School Reviews

Great experience
July 20, 2014 I had two great lessons with Andrey. He is super talented and patient. I would highly recommend him for any lesson on the water. Jack W
Great Instruction
July 7, 2014 I felt comfortable with Andrey's instructions and look forward to more lessons. It's a really fun sport and Andrey is the perfect guide.... Michael L
Great way to learn kiteboarding in NYC
July 4, 2014 Andrey from ukite.pro is not only an expert kite boarder but also a great teacher: he is patient, he breaks every step down, identify your own specific mistakes and design drills to resolve them to make learning quick and easy. Andrey works from Plum beach and Seagate, located in Brooklyn and both accessible by train + bus if you don't have a car. My only advice: start now. Stepahne D

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Kiteboarding Classes in New York

Beginner

Practicing with flexifoil 3-line training kite at Plumb Beach

Part 1: Introduction to Kite Control

At uKite.pro, our students begin lessons on land with a 3-line foil kite at one of New York's beaches (Plumb beach, Seagate or Crossbay blvd) - the safest kite to learn basic control on land. You'll learn to correctly setup the kiteboarding kite and will practice flying in and out of the powerzone, launching and landing, and more. Further kite control mastery will be applied in Part 2. Time 2 hours

 

 

 

Part 2: Controlled Body Dragging 

With the skills learned in the intro, you're ready to maneuver the kite and body drag in the water. You'll practice body dragging upwind, body dragging with a board as a hand extension, relaunching the kite from the water, and self-rescue/self-landing skills. This is the phase where students develop the necessary skills to become independent with the kite. A proficiency at this part will lead you to a faster learner with a board. Time 2 hours.

 

 

 

Part 3: Kiteboarding Water Star

After completing Part 1 & 2 or demonstrating your current skill level, you'll launch your kite and hit the water with board in tow. Your beach practice water starts will help you visualize what to do in the water and then actually start and ride. Expert feedback from uKite.pro instructors allows students to maximize their time on the water in this intensive course. To become proficient as a Beginner Kiteboarder you might require more than a 1-day lesson. It takes time to master all the aspects of the course and getting up on a kiteboard could take 2-3 days of lessons. Time 6 hours.

 

Intermediate


Part 4: Kiteboarding Upwind

Take advantage of Plumb Beach is consistent side on winds and uKite.pro instructors' expertise to get you riding upwind. With the correct gear selection(bigger board size) for your level and the conditions, and with feedback from our instructors, you will maximize your time on the water. Time 2 hours.

 

 

 

 

Part 5: Kiteboarding Transitions

Change direction without stop means that you move from beginner to intermediate level! Your instructor will kite with you and coach you on the water. Time 2 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

Part 6: Kiteboarding Jumps

The reason why many people start the sport is jumps. Being able to do small jumps by sending your kite to 12 o'clock is your first step in conquering the air. Example on the right is jump in practice.

 

 

 

Advanced

Kiteboarding Freestyle Andrey at Plumb beach

Part 7: Kiteboarding Freestyle

Whether it's kite loops, back rolls, front rolls, switched landings, grabs, or handle-passes, uKite.pro instructors provide expert coaching! Advanced riders can also demo kites and apply 100% of the cost towards the purchase of a full price, current model-year kite. Time Unlimited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the class teaching kiteboarding at Plumb Beach, New York

 

School Reviews

Great experience
July 20, 2014 I had two great lessons with Andrey. He is super talented and patient. I would highly recommend him for any lesson on the water. Jack W
Great Instruction
July 7, 2014 I felt comfortable with Andrey's instructions and look forward to more lessons. It's a really fun sport and Andrey is the perfect guide.... Michael L
Great way to learn kiteboarding in NYC
July 4, 2014 Andrey from ukite.pro is not only an expert kite boarder but also a great teacher: he is patient, he breaks every step down, identify your own specific mistakes and design drills to resolve them to make learning quick and easy. Andrey works from Plum beach and Seagate, located in Brooklyn and both accessible by train + bus if you don't have a car. My only advice: start now. Stepahne D

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