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IKO Certification

IKO Certification

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IKO Certifications

Note this is for existing kiterboarders seeking IKO certification. All equipment is included. Process normally takes 1 to 2 hours, and you will be certified to the level of your riding skills and knowledge at the end. 

IKO membership is free and certification entitles you to rent equipment from any IKO Centres around the world for the rest of your life, download tuitional videos for free, and access to purchase at discounted price on the IKO website. Certification levels

Level 1A

  • SEA (Spot, Environment, Activity) assessment
  • Hold, carry, and secure a kite on land
  • Kite setup


Level 1B

  • Safety systems use
  • Pre-flight check
  • Launch and land as an assistant


Level 1C

  • First piloting and explore the wind window's edge
  • Let go of the bar
  • Twist and untwist the lines


Level 1D

  • Fly one-handed
  • Trim introduction
  • Walk while flying the kite
  • Launch and land as a pilot
  • Wind window theory


Level 1E

  • Inflight quick release activation
  • Self-land
  • Equipment packing


Level 2F

  • Enter and exit the water while controlling the kite
  • Water relaunch


Level 2G

  • Body-drag with 2 hands, kite stable
  • Body-drag with power stroke


Level 2H

  • Body-drag upwind
  • Body-drag with the board
  • Self-rescue and pack down introduction


Level 2I

  • ROW (Right Of Way) rules introduction
  • Steady-pull
  • Waterstart
  • Controlled stop


Level 3J

  • Control of speed by edging


Level 3K

  • Ride upwind


Level 3L

  • Sliding transition


Level 3M

  • Ride toeside
  • Jibe


Level 3N

  • Self-launch
  • Self-rescue and pack down in deep water



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