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British Kitesports Association

ABOUT YOUR KITESURF AND LAND KITE LESSONS

Here at Paracademy our focus is on providing the highest quality kitesurf and land kite lessons out there. We are a BKSA recognised school. All our lessons take place in Portland Harbour near Weymouth in Dorset. We will only hold lessons when conditions are adequate. All equipment is provided and of the highest quality. Our team consists of professional kitesurfers who have over 40 years of experience collectively. They are BKSA qualified to the highest level.

Founders Robin and Sukie have over 40 years of Kitesurfing experience between them. They hold many championship titles, are BKSA senior instructors and National coaches for Freestyle, Wave and Foil disciplines. Other roles have included: BKC Head Judge, RYA National Coach and IKSURF magazine equipment testers.

All our kitesurf lessons and courses are available to buy as vouchers below, we then would ask you to get in touch to book in your session/s. Please, just get in touch with the Paracademy team if you have questions.

Find out more about the team in the About section.

KITESURFING

COURSES

LEARN TO KITESURF

First, Learning to kitesurf with your crew? Jump into a group kitesurfing course and enjoy extra water time.

FUN FOR ALL AGES

POWER HOUR


GROUP: £15: 1 HOUR: 6 STUDENTS : 1 INSTRUCTOR

ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED

BUY A POWER KITE AND GET YOUR POWER HOUR LESSON FOR FREE!


Power Kiting is the key fundamental part of all Kitesports. Power Kites can be used to have alot of fun on the beach. Skidding along the sand, performing jumps, jumping off sand dunes or if you prefer it just relaxing and flying it in a formation around the sky that you enjoy. This course covers: Site Assessment, Wind conditions and Wind Effects, Set up, Assisted Pack Down, Use of a Safety System, Self Rescue (Landing Alone), Basic Flying Techniques, Power Stroke. You will leave proficient at flying Powerkites enabling you to carry on the fun!

THE FIRST STEP TO LEARNING TO KITESURF

INTRODUCTION


GROUP: £125: 6 HOURS 2-4 STUDENTS : 1 INSTRUCTOR

PRIVATE: £150: 3 HOURS: 1 STUDENT : 1 INSTRUCTOR

ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED

The first session of this course is land based and covers: Site Assessment, Wind conditions and Wind Effects, Set up, Assisted Pack Down, Use of a Safety System, Self Rescue (Landing Alone), Basic Flying Techniques, Power Stroke, LEI Set up, LEI Safety and Self Rescue Techniques. The second part will see you out in the water clipped into a full size Kitesurfing kite, learning the basics of LEI kite control, Body Dragging (blasting through the water on your belly!) and practicing the Self rescue process. You will leave proficient at flying an LEI kite, ready to start moving towards practicing the board!

THE PERFECT START

ESSENTIAL


GROUP: £305: 12 HOURS 2-4 STUDENTS : 1 INSTRUCTOR

PRIVATE: £430: 9 HOURS: 1 STUDENT : 1 INSTRUCTOR

ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED

Involving 3 sessions (1 /The Intro) and 2 x 3hr additional water sessions. or 3 x 3hr Private sessions (private course) The following two three hour board lessons will be spent recapping and learning additional bodydrags, practising assisted launching / landing techniques, first board starts and fingers crossed first rides. You will leave proficient at flying an LEI kite, moving towards becoming an independent Kiteboarder!

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

ULTIMATE


GROUP: £425: 12HRS + 3HR PRIVATE: 2-4 STUDENTS : 1 INSTRUCTOR

PRIVATE: £540: 12 HOURS: 1 STUDENT : 1 INSTRUCTOR

ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED

Involving 4 sessions (1 / The Intro), 2 x 3hr group water sessions followed by 3hours Private. or 4x 3hour Private lessons (private course). These additional hours are perfect for solidifying those prolonged rides and independence on the water. After the Essential part of this course make the most of an additional 3hours private lessons to hone your skills and become fully independent.

EXTRA

KITESURFING SESSIONS

DONT NEED A COURSE? EXTRA SESSIONS?

Second, here is two options for those wanting to partake in a extra session, additional lessons when our kitesurfing course options don’t suit your requirements.

2:1

GROUP


GROUP: £90: 3HRS 2 STUDENTS : 1 INSTRUCTOR

ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED

These group sessions are designed so that you can have a course or lessons tailored to your group needs, wether its recapping on certain elements or picking up where you left off i.e mid course. If you are unsure of where yourself or group may fit in, please give the team a call on 01305 824797 or drop us an email.

1:1

PRIVATE


PRIVATE: £180: 3HRS 1 STUDENTS : 1 INSTRUCTOR

ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED

These additional sessions are designed so that you can have a course or lessons tailored to your needs, wether its recapping on certain elements or picking up where you left off i.e mid course. If you are unsure of where yourself may fit in, please give the team a call on 01305 824797 or drop us an email.

TAKE IT TO THE NEXT STEP

PROGRESS

INTERMEDIATE KITESURF COACHING & EQUIPMENT HIRE

Looking to learn some new moves or hire some gear to make you look stylish out there? You're in the right place.

FREESTYLE | FOIL | WAVE

COACHING


GROUP: £90: 3HRS: 2-6 STUDENTS : 1 COACH

PRIVATE: £180: 3 HOURS: 1 STUDENT : 1 COACH

ALL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED

With 21 Years of Kiting under his belt, Robin has an extensive competition history in the UK (He’s now the Head Judge), Robin has recently worked on the Kite4Gold Programme with the RYA / BKSA as well as coaching and judging across the world. Sukie also has over 20 years of kiting experience. Holds so many UK competition titles the trophy cabinet is overflowing i.e 2017 Ladies Professional Champion, has coached former UK Champions, coached across the world and has also delved into the world of judging. Team 514 have had great success with their advanced coaching, with the Aura Kite Camp and also their 514 Kite Kids Team: Which have held all 3 Junior Titles in the UK and many podium places including Madie Evans’ PRO Womens 2nd Place 2019 (@13yo). Some of the team have gone on to become part of the Under 18’s British Sailing Team (Kite Foil Racing).

NEED OR FORGOT GEAR?

HIRE


HALF DAY: FROM £30: 4HRS

FULL DAY: FROM £60: 8HRS

MUST BE INDEPENDENT KITERS, BKSA / IKO CARD REQUIRED

We’ve all arrived at the beach and forgotten a valuable part of kit or been left without the kite size needed, no panic. We provide supervised hire of our equipment. All hire is supervised by our instructors on the beach, enabling you to recieve a couple of tips as well as peace of mind that someone is keeping an eye out for you at all times.

CONSTANT COACHING

BBT RADIO HELMETS

We use BBTalking Radio Helmets on our Private Kitesurfing lessons and Advanced coaching sessions. BB Talking Radio Helmets are the best radio helmets on the market. So, these allow you, your classmates and coach to communicate continuously while learning. In other words, no waiting for tips when you ride off down the beach. Likewise, continuous tips and safety updates on the go and you can enjoy the positive cheers from your coach and classmates from afar.

KITESURFING PACKAGES

FREE LESSONS *

GET READY TO RIDE

* Get the value of your lessons (up to £330) back off the price of your new kitesurfing package. Free Lessons! What!?!

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