Best Kiteboarding Lessons!
Sea to Sky Kiteboarding is the longest running school at The Spit. Our kiteboard lessons are available for beginner to advanced riders and suitable for all ages. Our lessons run at The Spit, Squamish in the summer and we offer lessons in the winter in La Ventana, Baja, Mexico.
You can’t miss us in the big red bus. Please arrive at least 45 minutes before your lesson. When you arrive, we will check you in with the Squamish Windsports Society and set you up with the right gear.
Kiteboarding LESSONS RIGHT FOR YOU?
Everyone learns at a different pace and for that reason, our lessons are customized to you for maximum success. To provide the best experience our friendly kiteboard instructors are IKO qualified. Our kiteboard lessons use the best gear in the industry including Core Kites, Ion harnesses and Ion dry suits to keep you warm and comfortable, while you concentrate on learning.
We teach from a large comfortable boat and each student wears a radio helmet, so every instruction is heard clearly to help with your progression.
Lesson Price Packages
*Plus GST (General Service Tax)
We charge by the hour so that if the wind conditions aren’t ideal or if you get tired, there is flexibility to reschedule. We want to ensure you get the most out of each personalized lesson.
*Private Lessons: This is a 1 on 1 instructor lead lesson from a boat or Jet ski depending on experience of kiteboarder.
*Semi Private Lessons: This is for group of 2 people, family or friends, and instructor. Operated from one of our two boats.
Level 1: Beginner Kiteboard Lessons
Your first kiteboard lesson will be an introduction to the sport of kiteboarding. Beginners will start at the spit learning about kiteboarding safety features and finish in the water.
Summary of your first lesson:
- Setting up the kite
- Launching and landing at the spit
- How to steer and control the kite
- Body dragging
- Relaunching the kite on the water
- Board starts, self-rescue
For beginner’s we recommend at least two hours for your first kiteboard lesson.
Level 2: Intermediate Kiteboard Lessons
Now you are comfortable riding up wind and down wind and transitioning smoothly you will be looking to take the next steps.
This lesson will cover:
- Riding up wind and transitions turns
- Learn to jump with a smooth landing
- Add kite loops to your tricks
- Edging techniques to pop off the water
- Steps into back rolls and front rolls
- Introduction to board grabs
Level 3: Advanced Kiteboard Lessons
This is about you, what do you want to learn. Whether you are a seasoned rider but new to the Spit or there is a particular kiteboarding trick you can’t quite master.
This lesson will take your Kiteboarding to the next level:
- Wakestyle Kiteboarding tricks
- Unhooked tricks
- Boosting big air
- Supervision and personal coaching
Foilboard / Surfboard Lessons
Mastered kiteboarding? Take the next steps and learn to foilboard or surfboard. Participants must use their own kite equipment: we supply the foilboard / surfboard, instructor and boat to get you upwind
We use Liquid Force foilboard for lessons. Low aspect wings, and a durable design will have you up and foiling in your very first lesson.
These foilboard, kitesurfing lessons cover:
- Entering/exiting the water with foilboard / surfboard
- Body dragging with the boards
- Falling safely
- Starting to fly
Kiteboarding Lesson guarantee
Our kiteboarding lessons guarantee your success in becoming an independent kiteboarder by structuring our lessons to your learning style and criteria. We ensure you understand instructions during the lesson and offer tips to work on after the lesson. Our success is proven by your success and we have many returning clients.
Our motto is to make independent kiteboarders one at a time.
sQUAMISH WINDSPORTS SOCIETY
Sea to Sky Kiteboarding works in partnership with the Squamish Wind Sports Society (SWS). A small fee of $20 is payable. We recommend purchasing a membership. Check out our blog to find out how the SWS enhances the kiting experience.
Sea to Sky Kiteboarding school aims to turn you into an independent kiteboarder. If you have any questions about our kiteboarding lessons or you are not quite sure which level you fit into, give us a call 778 266 5483. We will tailor your kiteboarding lessons to suit your specific needs and abilities, and have you riding upwind, jumping or foiling asap! We can also do supervised lessons.
PLEASE NOTE: If you need to cancel or reschedule your lesson we appreciate 48 hours notice prior to your lesson or your lesson maybe voided! See our FAQs for any other questions.