Due to the weather forecast for Saturday (rain and not enough wind) this session has been CANCELLED. We are trying to re-schedule it and will post the new date as soon as it's confirmed.
Learn the basic skills of powerkite flying before attempting to kite surf, kite buggy or land board for the first time. It is not as easy as it looks! : )
Don't waste your time and money trying to learn these sports on your own, without first knowing how to launch, fly and land a power kite.
This lesson, provided by KiteSurf101 is perfect for anyone wishing to start, or who has started and is finding things difficult.
KiteSurfing is 95% kite control; learn the basics first and get on the water quicker!
This 2 hour taster session takes you through the theory of the wind and the weather, the equipment and safety before moving on to the beach based practical - flying the kites.
This lesson is land based and is a great introduction to kitesurfing.
This activity is NOT suitable for pregnant women or those suffering from high blood pressure, heart conditions, back problems or epilepsy.
Location : Session will be held at either Camber Sands (East Sussex ) OR Greatstone Beach (East Kent) . Please note – this activity is weather dependant. The location will be decided by KiteSurf101 a few days before the lesson, and we will then inform everyone who booked.
Session start time is tide-dependent and will be confirmed at the time same time as lesson location. We are aiming for cca 2pm start, to finish around 4pm.
Both beaches are quite beautiful, with miles of sand and dunes, and we should have time to enjoy the beach as well, before or after the kite-flying session.
Meetup date: Saturday 14 September 2013
Cost: £25 (instead of £45) for 2hr powerkite-flying session
Once you book your place, you have to complete the disclaimer form (download it here), scan it and email it to [masked]. I need to give copies of the form to KiteSurf101 ahead of our session. You need to bring the original with you on the day.
Travel (not included): For either location, those of us taking the train are likely to be leaving London cca 10am.
If it’s Greatstone, we’ll take a train to Ashford international, then a local bus. If it’s Camber Sands, we’ll take a train to Rye, then a local bus/taxi or we could even walk.
Those travelling by car can meet us at the KiteSurf101 site (details will be provided when the location is confirmed)
What to bring with you
- good trainers, walking boots or walking sandals
- waterproofs (this is England, after all)
- suitable trousers (not jeans – if they get wet, you’ll get cold)
- sun cream, sunglasses and/or sun hat
- money for the travel and any personal expenses on the day
- disclaimer form (original)
- some warm clothing (it gets cold in the evening)
- water and snacks
- packed lunch (though there will be small shops and/or cafes on either site)
By RSVPing, you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to Adventure Go! Terms & conditions.