Introduction to Kite Sports

Our two hour taster lesson caters for those of you who have never experienced kite flying, and we can safely say it will eclipse the experiences you had in the garden with your budget kites as a kid.  And then some!

And while we’re particularly fond of huge air in these parts we’re still very conscious that your journey into the exciting world of kite sports should probably start with your feet firmly on the ground.  At least, for now….

Kite Sports for Beginners

Anyone can fly a kite, right?  Well, us being us, we’d beg to differ.  However, after a few hours with us you’ll soon see why, and you’ll be well on your way!

Information and FAQs

What’s the two hour taster lesson?

As the name suggests, this is your introduction to kite sports – a two hour group kite flying taster lesson with up to 6 people per instructor.

Who’s the 2 hour kite flying taster lesson for?

Any and all can attend this course and we can cater for large groups too. Fancy trying flying kites in a family group, for a party, bar mitzvah or just because you’re not entirely sure kiting is for you, then two hours on a kite will get you flying and feeling the power of the wind at your finger tips. This course works fantastically well as a Hen do and Stag do activity in Essex, please see our team building/group days page for more details and ideas for an adventurous group day out.

What does it include?

Two hours of dedicated instruction from our BKSA qualified instructors.  We’ll cover all of the basic flying skills, showing you how to master the kite in the air, common mistakes, how to set up and pack down the kite, as well as covering more comprehensive skill sets assosiated with kite flying. These including orientation, angle and movement of your arms combined with full body movements to make kite flying not only extremely exciting but intuitive.  You’ll leave with the urge to come back and fly again very soon!

Information about the 2 hr kite flying course

  • This course is for 3 to 6 people
  • We have a waiting list for individuals that would like to do a group course if you don’t have 2 other people to join you.  However we can run 1 to 1 or 2 to 1 lessons as an alternative.
  • Up to 2 Hr course
  • All equipment provided.
  • Bring along equipment you might have and we’ll set it up for you.
  • Land based course.
  • We can run this course in wind speeds from 2mph+ with our specialist equipment.

Prerequisites

  • No prior knowledge needed.
  • 18 or over OR under 18 accompanied by an adult.
  • Let us know of any disabilities/injuries that may affect you flying and we can chat through options.
  • Please come along with a pair of standard shoes, sun glasses.

Special Offers

  • Bring 3 or more friends and you could get a 5% discount of your course Quote “tasterSurf5%” when booking.

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Testimonials

We wouldn’t want you to just take our word for it, so here are a few of the wonderful things others have said about this service…

Thanks Dave and Dan for a cracking morning on the boat. After a fun day with my son on the buggies last week it felt good to be back in/on the water. thanks for your patience and wise words. Really felt like I made progress beyond what I could have hoped for. Loved it. If you could just arrange for the weather to be like that every time!
Hugo, Frinton on Sea
A big thank you to David and Dan for a great one to one lesson recently.
I think that I learnt a lot from the session. Importantly, I feel that I have regained my confidence in the water.
As a result of the lesson, I know that I am able to crash and let the bar go and then be able to relaunch the kite. I can body drag back upwind to recover the board and start and ride in either direction.
I was able to ‘park’ the kite and hold an edge to track across the wind for some distance!
I know that I need to be less aggressive with flying the kite especially right foot forward but this will come with practice.
Launching from the boat and being able to spend so much time in deep water was key to my progress. Not having to trudge back up the beach and waste energy was a big plus too.
What worked most for me was having you both watching and filming what I was doing and shouting instructions through the megaphone!
So, thank you both once again for an excellent morning.
Steve Bax, Cambridge