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Totall novice

Postby Stuart15 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:00 am

Hi all I’ve never kite surfed before, but I’m a half decent park wake boarder,have you any advice where I could get some lessons please, I live in London,thanks stu

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Re: Totall novice

Postby iriejohn » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:48 am

Stuart15 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:00 am
Hi all I’ve never kite surfed before, but I’m a half decent park wake boarder,have you any advice where I could get some lessons please, I live in London,thanks stu
If you're in south London then 2XS on West Wittering beach. Beach and bookings: 01243 513077

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Re: Totall novice

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Re: Totall novice

Postby tautologies » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:51 pm

Stuart, thank you for asking for lessons and welcome to the sport. It is very addictive and versatile.

Your board skills will serve you well later, but as you have understood kite skills is what gets you going and doing it safely is critical....but you understand that so you are way ahead of the curve.

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Re: Totall novice

Postby matth » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:20 pm

Kite, kite ,kite, it's all about the kite. Board skills may help a little but give you little advantage. Sailing and weather knowledge are far more beneficial IMO. Kiting is about learning the dance between the kite and the board(edging, resistance). It can be a little frustrating figuring it out at first , but once it clicks you will progress fast. Take the lesson, hangout at the local kite spot, ask questions, make friends and learn....good luck

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Re: Totall novice

Postby Stuart15 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:43 pm

Thanks for all your input

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Re: Totall novice

Postby apollo4000 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:51 pm

Stuart15 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:00 am
Hi all I’ve never kite surfed before, but I’m a half decent park wake boarder,have you any advice where I could get some lessons please, I live in London,thanks stu
I live in London and you can get in touch with the London Kitesurfers on Facebook, Meetups, Telegram etc. 500 folks of varying skills. Good source of community and advice.

Depending on the wind, you’ll find most people frequent Camber Sands, Greatstone, Lancing, Shoreham and Worthing on Westerlies or Southerlies - Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Southend, Whitstable or Minnis Bay for other directions.

Further afield there’s Hunstanton, West Whittering, Hayling Island, Isle of W or Poole H.

Flat is Uncle Tom’s or Poole but wind can be.....

Nearest big sandy beach is Camber Sands IMO. Lots of space and friendly community. I learnt in Poole but if I was to recommend anyone now (even though Camber is not flat) then I’d recommend Ant at Camber Kitesurfing. Local legend and gent. Enjoy :wink:


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