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Level 1 Kiteboarding Instructor Seminar

You´re passionate about Kiteboarding, open minded and love working with other people? You are rather outside on the beach than inside an office and flexibility is one of your great strengths? 

Well than, becoming a Kiteboarding Instructor might just be the right thing for you!  Joining one of our Kitesurfing Instructor courses will be your chance to turn your passion for Kiteboarding into a profession! If you´re in doubt if your knowledge and riding level is sufficient, take a minute and test yourself. 

test your Knowledge

Is your basic theoretical knowledge sufficient to join an ITC?

test your Kiting

Are your riding skills sufficient to pass the exam?

For the course:

  • Level 6 of the VDWS-Kiteboarding-Levelsystem ( basic jumps and gliding jumps or transition jump. Important: The VDWS-Basic-Licence does not have to be proved. See also practical video).
  • Teaching experience is not necessary, but the theory from the VDWS-training folder is.

To complete the VDWS Kite Instructor Level 1 licence:

  • complete Instructor course
  • pass practical exam
  • pass teaching exam
  • VDWS Membership
  • Minimum age: 18 years


  • Theoretical foundations:

To acquire the necessary methodical-didactical knowledge to make kitesurfing fun for the students. Making and evaluating first teaching experiences by teaching kite lesson with real students.

  • Practical basics:

To organise and carry out safe kitesurfing lessons in the basic licence at different locations with different kitesurfing systems.

Duration: 8 days

Price: 695€

Extra costs: getting there, accommodation, equipment

  • The practical kitesurfing examination can take place at a wind speed of 12 - 30 knots.
  • Teaching ability will be examined by a short demonstration lesson (30 min).

During the course you will complete the written exam (90min.), which covers the course contents. It is not required for the Level 1 Instructor but it will be necessary for the Kitesurf Instructor Level 2.

Dates VDWS Kiteboarding Instructor Seminar

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There are more then 540 watersportcenters in more then 35 countrys in the world. The VDWS consists of more then 4500 members, watersports instructors, school owners and center managers. Since the foundation in 1974 we were able to spread the fascination in windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing and Stand up Paddling to more then 3 million watersports beginners!


Do you have any questions?

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VDWS Kiteboarding Acadamy

To successfully take part in the Level 1 Kitesurf Instructor training we recommend you to deal with the theoretical and practical requirements of the course. That will help you to have a good time during your instructor training. Take a look at our kitesurf tutorial series and test your knowledge.