DO YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE ULTIMATE FREEDOM?
Fruitloops offers you step-by-step kiteboarding lessons at the best locations along the East Coast of KZN. We cater for all levels whether you are a first time kiter or an experienced kiterboarder looking to take your riding to the next level. We use a two-way radio headset that enables us to have constant communication with you while you are in the water.
Lessons are wind dependent so once you have booked we will contact you to set a provisional date. We will notify you on any forecast changes leading up to your lesson. For scheduling and to stay updated on the wind forecast fill out the form below or give us a call at +2782 853 4221
Kite boarding lessons are available seven days a week. We work around your schedule and when it is windy. Please let us know if there are specific days or times of day that work best for you. We will add you to our calendar, and we will do the exact scheduling based on the wind forecast, generally three days in advance.
ABOUT OUR LESSONS
Our lessons are structured in a step-by-step format. Each step builds on the previous one and is geared toward developing safe and independent kiteboarders. We emphasize the fundamentals so that even after your lessons, you will be able to progress quickly and safely on your own! We have a maximum of 2 students per instructor to respect safety regulations and offer a premium learning experience. This way the student is never neglected and of course, all our instructors are IKO trained and professionals.
Kite boarding is a sport that people of all ages can enjoy. You do not have to be physically fit or strong to learn how to kite board. We take pride in working with people of all ages, from 9-year-olds to adults in their 70s. Lessons are open to anyone above 35 kg. Some of these individuals have no prior experience with water sports. Others, on the other hand, have had a variety of different experiences. We will work with you regardless of your level of experience or lack thereof to get you kite boarding as quickly as possible.Kite control accounts for 70% of learning how to kite board. The more proficient your kite control, the faster and safer you will learn to kite board. It is important to remember that everyone learns at a different rate. The majority of people learn to kite board in 4 to 10 hours. When you contact us, we will devise a plan that is unique to you.
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE
Our school is distinguished by the fact that all of our instructors are IKO trained and professional riders. These qualifications allow us to effectively teach kite boarding, allowing you to learn faster and safer. Fruitloops trains you to become safe and independent kite boarders. We utilise the latest Core and Mystic gear to provide students with the best equipment in the industry. The two-way radio headsets that we use enables us to have constant communication with students while they are in the water. Everything we do is aimed towards providing lessons of the highest quality. Our focus is to offer students the tools they need to kite board safely and proficiently on their own.
TRANSPARENCY IS IMPORTANT
Our aim is to produce kite boarders who are both safe and independent. We want your time on the water with us to be as productive as possible. We teach at the rate at which you progress. You can get on the board in your first lesson if you demonstrate excellent kite control.
Upon request GoPro video footage of your lesson can be included at an additional cost of R200/hr.
Hydrofoil Surfing Lessons in KZN
The best way to get started with foiling is to take some quality lessons. Our team at Fruitloops believes in customer satisfaction, and our teaching methods have proven to be extremely effective. If you’ve never tried foil boarding before, we recommend starting with a wake foil lesson behind our boat or jetski, as this is the easiest way to learn before moving on to Kite-, Surf-, or Wing foiling.
After some theory to explain how the foil works we will take you behind the jetski to demonstrate how to ride the foil. This initial lesson will be done in flat water, with a beginner board, similar to a SUP, and a larger foil which will be slower and easier to control. All these elements along with the BBTalking helmet radio system will allow us to help you gain an understanding of how the foil works and experience your first flight.
Learning to foil behind a jet-ski eliminates the stress of simultaneously learning wing and foil skills. This allows one to concentrate on the muscle memory of the foil while the jetski pulls you gradually and consistently. Students with reasonable board skills at the start of the session usually need 1-2 lessons to become accustomed to the feel of the foil. Once you’ve learned this and feel confident, we’ll take you to the open water to kite or surf foil, depending on your desire!
Once you’ve mastered the foil behind the jetski, you can then begin to focus on the flying of the wing. This can be done both on the beach and in shallow water. Before hopping on a board, you must first become comfortable holding the wing. Once you’ve mastered the foil and wing skills, you’ll be able to combine them. We provide Jetski support so you can concentrate on your skills without having to worry about ending up downwind with a bunch of gear.
For an experienced kiteboarder, learning to foil with a kite is the holy grail. We use specialty foils that are more stable at slower speeds, and we teach you how to adjust your stance and position your kite to achieve quicker and more controlled flying faster with fewer wipeouts.
La Mercy Lagoon and Hazelmere dam offer a great playground to learn and practice foiling. Durban and the surrounding areas provide a large variety of conditions and spots to go, which makes for a truly amazing foiling experience. Our wing foil and Kite foil lessons are usually done at La Mercy or at DUC by the South end of the Durban Promenade. We also do lessons at Pelican Island in Richards Bay to cater for our North Coast customers.
We use the best equipment for our lessons with premium Unifoil foils of different sizes depending on your level and weight, as well as the latest ZEAL foil boards. These brands are widely regarded as the leaders in the surf foiling industry. All equipment is provided by us including impact vests, BBtalking helmet radio system and wetsuits if needed. All the gear used in our lessons can be purchased through our online store.