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How do I become a BKSA Kitesurfing Instructor?

Contact your nearest club or contact the Kite Surfing Regional Coach for next available course.

You will need the following mandatory qualifications:

  • Riding proficiency / experience, candidates must be of a good intermediate standard - able to ride upwind in 25 knots plus, ride toe side, perform basic jumps (backward rotation) have a good working knowledge of equipment and safety
  • A valid RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate or above
  • A valid First Aid qualification
  • Proof of BKSA Membership
  • 8 hours of shadow teaching (at a BKSA recognized school)

Course Duration and information

The BKSA ITC is a 5 course. Once you have completed the course you will be given a course completion certificate which will outline any action plan given. On completion of this action plan you will be meet full instructor status. You are required to teach within a BKSA recognised school, an instructor can teach up to 4 students with two kites once registered.
An instructor can teach intermediate levels, equipment tuning, improving technique, riding upwind, transitions and jumping.
The qualification is validate for 3 years.

Contact AISTC(S) to book your course

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Which Kitesurfing course is right for me?

Level 1 – Introduction to Kite Flying – 1 day

Part 1 – Basic Kite Handling
Part 2 – Water based flying
Part 3 – Bring on the power and basic body dragging
Part 4 – Directional and upwind body dragging, going the right way, board retrieval body drag.

Level 2 – Introduction to the board – 2 days

Part 1 – Introduction to boards and board start technique
Part 2 – First board starts
Part 3 – First rides including prolonged power delivery
Part 4 – Independent kite surfing – surfing with others

Coaching Sessions – Improving Techniques

  • Riding Upwind
  • Basic Jumping
  • Equipment Tuning
  • Improving technique including, stance, advanced rescue techniques, advanced relaunch techniques
  • Toeside riding and transitions
  • Advanced Coaching Sessions - Improving Technique – 1 day per element

Run only by a BKSA Coach

  • Freestyle and wake style riding
  • Wave kiting and wave riding
  • Racing, boardercross and down winders

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What equipment do you have at the centre?

  • Flexi Foil and North Trainer kites
  • Selection of North , RRD, Naish LEI kites
  • Sizes from 7m – 16m
  • RRD Twin tip boards / RRD Directional Surf Boards
  • RRD Race and Freeride boards

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Army Kitesurfing Contact

Jon Metcalfe

Jon Metcalfe
ASA Regional Coach
(Windsurfing & Kite-surfing)
ASA Coaching & Inspectorate
Building 100, (Top Floor),
Fort Blockhouse, Haslar Road,
PO12 2AB

Mobile: 07768 988258

Civ: 02392 765290

Mil: 9380 65290


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