Aqua Sports Maui Kiteboarding Levels

Level 1A
• Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
• Know hazards on a kitesurfing spot
• Set up a trainer kite
• Know the use of safety systems

Level 1B
• Have basic flying skills with trainer kite
• Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant
• Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
• Walk and change directions while flying the kite
• Know the wind window

Level 1C
• Set up an 4/5-line kite with a full de-power system
• Pre-flight check equipment and settings
• In-flight check equipment and settings
• Understand and use the international communication signals
• Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-line de-power kite)

Level 1D
• Control the kite hooked into the harness
• Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems
• Show full control of the de-power systems in flight

Level 1E
• Pull quick release and activate leash
• Recover the bar and kite
• Land Kite to an assistant

Level 2F
• Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
• Water re-launch the kite
• First body drag downwind
• Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
• Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
• Self Rescue

Level 2G
• Upwind body drag to recover board
• Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging

Level 2H
• Know the power stroke for a waterstart
• Know the safety rules and theory for a waterstart
• Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for waterstart

Level 2I
• Waterstart in both directions and ride a short distance
• Come to a controlled stop
• Understand weather forecasts, tidal- and wind effects
• Determine the wind strength, direction and quality
• Know the right of way rules
• Know equipment set up and choice according to the weather conditions

Level 3J
• Control the riding speed by edging
• Consistent riding in both directions

Level 3K
• Consistent riding in all directions including upwind
• Ride among others and water users and respect right of way rules

Level 3L
• Change of direction without stopping
• Self-rescue and full pack-down in the water

Level 3M
• Risk assessment and awareness of the riding area
• Self launch
• Self Land

Level 3N
• Make a toe side turn
• Knows the theory and safety rules for jumping
• Land a basic jump