Intro

Kiteboarding in Limassol, Cyprus | Crest WaterSports

A kiteboarder uses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water on a kiteboard similar to a wakeboard or a small surfboard.Riders can do high jumps, various freestyle tricks, enjoy waves or just cruise around while freeriding.

The first kiteboarding attempts appeared in the mid 1990’s and kiteboarding evolved into an extreme sport in 1998 when the first competition took place in Maui, Hawaii. 

Kiteboarding will make its Olympic debut at the 2016 Games in Rio, Brazil!

Come to Crest and try this amazing new sport! 

You will receive quality coaching from highly experienced instructors with a maximum ratio of 2 students per one instructor using the latest Liquid Force kiteboarding equipment. Once the basics have been mastered, you will be able to have fun kiteboarding and practicing riding and jumping on your own.

Lessons take place on beautiful beaches around Limassol - Paramali, Avdimou, Lady’s Mile, Shipwrecks - depending on the best wind conditions.

 

Kiteboarding Lessons:

1.     Introduction course

This is the crucial course for those who are new to the sport. You will learn the fundamentals of kiteboarding and understand the safety rules. The course will take place on the beach and no experience is needed.

What you learn during your introductory course:

  • What is kite surfing (kiteboarding) about and what you need to start kiteboarding.
  • How to recognize the wind direction, your position according to the wind and what is the wind window - clock system (9-12-3).
  • Conditions, when kite surfing is considered dangerous.
  • The setup of a trainer kite.
  • Flying trainer kite.
  • How to control the kite within the clock system.
  • Setting up a regular kite and bar, manipulating with the kite on the beach.
  • Kite safety systems and "let go the bar" reflex.
  • Landing and launching the kite.

Your in instructor will show and explain the international gestures used on the water, answer your questions and pinpoint the most important parts of the lessons.

2.     Second level course

As soon as you have finished The Introductory Course on the beach, it’s time to move into the water. 3-4 Beaufort wind strength is required for this course. Introduction Course knowledge or the equivalent level is required.

What you learn during your second level course:

  • Review of theoretical knowledge from introductory course
  • Setting up a regular kite and bar
  • Kite safety systems and “let go the bar” reflex.
  • Flying the kite and controlling your kite with one hand.
  • Body dragging downwind in the water
  • Re-launching the kite from the water
  • How to rescue yourself.
  • Simulating water start on the beach

In the end of the lessons, your instructor will answer your questions; pinpoint the most important parts of the lessons.

3.     Third level course 

As soon as you successfully finish the second level course, you are ready for your next step. Hooray!! After this course you should be able to ride on the board and enjoy the beauty of the sport! The main goal of this course is to keep you on your board for longer periods of time. After you finish with the third level, you can start practicing on your own.

What you learn during your third level course:

  • Water start practicing in both directions
  • Board recover by body dragging
  • How to “pump” the kite to generate power.
  • Controlling the board using body positions and foot pressure.
  • First riding on the board downwind.
  • Rules of way.
  • Practicing staying upwind

In the end of the lessons, your instructor will answer your questions; pinpoint the most important parts of the lessons

 

Lessons only

 

Price

 

Stages 1 or 2 or 3  – 3 hour course

 

170 euro

 

Stage 1 & 2 – 6 hour course

 

320 euro

 

Stage 1 & 2 & 3 – 9 hour course

 

450 euro

 

Kite equipment storage   50 euro per week.

Includes water for kite wash, use of chill-out and Internet wi-fi access

 

Overview

Kiteboarding