IKO Kitesurfing Courses and Lessons in Mikri Vigla, Naxos

IKO Kitesurfing Courses and Lessons in Mikri Vigla, Naxos

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Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Chill
  • Spoken languages: Italian, English, Greek
  • Fitness level: from Everybody welcome to Occasionally sporty
  • 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:
    Kite Centre Naxos, Orkos Beach Hotel, Mikri Vigla
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Few schools are able to offer a professional service for kiting and Kite Centre Naxos is one of them! If you have always wondered how it feels to fly and surf at the same time over the sea, then you should learn how to kite. The experienced instructors of Kite Centre Naxos, Michele and Luciana will give you a warm welcome and stay next to you to teach you how to kitesurf or to help you improve your skills. They offer all levels of kitesurfing courses by IKO (Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3) and private courses for advanced riders to help you improve specific skills and tricks. 

The courses:
You will find all the courses by IKO in order to get your certification. The courses are conducted in small groups never bigger than 3 persons. The equipment of the centre is provided by RRD Roberto Ricci Design. All the equipment is always included in the courses price. The courses are radio-assisted so you can be in constant communication with your instructor, even in water. 

The IKO Kiteboarding programs are designed to help you learn in a safe way while your IKO Instructor respects your rhythm and takes you through all the steps, so you can reach your goals.

During Level 1 you will get all the basic knowledge to fly a kite in a safe way.

During Level 2 you will use all flying skills you gained in Level 1. Just make sure you wear a flotation vest and keep your helmet on because at this level you are ready to get in the water. Once you complete this programme you will start riding the board.

Level 3 is the stage where your hard work pays off, as you get to feel the board on your feet! By the end of the level 3 course, you will be able to start jumping and will truly be an independent rider. Then you are off to explore the world’s different locations, water surfaces and wind strengths!

After successfully completing Level 3 you will get your IKO certificate and you will be globally recognised as an independent kitesurfer. 

The Kitesurf Paradise in Greece
The nice and sandy beach of Mikri Vigla is situated in a bay close leeward. The wind direction side-side onshore from the right (north) makes this bay a very safe place to start kitesurfing.
The strength of the wind is generated by the high pressure on the mediterranean sea during the summer (May - October) and the local tradition gives this wind the name of Meltemi.
The Meltemi starts to blow early in the morning and stops at the sunset, many times it doesn't stop even at night.

Get ready for the perfect windy condition to practice some serious kitesurfing... 

Offers

1
Discover Kitesurfing

The private lesson can be tailored to your needs instruction on kitesurfing. Your instructor will be dedicated to your needs, and together you can work on specific techniques and skills. Either a beginner or a free rider, you will have a custom course to learn the basics or to learn how to jibe and how to chop hop in free ride mode. Before arriving on the spot you will let your instructor know what you want to improve and then for 1 hour you are gonna work on that.

Activity requirements

You need to be 12 years old in a good physical form. 

Do not forget to bring
  • Sunscreen
Sensation Level: Chill
Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: 1 hr
Minimum Age: minimum 12 y/o
Meeting point:
Kite Centre Naxos, Orkos Beach Hotel, Mikri Vigla
Included:
  • Equipment
  • Radio assisted lessons
2
IKO Level 1: semi-private (2:1)

With this programme for beginners you will learn the basics of kitesurfing. The course lasts in total 6 hours, and you will have 2 days to complete it - 3 hours/day. On the first day, you will have 1 hour of theory and then you will practice on the shore with a beginner's kite in order to learn how to control it. On the second day you will practice with the beginner's kite and you will pass to the normal kite. 

Objectives

Level 1A
• Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
• Know hazards on a spot
• Set up a trainer kite
• Know the use of safety systems

Level 1B
• Have basic flying skills with trainer kite
• Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant
• Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
• Walk and change directions while flying the kite
• Know the wind window

Level 1C
• Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system
• Pre-flight check of equipment and settings
• In flight check of equipment and settings
• Understand and use the international communication signals
• Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-line de-power kite)

Level 1D
• Control the kite hooked into the harness
• Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems
• Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite
• Show full control of de-power systems in flight

Level 1E
• Pull quick release and activate leash
• Recover the bar and kite
• Self land

Activity requirements

You need to be 12 years old in a good physical form. 

Do not forget to bring
  • Sunscreen
Sensation Level: Chill
Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: 2-3 days
Minimum Age: minimum 12 y/o
Meeting point:
Kite Centre Naxos, Orkos Beach Hotel, Mikri Vigla
Included:
  • Equipment
  • Evaluation and certification from IKO instructor
  • Radio assisted lessons
3
IKO Level 2: semi-private (2:1)

With this programme for intermediate kite riders, you will improve your kitesurfing skills on water. The course lasts in total 4 hours, and you will have 2 days to complete it - 2 hours/day. You will be practicing with 4-line kites, you will learn the water procedures and how to water start.

Objectives

You will learn the following: 

Level 2F
• Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
• Water re-launch the kite
• First body drag downwind
• Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
• Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
• Recover the kite and bar in the water

Level 2G
• Upwind body drag to recover board
• Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
• Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging

Level 2H
• Know the power stroke for a water start
• Know the safety rules and theory for water start
• Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start

Level 2I
• Water starts in both directions and ride a short distance
• Come to a controlled stop
• Understand weather forecast, tidal- 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

You need to have previously completed the Level 1 IKO programme. 

Do not forget to bring
  • Sunscreen
Sensation Level: Chill
Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: 2-3 days
Minimum Age: minimum 12 y/o
Meeting point:
Kite Centre Naxos, Orkos Beach Hotel, Mikri Vigla
Included:
  • Equipment
  • Evaluation and certification from IKO instructor
  • Radio assisted lessons
4
IKO Level 1+2: private (1:1)

With this programme for beginners, you will learn the basics of kitesurfing. The course lasts in total 6 hours, and you will have 2 days to complete it - 3 hours/day. On the first day, you will have 1 hour of theory and then you will practice on the shore with a beginner's kite in order to learn how to control it. On the second day, you will practice with the beginner's kite and you will pass to the normal kite. 

Objectives

Level 1A
• Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
• Know hazards on a spot
• Set up a trainer kite
• Know the use of safety systems

Level 1B
• Have basic flying skills with trainer kite
• Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant
• Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
• Walk and change directions while flying the kite
• Know the wind window

Level 1C
• Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system
• Pre-flight check of equipment and settings
• In flight check of equipment and settings
• Understand and use the international communication signals
• Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-line de-power kite)

Level 1D
• Control the kite hooked into the harness
• Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems
• Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite
• Show full control of de-power systems in flight

Level 1E
• Pull quick release and activate leash
• Recover the bar and kite
• Self land

Level 2F
• Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
• Water re-launch the kite
• First body drag downwind
• Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
• Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
• Recover the kite and bar in the water

Level 2G
• Upwind body drag to recover board
• Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
• Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging

Level 2H
• Know the power stroke for a water start
• Know the safety rules and theory for water start
• Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start

Level 2I
• Water starts in both directions and ride a short distance
• Come to a controlled stop
• Understand weather forecast, tidal- 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

You need to be 12 years old in a good physical form. 

Do not forget to bring
  • Sunscreen
Sensation Level: Chill
Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: 2-3 days
Minimum Age: minimum 12 y/o
Meeting point:
Kite Centre Naxos, Orkos Beach Hotel, Mikri Vigla
Included:
  • Equipment
  • Evaluation and certification from IKO instructor
  • Radio assisted lessons
5
IKO Level 3: private (1:1)

With this programme for intermediate kite riders, you will improve your kitesurfing skills on water and you will finally get your IKO certification by completing the 3rd step. The course lasts 1 hour and you will polish your skills in water. After that you will be considered an independent rider and you will be able to kite all around the globe. You will learn how to edge control, how to ride upwind, how to change your direction, you will learn toe side turns and you will perform your first jump.

Objectives

You will be learning: 

Level 3J
• Control the riding speed by edging
• Consistent riding in both directions

Level 3K
• Consistent riding in all directions including upwind
• Ride amongst other riders and water users and respect right of way rules

Level 3L
• Change of direction without stopping
• Self- rescue and full pack-down in the water

Level 3M
• Risk assessment and awareness of the riding area
• Self launch

Level 3N
• Make a toe side turn

Activity requirements

You need to have previously completed the Level 2 IKO programme. 

Do not forget to bring
  • Sunscreen
Sensation Level: Chill
Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: 2 hrs
Minimum Age: minimum 12 y/o
Meeting point:
Kite Centre Naxos, Orkos Beach Hotel, Mikri Vigla
Included:
  • Equipment
  • Evaluation and certification from IKO instructor
  • Radio assisted lessons
6
Private Lessons

With the private courses you can have a tailored to your needs instruction on kitesurfing. Your instructor will be dedicated on your needs, and together you can work on specific techniques and skills. Either a beginner or a free rider, you will have a custom course to learn the basics or to learn how to jibe and how to chop hop in free ride mode. Before arriving on the spot you will let your instructor know what you want to improve and then for 2 hours you are gonna work on that. 

Do not forget to bring
  • Sunscreen
Sensation Level: Chill
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 2 hrs
Minimum Age: minimum 12 y/o
Meeting point:
Kite Centre Naxos, Orkos Beach Hotel, Mikri Vigla
Included:
  • Equipment
  • Radio assisted lessons
  • Certified instructor

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