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Kitesurfing Courses

With us, you will get the IKO license 

Keros Bay offers ideal conditions for kitesurfers of all levels and preferences. Whether you are a complete beginner just getting into the sport, a freestyler searching for training spot or a wave-riding wannabe – this place is perfect for you.

EASY SURF Keros organises kitesurfing lessons according to the guidelines set by IKO - international Kiteboarding Organization . We use exclusively the latest training equipment from Nobile Kiteboarding. Classes are run individually or in small groups of maximum 2 people. We offer a radio-communication system to ensure students always hear the  instructors' pointers.

Our all-day safety boat service ensures 100% security for water users.  All classes take place in shallow water to ensure rapid progress and comfort for our students. With over 15 years experience – we assure you are taught by professionals that will share their passion with you, whilst providing fun and safe training conditions.  Each student will receive  an International Kiteboarding Organization Licence indicating acquired skills and enabling you to rent equipment worldwide.

Our school operates from late May until mid-October!

For more information about courses, see FAQ - frequently asked questions under courses.

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Taught in Accordance to IKO - International Kiteboarding Organization: 

Our courses in EASY SURF are taught in accordance to International Kiteboarding Organization IKO teaching program that is divided into 3 levels:

Level 1 - Discovery
Level 2 - Intermediate
Level 3 - Independent

In each level you will learn specific skills, and at the end of the course, your instructor will give you the IKO license showing the skills you have acquired.  

  • IKO Level 1 – Discovery

Basic Course during which you will gain theoretical and practical knowledge about the spot conditions, equipment, safety systems and begin to control the kite independently. This course covers the following points of the IKO program:

A. 

S.E.A. (Site, Environment, Activity) Assessment
Holding, Carrying and Securing a Kite on Land
Kite set up

B. 

Safety Systems Use
Pre-Flight Check

C. 

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

D. 

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

E.

In flight Quick Release Activation
Self-Landing
Equipment Packing

 

  • IKO Level 2 – Intermediate

If you have already acquired the skills of Level 1 and want to continue your training this course is for you. After mastering few more kite control skills you will get to the most exciting part of kitesurfing – first waterstarts and short rides in both directions.

This course covers the following points of IKO program:

F. 

Enter and Exit the Water While Controlling the Kite
Water Relaunch

G. 

Side Body Drag with 2 Hands
Body Drag with Power Stroke on Both Sides

H. 

Body Drag Upwind

Body Drag with the Board

Self-Rescue and Pack Down Discovery on Land

I. 

R.O.W. Rules Introduction
Steady Pull
Water-Start

 

  • IKO Level 3 - Independent

The skills acquired during this course will prepare you for riding in all conditions. You will become an independent kitesurfer, and the next level is advanced - learning tricks and exploring the world’s best spots.

This course covers the following points of IKO program:

J. 

Controlled Stop
Control of Riding Speed by Edging

K. 

Riding Upwind

L. 

Sliding Transitions

M. 

Toe-Side Riding
Toe-Side Turn

N. 

Self-Launching
Self-Rescue and Pack Down in Deep Water


FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who can enroll on kitesurfing course?

Kitesurfing is a sport for everyone. There is no upper age limit or special requirements for physical predispositions. Our oldest students are over 70 years old. The youngest students should weigh at least 35 kg and be around 10 years old to be safe and able to conitnue their kitesurfing adventures.

2. What is IKO?

IKO means International Kiteboarding Organization that is responsible for the quality and methodology of teaching, training of instructors and supervision of kitesurfing schools worldwide. IKO is also the body issuing certificates allowing to rent equipment all over the world. Our school carry out kite-surfing lessons only taught by IKO-licensed instructors in accordance with the standards set by this organization. After completing the training you will receive an IKO certificate.

3. Is it difficult? Do you need to have any special skills?

No, kitesurfing is easier than it looks. Most importantly you must understand that the first step to success is to learn how to control the kite – that’s why the  first few hours of the lessons are concentrated on controlling the kite. After 4 -5 hours of the lessons the student is able to make his first short rides in one or both directions. You do not need to be strong or athletic as kitesurfing is a technical sport, so no strength is required. Women and children are also good kitesurfers, so in short – this is the sport for everyone.

4. Is it a safe sport?

Yes, the kites are completely safe. All kites are equipped with safety systems and it is a “must” during every kitesurfing course to learn how to use it. Also the kite size is selected to the conditions and the weight of the student. It is important to learn with a licensed instructor at a school with modern equipment. Learning "with a colleague" who has, for example, one size of the kite - usually ends up in frustration.

5. Which course to choose to start with?

Basic kitesurfing course covers two levels of IKO training programme and is an absolute minimum required to become an independent kitesurfer. The programme covers the following elements: kite control, safety systems and ways to use it, bodydragging and learning how to generate power through the movement of the kite in the wind window, putting the board on the feet and the first short rides in both directions. This course allows you to obtain an international license that will enable you to rent equipment in most places in the world. To get fully independent and learn additional skills under the eye of the instructor your should sing up for the full course IKO 1 + 2 + 3, during which you will also learn how to ride upwind, make your first turns, riding switch, and even the first jump. The full kitesurfing course will allow you to get fully independent in all conditions. If you are very fit or already good at windsurfing, wakeboarding or snowboarding, you should consider the Basic Express Course – which can always be upgraded to the Basic Course in case the Express one turns out to be too short.

6. How many days does the Basic Course take?

The basic course usually takes 2 to 3 days, taking into account that the training takes place in the morning and afternoon in 2-hour blocks. We are flexible, so the classes are always adjusted to the wind conditions and customers own time.

7. Individual or group course - which to choose?

That entirely depends on students’ preferences. If you wish to complete the course in a short time, prefer personal instructions and an intensive training you should consider the individual course. The price is higher than a group course, but the time of the course is intended only to one person. Group classes (in groups of maximum 2 persons) allow for mutual observation and analysis of exercises with an instructor, which definitely helps to understand errors instantly. An important factor is  the mutual motivation in the group. The price is lower, but the duration of the course is extended.

8. At what time do we run the courses?

We run the courses daily during our opening hours – from 9am to 6pm. We set specific hours from day to day according on the tides, wind and students’ preferences.

9. How many hours need to learn kitesurfing?

To learn how to ride and gain independence you need 7 - 12 hours under the eye of an instructor. Every student’s abilities are different and affect the time in which you can achieve independence. Nevertheless the IKO program is designed in a way that most of the students are able to rent and practice by themselves after the basic course. Some learn faster and manage to master the skills of both IKO levels during the basic course while others need a little bit more time. One thing is certain – it only takes your own will to learn kitesurfing. We have never met a person that could not learn. It only takes time and self-motivation.

10. I started kitesurfing course already, but never finished - which offer should I select?

In this case you should take the  Intermediate/Advance Course during which the instructor will evaluate the previously acquired skills and select your individual training according to your experience. With personal approach, we can provide fast progress and successful training without repeating the steps that you already know.

11. I already finished the course but did not practice for a while - what course to choose?

For those who have achieved the  IKO levels 1+2 skills, but took a long break and do not feel confident, we offer a refresher course. This refresher course is available in two versions - for those who own their equipment or for those who want to refresh the skills and rent equipment for independent practice.

12. How many hours of the course is devoted to learning theory?

Kitesurfing lessons are based on practical exercises that allow the student to quickly acquire the necessary skills and enjoy independent riding. Only 1 - 1.5 hours of classes take place on land when theory is explained thoroughly e.g. the specifics of the wind window, specifics of the kite, safety systems. The rest of the course takes place in the water.

13. When will I be able to rent or buy equipment?  

Equipment hire is possible after reaching the IKO levels 1 and 2 – when you are able to perform smooth water starts in both directions and a controlled stop. In order to rent equipment you need an IKO card, which is included in the course price and given once the course is finished. Buying the equipment is also recommended after completion of the course. Ensure you love the sport, speak to your instructors about the type of equipment, sizes and conditions and then decide what to purchase.

14. What equipment should I have to join the course?

To start a kitesurfing course you do not need to have any equipment of your own except a wetsuit, which can also be rented from the kite school. The first thing to buy would be a harness – however, this as well as the kite + board should be decided after you have finished the course.

15. I have my own equipment and would like to learn with it - is it possible?

Yes, there is an option to learn on your own equipment. Price of the course on your own equipment is reduced by 15%. But it is not always worth it. Firstly, we offer school equipment in all sizes - from 5 to 17m, as well as large school boards. All this ensures that the equipment is always perfectly suited to the conditions on the water and guarantee fast progress and smooth training. In addition, it is not worth to "destroy" your own equipment at first, not always successful attempts.

16. Do I have to pre- book the course?

No, the course does not have to be booked in advance, although there are benefits if you do so. Firstly, we offer discounted rate for advanced bookings. Additionally, it is possible to book an instructor that speaks in your language and schedule the classes in advance. You will avoid waiting for a free instructor and will use the conditions to the maximum.



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