Kitesurfing courses in Dublin

From 2 hrs to 4-7 days
Occasionally sporty
From 8 years-old and up

Pure Magic organises kite lessons for beginners to advanced riders. They’ll answer all your questions & give you an unforgettable & unique experience.

Welcome to the magic world of water sports in Ireland. The expert team's mission is to share their passion with you as well as what makes them excited, what gets them going every day, much more than just a sport, culture or lifestyle.

When you enter Pure Magic, your life will change! Whatever your needs, from kite lessons for total beginners to most advanced riders to organising an afternoon's activity with your mates, they’re here to answer all your questions and give you an unforgettable and unique experience...what they like to call Pure Magic.

Broken down into sessions, a full course comprises four sessions, which typically last for 3 hours per session with multiple students and 2 hours per session when 121.

The sessions are broken down into chronological order and by the end of each session you should know:
Session 1: Basic trainer and LEI kite flying
- Safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
- Spot and hazards assessment
- Setup a trainer kite
- Basic flying skills with a trainer kite
- Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
- Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant
- Walk and change directions while flying the trainer kite
- Know the wind window
- Setup an LEI (leading edge inflatable 4-line kite) with depower system
- Carry and handle the kite properly
- Pre-flight check of equipment and lines
- 1Pull quick release and activate leash (on land)
- Understand the international communication signals for landing and launching
- Assist with the launch of LEI kite
- Control the LEI kite hooked into the harness
- Understand the depower system
- Basic flying skills with the LEI kite
- Bonus point to reach is first downwind body drag depending on wind strength

Session 2: Downwind bodydrag
- Independent setup of LEI kite with supervision
- Assist with the launch of LEI kite
- Control the LEI kite hooked into the harness
- Water re-launch the LEI kite
- Body drag downwind
- Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
- Change direction to the left and to the right while body dragging

Session 3: Advanced bodydrag
- Continuation of session 2, downwind body drag, water re-launch etc.
- Walking upwind with kite controlling the kite with one hand
- Upwind body drag with LEI kite to recover board
- Upwind body drag with LEI kite holding the board with one hand
- Enter and exit the same point while the upwind body dragging
- If time permits can practice the ‘bob’ technique (maintain kite at 12’o’clock with one hand and feet out in front with no board)

Session 4: Board start
- Theory of water start; kite, board and body position, power stroke
- Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for the water start
- Water start in both directions
- Come to a controlled stop
- Determine the wind strength, direction and quality
- Right of way rules
- Equipment setup and choice according to the weather conditions
- Exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
- Launch & land the kite to an assistant

Self-rescue and pack down; this will be included during one of the sessions, generally at the end of a session or when the conditions change, e.g. lights winds.

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2-3 days

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4-7 days

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2 hrs

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Meeting point:
Pure Magic, 370 Clontarf Road, Dublin, Ireland
Spoken languages:English


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