VDWS Kitesurf levels

All Wind Riders students who do a 5 day course get a personal kiteboarding licence from their instructor free of charge. For students who take less lessons it is 30 euro's (book, test & card) This card (with its specific licence number) aims to be a permanent companion and, by this, illustrates one's VDWS kite-apprenticeship for the rental of equipment and vis-à-vis local authorities.

Every passed level will be confirmed and recorded by a corresponding sticker on the kiteboarding licence-card. Update your level free of charge if you do more then 5 kite sessions or pay 5 euro's. 

The level system includes 7 level and one theorylevel. For the classic basic licence you need level 5 and the theorylevel..

Level 1:
Safety Basics, Getting Ready, Start Flying, Take Off, Bodydrag

Level 2:
Bodydrag, Relaunch

Level 3:
Waterstart, Going Downwind (min. 50 meter)

Basic theoretical knowledge,

Level 4:
Going Downwind, Changing direction, Keep Position to Wind, Basic Jibe

Level 5:
Going Upwind

Level 6:
Basic Jumps and Carved Jibes, or Transition Jumps

Level 7:
Rotation or Kiteloop, Grabs, One Foot, Board Off or Railey