Southern California Kiteboarding Association (SCKA) Safety & Skills Clinic
Date: May 30 (Saturday)
Location: Belmont Shore Long Beach, California (by the Laverne Parking Lot)
Cost: Free. We would appreciate it if you can join SCKA to support the club.
Requirement: This is not for teaching beginners how to kite. You must have taken at least a water lesson and know how to rig your own equipment, can comfortably fly your kite. For the on water skills clinics, you must be able to ride in both directions and have excellent kite control.
12:00-1:00 Sign up, pick up handouts for beach rules and guidelines. Clinic participants please rig up your kites and have your gear ready.
We will have kiting safety equipment on display courtesy of Kitesurfari.
1:00-4:00 Kiters will be grouped based on skill and experience and each group will have an instructor. The groups will rotate through all of the stations to learn about the various topics. We will limit the number of people in each group, so it is first come first serve. Please be on time!
Clinic A, Wind/water/kite selection considerations and kiting rules and guidelines:
Learn about the typical weather conditions in So Cal and what to watch out for. Also learn about wind strength, kite size, wind directions, and when you should not go out. We will go over the Belmont kiting rules and how to kite in crowded places.
Clinic B, Gear inspection and safety system deployment:
Learn how to inspect and maintain your equipment to prevent problems. Learn what to do in case of equipment failure. Learn how the safety system works on your kite & bar and how to activate them. Practice letting go of the bar and activating your safety. Also test your quick releases under load to make sure they work. Layout your bar/lines and have your harness ready for this clinic.
Clinic C, Land simulation of water self rescue:
Learn how to depower your downed kite, wrap up your lines and work your way to your kite and use it to pull you back to shore.
Clinic D, Skills workshop (some will depend on the wind condition):
This workshop will be tailored to the skill level of the group and each group can decide on which skills they would like to work on. Options are kite flying, self launch, self landing, body dragging upwind, proper stance, board edging, going up wind, transition, load & pop and jumping. Have your equipment ready to go.
If you have questions, please PM me or post your questions on the forum