Amazing Christopher on his second kiteboarding lesson with Gerhard from ukiteboard.com kiteboarding in only 7 knots of wind
The proper training and equipment makes this possible
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Location: Fantastic condition at Salvo Day Use kite spot Kiteboarding lesson with Joe from Hamilton
Wind Direction & Speed: South West wind 12-15 knots
Kites: 8 and 12 meter Cabrinha Switchblade
Student: Joe from Hamilton
Joe showed fantastic progress at his first kiteboarding lesson in Hatteras
IKO certified kiteboarding instructor
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Kiteboarding is a classy sport!
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Stay at the spacious Sound-front 6 bedroom beach house which boasts sunsets and sound views galore. The sound side of the Ocean offers, warm, flat, shallow water with sandy bottom. Perfect to learn or to perfect our sport of kiteboarding / kitesurfing. We teach and kiteboard right from our backyard!
House is equipped with free WiFi internet access, flat screen TV with a Blu-Ray & DVD players, board games and a video library. Large private backyard with a pool and 2 hot tubs & outdoor showers where you can rinse yourself off and wash your equipment after using it in salt water.
Trip is limited to 10 people maximum, which give everyone lots of space on the bus, in the house and on the water. A deposit is required to secure your spot. Equipment rental and special lessons will be at a special rate.
Transportation, Accommodation, Home-Cooked Meals & Lessons
Beginner Package $1,200 includes 4 hours of lessons
Rider Package $1,000
What’s NOT included?
This trip is all about learning & FUN!
A second week is added from May 6 to the 14th 2017 at another location just North of Salvo
Accommodation only for this week — Please ask for details about this second week.
Every year seems to disappear quicker than the last. Don’t let life pass you by!
SOUNDFRONT Salvo Sunsets don’t get any better than the ones you will watch from the wrap-around decks and covered porches of this upscale home. Venture down the secluded sound boardwalk, (privately shared with one other home), or step inside from the dry entry or up the wheelchair ramp into the large game room with pool table, wet bar and home theater system with big screen TV and BluRay player. A queen bedroom and full bath complete this level.
Take the elevator to the second level featuring 4 master suites, 3 with queen beds and 1 with 2 sets of bunks. Up one more level is a king master suite with large private bath complete with dual vanities. Walk into the great room and be welcomed by wall-to-wall windows with awe inspiring sound views, vaulted ceilings, a built-in entertainment center with large screen 60″ TV, and gas fireplace. The dining room table seats 10, and the kitchen with breakfast bar was thoughtfully designed with the chef in mind. Venture outside and enjoy the view from one of the comfortable rocking chairs or indulge in the 2 person bubbly hot tub. Soak in SALVO SUNSETS for memories that will last a lifetime.
(5 masters) 1 king, 1 queen, 1 queen, 1 queen, 1 queen, 2 sets of bunks beds
New in 2015: New 2 person hot tub on the top level deck, new 60″ TV in great room, and new paint in some bedrooms.
Standard Amenities: The following items are all available at this property, even though they are not listed in the advertising individually: Central air/heat, Washer/Dryer, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Microwave, TV, DVD player, Telephone, Outdoor grill, Sundeck. Many homes also have ceiling fans and fish cleaning tables.
Knots play a critical role in kiteboarding. If you don’t master them, sooner or later you will have problems in the water, or even launching/landing the kite.
For example, if you’re riding your kite several miles off the coast and line breaks, you should be able to make a few emergency repairs. Believe or not, in many cases, a smart knot can save your life.
But an incorrectly tied knot can also lead to unexpected and abrupt wipeouts, so make sure you know how to tie kiteboarding’s basic knots.
Watch how these knots are tied, memorize them, and train them as many times as you think you should. There are five essential knots a kiteboarder must learn.
The lark’s head knot, also known as cow hitch knot, allows kiteboarders to attach the lines to your kite. It’s simple, yet extremely effective.
The figure-of-eight knot is an easy knot used as a stopper for your lark’s head knot.
The loop-to-loop connection allows kiteboarders to attach line extensions or to replace bridle sections.
The bowline is widely considered the most useful sailing knot in the world. Kiteboarders use it to attach your chicken loop to your trim strap.
The double fisherman’s knot allows kiteboarders to join two lines, and it is especially useful if one of your lines snaps.
Need to untie a knot in a kite line? Learn how.
Location: Just North of Cooks Bay, Lake Simcoe
Wind Speed: 10 knots
Wind Direction: NW
Started with a 3meter trainer kite that Shelby mastered Right away. Once Scott had a chance to try it, he was quick to get it too. We all had a good time in the sunshine!
News and Features from the Official Website for World Sailing, the world governing body for the sport of sailing.
A kiteboarder decided to return to the waters of Brighton-Le-Sands, near Sydney, after a bull shark was spotted swimming in shallow waters.
Adam Cartmer and his friends spotted a bull shark swimming in shallow waters, meters away from the shoreline, and warned everyone to get out of the water.
Beachgoers and around 30 riders immediately got out of the water, including kiteboarder Pierre Olivier. But, soon after, he returned to the sea and rode his board and kite near the predator.
“You could see it wasn’t going to attack. I was near it in knee deep water. It was a little disoriented. Then it disappeared, and 30 kite surfers jumped back in the water and surfed until sunset,” explained Cartmer.
Australia has some of the most shark-infested waters in the world. In 2016, and according to the International Shark Attack File (ISAF), there were 15 unprovoked shark attacks, and two deaths involving shark attacks.
Barack is already on the board!! Wonder how long he’s been learning? Maybe in secret since he really wasn’t allowed to do extreme sports while he was president!
VIDEO: Untied from dangerous sports as president, Obama goes kiteboarding in Caribbean
At ukiteboard we teach and coach kiteboarding (a.k.a. kitesurfing) and snowkiting.
If you’re not familiar with kiteboarding (a.k.a. kitesurfing) or snowkiting, it’s a sport where you speed over water or snow using a kite to harness the power of the wind and a board as a floatation device and in the case of snowkiting, you’ll be riding your skis or snowboard. Summer or winter, it’s incredibly fun!
Drop us by email or fill in the BOOK A LESSON FORM and we'll get back to you to schedule your kiteboarding or snowkiting lesson.