Saunton Sands 2017
Lancing Kitesurf School North Devon Beginners Kitesurf Trip 2017
This June, we are once again, upping sticks and moving our lesson location down to beautiful North Devon, for a week of back to back kitesurf coaching, lessons and chilling with new friends at one of our favourite places, Croyde, North Devon We’ve put together a great coaching package, incorporating kitesurf lessons and coaching,
catering from absolute beginner to independent rider looking to progress,
12th - 16th June 2017
Lesson price £300
We are setting ourselves up in an unbeatable location right on Croyde Bay, near our main teaching location of Saunton Sands, Croyde is the ideal destination for Kite and surf enthusiasts and a stunning retreat for holiday makers. With golden sands, spectacular views and world class surfing, it really does offer the perfect location for the ultimate beach holiday.
Beginner or Newly Independent
Throughout the trip, you will have IKO instructors on hand for every session. Keeping things relaxed, Mark and Stephen will schedule daily lessons and workshops, so whether it’s your first introduction to kitesurfing or want to learn something new or perfect that move you’ve been working on, you’ll finish every session a little better than you started. Mark and Stephen will always be on hand with helpful hints to improve progression and keep a watchful eye to make sure everyone is safely reaching their full potential. Our daily support and tuition sessions will run with a focus on developing kite control skills, board work, upwind riding and turning. Groups will be small to keep it safe and help you progres.
Where to stay Ruda Holiday Park
Add in a generous helping of rolling surf, a sprinkle of thatched roof cottages, and a traditional village pub serving home-cooked food. And you've got all the ingredients for an amazing holiday. Ruda holiday park is set right by Croyde Bay beach, a magical place with miles of rugged heritage coastline to explore, spectacular views of Lundy Island.
Details & Costings
12 June — 16 June
Total Lesson Price: £300
Day one (Monday 12th June 2017): Meet and greet 1pm at The Thatch Pub, 14 Hobb's Hill, Croyde, Braunton, North Devon, EX33 1LZ (thethatchcroyde.com) This is a great opportunity to chat about the coming week’s individual lesson plans and get to know each other in a friendly atmosphere, before getting yourself sorted out with wetsuits and harnesses, then moving onto visiting the various training beaches we will be using during the week, then onto which ever accommodation you have chosen to stay in during your time down in Devon. This weeks course is designed to cater for both beginner (itinerary below) or individual coaching needs.
Day Two (Tuesday): IKO Discovery Course: (The Discovery course is where your journey into kitesurfing starts! After taking this course, you will be proficient in all of the following) S.E.A. (Site, Environment, Activity) Assessment Holding, Carrying and Securing a Kite on Land Kite set up, Safety Systems Use Pre-Flight Check, Launching and Landing as an Assistant First piloting and explore the Wind Window's Edge Let Go of the Bar Twist and Untwist the Lines, Flying One-Handed Trim Discovery Walking While Flying the Kite Launching and Landing as a Pilot Wind Window Theory, In flight Quick Release Activation Self-Landing Equipment Packing.
Day Three (Wednesday): IKO Intermediate Course: (After taking this course, you will be proficient in all of the following) Enter and Exit the Water While Controlling the Kite Water Relaunch, Side Body Drag with 2 Hands Body Drag with Power Stroke on Both Sides, Body Drag Upwind Body Drag with the Board Self-Rescue and Emergency Pack Down.
Day Four (Thursday): IKO Independent Course: (This is when we start to put everything together and start your first experience of getting up on your board and riding across the water) Introduction to types of kitesurf boards R.O.W. Rules Introduction (Right Of Way) Getting the board on your feet Developing steady pull and power from the kite, First water-start and body position, Controlled Stop Control of Riding Speed by Edging.
Day Five (Friday): Back up day (if needed) due to insufficient weather/wind conditions during teaching days three or four.
Small Print Stuff…… Numbers are limited to allow safe and quality student to instructor ratios, so please book your place with a £50 deposit per person, via PayPal to LancingkitesurfschoolNorthDevonTrip. The lesson balance of £250 is payable by 1st June 2017. (If we are unable to undertake lessons day three or four, due to situations outside of our control, ie no wind, the balance of £100 per lesson will be refunded) You will be responsible for your own transport and accommodation during the week, we are camping at Ruda Holiday Park (parkdeanholidays.co.uk/devon-holidays/ruda/ruda-holiday-park.htm) and they offer various accommodation options from camping, Clamping, static caravans, luxury lodges and apartments overlooking the sea. The Thatch (as above) also offers great rooms as well as plenty of other B&B options in the area, so your spoilt for choice. All equipment that you need for your lessons is provided, just bring a towel.
Call me on 07888842225 or Email for more information.