Winter Session

The Winter Session at LAKAWA School of Kiteboarding is the time to learn to kite. Snowkiting, winter's version of kitesurfing, is by far the easiest way to get into the sport. For the 2012/13 Winter Session we're back to our On Call private and group lessons. We'll be On Call, so as soon as conditions are favorable for lessons we'll send out a Notice for Lessons. All you have to do is send us an email to get into our system, we'll do the rest. We ensure that conditions are favorable for your class so that you're getting your money's worth and also not putting yourself into unsafe conditions.

Scheduling can be tricky with our dependency on the wind. Close communication the day of the lesson is important to save our valuable time. If the conditions change we will simply reschedule. Other lesson programs may charge you regardless but we are focused on developing your interest so if the wind gods aren't favorable we simply reschedule.


What is Kiting This course covers what the sport is about, gear involved, cost, where to kite, how to learn the sport, who is kiting, seasons of kiting in MN, trips, retail options, events and basically the Q&A we all have when looking into something new. This is a 1hr classroom setting informative speech on kitboarding/kitesurfing/snowkiting.
Course:
What is Kiting
Topics:
What the sport is about, gear involved, cost, where to kite, how to learn the sport, who is kiting, etc
What to Bring:
Your favorite mug of coffee/tea or the like
Tuition:

$20 (can be applied towards Intro to Kiting or Snowkiting 101 Clinic)

Length:
1 hour; classes held weekly
Location:
Several metro locations available
Registration:

Registration required; email

Dates:

email us to get announcements; classes happen every week; day, night and weekends

Intro to Kiting (Controlling the Kite) aka Ground School
This course covers the essentials to begin kiting. A bit of theory, and considerable hands-on experience. The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the sport, and teach you about how and why a kite flies, how to generate power and maintain steady power as the wind fluctuates, safe flying practices, and different kite types. Our goal at the end of this class is to have you moving through the wind, generating consistent power from the kite, not dissimilar to riding on the snow or the water. This is a land-based lesson focused on kite only. Additional skills needed in next class to marry the two skillsets of the kite with skis/snowboard.

Course:
Intro to Kiting aka Ground School
Topics:
Kite safety, kite control, and kite types.
What to Bring:
Good grippy shoes; weather appropriate attire
Tuition:

$100 (can be applied towards Snowkiting 101)

Length:
approx. 2-3 hours
Location:
Several metro locations available
Registration:

email

Dates:

email us to get announcements; classes happening as the wind blows

If you don't feel like you have the flying skills down after one class, you can come back out anytime we're out and join us again for FREE.

Snowkiting 101 Clinic
This course takes you from ground zero to riding. We start off with theory, move on to flying trainer kites, then move onto bigger kites and more and more excitement. We go over safety, gear choices, weather conditions, ideal riding spots, and where to go for more information. This class has been very successful especially those on skis. We chase you around on the snowmobile near the end of this class:)

Lecture:
Snowkiting 101 Clinic
Prerequisite:
None
Topics:
Kite safety, kite control, gear, launching, landing, riding, staying upwind
What to Bring:
Skis or snowboard, helmet, warm clothes (all kite gear provided) we even have a few extra boot/skis
Time:
9-1pm for 3 students; time may vary
Location:

TBD: White Bear Lake, Waconia, Maple Grove

Registration:

Send us an email

Tuition:

$300

Dates:

While the snow is around:)

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Hourly Lessons
Prefer one on one instruction? Then this is the class for you. This class is custom designed around your needs and progresses at your speed. If you are new to the sport, the first few hours would cover the basics of kite control, and then you can expect an additional 2-4 hours to get you riding comfortably.

Or if you're already kite familiar, this class focuses on your goals. Want to start jumping? Want to learn to stay upwind? Want to dial in your new kite? We can help.

Course:
Hourly
Prerequisite:
none
Topics:
Customized
Location:
Minnetonka, Waconia, Calhoun, White Bear, Plymouth
Registration:
email, or call 612.296.3201
Tuition:

$125/hour
Group Rates available contact us for details.

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Come out and join us for a day in the wind. You won't regret it.

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