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Saint Lucia Kitesurfing
The Windsurfing &  Kitesurfing Centres  are located on the grounds of The Reef Beach Cafe in Vieux Fort, St. Lucia.

You can also visit our other websites:
http://www.slucia.com/windsurf
http://www.slucia.com/reef

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St Lucia Kitesurfing Holidays at The Reef

More and more people are signing up for kitesurfing courses. Once you've mastered the basics, you'll be absolutely crazy about this action sport! Kitesurfing is a mixture of paragliding, wakeboarding, surfing and windsurfing, and appeals to a large target group. All you need is a board that is not even two meters long and weighs between 2 to 5 kilos, a kite that folds up to rucksack size, and a control bar and kite lines.

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Novices can learn the basics in courses of 4 to 10 lessons. You start with an introduction to powerkite flying to get used to the kite's power and the technique of handling it, and at the end of the first course unit you should be able to control the kite and cope with its tremendous pull in every situation, and to manage a safe start and landing.

Next you move to a water-relaunchable kite, which has even more pull. You do various exercises with it on the beach, and practice bodydragging on the water and once you've completed this part of the course you' will have done the groundwork for becoming a successful kitesurfer. From now on you'll be in the water: you'll learn to do a waterstart in case you fall in, and you'll have your first go at standing upright on the board.

Kitesurfing is a sport which you can learn really quickly, because all the maneuvers can be simulated on dry land. It may look like a sport for top athletes, but in fact it's easy to learn for anyone with average ability. Of course, if you're already a windsurfer or wakeboarder or do any of the other board sports, then you'll take to kitesurfing even more readily - but it's not necessary to have any previous experience.

By the end of the course the new-born kitesurfer is in full control of the equipment, and you'll have done some planing in the foot straps and maybe even tried your first jumps.

We´ll see you up there ...



St Lucia's First Established Kite Centre

The Reef Kite & Surf, Anse de Sables Beach, Vieux Fort, St. Lucia, West Indies
Email: kitesurf@slucia.com
Tel: +758 454-3418

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