KITESURFING SCHOOL

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KITE SCHOOL REOPENS 1ST APRIL 2024

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Learn to Kitesurf at our BKSA Accredited School. Offering lessons to total beginners, refresher sessions or advanced coaching. We take pride in delivering the best lessons, tailored to your needs

Kitesurfing is one of the best watersports. With just a kite, harness and board, using winds power to ride across the water. Join one of the friendliest communities here at Wallasey Beach (Warning you will become addicted)

Taking lessons is the only safe way to learn to kite. We have seen too many people watch youtube, only to come to the beach and realise they need lessons.

SAFE

You are in safe hands with highly qualified BKSA instructors

PATIENCE

Super calm instructors who teach you at the pace that suits you

COMMUNITY

Become part of an awesome kite community. We also have a very active female group :)

Which lesson to book?

Never kite surfed before? - The best thing to do is book onto the 5-hour introduction day, You can then upgrade to the Zero to Superhero package.

Done a few lessons? - Then book onto the kitesurf lessons 1:1. You can buy 6 sessions for the price of 5 :)

Can kite but need some help? - Book onto our supervised session where our instructors can help you launch and land and give you a few tips from the beach

Want to learn some new tricks? - Book a 1:1 kitesurf lesson and put information into the comments on what you would like to learn :)

ZERO TO SUPER HERO

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£850.00

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  • Introduction day
  • 5 x Kitesurf Lessons
  • 1 x Supervised Session

INTRODUCTION LESSON

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£160.00

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  • 1 x Beach Lesson
  • 1 x Kitesurf Lesson
  • Upgrade to Super Hero package after

KITESURFING LESSONS

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£140.00

Top-up lessons or coaching

  • Beginner Lessons
  • Intermediate Lessons
  • Advanced Lessons

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LESSON OPTIONS

INTRODUCTION DAY £160 ( 5 hours )

This is a super popular session. People who have started with the full intro day have gone on to progress faster through the course. This is also the first part of the Zero to Superhero course so you can upgrade to full package once you get hooked after this session.

PART 1 - The day starts on the beach with trainer kites for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Here you will learn all about the wind, safety and learn to fly the kite using flying patterns which will transfer over to the inflatable kite

BREAK - Head back to the clubhouse for a quick break to have some food and drinks.

PART 2 - Time to get wetsuits and safety gear on! Head into the water for a few hours with our kitesurfing kite to put all the skills we learnt on the beach into action :-)

Price per person | Groups of up to four people

ZERO TO SUPERHERO £850 ( 17 - 23 hours ) - Most popular (Save £115)

Fully committed to your new life as a kitesurfer? Then book onto our superhero course to learn everything you need to know to become independent.

1 x Intro Lesson

5 x Kitesurf Lessons

1 x Supervised Sessions

Price per person. | 1:1 Kitesurf lessons are 2 hours | 2:1 Kitesurf lessons are 3 hours

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Already done the taster day? Then upgrade for £690

LAND BASED TRAINER KITE LESSON £50 ( 2 hours )

Don't want to commit to the full intro day? Come have a fly of some trainer kites on the beach and get hooked!

Price per person | Groups of up to four people

KITESURF LESSONS £140 ( 2 - 3 hours ) Book 6 lessons for the price of 5

BUY 6 LESSONS FOR THE PRICE OF 5. SAVE £140

Ready to start your journey? But not sure you want to commit to the package or a block booking. Book onto a single lesson.

Single sessions will be tailored to your requirements on the day.

Price per person | 1:1 lessons are 2 hours | 2:1 lessons are 3 hours

SUPERVISED SESSION £75 (3 hours)

Want a little more support after your lessons? Or havent been out for a while and want to make sure you are safe?

Our instructors help you set up, recap safety and self-rescue techniques, safely launch you, keep an eye on you, land you, and introduce you to other kiters at your level who will become your future kite buddies.

Requirements: BKSA or IKO independent kiter / BKSA or 3rd party insurance / Personal kite equipment required

UPTO 6 PEOPLE

STAGES OF LEARNING

Step One - Kite Skills & Safety

Your first step will be all about kitesurfing basics and theory and learning how to fly both the trainer and the 4-line kite. This land-based session aims to set up, start and land the kite safely, have complete control of the kite during flight, and learn about safety systems and rescue techniques.

  • Short instruction on beach safety (Surface, Hazards, Other Users & Environment
  • Set up and control a power kite on land
  • Introduction to 4-line LEI kite (Inflatable)Introduction to safety systems.
  • Flying techniques for 4-line LEI kite
  • Introduction to rescue techniques
Step Two - Bringing on the Power

On the second step we will be getting our wetsuits on and getting into the sea to refine our kite skills and start using the kite to pull us through the water

  • Bringing on the power with an inflatable (LEI) kite
  • Launching and landing in the water
  • Safety and rescue techniques in water 
  • First body drags
Step Three - Introducing the Board

Step 3 is all about getting used to flying the kite while having to handle the board in the water.

  • Recap on safety
  • Body drags with the board
  • Board retrieval
  • Introducing the board
  • First water starts
Step Four - Riding Short Distances

During the third step you touched on your first waterstart and maybe you’ve even ridden a short distance. During this session you’ll learn how to keep power in the kite, how to edge and work on getting the right body posture. At the end of the session you should be able to ride short distances.

  • Keeping power in the kite while kitesurfing
  • Optimal body position
  • Water starts both directions
  • Learning how to edge
  • Riding short distance
Step Five - Riding Both Ways

During step four you’ve learned how to keep power in the kite, keep a good body posture and know the basics for riding. During this step you’ll learn about riding upwind. It will take a bit of time to fully master riding unwind, but the aim of this lesson is to get you going in the right direction.

  • Perfecting the water start
  • Upwind riding theory
  • Practise upwind riding
  • Working on your posture
  • Control your riding speed by edging
Step Six - Fine Tuning

Step six can be used to fine-tune your kitesurfing skills. 

  • Upwind riding
  • Perfecting body posture
  • Turning direction (transitions)

SAFEST SPOT

Kilometers of waist-deep water! Safety boat cover.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What do I need to bring?

All equipment is included, but you can bring the below:

  • A surfing wetsuit, if you prefer to use your own
  • A towel for a shower
  • Sunglasses for the first lessons as there are lots of looking up at the sky
  • Any emergency medication you would like us to take out with us (Such glucose for diabetics / Inhalers / Epipens)
  • Snacks
How long will it take to learn?

Most people will learn on average in around 12 – 20 hours. This can increase or decrease depending on how spaced out you have your lessons or if you decide to take private lessons

Having wakeboarding and other wind sports experience can speed up learning time

80% of the skills required to kite surf are in flying the kite. Keeping you and others around you safe is very important.

Is kiting hard to learn and do I need to be strong?

Kitesurfing is hard and dangerous if you don't have lessons. The learning curve is exponential. The more lessons you get in, the easier it will be. After 3 kitesurfing lessons, you will master the basics.

You don't need to be strong or even that fit. All the force comes through your waist harness. You can control the kite with the tips of your fingers.

Can I learn with my friend?

Yes, You can book for two people in the same 2:1 class.

If you would like to book in numbers greater than 2, just drop us an email

How much wind do I need for the lesson?

The lessons are on if the wind is between 10 and 25 knots. 

If the weather is not good for lessons, you can choose another date for your kitesurfing lesson.

How often should I book my lessons?

You can book as it suits you. We are open 7 days a week when there is wind.

We recommend to finish all your classes within 2 months.

Some people on a short schedule or travelling far can book two lessons a day with a lesson gap in between to rest

What facilities do you have?

We are located within Wallasey Beach Club

  • Toilets
  • Changing areas
  • Hot showers
  • Hot drinks
  • Retail store
  • Clubhouse
Cancelation and refund policy

The booking policy is flexible to accommodate the effects of weather. We cannot however take any responsibility for the lack of wind/adverse conditions.

Any lessons cancelled by Northern Kites due to no wind can be rescheduled.

If a customer cancels less than 48 hours before the lesson starting or does not show, then no refund or alternative date is offered.  

No refunds are given, Customers have 1 year to take their lesson

What support do you offer after I complete my lessons?

You can book our supervised sessions if you would like a little more support.

We will also add you to our WhatsApp groups so you can see when everyone is going out for a session. We are one of the friendliest communities :)

Join up to Wallasey Beach Club to carry on having access to the facilities and join in with all of our events!

How do I know what kite gear to buy?

Our instructors will teach you all about the gear during your lessons.

We also have a great range of new and used equipment to buy from our shop. Ask about our discount on gear for students who have taken lessons

If we can't offer anything within your budget we are happy to help guide you through what is available on FB or Ebay.

Equipment varies depending on windspeed, skill, body weight and riding style.

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