Playa Del Carmen Kiteboarding School offers the very best in kitesurfing lessons. All our instructors follow IKO (International Kiteboarding Organisation) Standards and best practices, and are supervised by IKO Instructor Level 2, Demetrio Savio. Kitesurfing lessons are given using the latest and safest equipment, helmets and flotation devices, and all the students will receive an IKO Certification with their kiteboarding level at the end of the course.
We teach mostly private lessons to offer the best tailored and student-focused instructions. However, especially at the beginning of your kiteboarding course, you can choose to be in a small group of not more than 2-3 students per instructor.
KITEBOARDING DISCOVERY INTRO 1 HOUR
|55 USD PER PERSON|
GROUP LESSON (2-3 PAX)
Course details: Are you curious about kiteboarding? Do you want to understand if it’s something for you before committing to a full course? Practice your first moves with a trainer kite and experience the traction in the water, in a safe and controlled environment, with a pro instructor.
LEVEL 1: BEGINNER KITE COURSE 3 HOURS
|180 USD PER PERSON|
GROUP LESSON (2-3 PAX)
Course details: 3 Hours IKO kiteboarding beginner course; practice kite control, learn the theory and the procedures to start becoming a fully independent IKO kiteboarder!
LEVEL 2: INTERMEDIATE KITEBOARDING COURSE 6 HOURS
|360 USD PER PERSON|
GROUP LESSON (2-3 PAX)
Course details: 6 hours Intermediate IKO Kiteboarding Course, from kite and board control in the water to water starts and riding!
Extra hours after the Level 2 package: + 75 USD/hr (private lessons only)
ALL INCLUSIVE KITEBOARDING EXPERIENCE
Enjoy the amazing hospitality of our 5 stars All Inclusive home spot, and sleep right behind the best and widest kiteboarding area of Playa Del Carmen.
Book with us your accommodation at Iberostar Tucan Quetzal in Playacar, and earn extra credits that you can use for kiteboarding and wakeboarding courses, and exclusive services.
ADVANCED RIDING / JUMPS / SURFBOARD PRIVATE LESSONS
Have you taken other kiteboarding lessons before and do you want to take your skills to the next level? Learn to master riding, jumping, tricks or strapless freestyle with a surfboard with our pro instructors!
|2 HOURS||4 HOURS||EXTRA HOURS|
|With complete advanced Equipment||170 USD||320 USD||+ 75 USD/hr|
|With your own equipment||125 USD||235 USD||+ 55 USD/hr|
ACHIEVED SKILLS AND CERTIFICATION LEVELS
IKO LEVEL 1
Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting Know hazards on a spot
Set up a trainer kite
Know the use of safety systems
Have basic flying skills with trainer kite
Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite Walk and change directions while flying the kite Know the wind window
Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system
Pre-flight check of equipment and settings
In flight check of equipment and settings
Understand and use the international communication signals
Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-line de- power kite)
Control the kite hooked into the harness
Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite
Show full control of de-power systems in flight
Pull quick release and activate leash Recover the bar and kite
Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite Water re-launch the kite
First body drag downwind
Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
Change direction to the left and right while body dragging Recover the kite and bar in the water
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
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
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
LEVEL 3 & 4
Control the riding speed by edging Consistent riding in both directions
Consistent riding in all directions including upwind
Ride amongst other riders and water users and respect right of way rules
Change of direction without stopping Self-rescue and full pack-down in the water
Risk assessment and awareness of the riding area Self launch
Make a toe side turn
Knows the theory and the safety rules for jumping. Land a basic jump
PLEASE NOTE: The amount of time spent on each level depends on the student’s abilities and can vary significantly. Your Instructors will always provide advice on the skills you’ll need to improve to confidently and safely move to the next step.
SOME FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE THE LEARNING CURVE ARE:
- Student ability, weight
- Sailing, kite flying, and other previous board-sport experience
- Wind strength and direction
Prices are per person and include all the necessary Kiteboarding Equipment, Instructors, Assistants, and the IKO certification at the end of the course.
IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) certification courses are offered daily from 9:30 am till 5:30 pm (depending how much light is left) by our highly experienced IKO certified Instructors. If you already have a Kiteboarding certification or other proof of your riding skills, PDCK has the latest SLINGSHOT and NORTH KITEBOARDING / DUOTONE (among others) equipment for rent.
KITEBOARDING EQUIPMENT RENTAL PRICES
You must be a fully independent rider and have a valid 3rd party liability insurance that covers kiteboarding to rent without supervision.
If you don’t have an IKO Kiteboarder Certification or other proof of your riding skills a 1 Hr Supervision / Advanced Lesson with one of our instructors is mandatory before you rent.
You will be fully responsible for any damages to the equipment you choose to rent.
|2 HOURS||5 HOURS||extra HOURS|
|Complete equipment||95 Usd||225 Usd||+ 40 Usd/Hr|
|Kite only||75 Usd||168 Usd||+ 30 Usd/Hr|
|Board only||40 Usd||85 Usd||+ 15 Usd/Hr|
|Surfboard only||85 Usd||195 Usd||+ 35 Usd/Hr|
|Harness / Helmet / Vest Only||20 Usd||40 Usd||+ 5 Usd/Hr|