3 Day IKO Course


Price: 11,000 ฿


Who’s it for

This course is for people who want a kiteboarding course that’s going to give them all the skills and knowledge for body dragging. The last day focus is on the water start, there’s nothing like your first board ride!

Course outline

The first part of the 3-day kitesurfing course, you will learn how to walk to and from the water with the kite flying. You will then learn how to re-launch the kite from the water surface.

The next part is very exciting as you will feel the power of the kite as it drags you through the water. Once you have these flying skills in the water, it’s time to practice self-rescue techniques and a complete pack down.

Body dragging upwind will give you the ability to pick up a board which is upwind of your position. Next, you will learn the theory behind the water start.

And now the point you have been working towards, “its time to put a board on your feet!” And set up for a water start.

Lesson duration

Teaching time (1 on 1 instruction): 3×2 Hrs
Teaching time (2 students per instructor): 3×3 Hrs

Price: 11.000 THB per person.

Intermediate Kitesurfing Course Contents (IKO)

Level 1A

  • S.E.A. (Spot, Environment, Activity) Assessment
  • Holding, Carrying and Securing a Kite on Land
  • Kite Set Up

Level 1B

  • Safety Systems Use
  • Pre-Flight Check

Level 1C

  • 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

Level 1D

  • Flying One-Handed
  • Trim Discovery
  • Walking While Flying the Kite
  • Launching and Landing as a Pilot
  • Wind Window Theory

Level 1E

  • In flight Quick Release Activation
  • Self-Landing
  • Equipment Packing

Level 2F – Downwind Drag

  • Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
  • Water re-launch the kite
  • Body drag downwind
  • Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
  • Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
  • Self-rescue and full pack-down in deep water

Level 2G – Upwind Drag

  • Upwind body drag to recover board
  • Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
  • Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging

Level 2H – Steady Pull

  • Know the power stroke for a water start
  • Know the safety rules and theory for water start
  • Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start

Level 2I – Waterstart

  • Water starts in both directions and ride a short distance
  • Come to a controlled stop
  • Understand weather forecast, tidal- and wind effects
  • Determine the wind strength, direction, and quality
  • Know the right of way rules
  • Know equipment set up and choice according to the weather conditions