call upfront or e-mail to make a reservation
for kite classes !!!
Tico Tico Wind teaches
exclusively with Cabrinha kites. Cabrinha’s cutting
edge bar systems offers state of the art safety features and ease
of use. All students are required to wear a life jacket and helmet.
Safety is paramount and we usually teach 1 person per instructor.
All students will receive an IKO card showing the level of ability
attained during the course. This card is essential for renting
equipment at all professional kite centers.
While kitesurfing is often classed as
an extreme sport once you have learned how to safely manage the
kite YOU are in control. If you want to push the limits, learn
how to boost huge jumps, pull off “kite-loops" or whatever
is the coolest new trick, go ahead. But if you want to get a rush
simply kiting back and forth with smooth turns or aerial transitions
then don’t think twice, go for it! Learning to kite has
never been safer.
Once the theory and safety side has been explained on land, with
initial practicing of controlling a small flying kite, you progress
to body dragging. This is initially done with Student and Instructor
attached by means of a leash. When the student is “solo”
the instructor accompanies the student on a jet ski. This not
only means the student does not have to worry about drifting down-wind,
which is a natural progression, but also that the instructor is
on hand to ensure timely assistance should the student find his/her
self in difficulties or ose his/her board.
Complete beginner kite course 9 hours
3 hours privat lesson $225
It consists of 3 parts, each 3 hours.
>> Part I
Safety: how a kite flies, how to set-up a kite, understanding your
safety system, launching and flying a kite on land.
controlling the kite while body dragging, water re-launch, landing
the kite while swimming, one handed kite control, up-wind body dragging,
controlling board and kite, feet in straps, water start, first rides