Perth Kitesurfing School

Price Includes: All equipment and wetsuit hire; flexible booking for lessons; and one year validity from the date of purchase.

Intro to Kitesurfing Course

$400 for 5.5 hours

Includes all equipment and wetsuit hire, and an IKO Member Card. Flexible booking for lessons, one year validity from date of purchase.

Location: Woodman Point

  • Intro Lesson 1.5 hours
  • Lesson One - 2 hours
  • Lesson Two - 2 hours


This course will introduce you to the world of kitesurfing. You’ll enjoy the Intro Lesson at Woodman Point and two private lessons that you can book whenever it suits your schedule. You’ll be well on your way to becoming an independent kiter after this course.

Everyone’s progression will be different and at no point will students be asked to perform anything beyond their abilities. The lesson plans below are rough guides and will be affected by weather and student progression. You can always expect to leave the beach with a huge smile on your face, itching to get back out on the water and feel the power of the kite!

Intro Lesson 1.5 hours

  • How to read the weather and choose a spot correctly
  • Identifying hazards, both on water and on land
  • Rules of kiting, and kiting etiquette
  • Theory of the wind window and how it relates to kiting
  • Rigging a kite and the various components
  • How the three safety systems work on a kite and what to do in the event of a problem
  • How to launch and land a kite for someone else
  • How to pilot a kite and perform simple flying exercises in and out of the water

Lesson One – 2 hours

  • Rigging and safety systems recap from previous lesson
  • Assisted launching and landing on the beach, focusing on safety and control
  • Re-launching a kite from the water, unassisted
  • Controlling the kite with one hand
  • Body dragging upwind
  • Perform a self-rescue and deep water packdown

Lesson Two – 2 hours

  • Recap from previous lessons
  • Students will setup kite, supervised but unassisted by their instructor, then proceed to launch the kite
  • Recap and practice upwind body dragging
  • Water-start theory
  • Water-start practice without the board
  • Upwind body dragging with the board
  • Students will then practice their first water-starts with the board