Intro to Wave riding - Saturday 5th October 2013. Gwithian or Marazion- £50pp
#Thinking of getting into kitesurfing with a surfboard but don't know where to start or even if it's for you?
This clinic is the perfect intro to kitesurf wave riding from BKSA Coach and World Tour rider Lee Pasty Harvey.
Starting off with a small bit of theory regarding the different conditions and hazards that you will come into contact with now that you are kitesurfing in waves. We will then look at all the basics of kitesurfing on a surfboard including- boardstart, strapless riding, turns, tacks, gybes etc and leave you with plenty to go on with and practise.
Duration will be 4 hours at Gwithian or Marazion depending on wind direction.
Time & location call made the Wednesday before with back up date of 19th October.
Minimum of 3, max of 6 people for this clinic to run!
Wave Clinic - £60 per person, Sunday 6th October
Location will be Gwithian, hopefully with a cross shore wind and waves in the 3ft (shoulder high) - 6ft (overhead) range.
You will need to have 3rd party insurance, your own kit and be a competent rider who can go upwind, perform jumps and basic tricks on a TT at least with knowledge of waves and the ocean. Previous surfboard use will be beneficial but you do not need to be an expert, just keen to learn and not afraid of a bit of a beating ;)
Areas covered will include- Top and Bottom turns, Gybing, Dropping in, Cut backs, Riding out, Tacks, Safety & wave etiquette/rules, Strapless technique/airs, as well as anything else you might want to know how to do?
We will use video coaching and watch it back after in the pub if you so choose. We can also set you up with a photographer if you want photo evidence or just a perfect shot of you on a big clean wave.
Duration 5 hours total- min 3, max 6 people needed to run. If conditions are no good at Gwithian we may move the clinic to Marazion. In the event of no wind or waves, then we will postpone the clinic to the 20th October. This will be decided the wednesday before.
Whatever happens we recommend making the most of it and staying down for the weekend. If you need accomodation, check out our links page or search for Travelodge in Hayle.