Beginner to Intermediate
Two weeks with my IKO instructor saw me advance from a beginner to an intermediate level kite boarder capable of upwind travel, toeside transitions and small jumps. April gave great tuition and operated within safe kiting protocols. An awesome experience.
Daunting but exciting
Kitesurfing from a beginners viewpoint looks exciting, but feels dangerous. There are a lot of variable occurring... all at once. A lot of information to process in the moment, and very cerebral. April explained everything very succinctly, and didn't overload me with too much information in the moment to obfuscate my comprehension. After several hours, when I was feeling a bit physically and mentally fatigued, April's genuine enthusiasm for the sport and to teach others was much needed and well received. I now appreciate the simplicity, and complexity of the sport and have a newfound respect for the wind and for being able to teach a sport where you are strapped up to a giant flapping kite, waist deep in barnacle infested water, with the sun blinding you and other water sports enthusiasts zipping by at great speed. April was able to help me confidently navigate all of these distractions while simultaneously getting me to pick up new skills and apply them in the moment.
I learned kiteboarding with April as my teacher. She was enthusiastic, positive and really transported the good vibe that makes out kiting! I felt safe and in good hands at all times and really enjoyed the lessons! I can highly recommend taking classes with her to everyone who's interested in kitesurfing! But be careful, it is highly addictive!
April got me kiting!
April is an excellent instructor, she’s enthusiastic and to the point, very practical. I was on the board in no time. Thanks April!
April is awesome
I started my kite surfing lessons with April and in the beginning I was very nervous but because of April's patient and professional teaching I am now confident to go kite surfing and it was one of the best experiences of my life!
April is the best!
April has done a really good job. She explains everything in details and with interest. Had a lot of fun. I am really looking forward to my next lesson!
The best lessons ever
April is out going, fun, and a really good teacher. It was a breath of fresh air having someone who loves what they are doing.
I found the F-one school to be very professional with their main two points of focus to be #1 safety and #2 progession. The safety aspect for me was probably the most important to gain confidence to manage any situation. The progression aspect I always felt I continued to build on what was previously learnt and was always encouraged at every step. I think with this friendly environment retains your enthusiasm and it all happens. Very impressed.