Duration: 3 hrs, approx.
This is the first stage of the course in which you will learn the fundamental aspects of kiteboarding that will allow you to have a fun and safe practice of the sport. It includes the risk assessment: of the place where you are going to kiteboard, of the ideal weather conditions and how to identify other activities in the area that can represent a risk.
At this level you will learn to set up the equipment, how to use the safety systems and basic and advanced kite control techniques, which is complemented by the wind window theory.
You will also control the kite with twisted lines and will learn how to untwist them.
The instructor will teach you step by step how to launch and land the kite on land, and how to help others with this maneuver.
Walking with the kite is also included in this stage of learning, this will prepare yourself to enter or to leave the water with your board in hand, while you keep the kite stable while flying.
At the Discovery level 1 the instructor will explain the use of the safety systems and will allow you to practice them in flight, until you are completely familiar with it.
The use of safety systems is essential for a safe practice of kiteboarding.
Finally, in this level you will learn how to store the equipment and the importance of doing it in the right way for a better care and durability.