Why get ikO Certified?
Learn kiteboarding the right way!
The International Kiteboarding Organization (I.K.O.) is the world’s largest kiteboarding community, our certification is recognized in over 40 countries.  There is a worldwide network of affiliated schools and instructors, and each one has made a commitment to quality and safety.

The IKO Kiteboarding standardized programs are designed to help you learn in a safe way. Your IKO instructor will respect your rhythm and take you through all the steps to reach your goals.

2.5 hours

Perquisite: None required 


During your Level 1 lesson, you will be introduced to the sport of kiteboarding, and learn various safety rules & skills on land before going into the water.   

*keep in mind the learning process of each person is very individual, the amount of hours to reach level 1 might variate 

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iKO Level 2 Certification

4 hours

Perquisite: Level 1 Certification (or equivalent)


The International Kiteboarding Organization (I.K.O.) is the world’s largest kiteboarding community, recognized in over 40 countries.  There is a worldwide network of affiliated schools and instructors, and each one has made a commitment to quality and safety.

You’ve complete level one, now it’s time for you to really get into the water and attempt your first water start with your instructor. 

You will learn to use the kite power to body drag in all possible directions, water relaunch your kite, self rescue, recover your board; and become proficient enough to begin riding on your own

Once you complete this program, you will start riding on the board. You will be ready to continue to the next level of riding and become an independent kiteboarder!

Lesson Summary:
Entering & exiting the water while controlling the kite
Water Relaunch
Body dragging
Self-Rescue
R.O.W Rules
Steady-pull
Water-Start

At the end of this session, you will be certified with your Level 2 IKO Kiteboarder Card.

Gear Rental Included

* keep in mind the learning process of each person is very individual, the amount of hours to reach level 2 might variate 

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iKO Level 2 Certification

8 Hours
Perquisite: Level 2 Certification (or equivalent)

Once you have completed this program, you will be able to start jumping and you will be a truly independent rider!

During this course, your Instructor will show you how to ride upwind, toe-side, and help you focus on higher skills like controlling your speed by edging, changing direction without stopping, self-launching and self-landing safely.

Lesson Summary:

Controlled Stop

Control of Riding Speed by Edging

Riding Upwind

Sliding Transitions

Toe-Side Riding

Toe-Side Turn

Self-Launching

Self-Rescue and Pack Down in Deep Water


At the end of this session, you will be certified with your Level 3 IKO Kiteboarder Card. 

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

Gear Rental Included

*keep in mind the learning process of each person is very individual, the amount of hours to reach level 3 might variate 

 

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iKO Level 2 Certification

Personalized lessons are perfect for refreshing your knowledge.

 

Take your kiteboarding to the next level more efficiently with Ocean Freak instructors and our radio communication helmets.

If you are already kiteboarding and just need a quick refresher or you are just want to learn a new jump, our personalized kite lessons are the option for you!  This allows our instructors to adapt our teaching style to your learning style. 

 

$55   cash + IVA

$60    credit card + IVA 

Personalized coaching with radio head set 

Ocean Freaks uses the newest technology, BB Talkin. 

BB Talkin is a long range Bluetooth headset that is a game changer for our kiteboarding students and instructors. This technology enhances the learning curve because of the ability of constant communication to eliminate common mistakes right in the second.  

 

This state-of-the-art technology allows you to receive the needed information promptly during our lessons, even when away from your instructor. 

We can communicate with you in a relaxing manner while demonstrating various skills to pinpoint the kite, board, and body movements without having to yell across the water to you.

 

Included:

- All Kite Gear Rental

- Radio Head set

$60   cash + IVA

$65    credit card + IVA 

*For non Ecuador Residents the IVA TAX is excluded

Drone and GoPro coaching

 

To start with your video coaching you already accomplished the  iKo certification level 2 or more. You enter the water completely independent.

You will be filmed with the Go pro and drone during your sessions. Eventually your instructor give you an individual task to practice.

After the session you will meet your instructor to see your self on the monitor. He will show you your progress through the videos. 

$75  cash + IVA

$80   credit card + IVA 

Included:

2 drone shots

2 gopro shots

(Videos min 30 sec. each)

 

 

*via witransfer or costumer USB

 

Ask for your edited video from $100 USD 

The length of the video will be around 1 minute +

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iKO Level 2 Certification