- Sport levelBeginner
- Spoken languagesFrench, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, German
- Duration2.5 hrs
- Opening seasons:
Get a feel for life on the wing with this kitesurfing taster lesson in Phuket.
Learn the basics of kite control and wind dynamics on this kitesurfing taster lesson in Phuket. The ideal beginner’s breakdown that doesn’t have you tied up in a full course, appreciate the skill and training that goes into becoming a kitesurfer on this easy and accessible intro lesson on one of Phuket’s most famous beaches.
Based in Chalong Bay, this activity centre operates on Friendship Beach in Phuket – considered to be one of the best kitesurfing locations in Thailand due to its shallow, calm and sandy bottomed shoreline. During April – October lessons are also conducted on Naiyang Beach in northern Phuket.
Meet your instructor at the activity base for this kitesurfer taster lesson. A 2.5h introduction to kitesurfing, start with a kit breakdown and safety briefing on the beach – learning about wind windows, weather and kite control before you strap in and start with a trainer kite. Working with your instructor, learn how to lift off,– navigating the kite to catch the wind and learning back to feel the sensation of real kitesurfing! Once you’ve mastered the basics, move into the water for a few body dragging sessions before you head back to the beach where your lesson will end.
Operating throughout the year, lessons are organised according to the wind seasons. April–October is the south-west wind season so most kiteboarding lessons run on Naiyang Beach, quite close to the airport. During November–March the winds blow from the north-east, and this is the best time to kiteboard around the Chalong Bay.
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price
2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement
3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected