Subcielo kitesurf: Learning levels of our classes according to the IKO

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Level acquired with Subcielo Tarifa, and gift of an IKO card with the level acquired according to the methodology of the international kiteboarding association.

Level 1
Initiation Program


  • Transport and assembly of the kite and its lines.
  • Locate the wind direction, which is pray (up the wind) or drift (lower to the wind)
  • You'll learn how to fly a low-powered kite (small kite and short lines) statically in the sand around the end of the window and near the ground.
  • Know how to stop the strength of the kite in case of problem by releasing the bar.
  • Know that the leash and where it should be connected from before takeoff and up to landing.


  • Fly the kite hooked to the harness.
  • Fly the kite hooked to the harness with one hand.
  • Activation of the security system of the bar and/or quick release system and its location.


  • Perform derived edges by body dragging, using kite in power zones.


  • Lift the kite from the water (lying and relaunching maneuver).
  • Perform a self-rescue in the water.


  • Relaunch the kite from the earth.
  • Fly the kite from 9 to 3 hours at the edge of the wind window.
  • Lift the kite with assistance and know how to choose the right angle with respect to the wind.
  • Fly the kite in the power zone without crashing it.
  • Roll up and unroll the lines while the kite flies.
  • If we activate the active safety, know how to recover the kite and secure it on the ground.
  • Land kite on the ground with assistance
Level 1 Subcielo Initiation Program
Level 1 Subcielo Initiation Program

Level 2
Intermediate Program

Intermediate Level 2 Subcielo Program


  • Define whether the practice area is safe and be able to specify why.
  • Assemble and check equipment unassisted (kite, lines and bar)


  • Get away from the coast (with side-shore wind or side-onshore wind) by body dragging and going down and going back to the coast.
  • Perform the previous exercise with one hand.


  • Know the theory of water start: position of the board, body and handling of the kite.
  • Take the board, place your feet on the foot straps and hold the position by operating the kite.


  • Get up from the board and navigate by moving the kite up and down.
  • In case you have taken classes up to this point with two-line kite; learn everything related to the use of 4-line kite.

Level 3
Independent Program


  • Know the rules of passage.
  • Get away from the coast and back to the coast.


  • Know how to lift the kite and change course.
  • Know how to accelerate by lifting the song and moving the kite.
  • To know how to stop nailing the singing.
  • Know how to maintain a course by nailing the singing.


  • Be able to get away from the coast and return to the same starting point.
  • Navigate forced.
  • Navigate constant forced.


  • Know how to recover the board without using leash or beep, making body forced.
  • Navigate a two-way table if it is not navigated before.
  • Changing direction by navigating.


  • Knowledge of jump theory.
  • Make a small jump and land it.
Independent Level 3 Subcielo Program
Independent Level 3 Subcielo Program

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