The very first thing people do when taking up a new sport is to search for a place to learn. Hunting down the best teachers and the best instructional centre isn’t always straight forward.
Like any sport, kiteboarding can be dangerous so making sure both the school and instructors are fully qualified is essential to have the smoothest and safest experience possible.
As well as choosing a centre that has a good reputation and reviews, you can also look at the training organization they are affiliated with. WindAddict is certified as an IKO Kite School and an IKO Center.
IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) set the standards internationally to deliver a safe and sustainable kiteboarding community growth and empower you to experience the sport with confidence.
IKO Instructors don’t simply show you how to kiteboard, they teach you independence. That’s something that maybe at the beginning you will not perceive it but with time it will be very evident
Being an IKO Instructor is not only about passing a #course and getting the qualification, but it is also about committing to a level of quality and assuming responsibilities toward their #students.
IKO Instructors always teach according to the IKO Standards and the Center’s Spot Risk Assessment and Emergency Action Plan. That means that they respect the predefined #guidelines for an optimal lesson and a safe teaching environment.
In the end, what an IKO certified instructor wants to achieve is a rider who can navigate independently, who is able to follow all safety rules and who feels confident when it comes to solving any eventuality while kiting. That’s our goal.