Kitesurfing Course

At Kitesurf Arabia we follow the International Kitesurfing Organization (IKO) standards of teaching techniques and course structure. 

Here's what the course looks like, so you know what to expect for each lesson:


Lesson Structure

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Level 1 - Discovery 

Level 2 - Intermediate

Level 3 - Independent 

Level 4 - Advanced

Level 1 - Discovery 

Discover how to "master the wind power" 

You want to master the elements and discover the amazing sport of kiteboarding? Your IKO Instructor will help introduce you to the sport and teach you various safety rules and skills on land before going into the water; The safety training will teach and show you how to assess the wind and physical location, as well as show you how to properly manage the equipment; set-up; and control the trainer kite.

Duration: 2 - 4 hours average 


Level 1A

SEA (Spot, Environment, Activity) assessment

Hold, carry, and secure a kite on land

Kite setup

Level 1B

Safety systems use

Pre-flight check

Launch and land as an assistant

Level 1C

First piloting and explore the wind window's edge

Let go of the bar

Twist and untwist the lines

Level 1D

Fly one-handed

Trim introduction

Walk while flying the kite

Launch and land as a pilot

Wind window theory

Level 1E

Inflight quick release activation


Equipment packing

Level 2 - Intermediate 

Learn to harness the power of your kite in the water! By the end of Level 2 you are ready to get your own gear and start practicing on your own. 

It is time to get in the water and attempt your first water start with your IKO Instructor. You will now put your skills to the test and experience the full potential of the wind. You will learn to use the kite power to body drag in all possible directions, water relaunch your kite, self rescue, recover your board; and become proficient enough to begin riding on your own!

Duration: 4 - 6 hours average 


Level 2F 

Enter and exit the water while controlling the kite

Water relaunch

Level 2G

Body-drag with 2 hands, kite stable

Body-drag with power stroke

Level 2H

Body-drag upwind

Body-drag with the board

Self-rescue and pack down introduction

Level 2I

ROW (Right Of Way) rules introduction



Controlled stop

Level 3 - Independent 

Ride independently and learn a few tricks like your first jump! (At this point you will no longer require lessons, and are able to join us at the beach with your own gear)

It's time to become an independent rider and the more you learn, the more passionate you will become about kiteboarding! On this course, your IKO Instructor will show you how to ride upwind, toe-side,, and help you focus on higher skills like controlling your speed by edging, changing direction without stopping, self-launching and self-landing safely. As an independent rider, you’ll be able to ride on your own and rent equipment wherever you go. At this point you should have your own gear and be able to join your instructor at the beach while they are teaching other students. This is your time to practice on your own under light supervision. We are always there to give you tips and advice on how to improve your riding. 

Duration: 8 - 10 hours average 


Level 3J

Control of speed by edging

Level 3K

Ride upwind

Level 3L

Sliding transition

Level 3M

Ride toeside


Level 3N


Self-rescue and pack down in deep water