What better way to spend your holiday than learning to kiteboard? Thailand with its beautiful long sandy beaches, warm waters, hospitable people and great food and nightlife and plentiful accommodation options is the ideal place to learn this exciting sport. Taking lessons from a qualified instructor ensures that you learn all necessary skills in a quicker and safer way.
Kiteboarding or kitesurfing is a great sport for anyone who likes the speed, the excitement and the feeling of freedom that comes with it.
You can learn a lot by yourself from books and DVD’s. However, taking lessons has a number of big advantages, the first one being that you will learn a lot faster and you will end up with a better technique. Taking lessons are also the way to avoid accidents and injury.
Last but not least, learning with the schools equipment will save you wear and damage on your new kite and your instructor will be able to give you good advice on what equipment to buy depending on your body size, weight and skills.
Thailand has some ideal places to learn kiteboarding. The long, sandy beaches and favorable wind conditions plus the beautiful surroundings, hospitality and accommodation options make Thai beach resorts a great place to learn this sport. Currently there are IKO certified kiteboarding schools in Phuket, Koh Samui, Hua Hin, Pranburi, Pattaya, Koh Phangan and Chumphon.
Depending on the season some locations offer better wind conditions that others, apart from that it’s up to you to decide which one fits your needs best. During the months November to around March the east coast offers the best wind conditions for kitesurfing. After that, until halfway May, Hua Hin offers excellent wind conditions. A little bit to the South is Pranburi, which has a long sandy beach, ideal if you prefer a relaxed place away from the crowds.
Several kiteboarding courses offered
All schools offer lessons by IKO-certified instructors using the latest equipment.
If you are new to kiteboarding and want to kiteboard independently as quickly as possible, the three day beginner course is right for you. During this course you will learn the necessary theory and practice to safely and confidently kiteboard by yourself.
If you already have kitesurfing experience, but want to improve on one or more techniques, a one day intermediate course is the one to choose.
If you would like to try this sport first without having to take the three day course, the one day discovery course is a good chance to learn the basics and experience the excitement and freedom kitesurfing brings. There is also a private course for those who prefer to learn one on one, which is the quickest way to acquire to skills necessary to kite on your own. All courses come with IKO certification.