Learn to fly a kite with Thalasea

Kitesurfing courses with Thalasea Sports based on the official International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) training program. We also run refresher classes and clinics at our kitesurf school.

First kitesurf school in Naxos, IKO affiliated since 2004, our experienced kitesurf instructors are IKO certified and ready to help you progress quickly and safely regardless of your current riding level. Kitesurfing courses are in English, French, German & Italian. We run group courses, 2 students max same level and private lessons for all levels.

We use specialist kitesurf equipment including the latest Cabrinha Kiteboarding student kites, trainer boards and radio helmets if necessary. Students receive an internationally recognized IKO Kiteboarder Card to certify their level of kitesurfing at the end of the course.

Our prices include all the equipment, kite / board / wetsuit / harness / impact vest / helmet / radio system and of course a friendly and experienced kite instructor.

The group (2 persons) must be already formed at the booking. The school does not accept individual person prebookings for group lessons.

Level 1 – Discovery

Usually completed in 4/5 hours.

Safety, set-up, 2&4 lines kites, piloting,
launching and landing, body drag.

Semi private lessons – 2 students max
1 hour: 40€ per pers

Private lessons :
80 € per hour

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11 hours pack semi private lessons, 400 € per pers
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Level 2 – Intermediate

Usually completed in 6/7 hours.

Water procedures, upwind body drag, board on the feet, water start.

Semi private lessons – 2 students max
1 hour: 40€ per pers

Private lessons :
80 € per hour

Learn to Kitesurf Packages, you save 10%
11 hours pack semi private lessons, 400 € per pers
11 hours pack private lessons, 800 € per pers

Level 3 – Waterstart Riding

Usually completed in 6/7 hours.

Edge control, upwind riding, change of
direction, toe side turns, first jump

Semi private lessons – 2 students max
1 hour: 40€ per pers

Private lessons :
80 € per hour

Learn to Kitesurf Packages, you save 10%
11 hours pack semi private lessons, 400 € per pers
11 hours pack private lessons, 800 € per pers

Level 1 IKO

Level IA
  • Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
  • Know hazards on a spot
  • Set up a trainer kite
  • Know the use of safety systems
Livel IB
  • 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 IC
  • 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
  • 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 ID
  • 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 IE
  • Pull quick release and activate leash
  • Recover the bar and kite
  • Self land

Level 2 IKO

Level 2F

• Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
• Water re-launch the kite
• First body drag downwind
• Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
• Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
• Recover the kite and bar in the water

Livel 2G

• 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

• 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

• 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 3 IKO

Level 3J

• Control the riding speed by edging
• Consistent riding in both directions

Livel 3K

• Consistent riding in all directions including upwind
• Ride amongst other riders and water users and respect right of way rules

Level 3L

• Change of direction without stopping
• Self- rescue and full pack-down in the water

Level 3M

• Risk assessment and awareness of the riding area
• Self launch

Level 3N

• Make a toe side turn
• Knows the theory for a jump

We also offer

Assisted Riding Session

Feeling worried about kitesurfing with new equipment? Or maybe it has been a while since you last kitesurfed… Then book an Assisted Riding Session and let one of our IKO instructors help you launch and land the kite and have a safe kitesurf session. The instructor will give you some tips but this is not a lesson,  40€ per hour including equipment.

IKO Certification

The IKO Kiteboarder Card certifies your level according to your skills and allows schools, instructors and shops to be aware of your competencies. YOU NEED YOUR IKO LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATION CARD TO RENT. PART OF THE SKILLS YOU SHOULD HAVE ARE : – Know the Right of way rules, Self Rescue Procedures, Weather factors – Ride away from the shore and come back at starting point. – Ride among others riders – Recover the board without the leash, by body dragging upwind. – Constantly ride upwind.
Students who learn with us receive automatically their kiteboarder card.
If you never received a Certification Level Card since you Kitesurf, then Schedule a Check Out Test with our IKO instructors = 40 €, test last 1 hour.

Refresher Classes

Has it been a while since you last went kitesurfing? Or maybe you have been on a kiteboarding course already but you don’t feel confident yet? Our refresher lessons are just what you need! Book in for a private session and an IKO kitesurf instructor will help you improve quickly, Private 1:1, 80€ per hour including equipment.

Progression Sessions

Take your kitesurfing to the next level with an intensive Progression Session tailored to your individual needs. Learn new freestyle moves, old school jumps or simply improve your riding style.

Minimum riding level: up-wind, Private 1:1, 80€ per hour including equipment.