Level A to E Beginner

A 1 Know safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
2 Know hazards on a spot
3 Set up a trainer kite
4 Know the use of Safety systems
5 Carry and handle the kite properly
B 1 Have basic flying skills with trainer kite
2 Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant
3 Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
4 Walk and change directions while flying the kite
5 Know the wind window
C 1 Set-up a 4/6 line kite with a full de-power system
2 Pre-flight check equipment and settings
3 In-flight check equipment and settings
4 Pull quick release and active kite-leash
5 Understand and use the intemational communication signals
6 Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant – 4/5-line de-power kite
D 1 Control the kite hooked into the harness
2 Understand the de-power system and can use the safety systems (with 2 and 1 hand)
3 Advanced flying skills with the de-power kite
4 Show full control of de-power systems in flight
E 1 Seif-land
2 Recover the bar and kite

Level F to I Intermediate Kitesurfer

F 1 Enter and exit the water independently and safely while controlling the kite
2 Water re-launch the kite
3 Body drag downwind
4 Maintain correct kite position in the wind window
5 Change direction to the left and right while body dragging
6 Self- rescue and full pack-down in deep water
G 1 Upwind body drag to recover board
2 Upwind body drag holding the board with one hand
3 Enter and exit at the same point while upwind body dragging
H 1 Know the power stroke for a water start
2 Know the safety rules and theory for water start
3 Can put the board on the feet and maintain the correct position for water start
I 1 Water start in both directions and ride a short distance
2 Come to a controlled stop
3 Understand weather forecast, tidal- and wind effects
4 Determine the wind strength, direction and quality
5 Know the right of way rules
6 Know equipment set up and choice according to the weather conditions

Level J to N Independent Kitesurfer

J 1 Control the riding speed by edging
2 Toeside edging
K 1 Consistent riding in all directions including upwind
2 Ride amongst other riders and water users and respect the right of way rules
L 1 Change of direction without stopping
2 Make a toe side turn
M 1 Risk assessment and awareness of the riding area
2 Self launch
N 1 Know the theory and the safety rules for jumping
2 Land a basic jump

Level Advanced Kitesurfer

1 Basic Jump
2 Jibe
3 Jump With Grab
4 Rider Recovery
5 Board Recovery
6 International Kiteboarding Signs and ROW
7 Equipment
8 Weather and Tides
9 Aerodynamics