Why you should book a learn to kitesurf holiday

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Why you should book a learn to kitesurf holiday

A learn to kitesurf holiday is a great way to combine some of the world’s most exotic and glamorous destinations with one of the most exciting sports. For kitesurfing holidays you need a few things: some wind, a beach, water and accommodation. And if that accommodation happens to be high end, then what better way to rest up your aching muscles? 

And they really will be aching. That’s because kitesurfing is a great workout for the whole body, building core strength and muscle memory. But what else can you expect when getting kitesurfing tuition while on holiday?


How a learn to kitesurf holiday works

During a beginners kitesurfing holiday, you will spend a portion of your time with a kitesurf instructor. The amount of time will depend on how many other students are in your group. While it is more fun and sociable to learn with other people, if you really want to progress, then private tuition is always a good option.


Beginner courses usually last around three to four days, with around three hours of lessons each day. Although, this does depend on wind and water conditions. Of course, you may enjoy further time on the water practising what you’ve learned. But in the first few days you should expect to wipe out a fair bit, and this can be very energy sapping.

At the end of your beginner course, your instructor will give you some advice on how best to progress, what you need to work on, and how to build strength that will help with your technique. Kitesurfing safety has come a long way in the last decade or so but you should always err on the side of caution and you should never try and launch on your own. Especially if you’re new to the sport or a particular area.


The instruction

The first thing you will learn is how to handle the kite, getting a feel for how it moves with your feet on terra firma. Understanding how the kite moves and reacts is key to progressing in kitesurfing. You will also learn how to launch and land safely, perhaps the two most important manoeuvres.


Next, you’ll practice body dragging, which involves using the kite on the water with no board. Once you’re comfortable, you can introduce the board and start to build confidence and skills on the water. Your instructor will accompany you on the first few runs until you have the basics. From then on, it’s just practice.

Of course, lessons and tuition programmes vary from school to school, as do teaching methods. But the order in which you learn is generally the same around the world.


Why choose kitesurfing?

There are ideal kitesurfing conditions in some of the most beautiful locations on the planet. From Brazil to Mauritius to the Maldives, you can combine your tuition with luxury accommodation for a holiday experience that you will never forget. Engage your body and mind, learn new skills, and enjoy luxury accommodation at the same time. Now that really sounds like a holiday.