Duration: 3 hrs, approx.
At this stage you will try the board and do the first waterstart after you have practiced the safety procedures:
-Kite water relaunch. When we practice kiteboarding is not unusual to drop the kite onto the water; this technique will make you feel comfortable relaunching the kite back in the air.
-Body drag board recovery. This technique involves getting back to your board after a fall; you will practice it until you feel comfortable controlling your kite while you get back to your board.
– Self-rescue. This safety procedure will prepare you to be able to use your kite as a sail and get back to the shore in case it has collapsed and you are unable to relaunch it.
Once you have acquired the safety skills allowing you to be more independent in the water, you will start learning the first riding practices: steady pull and waterstart and of course, how to stop.