It is ironic that most schools in Europe close during the period when the wind blows most regularly, in winter. Between November and March it is, in fact, difficult to find any classes. Why? Obviously because it’ s cold, which makes the beginners’ lessons almost impossible.
And even in summer, when conditions are great, schools prefer to maximize profits and focus on beginner courses.
But kitesurfing is not only for beginners! Coaching is very important and is the best way to be supported in the progression once you leave a kite school, or to unlock some tricks that you find difficult. The area is full of spots that we can choose according to the wind direction.
In addition, Coaching is a way to keep your passion alive all year round and motivate yourself even when the weather is colder. Indeed, the conditions in this period are perfect to take advanced courses: the beaches are always empty, the spots are less crowded, the wind statistics are very reliable and most of the parking lots are free of charge. Basically all the conditions are brought together!
Still not sure about this and think it’s too cold? You are wrong.
Coaching, unlike a beginner’s lesson, does not have the same issues. If you approach coaching it means that you are autonomous and that you won’t be in the water soaking for long periods of time, or stationary to fly your kite. Through a proper methodology and a well organized lesson, not too long, I am convinced that coaching in winter is a very good idea.