How to choose the right kite school

Here are some things to compare when selecting an instructor or school. Not all instruction is equal; it is in your interest to find the best training available. Bottom line, don’t take things for granted, do your homework, and get the most out of your training.

1. Is the instructor certified by a recognized training organization? (PASA , IKO , REAL, BKSA or similar)
2. How long has he/she been professionally teaching kiteboarding?
3. What is the instructor-to-student ratio?
4. What are his lesson plans, anticipated skill progression and time requirements for you, considering your related experience, physical condition and predicted wind/conditions?
5. Is training self-sufficient kiteboarders a primary goal?
6. Is the training area suffi ciently large, uncrowded and away from hard objects?
7. Does he have liability insurance? Is the business registered?
8. Does he use a chase watercraft (boat, jetski, kayak) and radio communications?
9. Try to schedule your lessons when conditions are appropriate for learning: 12 to 18 knots, side to side-onshore.
10. Do you communicate well and comfortably with the instructor?
11. Watch a class. What did they accomplish? Did it appear well organized and effective? What do the students think about the experience?
12. Has the instructor dealt with student injuries? If so, what are his emergency procedures?
13. Is new, well-maintained equipment used with current safety systems along with helmets and impact vests?
14. Can he offer any discounts on the purchase of kiteboarding gear?
15. Is he affiliated with the local kiteboarding association?
16. Cost is an important consideration but not the most important consideration. Effective instruction can save you a lot of time, frustration and possibly injury or damaged equipment.

Durban Kite Shops

OCEAN2AIR Email : bruce@ocean2air.co.za 

Web :   www.ocean2air.co.za

Tel :    +27 31 562 8886

Cell :   +27 82 888 0904

5 Forest Drive La Lucia,  

Durban, South Africa

KITESPORTS Web:      www.kitesports.co.za 

Shop:     +27 (0) 31 568 2644

School: +27 (0) 82 572 4163

Shop 1, Umdloti Centre,  

South Beach Road,

Umdloti.

Surfers Kite & Surf Centr GPS:       29°31’36.32″S – 31°12’04.60″E 

Phone:  +27 (0)32 946 0018
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Email:   info@kitesurfers.co.za
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Cell:      +27 (0) 82 822 2810
Cell2:   +27 (0) 82 305 8613

Shop 23, Lifestyle Centre
Douglas Crowe Drive
Ballito, KZN
South Africa

Kite, surf and wakeboard shops and lesson in cape town

CAPE DOCTOR

  • Cape Doctor
  • Naish
  • SUP
PHONE: +27 21 557 0740

FAX: +27 21 557 0740

EMAIL: goose@capedr.co.za

WEB: http://www.capedr.co.za

Cape Doctor, 64a Blaauwberg Road, Table View, 7441
 

BEST KITEBOARDING AFRICA

 

  • BEST
  • Xelerator
  • Dakine
  • SUP
PHONE:  +2721-556-2765

EMAIL: info@windfever.co.za

WEB: http://www.bestkiteboardingafrica.com

Shop 1 Portico Building

cnr Athens Rd & Marine Drive

Tableview, Cape Town

BAY SPORTS
  • Airush
  • Patlove
  • NeilPryde
  • Windsurf
  • SUP
PHONE: +27 (0) 21 556 7679

WEB: http://www.baysports.co.za

EMAIL: Baysports@vodamail.co.za

Blaauwberg Rd,

Table View, Cape Town

South Africa.

CAPE SPORTS CENTER
  • Gaastra
  • Cabrinha
  • North
  • Lessons
  • Windsurf
GPS:  S 33 04′ 55.42, E18 01′ 55.16

Tel:  +27 22 772 1114

Email: info@capesport.co.za

WEB: http://www.capesport.co.za

98 Main Street,

Langebaan, 7357

South Africa

SUNTRAX
  • Naish
  • Dakine
  • Windsurf
  • Surf
  • Skate
Tel: +27 21 5560044,

Mobile: 082 465 6696

Email: info@suntrax.co.za

Web: http://www.suntrax.co.za

 

13 Bayside Mall, Table View,

Cape Town, South Africa,

LIQUID FORCE CAPE TOWN
  • Liquid Force
  • Hyperlite
  • Wakeboa
  • Lessons
 

 

Phone: +27 21 5568172

Email: jarrod@liquidforce.co.za

Website: http://www.liquidforce.com

 

Shop 4, Blouberg Mall

Cnr Blouberg Rd at Marina Dr

7441 Cape Town, South Africa

WATERSPORTS WAREHOUSE

 

  • F-ONE
  • Mystic
  • Ronix
  • Wakeboard
  • Waterski
Tel : +27 021 802 3934

Fax: 086 651 4304

Web: http://www.watersportswarehouse.co.za

 

19 Blaauwberg Rd

Blouberg

Cape Town

7441

Atlantic Surf co
  • Cabrinha
  • Adon
  • Surf
  • Skate
Tel: +27 (0)21 557 4532

Web: http://www.atlanticsurfco.co.za

 

Shop 3, Cheetah Centre

Coral Road, Tableview

Cape Town

Cabrinha
  • Cabrinha
  • RRD
  • NeilPryde
  • Windsurf
  • SUP
  • Lessons
EMAIL: simon@cabrinha.co.za / grant@cabrinha.co.za

PHONE: +27 21 554 1729

WEB: www.cabrinha.co.za

Shop 53a, Eden On The Bay Shopping Center, Big Bay, Corner of Sir Baird & Otto Du Plessis, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town
 
Ocean Spirit
  • North
  • ION
  • Fanatic
  • Windsurf
  • Lessons
 

Tel: 021 556 3305

Web: www.oceanspirit.co.za
 

Unit 6 14 Beach Blvd

Table view

7441