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Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Kiteboarder. We have a course that suits your needs.

It all started more that 10 years ago in Patras. The “Cape Drepanokitesurfing school was born by John Kourkoulis. In 2013 he received official IKO Level 2 Instructor Certification. The teachers of our kite surfing centre are IKO qualified and experienced  instructors. The IKO teaching standards are strictly adhered to and the IKO levels offered are the complete range of kite boarder levels 1, 2 and 3.

After successfully completing any of the  available courses, you will be given an official IKO kiteboarder certification card. This IKO Member Card certifies your skill level and is a verification of your kitesurfing level. Your level can always be advanced in other IKO cerfied schools throughout the world as you continue to develop your kitesurfing skills. Please note that some kitesurfing centres, (as does our centre) may request you to present your IKO card in order to rent equipment.

Teaching kitesurfing to students for more than ten years gives the school the experience and knowledge to make the lesson easier and safer!

Come and visit us in one of the best spots for kitesurfing in Greece, Patras in the Peloponnese.


We have something for everyone!

Intro to kitesurfing (semi-private)
  • Equipment is provided
  • Group of 2 people
Intro to kitesurfing (Group)
  • Equipment is provided
  • Group of 4 people
Basic 6 (group up to 4 people)
  • Equipment is provided
  • Max 4 people in group
Advanced (private riding lessons)
  • Equipment is NOT provided
  • Private 1 on 1 lesson Advanced riding
Basic 6 PRO (group up to 4 people)
  • Equipment is provided
  • Groups of 4 people
  • Dingy use
Full house (private 1 on 1 lessons)
  • Equipment is provided
  • Private lessons
  • Dingy use

Choose your desired level and book your lessons!

Let us bring you on in the world of kitesurfing. We will teach you all the secrets and you will be up on your board in no time.

Level 1A – Site Selection

• Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
• Know hazards on a spot
• Set up a trainer kite
• Know the use of safety systems
• Carry and handle the kite properly

Level 1B – Basic Piloting

• Have basic flying skills with trainer kite
• Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant
• Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
• Walk and change directions while flying the kite
• Know the wind window

Level 1C – Control Systems

• Set-up a 4/5 line kite with a full de-power system
• Pre-flight check of equipment and settings
• In flight check of equipment and settings
• Pull quick release and activate leash
• Understand and use the international communication signals
• Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-line de-power kite)

Level 1D – Power Control

• Control the kite hooked into the harness
• Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems
• Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite
• Show full control of de-power systems in flight

Level 1E – Self Landing

• Self land
• Recover the bar and kite

Level 2F – Downwind Drag
  • Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
  • Water re-launch the kite
  • Body drag downwind
  • Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
  • Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
  • Self-rescue and full pack-down in deep water
Level 2G – Upwind Drag
  • Upwind body drag to recover board
  • Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
  • Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging
Level 2H – Steady Pull
  • Know the power stroke for a water start
  • Know the safety rules and theory for water start
  • Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start
Level 2I – Waterstart
  • Water starts in both directions and ride a short distance
  • Come to a controlled stop
  • Understand weather forecast, tidal- and wind effects
  • Determine the wind strength, direction and quality
  • Know the right of way rules
  • Know equipment set up and choice according to the weather conditions
Level 3J – Edging
  • Control the riding speed by edging
  • Consistent riding in both directions
Level 3K – Upwind Riding
  • Consistent riding in all directions including upwind
  • Ride amongst other riders and water users and respect right of way rules
Level 3L – Turns
  • Change of direction without stopping
  • Make a toe side turn
Level 3M – Self Launch
  • Risk assessment and awareness of the riding area
  • Self launch
Level 3N – Basic Jump
  • Know the theory and the safety rules for jumping.
  • Land a basic jump
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