It’s All About The Safety
When You Learn To Kite Surf
So you want to learn to kite surf, well that’s great. As with every adventure sport there is always an element of risk. Here at coastriders we try to minimise the dangers often associated with kite sports, especially kitesurfing when you learn to kite surf.
Our number one concern when you learn to kite surf is safety, yours, ours and others crossing our paths.
- We always cover basic theory before even flying a kite.
- You will be shown several self rescue techniques throughout your lesson, even when you just want to fly.
- Your first fly of an LEI (kitesurf kite) will never be on land, always in water.
- You won’t be getting on a board on your first day just because you tell us you can powerkite/ windsurf/ wakeboard.
- We don’t teach in extreme winds, if we feel the weather has changed during your lesson we know it’s disappointing but we will cancel instead of risking your safety.
- We try to use as much of the low tide lagoons as possible for teaching in, especially on board days.
- We don’t use a safety boat due to the inaccessibility of the enclosed lagoon, but we do have contact with the RNLI and the Aberdovey Yacht Club boats in the event that we need to initiate a rescue, both a mere 500m away.
- Our instructors have up to date first aid certificates and powerboat licenses
- We have first aid equipment and emergency phones on the beach with us.
- If we don’t feel your ready to progress we wont push forward you just to keep you in time with a group.
So far we have a 100% safety record and we would like this continue, if you listen you will be safe and if something unfortunate should happen we have the knowledge to deal with it.