International Kiteboarding Organisation methods are designed to make you learn and progress quickly and safely with an I.K.O Certified Instructor. Our Instructors and assistant instructors are graduates and some have the certificate to teach children and assistants. They will accompany you in your progress along a cursus established by IKO. This is the first kite organization in the world certifying kite centers on the base of very strict safety standards and efficient pedagogical methods, over three levels of proficiency.

BE CAREFUL. Kite surfing is an extreme sport and require expertise for safe initiation to this activity. Be prudent with proposal of freelance instructors. The price can not be the only criteria in your choice, you must obtain all guarantees : name of company, insurances, diploma, helmet, jacket, updated equipment's .....

Discovery - Kiteboarder Level 1 on land (2-4 h)

Level 1A - Site Selection

Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
Know hazards on a spot Set up a trainer kite
Know the use of safety systems
Carry and handle the kite properly 

Level 1B - Basic Piloting 

Have basic flying skills with trainer kite Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant 
Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
Walk and change directions while flying the kite
Know the wind window

Level 1C - Control Systems 

Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system 
Pre-flight check of equipment and settings 
In flight check of equipment and settings 
Pull quick release and activate leash 
Understand and use the international communication signals 
Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-line de-power kite) 

Level 1D - Power Control 

Control the kite hooked into the harness 
Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems 
Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite 
Show full control of de-power systems in flight 

Level 1E - Self Landing 

Intermediate Kiteboarder Level 2 in the water (4-8 h)

Level 2F - Downwind Drag 

Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
Water re-launch the kite
Body drag downwind
Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
Self-rescue and full pack-down in deep water 

Level 2G - Upwind Drag 

Upwind body drag to recover board 
Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand 
Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging 

Level 2H - Steady Pull

Know the power stroke for a water start
Know the safety rules and theory for water start
Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start

Level 2I - Waterstart Water starts in both 

Directions and ride a short distance
Come to a controlled stop
Understand weather forecast, tidal, wind effects
Determine the wind strength, direction and quality
Know the right of way rules , the equipment to set up Choice according to the weather conditions

Independent Kiteboarder Level 3 (8 h-12 h)

Level 3J - Edging 

Control the riding speed by edging the board
Consistent riding in both directions 

Level 3K - Upwind Riding 

Consistent riding in all directions including upwind
Ride amongst other riders
Ride amongst other water users
Respect right of way rules

Level 3L - Turns 

Change of direction without stopping 
Make a toe side turn 

Level 3M - Self Launch 

Risk assessment and awareness of the riding area 
Self launch 

Level 3N - Basic Jump 

Know the theory 
Know the safety rules for jumping 
Land a basic jump in both side