There’s a lot to learn even before you hit the water. All of the instructors at Numero Uno and Kite Puerto Rico have IKO (international kiteboarding organization) certifications.
IKO instructors are disciplined athletes who can help navigate some of the more complex aspects of kiting. These instructors can accelerate your understanding of weather and wind, twisting and untwisting lines, and controlling your speed. Let’s not forget right-of-way rules, either, as kite-boarders often share the water with other water sport athletes.
It takes a minimum of nine hours of private lessons to learn the basics of kiteboarding. Most classes are three hours long and can teach you to become an independent kiteboarder in as little as three days. Just show up with a focused mind and a desire to fly, and you’re sure to pick the sport of kiteboarding up quickly.
Once you know how to check the wind, set up your equipment, launch safely, body drag to recover your board, perform a self-rescue, and learn all safety procedures, you are on your way to becoming an independent kiteboarder.
Radio helmets are used for communication once you’re on the water, so you can feel confident and comfortable that you have the guidance you need.