stage 1 - your first step into kitesurfing
This is the intro lesson for keen people who want to get into the sport of kite surfing or at least want to give it a good go.
what you will do
We start with safety instructions and how to set up your equipment. Kite handling practice on the ground is next, then in the water. Once you gain good control of the kite on land and understand the power and neutral positions of the kite, we progress to body dragging down wind in the water, then cross wind.
We use both simple 2-line kites and then 4-line kites. Calculate for half a day of lesson, with about 1 hour to 1.5 hour intro, safety training, 2 hrs in the water.
We use different kiting and teaching sites around Auckland.
Every day, we pick the ideal site according to the wind and weather conditions on the day to give you the best and safest experience. We ultimately decide on the site and times to meet at 9.30am in the morning.
Our favourite teaching beaches are Shoal Bay on the North Shore in Bayswater for the prevailing SW wind and Cheltenham beach for all easterly directions. These beaches offer great safe teaching, large shallow areas and the good conditions.
We also go to Point Chev if the wind is the from the W or NW or sometimes to Shakespear Park if it is southerly.
Be flexible to make the most out of your day! Bring some lunch and drink if case we hang around for good conditions.
days to kite
We teach and kite both on weekdays and on weekends, every day the conditions suit, nearly all year long. Simpy call us or email us to book a time or to discuss the options.
Ring at 9.30am to find out what we can do on the day and where and when to meet.
$220 per person or $360 for 2 people with 1 instructor.
All kite equipment use is included.
Bring your own wet suit and booties or rent them for $10.
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the first practice in kite handling is easiest to learn with a small trainer kite on the beach.
Lukas teaching power and no-power positions of the kite in preparation to body dragging in the water
Wings & Waves specialises on one-on-one lessons which get you kiting soon. Body dragging is the next step after the trainer kite.
with good instructions nearly any age can kite. This one is our instructor Lukas at the age of about 10 years.