Our Lesson Plan

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Kiteboarding Lesson at Nitinat Lake, BC

Elevation Kiteboarding offers lessons for beginner to advanced riders of all ages. With more than 10 years of experience, our lessons run almost all year around with our 2 locations, Nitinat Lake, B.C. and La Ventana, Baja, Mexico. At both locations we provide top of the line equipment from our favourite brands. Using the most advanced teaching techniques and jet skis support for the safest and faster learning. All our lessons are customized to your learning speed and previous experience.

Our lesson packages are different for each location to allow us to adapt to different conditions. All our lessons are customized for each students.

At both locations we provide top of the line equipment from our favourite brands, North Kiteboarding and ION.

Packages and Cost

Nitinat Lake, B.C. – From June to September

Hourly Rate

CDN$115/person/hour + tax

One-on-one instruction. Learn to kiteboard at your own pace or start from where you left off.

1 Day

CDN$300/person + tax

Come for a day of instruction. 3 to 4 hours of kiteboarding with breaks in between.

2 Days

CDN$575/person + tax

2 days of kiteboarding. Lots of water time.

3 Days

CDN$850/person + tax

Make the most out of your experience and kiteboard for 3 days.

La Ventana, Mexico – Winter 2017/2018 Season

Beginner Package (3 days)

US$735/person + 16% Mexican IVA

Day 1 – Ground class and tandem body drag (3 to 4 hours shared, 2 students to one instructor ratio).

Day 2 – Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, 1.5 mile of jet ski assisted downwinder (private lesson).

Day 3 – Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, 1.5 mile of jet ski assisted downwinder (private lesson).

Beginner Package (5 days)

US$1155/person + 16% Mexican IVA

Day 1 – Ground class and tandem body drag (3 to 4 hours shared, 2 students to one instructor ratio).

Day 2 – Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, 1.5 mile of jet ski assisted downwinder (private lesson).

Day 3 – Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, 1.5 mile of jet ski assisted downwinder (private lesson).

Day 4 – Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, 1.5 mile of jet ski assisted downwinder (private lesson).

Day 5 – Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, 1.5 mile of jet ski assisted downwinder (private lesson).

Jet Ski Assisted Lesson

US$230/person + 16% Mexican IVA

This lesson is approximately 2 hours in duration. This lesson is private with one student to one instructor. The student and the instructor get on the jet ski from the school and drive upwind to our launch spot. The jet ski is anchored and the student and the instructor both go to shore to rig and launch the kite. From here it is a mile and a half downwinder back to the school. The instructor will tailor the lesson to the student. We only schedule one jet ski assisted lesson per person per day, as most students find this ample time on the water.

Ride Along Lesson

US$95/hour of private instruction per person + 16% Mexican IVA
US$315/day of private instruction per person + 16% Mexican IVA (Over 3.5 hours of one-on-one instruction)

This lesson is charged hourly. Otherwise, if the lesson exceeds over 3.5 hours we charge the day rate. This lesson is great for someone who is working on the last step towards independence, upwind riding or for advanced lessons like jumping, transitions, pro tricks or strapless riding. The instructor and the student are both out on the water with their own kites, riding. They are able to communicate with two-way radio helmets, like a hands-free conversation. The instructor is able to both instruct and demonstrate, while being able to aide with water starts or board retrieval for example.

Water Ready Package (3 Days)

US$630/person + 16% Mexican IVA

Day 1 – Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, 1.5 mile of jet ski assisted downwinder (private lesson).

Day 2 – Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, 1.5 mile of jet ski assisted downwinder (private lesson).

Day 3 – Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, 1.5 mile of jet ski assisted downwinder (private lesson).

Water Ready Package (5 Days)

US$1050/person + 16% Mexican IVA

Day 1 – Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, 1.5 mile of jet ski assisted downwinder (private lesson).

Day 2 – Day 1 – Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, 1.5 mile of jet ski assisted downwinder (private lesson).

Day 3 – Day 1 – Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, 1.5 mile of jet ski assisted downwinder (private lesson).

Day 4 – Day 1 – Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, 1.5 mile of jet ski assisted downwinder (private lesson).

Day 5- Day 1 – Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, 1.5 mile of jet ski assisted downwinder (private lesson).

We also offer advanced lessons like jumping, transitions, pro tricks or strapless riding.

 

Our Lesson Plan

During your lessons we will take you through flying a trainer kite to work on you kite skills A safety class on the beach to make sure you understand your equipment and safeties. Then all water time from body dragging to board skills up to advance riding. All our lessons are customized for our clients. We start you from where you left off.

New This Year!

With a minimum of 4 people you can create your own 3 Day Kitesurfing Camp. It is a great way to learn to kitesurf with your family, friends or co-workers. For the price of 2 days of lessons you get 3 days, watercraft assisted, your own instructor or instructors depending on how many people in the group. We supply all the equipment for this fun, shared experience. Email us for more information.

Our Little Extras

 

Assisted Downwinders

Are you at the point where you can ride both ways but can’t quite stay up wind? If so, the assisted downwinder was meant for you. 

The assisted downwinder is where we send 2 to 4 people with one instructor for support to let you practice and login time on the water. The assisted downwinder is for someone who has previously taken lessons, but needs time on the water to practice upwind riding, the last missing piece of the puzzle. The instructor supervises the assists and offers support with board retrieval and with water starts. An assisted downwinder can be approximately an hour to an hour and a half in duration. We only offer assisted downwinders at our Nitinat Lake teaching location.

To be able to join the assisted downwinder you must:

  • Have gotten the ok form your instructor
  • Be ready to practice without one-on-one instruction
  • Be able to retrieve your board
  • Be able to perform a self rescue

Use your own gear: $60
With gear rental: $85

 

Advanced Lessons

Looking to move to the next level – have dreams of jumping? We offer advanced lessons to learn your first tricks or add more to your repertoire. Turning, jumping, spins, strapless or unhooked. We can take you from riding back and forth to riding with style.

 

Gear Rental

Check our Rentals Page for details.