How long does it take to become a kitesurfing instructor?

How much do kitesurfing instructors get paid?

If working on a hourly basis you can expect between 10 and 22 US Dollars per hour but the schools offer this kind of work only rarely, maybe for some courses in the high season. Most of them are interested in a permanent employee.

How do I become a kitesurfing instructor?


  1. Valid BKSA membership.
  2. 12 hours shadow teaching.
  3. Verified riding competency.
  4. RYA Powerboat Level 2.
  5. Valid First Aid certificate.
  6. 150 logged teaching hours at a BKSA recognised school.
  7. Minimum of 6 months as a valid BKSA instructor.

Is kitesurfing hard to learn?

Compared to other water/wind-sports kiteboarding is relatively easy to learn. The learning curve compared to windsurfing is faster, and the kiteboarder will be more advanced after their first year. Kiteboarding is harder to learn than wakeboarding, because it is more technical.

Do you tip kiteboarding instructors?

Gratuity is completely up to you. Tips are accepted and always appreciated but not expected. A standard tip is 15-20% of the lesson price, but whatever you feel inclined to give is totally acceptable.

How do I get Iko?

Become IKO member. Buy an Assistant Training eLearning course (link). The course costs 160$ (130€-140€) Sign up for ATC at Kiteloop.

This is what you need to do:

  1. Apply for ITC at Kiteloop.
  2. Attend and pass ITC training and Exam at Kiteloop.
  3. Receive your IKO PRO Team Membership Card.
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How long does it take to get good at kitesurfing?

Learning to kitesurf might take between 6 to 12 hours of lessons – but take this with a grain of salt. It often takes more than 12 hours and it rarely takes less than 6. But don’t let this discourage you! After all, no one is born with the ability to fly a kite.