IKO Level 2

IKO Level 2

Time to get wet! Here you will practice the skills learned in Level 1, this time with full power and in the water. Your instructor will show you how to gain power and drag with control both down and upwind. Once you have these skills mastered you will be ready to try out some water starts on the board.

In course details:

F1 - Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controling the kite
F2 - Water re-launch the kite
F3 - Body drag downwind
F4 - Maintain corect kite position in the wind window
F5 - Change direction to the left and right while body dragging

G1 - Upwind body drag to recover board
G2 - Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
G3 - Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging

H1 - Know the power stroke for a water start
H2 - Know the safety rules and theory for water start
H3 - Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start

I1 - Water start in both directions and ride a short distance
I2 - Come to a controlled stop
I3 - Understand weather forecast, tidal and wind effects
I4 - Determine the wind strength, direction and quality
I5 - Know the right of way rules
I6 - Know equipment set up and choice according to the water conditions

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