Took a one day course because I wanted to learn the kite basics. Andy is the best teacher at Hua Hin beach, very knowledgeable and communicative.
Kiteboarding Discovery Program
Learning with IKO Thailand is the best way to discover Kiteboarding! The first part of this program will take you through the steps of setting up and flying a kite with trainer lines. You will learn: spot assessment, launch & land with assistant, basic piloting skills, weather, know the wind window, wind effects, safety systems, set up the kite, communication signals, self-landing, recover the bar & the kite.
Kiteboarding Intermediate Program
By the end of the program, you will be able to get up on the board for your first water start. During the course, you will learn: enter & exit water independently, advanced piloting skills, body drag in the water, body drag upwind with a board, self-rescue, water re-launch the kite, know the power stroke, safety and theory behind the water start, water start and stand up on the board, determine wind strength & quality, know the right of way rules.
Kiteboarding Independent Program
This program is for the student determined to take up kiteboarding. At the end of this program, you will be an independent kiteboarder! You will: manage your practice area and learn to select the appropriate equipment, improve your kite flying skills a lot, be able to self-launch your kite, learn how to control your riding speed and power, be able to fly more powerful kites, ride upwind, try your first jump!
Good pre-course information and follow-up via both Whatsapp and email with Mike. Knowledgeable, calm instructor Nick explained and demonstrated the steps involved in kite-surfing. Answered all my questions. I will return and will do package arrangement (course + accommodation + transport).
I spent 10 days in Hua Hin and decided to attempt the 3 day course. After completing I had so much fun that I added on a number of 1 to 1 lessons with my instructor Norberto, who did a great job. Fred runs a...More
KBA is a great kiteboarding school. The atmosphere is really chill, but at the same time they are very professional and serious about safety (helmets/life jackets). Excellent gear, highly skilled trainers, super friendly staff, and lots of boarders from all over the world.
Excellent instructors (special mention to Tuk and Noum) who made sure we got from kite to board in 3 days. Patient guidance and expert assistance was the hallmark. Mike the manager was so friendly and accommodating. He also gave valuable insights into the sport of...More