Kiteboarding Lessons

All kiteboarding lessons are taught on wide sandy South Florida beaches with full sized 4-line inflatable kites. Kitesurfing Lessons include gear, wet suits, on-the-water radio communication and an East Coast Kite boarding safety information handout. Kiteboarding instruction ranges from beginner to advanced. Lessons run year-round. Reduced rates are available for group kitesurfing lessons; call 954-874-8272 or 305-720-2411 for information and reservations.

Kite Control / Beginner Level 1

Group Lesson (3 students) – $200 Per Person
Semi Private Lesson (2 students) – $225 Per Person
Private Lesson (1 student) – $350

A three-hour kiteboarding lesson covering the basics of kiteboarding. This kitesurfing lesson is the first step to accelerating your learning curve and staying safe.

Skills you will learn:

  • Weather conditions and choosing a safe location
  • How to set up a four line inflatable kite
  • Kite theory and the wind window
  • Safety systems, preflight check
  • Basic kiteboarding etiquette and hand signals
  • Flying the kite at the edge of the wind window to generate power
  • Activating the leash by letting go of the bar
  • Untwisting the lines with the kite in the air
  • Launching and landing a full-sized inflatable kite

Kite Camp Setup

Water Control/ Beginner Level 2

Group Lesson (3 students) – $200 Per Person
Semi Private Lesson (2 students) – $225 Per Person
Private Lesson (1 student) – $350

The next three-hour kiteboarding lesson allows you to experience the true power of the kite in the water. This is the next step in order to get up and stand up!

Skills you will learn:

  • Body dragging unhooked
  • Using a kiteboarding harness
  • Activating the safety quick release
  • Controlling the kite with one hand while hooked into the harness
  • Body dragging hooked into the harness
  • Re-launching the kite in the water
  • Performing self-rescues
  • Body dragging upwind

Get-Up Stand-Up / Beginner Level 3

Group Lesson (3 students) – $200 Per Person
Semi Private Lesson (2 students) – $225 Per Person
Private Lesson (1 student) – $350

This three-hour lesson emphasizes board control and riding. By the end of this lesson you will be
standing up and on your way to being able to ride upwind.

Skills you will learn:

  • Board control
  • Water starts in shallow water
  • Board recovery with out using a board leash
  • Proper body positioning and edge control
  • Generating steady power with the kite
  • Riding in both directions
  • Appropriate Gear selection for wind conditions

Power and Edge / Beginner Level 4

Group Lesson (3 students) – $200 Per Person
Semi Private Lesson (2 students) – $225 Per Person
Private Lesson (1 student) – $350

This three-hour lesson is the final ECK beginner stage kiteboarding lesson. Level 4 focuses on
controlling the power in the kite while riding, kiteboard edging skills, transitions and riding
upwind. Level 4 students can choose to use their own gear for help on tuning and setting up, or
try out a variety of ECK’s gear.

Skills you will learn:

  • Proper body positioning and edge control
  • Transitions / changing directions
  • Riding switch and toe side
  • Setting up new gear
  • Kite tuning and repair
  • Intro to new innovations in kites including 5th line attachments and re-launch systems

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