidad , sólo…
I can highly recommend this top notch kitesurfing school. The location, Punta Trettu, is ideal for beginners and the instructors are professional, kind and patient – a big thank you to Marcello who has brought me to the next level in my kitesurfing journey, which is still in its infancy ! See you guys in…
Great Kiting in Sardinia. – Three days from no kiting to a water start and some short runs! . The school was incredible and well run. One on one with my instructor, Marchello was the only way to go! His amazing experience was obvious. Great school , well run, great spot! ThNk you
Nice instructors, super fun! We had lots of fun doing the kite lessons with Kite House Sardinia and are glad about the progress we achieved within the hours we were on the water. Very friendly patient and very responsive when you don’t understand something.
So if you want your kid to be at ease, have a fun time BUT also seriously learn how to kite: Mattia is the guy to get as instructor. Combined with the shallow waters around Punta Trettu (and nice weather) it is the perfect lace to get your kid acquainted, interested and motivated. Highly recommended!
Luciano is a perfect instructor.
We had great lessons with Mattia and kite house sardinia as total beginners. The equipment was almost new and we learned a lot. Safety was also a big part of the course
Thank you for such a fun and exciting week! It has been a pleasure to learn new sport with you guys, so professional, nice and fun to be around! We will be back 🙂
Wonderful teacher, spot and material! I learned quickly thanks to Dani advices!
Micaela is an amazing kite instructor. Every lesson was fun and I was able to learn very quickly with her. The school is well organized and the prices are fair.
Sensational initiation course. Amazing initiation course with a very professional, safe, patient, kind and funny instructor. I totally recommend this kite school!
Great instructor and great location. It was my initiation and Dani was a great instructor. The location is perfect for learning cause it’s flat and shallow. I had the best experience.
Membership Kite House Sardinia ASD
As Kitesurfing Club, the Membership is required to take part in sports activities with us.
The price of the Membership is 10€/valid one year. You can get your Membership card on your arrival.
The Membership fee includes insuranceThe insurance covers damages caused to people or things and a personal insurance policy. for kitesurfing in Italy.
With our Membership Card you can also use the facilities and join the events of other UISPThe UISP is an institution of sports promotion recognized by CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee) present on the entire Italian territory. Most of the kite clubs in South Sardinia are affiliated UISP. sports clubs in Italy.