Kiteboarding Basics: Is kiteboarding easy?
Yes and No. With good instruction, most people enjoy an incredibly fast learning curve. Without instruction, trying to learn kiteboarding can be frustrating and is very dangerous.
Do I need to be in good shape to kiteboard?
A basic level of fitness is all you need. Modern gear can be adjusted to work for people in a broad range of physical abilities.
Why can't I learn from a video or magazine?
You can learn a lot from videos and magazines, but there is no substitute for having an instructor provide feedback, share local knowledge, maximize safety and customize instruction to your individual needs.
Do I need any skills before I take a lesson?
You should be able to swim, and be confident in deep water. Also we recommend spending 4 or 5 hours flying a 2 line stunt kite. Having kite flying skills makes the learning curve for kiteboarding a lot quicker and more fun..
Why do lessons focus on flying the kite?
Flying the kite is at least 80% of kiteboarding. Having great kite skills will make board riding easier, safer and more fun.
KBA School questions
What courses do we offer for beginners?
We offer a 3 day course for beginners. This is our recommended course for any one wishing to learn all the necessary skills needed to have a safe and fun start to kiteboarding. By the end of the 3 days you should be water starting and have gained a lot of confidence with the kite and board.
KBA Equipment Rental and Sales
Can I purchase equipment and are the prices competitive?
Yes, we sell all equipment for kiteboarding. We have the best prices worldwide for Cabrinha and Airush equipment. Most boards are made in Thailand, and the kites are made in nearby countries.
What are the wind conditions like?
South East Asia is affected by three major weather patterns. The northeasterly monsoon, the southwesterly monsoon, and the change over period or summer. The start and end of these seasons vary from year to year usually 3-4 weeks around the given change over month.
How to get to Hua Hin from Bangkok?
Take a taxi to the southern bus station. You can get a bus to Hua Hin. Do not get on one of the 100 baht buses that are waiting in line as they stop every 2 minutes on the way to Hua Hin. Instead go to your right and into roofed bus terminal and buy a 128 Baht ticket at the appropriate window. Train is another option, but this takes an hour longer to get here and is sometimes delayed.