I’m Your Kite Coach
I choose to operate independently, focusing mainly on private sessions. No group lessons? Nah… 1 kite + 3 students = waiting 40 minutes for every hour that you book. I don’t like those numbers, do you? 1-on-1 is safer, more efficient & more fun for both you and your coach. Mutual trust & confidence are key when learning to ride. My personal approach also means that you get the same coach every session, so no switching in between. I monitor your progression closely, so we always pick up where we’ve left off. Are you ready to take the challenge?
What’s worse that waiting?
Let me start off by saying: there is nothing wrong with taking group lessons to learn a new sport. You’re often cheaper off, because schools need only pay one instructor to teach and supervise multiple students at a time. Take snowboarding or windsurfing for example: each student gets a board, the instructor explains the exercises to the group and you’ll receive feedback as you try. Going for a private sessions will increase the amount of feedback that an instructor is able to give you and will therefore speed up the learning process. Private lessons are a luxury, for those willing and able to pay for them. But if you’re a quick learner and you enjoy figuring stuff out by yourself; by all means, go for it!
When it comes to kiteboarding, however, it’s a different story. Why? The short answer is: taking a group lesson means taking turns. Learning the basics of kiteboarding safely, requires constant supervision. For this reason, whichever school you go to, instructors will teach only one student at a time. You will NEVER see an instructor teach a whole group, unless students master the basics already. Depending on the size of the group, booking a group lessons means you’ll be waiting on the beach for 30 to 50 minutes for EVERY HOUR of the course. So, when it comes to kiteboarding, private lessons are not a luxury. It’s the only way to learn.
Safe & Efficient
Doing the math, taking Private lessons is seems like a no-brainer, right? Nevertheless, let’s take a closer look at some of the advantages of 1-on-1 coaching. For starters, your Kite Coach will teach you every step of the way. Schools divide the lessons between multiple parttime instructors and schedule any instructor that is available at a particular time. Booking a 3-day course means you’re likely to introduce yourself to a new instructor every other lesson. In practice, this often results in repeating last lesson’s exercises, trying to adapt to your new instructors teaching style and losing precious time in the process… Luckily, you’re now in a position to skip this! This is NOT a school, hence Kite Coach’s name. Unlike instructors at kitesurfing schools, your Kite Coach:
- Recognizes your learning style
- Adapts the feedback and exercises accordingly
- Keeps track of your progress
- ALWAYS picks up where you left off