Kite Surfing Boarding by Levone

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Kite Surfing /Boarding
Thailand Phuket
We are now also offering training courses for kite surfing in Thailand. Our schools are located in the 4 best kite surfing spots in Thailand: Phuket, Hua Hin, Chumphon and Pattaya.

Phuket
This is a beautiful island with great beaches. It is surrounded by some of the most scenic islands in the world, making it a great place to learn and practice the sport of kite surfing. Here we teach you in waist to chest deep water making the learning process much easier for students. Once our students have reached a certain level we can take them out to some of the beautiful islands that surround Phuket. From there we do supervised downwind runs back to our base. The 2 best times of the year for wind in Phuket are: December/January/February: This is the high season period when the weather is sunny and the cool northeast monsoon winds blow. July/August: This is the low season period. At this time of the year you will get an occasional rain shower, but the real rain doesn't come until September and October. July and August can have very good wind conditions but the wind at this time of the year is less predictable. If you would like to go wave surfing then at this time of the year there are waves. Also, we can take you out to some beautiful spots to teach you how to surf. Our kitesurfing school is in the Rawai/Chalong area, which is on the southern tip of Phuket Island. The Rawai/Chalong area is less touristic than most other areas in Phuket, it has more of a laid back Thai scene, there are several very good restaurants and a there's a little nightlife. From Rawai/Chalong it's a 10 to 15 minute drive to Kata beach, which is a more touristic area where you can find more nightlife and shops.
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Getting Around
There are two types of buses - the Songtaew - blue open-air buses that run between Phuket Town and the main resorts, and air-conditioned "micro" buses that service the Phuket Town area. Songthaews (small pick up buses) cost 15-20 baht for all destinations. For transfer from the airport, there's only one authorized "limousine" service that has fixed fares. Expect to pay 100-200 Baht for a shared minibus or up to 500 baht for a private taxi, depending on your destination. There are also metered taxis for hire just outside the airport terminal and around Phuket Town and other centers. For short distances tuk tuks are fine, but their small size makes them uncomfortable for anything longer than about 30 minutes. Costs usually 100Baht depending on the distance, the weather and your bargaining skill.

Accommodation
Accommodation in Rawai/Chalong area ranges from 300 to 450 baht a day guesthouses to 5 star hotel or bungalows ranging from 1000 to 2500 Baht a night Chalong is a very central place, from here it's a 7 minute drive to kata, 3 minutes to the harbour from which boats depart to outlying islands and 5 minutes to our kitesurfing School. From the resorts it's an 8 minute walk to the main road where you can catch a bus or taxi.

Kite Boarding Training
Our lessons take place in beautiful and safe locations. We give personalized teaching with no more than 2 students per instructor. Students are taught using a step by step approach and instructors with safety boats will be present at all times to give the students maximum guidance. All our lessons include: Excellent instruction (certified teachers) Safe and scenic location for learning Safety boat Full use of equipment including 2 and 4 lines Naish and Cabrinha kites and Naish boards, helmet, harness and life jacket. A restaurant / bar on site that offers food drinks and relaxation areas.

Courses 1-Day Discover Kite Surf
3 hours. A fun basic course for the novice. Students are shown how to set up a kite, learn about what size they should use for different conditions. You will then learn basic kite control and learn safety protocols for launching, landing, emergency landing and self-rescue. All safety systems are covered. The emphasis is on technical information and safety. At the end of this day you should be able to have safe kite control in the air and on the ground.
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Body Drag Technique
It's the continuation of the 1-day discovery course, and it's your first step into the water, also 3 hours. Student has been through day n°1. We will learn to perform a body drag on the beach with and without harness, steering the kite with one hand, and feeling the kite position without looking at it all the time. We will then do all the previously mentioned things in the water. At the end of the lessons, you watch a kite surfing instructional video.

Full 3 days course
After this, most people will be doing their first rides. You will learn to move in the water from one point to another point by using the pull of the kite. You will learn how to prepare starts with the board, how to water start, putting the board in different directions. You then learn how to go from one point to another on the board. We can use a video recorder for that if necessary.

Optional Extra day
This course will help you progress further along from the level you have reached. For example: going upwind, jibes, jumps and transitions.

Private sessions
To improve your actual level or just get some extra tips ask for a private session.

Kite surf Instructor courses
The instructor's course is very intensive course to give a great depth of experience for prospective kite surfing instructors. The course also covers also kit, surfing, equipment, preparation, maintenance and kite surfing skills.

Kite Boarding Skills and Steps Progression
1. RESPECT OF THE SAFETY RULES 2. MANIPULATE THE EQUIPMENT AND PREPARATION 3. DRIVING THE KITE FROM THE GROUND 4. TRY THE HARNESS FROM THE GROUND 5. DRIVING THE KITE WITH THE HARNESS FROM THE WATER 6. PULL SWIMMING WITH THE KITE 7. STAY STABLE KITE IN THE AIR (WAITING POSITION) 8. START IN A DEEP WATER WITH THE BOARD 9. ORIENTATIONS AND DIRECTION 10.RIDING, GOING UP WIND

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Prices
COURSE Discover Kite Surf Body Drag Full course Kite Surf instructor Extra Day Private Session DURATION 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 1 Week 1 Day 1 Hour COST 1person $110 US $110 US $260 US $1850 US $95 US $35 US COST 2 persons $85 US $85 US $240 US N/A $75 US $30 US

If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to get back to us – we’ll be only too pleased to help. After all, the team at ESC are passionate about our various sporting disciplines – we want you to be, as well!

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