Goa kite surfing school is located on a beautiful Arambol beach. There is the possibility, during the course, to rent a bungalows or a house near the beach for a very reasonable price. Booking in advance is necessary.
Just all white sandy beaches. Best month to go kitesurfing are January till April. Arambol beach is last beach in the North of Goa state. Public transport can get you there but the roads are not great. There are a few people who do kiteboarding in Arambol. You have to bring your own gear or rent it from us.
India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the west, and the Bay of Bengal on the east, India has a coastline of 7,517 kilometres. It is bordered by Pakistan to the west; People’s Republic of China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Indonesia in the Indian Ocean.
Goa is India’s smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Located on the west coast of India in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. Renowned for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture, Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year. It also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, which is classified as a biodiversity hotspot. Morjim is a village situated in north Goa in the Pernem district. It is home to a variety of birds and to the Olive Ridley turtle. Morjim beach is a quiet beach although it is changing…
A full course (3 days) is generally necessary to be able to make significant progress, however this depends on your initial knowledge of the wind, and your previous experiences in sliding sports like sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding or snowboarding.
To show up anonymously without knowledge about the winds, equipment, right-of-way-rules and risks with kitesurfing can be lethal to you and others!
You can count on crashing a lot as a beginner. During a course you don’t have to worry about breaking your new gear and you will be using the latest in safety systems and performance.
You get to know the best spots for kitesurfing in your area and which spots are recommended for which conditions.
Your learning curve will be steep as your instructor adapts equipment, spot and course contents to your personal level and personality.
Discovery Course 1-2 days; IKO-Level 1
Duration, cost: 1x3h or 2×1.5h, 11500 ₹ or 9400 ₹ if you bring a friend
2 Days Course; IKO-Level 2
Duration, cost: 2x2h, 17000 ₹ or 14500 ₹ if you bring a friend
3-4 Days Full Course; IKO-Level 2
Duration, cost: 4×2.5h, 30000 ₹ or 24000 ₹ if you bring a friend
Deciding to take up kites-urfing can feel like a pretty big step. Unlike other sports (tennis say), you have to invest quite a few bucks (more than the cost of a racket!) to ensure that you can get out on the water whenever it’s on, and to have kit that performs well and will ensure that your riding progresses.
On the plus side, modern kit is built to last and – as we’ll look at later – if you make the right choices then your kit won’t be outdated for a few years. Realistically you can expect to get around three years of good use out of a kite before it’s time to hit up the plastic again. (Although if you’ve really got the bug then ‘next year’s kit’ might be too tempting to resist!)
Before you get started though, it’s important to remember that unlike other sports (such as surfing or windsurfing), you can’t really ‘ease yourself into’ kites-urfing – you can’t simply drop the sail, or ditch the board, and then just have another go – kites are incredibly powerful bits of kit and if you don’t know what you’re doing then you can easily find yourself wrapped around a groyne or stuck up a tree… Modern kites are very safe, but only once you know what you’re doing, and you should never just buy a kite, go to beach, and ‘give it a go’! The best advice – even if you’re an experienced surfer or can land loops on your windsurfer at will – is to take a couple of lessons and get to grips with the controls and, most importantly, what to do if everything starts going wrong – at the very least make sure you’re learning with a mate who knows their stuff.
So, assuming you know your pump from your pigtails, it’s time to get to the shop and invest in your kite-surfing future!
Download pdf book!
Kites – Most modern kites have excellent depower – which is what you want when you’re starting out. Being able to ditch the power is great for confidence when you’re at the start of kitesurfing’s steep learning curve. So steer clear of C kites (like the Naish Torch or the Hadlow Pro) as, although these have much more depower than a few years ago, they are freestyle power machines, and a lot less forgiving than Bow (full depower) and Hybrid (high depower) kites. (For more detail about types of kite check out this article)
Great options that will take you comfortably from beginner through to intermediate (and beyond) include the Cabrinha Crossbow, which offers heaps of depower and is one of the longest serving and most refined kites on the market, and the Best Kahoona which offers superb depower as well as plenty of hangtime when you start popping those first airs!
Can I get by with 1 kite? Modern kites do have excellent wind range, but don’t believe the manufacturers’ hype about a kite being usable in anything from 9 – 39 knots! This may be possible, but it won’t be much fun at either end of that range and, in reality, you do need a minimum of a 2 kite quiver. Popular options are a 7M, 10/11M quiver, or a 9M, 12M combo depending on your local conditions and your weight (with heavier riders needing gruntier sized kites), and remember (especially if you’re buying second hand) that bars belong with kites! Never mix and match bars with different kites – safety systems and bar set ups are always kite specific so mismatched kit could be lethal… You can, of course, use different size kites with the same bar though, so look at picking up two of the same model kite and one bar if you can.
Board – The only tip would be: don’t go too small, or too big. Something like the Naish Haze or Best’s Spark will take you comfortably through beginner and into your intermediate days…
If you are hoping to get straight into surf or racing then – once you’ve mastered the basics with a few twin-tip sessions – choose whichever board suits you. There is no real distinction between ‘beginner’ and ‘advanced’ surf or race boards (mainly as they’ve got much more ‘float’ than twin-tips) – you just need to find the right board for your height and weight and, if surfing, for the kind of waves that you will be taking on.
Harness – Pretty important! There are two types of harness: seat and waist. If you’ve had a few lessons then odds-on you will have used a seat harness. These offer great support and stay in place even when you’re getting dragged around in the shallows. A waist harness, on the other hand, offers more movement when you’ve mastered the basics, but can get pulled into uncomfortable positions when you’re starting out! Mystic have a great range, and their Dragon Shield is a good entry level option. ION offers high quality harnesses in wide range of models. Pro model ION Spectre is like Rolls Royce of all harnesses.
The average wind speed is between 10-18 knots. North n.w. it is the perfect wind for learning. Kite Club North Goa is near Blue Pyramid and Ash in Arambol beach.
Powered by themekiller.com