IKO CERTIFICATION

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IF YOU CAN DEMONSTRATE  KNOWLEDGE OF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING IKO STANDARDS YOU WILL BE ISSUED AN ONLINE IKO CERTIFICATION AND AN IKO CARD.  THIS WILL ALLOW YOU TO KITE IN REGULATED SPOTS AND BE ABLE TO RENT EQUIPMENT AROUND THE WORLD!

 

IF YOU DO NOT DEMONSTRATE THE FOLLOWING KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS, YOU WILL BE CHARGED A NON-REFUNDABLE LESSON FEE TO COVER THE TIME IT TOOK TO MAKE THE EVALUATION.  


- LEVEL 1 -

 

Level 1A

  • SEA (Spot, Environment, Activity) assessment
  • Hold, carry, and secure a kite on land
  • Kite setup


Level 1B

  • Safety systems use
  • Pre-flight check
  • Launch and land as an assistant


Level 1C

  • First piloting and explore the wind window's edge
  • Let go of the bar
  • Twist and untwist the lines

 

Level 1D

  • Fly one-handed
  • Trim introduction
  • Walk while flying the kite
  • Launch and land as a pilot
  • Wind window theory


Level 1E

  • Inflight quick release activation
  • Self-land
  • Equipment packing


- LEVEL 2 -

Level 2F

  • Enter and exit the water while controlling the kite
  • Water relaunch


Level 2G

  • Body-drag with 2 hands, kite stable
  • Body-drag with power stroke


Level 2H

  • Body-drag upwind
  • Body-drag with the board
  • Self-rescue and pack down introduction


Level 2I

  • ROW (Right Of Way) rules introduction
  • Steady-pull
  • Waterstart
  • Controlled stop



- LEVEL 3 - As an independent rider, you’ll be able to ride on your own and rent equipment wherever you go.

Level 3J

  • Control of speed by edging


Level 3K

  • Ride upwind


Level 3L

  • Sliding transition


Level 3M

  • Ride toeside
  • Jibe


Level 3N

  • Self-launch
  • Self-rescue and pack down in deep water



- LEVEL 4 -  Reach new possibilities!

Level 4O

  • Basic jump


Level 4P

  • Power jibe


Level 4Q

  • Jump with a grab


Level 4R

  • Jump transition


Level 4S

  • Rider recovery


Level 4T

  • Board recovery


Level 4U

  • International kiteboarding signs


Level 4V

  • ROW (Right Of Way) rules


Level 4W

  • Equipment


Level 4X

  • Weather and tides


Level 4Y

  • Aerodynamics