This class was developed specifically for students interested in getting into kiteboarding properly. Kiteboarding is most quickly mastered by breaking down the learning process into two stages. Learning to fly the kite properly and safely before entering the water will dramatically improve your learning curve. This on-land class covers an overview of kitesurfing, the wind window, rider responsibility, equipment knowledge, rigging kites, tuning for conditions, kite safety, and of course...flying techniques. Introductory Lessons are taught in Level 1 winds to ensure safety. By completing this 3 hour course, the participant will be able to safely launch, control, and land true kitesurfing kite on land. Participants will learn the basics of kiteboarding, including flying trainer kites and a real kiteboarding kite through a small-to-large kite progression. Students will learn how to work as a team, watch out for other kitesurfers, and how to master kite control. Lessons start in the mornings, usually around 9-10AM, as the wind builds.