Beginner to advanced kitesurfing courses in Mikri Vigla

Beginner to advanced kitesurfing courses in Mikri Vigla

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Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Chill
  • Spoken languages: Spanish, Italian, French, English, Greek, German
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Duration: from 1 hr to 2-3 days
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible 1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Naxos Kite Life centre, Mikri Vigla, Naxos (main street exactly behind Stelios tavern)
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Kitesurfing in Mikri Vigla in Naxos is pure magic! One of the best spots in Southern Europe to get your kitesurfing lesson. With the help of Naxos Kite Life's instructors, rest assured that you will learn rapidly how to kitesurf in private, and you will acquire a solid base to become an IKO-certified independent rider.

The spot
Mikri Vigla in Naxos is known for its long sandy beach and the favorable wind conditions for kitesurfing. The dominant winds are side-onshore, so in the rare case where something goes wrong, you will be carried back to the beach. The wind speed is increased thanks to the Venturi effect created in between Parthena island and the nearby mountains. 

The lessons
"Naxos Kite life" and the instructor, Petros has created customized tuition for beginners. All lessons are done in private so you can get the most out of your lesson till you become a confident rider. It is proposed to start your lesson with a 2-hours lesson per day, as kitesurfing is physically demanding, and the fatigue slows down progression. 

All kitesurfing courses are done in private mode, or semi-private if you are coming with your friends of no more than 2 people per instructor. With the 2 hours starter lesson, you will practice on the beach with a beginner's kite while learning the basics of kitesurfing.

On the next steps, you can practice your waterlaunch, turning, going upwind, going downwind, jibes and many more. All lessons are divided by 2 hours. At the end of 6-8 hours and upon completion of the IKO level 3 programme you will get your kitesurfing IKO card, widely recognised all over the world! 

Give kitesurfing a try while in Naxos and enjoy riding the waves of the Aegean sea. 

If you are booking for 2+ people in a group then you will need to book the 2/3 hour lessons in order to discover as much content as possible.

Offers

1
1-hour lesson

- 1-hour private lesson for kitesurfing riders who want to learn how to jibe or improve specific skills

 
Activity requirements

Previous kite experience, if you are a beginner then you need to book at least 2-hours in order to be able to kite in the water

Have a good swimming level (minimum 15-minutes in open water without buoyancy aids)

You have to be in good physical condition (no injury or health problems)

Be at least 18 years old or have your parent’s permission (for children 14+)

Weigh at least 35 kg

 

Special terms

Your lesson may be cancelled due to the weather

Do not forget to bring
  • Beachwear
  • Towel
  • Snacks and water
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
Sensation Level: Chill
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 1 hr
Minimum Age: minimum 14 y/o
Meeting point:
Naxos Kite Life centre, Mikri Vigla, Naxos (main street exactly behind Stelios tavern)
Included:
  • Kitesurfing gear
  • IKO certification
  • Helmet with radio
  • Impact vest
  • Wetsuit
  • Harness
  • Insurance
  • Amenities (Hot shower, coffee, water, wifi)
2
2-hour lesson

- 2 hours lesson 

- You will learn the basics of kitesurfing on the beach 

Activity requirements

Have a good swimming level (minimum 15-minutes in open water without buoyancy aids)

You have to be in good physical condition (no injury or health problems)

Be at least 18 years old or have your parent’s permission (for children 14+)

Weigh at least 35 kg

Special terms

Your lesson may be cancelled due to the weather

Do not forget to bring
  • Beachwear
  • Towel
  • Snacks and water
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
Sensation Level: Chill
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 2 hrs
Minimum Age: minimum 14 y/o
Meeting point:
Naxos Kite Life centre, Mikri Vigla, Naxos (main street exactly behind Stelios tavern)
Included:
  • Kitesurfing gear
  • IKO certification
  • Helmet with radio
  • Impact vest
  • Wetsuit
  • Harness
  • Insurance
  • Amenities (Hot shower, coffee, water, wifi)
3
3-hour lesson

- 3 hours lesson in private mode

 

Activity requirements

Have a good swimming level (minimum 15-minutes in open water without buoyancy aids)

You have to be in good physical condition (no injury or health problems)

Be at least 18 years old or have your parent’s permission (for children 14+)

Weigh at least 35 kg

Special terms

Your lesson may be cancelled due to the weather

Do not forget to bring
  • Beachwear
  • Towel
  • Snacks and water
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
Sensation Level: Chill
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 3 hrs
Minimum Age: minimum 14 y/o
Meeting point:
Naxos Kite Life centre, Mikri Vigla, Naxos (main street exactly behind Stelios tavern)
Included:
  • Kitesurfing gear
  • IKO certification
  • Helmet with radio
  • Impact vest
  • Wetsuit
  • Harness
  • Insurance
  • Amenities (Hot shower, coffee, water, wifi)
4
6 hours course: from beginner to intermediate

- 6 hours lesson in semi-private mode

- You will have 2 hours of lesson per day over 3 days

- You will learn the basics of kitesurfing on the beach and then pass into the water to learn how to bodydrag and water launch. 

Objectives

IKO discovery session objectives: 

LEVEL 1:

Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
Know hazards on the spot
Know the use of safety systems
Carry and handle the kite properly

Have basic flying skills with kite
Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
Walk and change directions while flying the kite
Know the wind window

Set up a 4 line kite with full depower system
Pre-flight check equipment and settings
Pull quick release and active kite-leash
Understand the international communication signasl
Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant

Launch and land the kite with an assistant
Control the kite hooked into the harness
Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems with one hand
advanced flying skills with the de-power kite
Show full control of de-power systems in flight

Self land
Recover the bar and kite

Level 2:

Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
Water re-launch the kite
Bodydrag downwind
Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
Self-resque and full pack-down in deep water

Upwind body drag to recover board
Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
Enter and exit the same point while upwind body dragging

Know the power stroke for a water start
Know safety rules and theory for water start
Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start

Waterstart in both directions and ride a short distance
Come to a controlled stop
Understand weather forecast, tidial- and wind effects
Determine the wind strength, direction and quality
Know the right of way rules
Know equipment set-up and choice according to the weather conditions

Activity requirements

Have a good swimming level (minimum 15-minutes in open water without buoyancy aids)

You have to be in good physical condition (no injury or health problems)

Be at least 18 years old or have your parent’s permission (for children 14+)

Weigh at least 35 kg

Special terms

Your lesson may be cancelled due to the weather

Do not forget to bring
  • Beachwear
  • Towel
  • Snacks and water
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
Sensation Level: Chill
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 2-3 days
Minimum Age: minimum 14 y/o
Meeting point:
Naxos Kite Life centre, Mikri Vigla, Naxos (main street exactly behind Stelios tavern)
Included:
  • Kitesurfing gear
  • IKO certification
  • Helmet with radio
  • Impact vest
  • Wetsuit
  • Harness
  • Insurance
  • Amenities (Hot shower, coffee, water, wifi)

Meeting point

Naxos Kite Life centre, Mikri Vigla, Naxos (main street exactly behind Stelios tavern) Get directions
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