Although the sport of kite surfing is new, it is not a one man invention and people have been playing with the concept for a long time. In fact, in China and Polynesia, kitesailing was a form of transportation in the Pacific Rim beginning in the 13th and 14th century! The philosophy of this kite surfing experience is to provide students with the tools for independent and responsible behaviour while they enjoy the exciting ride! All during the session, you'll not only receive the tools to become a proper kitesurfer, but your instructors will share and discuss their ideas and approach from the moment you arrive to the most advanced tricks. This gives you an open mind and aware of all the different aspects of the activity: safety, etiquette, culture and respect.
Upon arrival at the venue you will receive a detailed verbal introduction to this sport by a fully trained instructor qualified to national standards. You will then be taken out on a number of different circuits to experience marine kites, all the water launching and powering up techniques, culminating in a long distance body surf across the harbour of around two miles!
Please note this experience does not include wetsuit hire, however wetsuits can be hired from the location for the course.
When can you go?
This experience is available Monday to Friday, from March to December.
How long does this activity last?
This experience will last approximately 6 hours.
You need to know
The minimum age is 16 years.
Medical problems must be declared on a form to be completed before participation, in particular for individuals with limb injuries, disabilities, heart problems or epilepsy.
There will be a 50m swim test before you can participate.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by
Great Days Out up to the value stated.
You and how many others?
There will be other people there on the day.
Family and friends
Spectators may be allowed, please check on booking.
We can’t control the weather!
This activity is dependent on appropriate weather conditions
Co. Dublin - Leinster