With almost 20 years kiting behind us, Ocean2air has the experience and when it comes to teaching that is essential.
We have had the time to fine tune a system of teaching that works better than most. We concentrate on teaching you the most important thing and that is to “understand” how to fly a kite properly.
Well it is simple – you can be the worlds best wake boarder but if the driver of the boat doesn’t give you enough throttle then you will never be even able to get out the water to show it. So the kite flying is what it is all about and this will make your entry into this amazing sport so much easier. The secret is the harness and a lot of kite schools fail to teach this properly and it can make or break your learning curve. We understand that the beginner modules cover a lot of information and sometimes important information is missed so we are making it easier for you to learn.
We have started using video to help us teach and we have broken the video into sections that are important and need to know, and important and HAVE to know as well as general kiting information that is specific for our area. We realise that students are different and some learn better with practical and others better with visual, so we are using them all to teach, BUT we so as not to swamp you with too much information we are also giving you access to the theory after the lesson. So as to be able to go through it again and make sure you didn’t miss any important sections.:
Module 1 and 2
These are the beginner courses – teaching you kite flying.
This is the water work – we put you in the water with a kite and no board and use a helmet radio to allow us to continue teaching when you are in the water. Module 3 will only be in the water if you are flying the kite at the correct level to allow us to safely put you in the water.
This is the board work. Again board lessons will only take place once you have mastered the kite flying off your harness otherwise it is pointless trying to get you onto a board.
PLEASE NOTE – the majority of kiters that kite in the Durban area have been taught by us. We have done this by adjusting the course to suite each one. Our aim is not to do as many lessons as possible but rather to do as many as NECESSARY to get you up and riding!
It is important for you to ‘graduate’ from the one module in order to progress in the next.