What you will learn

Course Breakdown

Scroll down and read a detailed breakdown of the steps towards your independence.

IKO Level 1

DISCOVERY

  • LEVEL 1A DISCOVERY
    1.) S.E.A. (Site, Environment, Activity) Assessment
    2.) Holding, Carrying and Securing a Kite on Land
    3.) Kite set up
  • LEVEL 1B DISCOVERY
    1.) Safety Systems Use
    2.) Pre-Flight Check
  • LEVEL 1C DISCOVERY
    1.) Launching and Landing as an Assistant
    2.) First piloting and explore the Wind Window’s Edge
    3.) Let Go of the Bar
    4.) Twist and Untwist the Lines
  • LEVEL 1D DISCOVERY
    1.) Flying One-Handed
    2.) Trim Discovery
    3.) Walking While Flying the Kite
    4.) Launching and Landing as a Pilot
    5.) Wind Window Theory
  • LEVEL 1E DISCOVERY
    1.) In flight Quick Release Activation
    2.) Self-Landing
    3.) Equipment Packing

IKO Level 2

INTERMEDIATE

  • LEVEL 2F INTERMEDIATE
    1.) Enter and exit the water independently and safety while controlling the kite
    2.) Water re-launch the kite
    3.) Body drag downwind
    4.) Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
    5.) Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
    6.) Self- rescue and full pack-down in deep water
  • LEVEL 2G INTERMEDIATE
    1.) Upwind body drag to recover board
    2.) Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
    3.) Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging
  • LEVEL 2H INTERMEDIATE
    1.) Know the power stroke for a water start
    2.) Know the safety rules and theory for water start
    3.) Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start
  • LEVEL 2I INTERMEDIATE
    1.) Water start in both directions and ride a short distance
    2.) Come to a controlled stop
    3.) Understand weather forecast, tidal- and wind effects
    4.) Determine the wind strength, direction and quality
    5.) Know the right of way rules
    6.) Know equipment set up and choice according to the weather conditions

IKO Level 3

INDEPENDENT

  • LEVEL 3J INDEPENDENT
    1.) Control the riding speed by edging
    2.) Toeside edging
  • LEVEL 3K INDEPENDENT
    1.) Consistent riding in all directions including upwind
    2.) Ride amongst other riders and water users and respect the right of way rules
  • LEVEL 3L INDEPENDENT
    1.) Change of direction without stopping
    2.) Make a toe side turn
  • LEVEL 3M INDEPENDENT
    1.) Risk assessment and awereness of the riding area
    2.) Self launch
  • LEVEL 3N INDEPENDENT
    1.) Know the theory and the safety rules for jumping
    2.) Land a basic jump