School in Aruba

Intermediate

Now is the time to get wet! In this lesson you will fly a larger, more powerful LEI kite (as appropriate to the wind strength and weight of the student). You will learn kite control and body dragging downwind and upwind in the water. You will also learn water re-launch, self rescue in the water and first water starts . The techniques you will lear at this step are this:
-Setup the equipment alone (kite, lines, bar)
-Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite.
-Water re-launch the kite.
-First body drag downwind and upwind to recober the board.
-Recover the kite and bar in the water.
-Upwind body drag to recover board.
-Know the power stroke for a water start.
-Know the safety rules and theory for water start.
-Water start in both directions and ride a short distance and control stops.
-Understand weather forecast, tidal- and wind effects.