At Jibe’s, we’ve been teaching people how to kitesurf for 15 years. And we’ve been using this experience to create a very detailed and effective plan for your kitesurf lessons (see below). We know that each student is unique and learns in their own way. And we’ve found that best results come from adapting a well-thought out, methodical course to each individual.
Learning to kitesurf is safe when done properly.
The fully-powered kites you will need in order to ride are capable of producing a huge amount of power, quite suddenly. Kite lines can cause serious injury to bystanders. Kitesurfers do get into trouble sometimes, even in accidents. You can see these on Youtube, as well on any kite beach. Almost without exception, the incidents we’ve seen are preventable with care, understanding and proper risk management. So we teach safety awareness, good kite handling, and taking the time to do things right. We always teach with the idea of “Control first, then Power.” Each point of our school’s lesson plan is carefully thought through, discussed among instructors, and thoroughly tested. And our standards are applied by all instructors.
We continue to carefully analyse both our own students’ lessons and others’ to gain insights into how we can get the best results.
We focus on continuously improving how we conduct our kitesurf lessons. So we are always on the lookout for new techniques and procedures. Then we conduct reviews to observe which are effective, and how to improve them. And we throw out the ones that aren’t as helpful. Each of the many instructors in our school over the years has contributed to this process.
We’ve also found that, spending the time to learn the best practices at the early stages will not only keep you and the people around you safer, but save you huge amounts of time and effort later. Trying to rush students into “getting on the board” in as little time as possible in fact hurts them in two ways. One, the only way to do this is by taking shortcuts which increase the risk to you and to bystanders. Two, this ends up taking more time in the long run anyway. You’ll still need to go back and learn the basic skills of how to take care of yourself and your gear in the water. And trying to get riding without first having good control over your equipment wastes a huge amount of time. Time spent on recovering from crashes, looking for your board, untangling your lines, and getting started again. Time that you could better spend focusing on your riding.
Jibe’s Kite School will be happy to safely teach all aspects of kitesurfing to keep you safe, confident and riding in style. For inquiries please click the “Contact” link or contact email@example.com