Start safely and progress the easy way with IKO lessons. Individual lessons
catered to your style of learning and previous experience.

Top quality OZONE equipment provided with your specific needs in mind.

Learn thinking skills and safety techniques to become confident and independent.
Judge conditions and locations and how to utilize the built-in depower and
safety systems of the kite.

Establish good habits from the start without feeling over-powered. First, fly a
small fully functional kite. Then progress to a more powerful standard sized kite.
After becoming proficient with kite control, you’ll be riding and cruising along
comfortably.

Kiting skills are transferable to water, land, or snow. Become a capable, safe and
self-assured kiter able to enjoy kiting in a variety of seasons and locations.

KITEBOARDING LESSONS

LESSON 1
Getting a Feeling for the Kite

Flying a Trainer Kite
Wind & Location Theory
Equipment Overview & Rigging
Safety Releases & Recovery
Flying a Small 4-Line Power Kite

LESSON 2
Riding a Kite Buggy

Independent Rigging
Launching & Landing
Buggy Riding & Stopping
Changing Direction

LESSON 3
Body Dragging – Without a Board

Use the Kite to Pull You Through Water

Body Dragging Upwind & Downwind
Safety & Self-Rescue Techniques
Preparation for Standing Up & Riding

LESSON 4
Riding on the Board

Kiting Etiquette
Standing Up on the Board & Riding
Stopping
Board Control

ADVANCED LESSONS
Riding Skills

Staying Upwind
Changing Direction
Independent Coaching

COST

Lessons last approximately 2-3 hours each
Cost per hour $100

WHAT TO BRING

Dress for the beach. Bring drinking water, sunblock, sunglasses with strap and a baseball cap for eye protection. Boardshorts or pants/leggings and a long-sleeved rashie are a good idea for sun protection plus you’ll want something under your kiting harness. Be ready to learn and have fun!

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SNOW & LANDKITING LESSONS

LESSON 1
Getting a Feeling for the Kite

Wind & Location Theory
Equipment Overview & Rigging
Safety Releases & Recovery
Flying a Small 4-Line Power Kite
Launching & Landing

LESSON 2
Riding a Buggy, Board, or Skis

Independent Rigging
Kiting Etiquette
Getting Started & Riding
Changing Direction
Staying Upwind

COST

Lessons last approximately 2-3 hours each
Cost per hour $100

WHAT TO BRING

Dress in layers for changeable weather and conditions. For cold weather, please bring one thin pair of gloves for rigging and another warm pair that allows movement of hands. Always a good idea to bring sunglasses with strap, sunblock, and drinking water. Come prepared for progression and an awesome experience!

IKO CERTIFICATION CARDS

The IKO certification card is very useful to keep track of your level, knowledge and
riding ability. The card is essential if you would like to ride at Montrose Beach in
Chicago and Crandon Park in Miami or to rent equipment almost anywhere
in the world. In order to provide an IKO certification card, we’ll do a skill assessment
and check ride. I am happy to certify you to IKO level 3L specifically for Montrose
Beach – or we can go for the full 3N!

IKO certification cards are included with your lessons. Individual IKO assessments are
$50 with the option of upgrading to a lesson, if applicable.

Be confident, safe and let’s have some fun!