Frequently Asked questions
HOW MANY LESSONS DO I NEED TO STAND UP ON THE BOARD ?
There is no exact answer to that question since how quickly you progress will depend on your abilities. You will start using the board in coordination with the kite after 1h30 to 3 hours of practice with the kite only. In overall, the average time needed for people to master flying the kite and then standing up on the board + riding is 6H of lessons. Stay excited, the time you’ll spend mastering the kite will very likely be a lot of fun. It’s great sensations for everyone.
IS KITESURFING DANGEROUS ?
Kite surfing is a very safe sport if practiced under certain conditions. These conditions include knowledge of your abilities, equipment and safety systems, assessment of the spot and wind conditions, rules of good practice in an open water space shared with others. These are the first things you’ll be taught during lessons as safety is our instructor’s number one focus. We’ve never had any student injured here in Siargao and we want to keep it this way.
WHEN CAN I RENT EQUIPMENT AND KITE ON MY OWN ?
You can rent equipment and kite on your own when you are able to show us that you can complete a full equipment rigging and planned navigation back to your initial position in a way that’s 100% safe for yourself, the other people you share the space with, and the equipment. If you can already stand up and ride but you’re missing confidence or technical skills to kite 100% on your own, we can provide lessons tailored to your needs.
DOES KITESURFING REQUIRES PHYSICAL STRENGH ?
No, it doesn’t. As surprising as it may seem, no strength is required in the arms to hold the kite in place. Indeed, the kite is hooked to your harness so your body weight will hold 90% of the kite power for you while your arms are just required to steer the kite left/right by holding the handle bar where 10% of the kite power remains. When you find the right balance with your weight, kite surfing is as chill as laying back on a long chair and having a tan on the beach. Don’t worry about your body or weight, we have different kite sizes for different weights and wind conditions.
DO I NEED TO BE GOOD AT SURFING, WAKEBOARDING OR SNOWBOARDING TO START KITESURFING ?
No, you don’t. Most of our students are not, and they’ve been doing well ! However, having experience in one of these sports may give you more confidence and a faster progression when you continue learning advanced tricks later on.
WHAT IF I FLY AWAY ?
You won’t ! Kitesurfing equipment is nowadays more safe than ever. Besides the shape improvements limiting the lift up during gusts, lines and bars have safety systems that allow you to entirely free yourself from the kite before any problem happens. We’re using the very last equipment from AiRush which includes those safety systems and is known worldwide for its quality. Besides that, our instructors will make sure you have a kite size that fits your level, weight and the wind conditions so everything runs smoothly.
I'VE PAID FOR A FULL PACKAGE BUT THERE WAS NO WIND. CAN I GET A REFUND?
Sure, you wont pay for something you haven’t done ! Sometimes the elements doesn’t allow us to finish your package. So, we can give you back your money back or transfer your amount on wakeboarding sessions voucher with preferencial price. (
Wakeboarding will help you to develop your riding skills
WHAT SIZE OF KITES ARE YOU USING THE MOST? WHAT IS THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED?
In Siargao, a 75kg rider on a twin-tip would most often use sizes from 10m to 14m, although it’s possible to use 7m to 10m kites during typhoons passing nearby Siargao.
From November to March, we often get wind in the range of 10kts to 20kts, from N-E (cross-onshore on our teaching spot). Typhoons passing by the island can affect the usual pattern with all possible wind directions within a week, opening possibilities for other kitesurfing spots.
HOW CAN I PAY?
We accept different currency : PHP, EURO, USD or Bank transfer (transferwise on european bank account.
Also, we accept Paypal payment with 5% of surcharge?