A dangerous and radical sport? After 15 years dedicated to teaching it without accidents, we can say it’s not normally dangerous. Nonetheless Eolis does not recommend to
start kitesurfing without a proper instruction/course. As any other sport you will need to learn several techniques and follow the rules and advices you will be given in the course. The young people, boys and girls, men and women that learn with Eolis School can testify about it. It’s for all from 8 to 80 as long as you are in a good health. It’s a dynamic sport where techniques and equipments have evolved hugely these past years, always in the sense of offering more security and performance for those that do it.
Eolis School is proud to be on track with the evolution of the sport and for constantly analyzing the students’ needs. We fulfill all the specific objectives developed internationally, always in respect to the personal learning rhythm. We are lucky to have an international audience and for that we teach in four different languages (portuguese, spanish, french and english) using pedagogical methods
regarding the cultural context and the age and gender differences because Kitesurf as a lot of women involved in it along with men.
Your instructors are certified by IKO (IKO CENTER nº1457) and by Instituto do Desporto de Portugal and we have all the mandatory insurance policies for Turismo de Portugal (RNAAT 220/2010).
You will realise how fantastic Cabanas de Tavira beach and the other spots we use
are because they offer us excellent wind conditions, temperature and a safe learning enviroment to enter this sport with more and more enthusiasts.
Schedule your course and start an healthy sport both to our body and mind.
The Kitesurf or Kiteboard course allows you to make contact with a fabulous water sport whether it is summer or winter and is aimed at young people and adults, both men and women. The course program and its specific objectives were established to allow a fast evolution, the development
of knowledge regarding techniques and strict safety issues allowing each student to achieve success and at the same time create an ethical awareness of everybody. The IKO instructors respect the learning rhythms, promoting the
skills step-by-step. At the end of your experience with us your level will be certified with an IKO KITEBOARDER card. The course can be purchased by objectives ( from zero until you ride at least 10m to 20m on the board) or by sessions (each session has around 4h depending on the meteorology).
The pre-requisites are: know how to swim; be in good health; follow all the indications from the instructors and filling up the student’s form correctly.
All the equipment you will need in the course
is included in the price: kites, boards, wetsuits, helmets, harnesses and vests. In case the meteorological conditions are not good for class we will re-schedule. If in the meantime the holidays have finished you
will have one-year-time to do the classes already paid for.
In the first level, theoretical and practical, the student learns the basic skills of kite flying and safety procedures.
S.E.A. (Spot, Environment, Activity) Assessment
Holding, Carrying and Securing a Kite on Land
Kite Set Up.
Safety Systems Use
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
Walking While Flying the Kite
Launching and Landing as a Pilot
Wind Window Theory
In flight Quick Release Activation
LEVEL 2 | Intermediate (F-I)
In the second level, theoretical and practical, the student learns to fly the kite in the water, body-dragging and riding the first meters on the board.
Enter and Exit the Water While Controlling the Kite
Side Body-drag with 2 Hands
Body-drag with Power Stroke on Both Sides
Body-drag with the Board
Self-Rescue and Pack Down Discovery
R.O.W. Rules Introduction
In this third level, theoretical and practical, the student will ride alone, will start to keep the edge and do a first jump.
Control of Riding Speed by Edging
Self-Rescue and Pack Down in Deep Water
LEVEL 4| Autonomy
Is the riding prerequisite that allows access to an Instructor Training Course (ITC)
1. Basic Jump
3. Jump with Grab
4. Rider Recovery
5. Board Recovery
6. International Kiteboarding Signs and ROW
8. Weather and Tides
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* Price per session of 2h: 130 € (one instructor for one student). Usually, riding the first meters on the board takes 3 to 5 sessions, depending on individual skills. Prices per person.
If the meteorological conditions do not allow the classes to happen, Eolis will let you come back again in one-year-time to finish them.