Kite set up, safety, basically kite flying, first body drags
Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
Know hazards on a spot
Set up a trainer kite
Know the use of safety systems
Have basic flying skills with trainer kite
Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant
Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
Walk and change directions while flying the kite
Know the wind window
Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system
Pre-flight check of equipment and settings
In flight check of equipment and settings
Understand and use the international communication signals
Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-line de-power kite)
Control the kite hooked into the harness
Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems
Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite
Show full control of de-power systems in flight
Pull quick release and activate leash
Recover the bar and kite
Powered and up wind body drag, water start, first rides
Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
Water re-launch the kite
First body drag downwind
Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
Recover the kite and bar in the water
Upwind body drag to recover board
Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging
Know the power stroke for a water start
Know the safety rules and theory for water start
Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start
Water starts in both directions and ride a short distance
Come to a controlled stop
Understand weather forecast, tidal- and wind effects
Determine the wind strength, direction and quality
Know the right of way rules
Know equipment set up and choice according to the weather conditions
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Welcome to Paroskite, the Paros Kiteboarding Center home to the PKRA world tour, GKRA (Greek Kite Riders Association) and the national Kite Olympic category training spot for all year round, with a long shallow-watered shoreline and sandy bottom, perfect side shore wind conditions, ideal for the beginner, intermediate, or advanced kiteboarder or windsurfer.
Since 1993, our experienced, IKO-certified instructors and windsurf instructors have advanced the novice to the experienced rider, level by level and safely at the students own speed.
Our resort is also the the official PKRA and KPWT beach in Greece. Many famous pro-riders often visit and ride from our beach because of the unique conditions and hospitality.
In rare case of no wind there are many alternative activities to do here, such as PADI scuba diving, stand up paddling, down winders, canoe, kayak, snorkeling dives, wakeboarding, boat trips and much more.
Our Kite boarding Center was the first IKO approved school in Greece with the finest and most experienced IKO qualified instructors. The kite school strictly follows the IKO teaching standards and conducts kite boarder levels 1, 2 and 3. Our qualified instructors certify the level of our students with the IKO kite boarder card.
Official Best Kiteboarding, Nobile Kiteboarding and O’Neill distributor for Greece.
ParosKite, is the official distributor and official test center of Best Kiteboarding and Nobile Kiteboarding brands in Greece. We have the full range of the very latest equipment including kites, control bars, boards and accessories from Best and Nobile.
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We have several kites and boards which you can demo, i.e. try before you buy. We also stock accessories from Dakine, therefore we can put together the perfect, complete, kiteboarding package tailored entirely for your style and ability.
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