LEARNING

Summer Surfing and Kitesurfing School at Myoli Beach in Sedgefield

Welcome. If you are not in sunny South Africa already, we suggest that you head this way for the Summer season. We have plenty of space and wind and waves to share.

The Life Kite Surfing Summer School lessons are under way. We focus on what we love most: surfing, kitesurfing and teaching. Our lessons mostly take place on the beach between Myoli and Cola beaches in Sedgefield, a town on the Garden Route in South Africa. Our school is situated on the windiest beach in the Southern Cape. It is located between Buffels Bay and Knysna to the East and Wilderness and George to the West. Flat water training runs on neighboring lakes and lagoons.

Our location on the beach means that we have direct contact with the elements and have the best available local knowledge. This allows us to schedule lessons to coincide with the great conditions or reschedule or slightly delay lessons to ensure the optimal environment to safely develop students target skills.

International safety standards that observe and respect Kites Method and IKO principles and practices are used. Over 5 years we have enhanced and refined our approaches to equipment, safety and skills training. We follow a highly individualised, stringent and precise methodology that focuses on mental skills and physical conditioning.

All ages, skills and fitness levels are welcome. We work with complete beginners who are new to our sports, with intermediate students and advanced and professional athletes across a range of sports. We take referrals from local and national doctors, working with recovering injured students to develop gentle bespoke training programmes that set and support goals to accelerate healing and maintain focus and motivation.

The following is a list of our offering

Surfing
safety
swimming
body surfing
bodyboarding
paddling
duck diving
wave theory – understanding and forecasting
feeling waves
reading waves
wiping out
wave riding
stance
standing up
body movements
surfing moves
breathing
surfing fitness – strength, endurance, flexibility
surfing cross training
keeping calm
avoiding injury
surfing rules and rights of way
progression – keeping it flowing

Kitesurfing
safety
swimming
1 line kite flying
2 line kite flying
advanced 2 line kite flying and tricks
creative kites
3 line kite flying
wind theory – understanding and forecasting
feeling the wind
2 line power kiting
4 line power kiting
“skudding” / sliding on the beach
body dragging (bodysurfing with a kite)
kitesurfing kites – safety equipment and technical control
kitesurfing kite flying on the beach
kitesurfing kite “skudding” / sliding on the beach
body dragging with a kitesurfing kite in flat water
body dragging with a kitesurfing kite in waves
board riding theory and how it relates to other board sports (surfing, snowboarding, windsurfing, wakeboarding, skateboarding)
practical exercises to develop board riding skills
kite control in board riding
kitesurfing fitness – strength, endurance, flexibility
kitesurfing cross training
keeping calm
breathing
avoiding injury
kitesurfing injury prevention
kitesurfing rules and rights of way
turns
jumps
(we do not do advanced technical wake style tricks but can assist with training the mind and body to achieve such things)
surfing for kitesurfers
wave riding

SOGA – Yoga and Core Strength Training for Surfers and Kiters
safety
yoga poses that compliment surfing and kitesurfing
lifestyle
strength
flexibility
endurance
balance
swiss ball exercises
balance board training
breath
mind/ body

We live the dream of a healthy lifestyle in a beautiful natural environment on the beach. We pay careful attention to good nutrition and allow plenty of time for rest to ensure that, when the conditions are perfect, we are always ready to have as much fun as possible. In this way we can explore the limits and challenge ourselves while keeping unnecessary risks to an absolute minimum.

email us here for further information, to chat about your lesson or make a booking.

Have Fun

0 Responses to “LEARNING”


  • No Comments

Leave a Reply

You must login to post a comment.