In this article we will tell you about all kitesurf schools in Lagos area and how you can choose right school.
Let’s start with ones of first discovered schools that started teaching kitesurf Lagos town:
There are five kitesurf schools in Lagos and only one of them belongs to the local Portuguese, the rest are from Europe and some kite schools have changed their owner.
Some schools also have myths about private kitesurf spot (kite lagoon) and that no one else has the right there, you should not trust them, lagoon is property of people and of the country, and all those schools listed above are legal and licensed.
There are many nuances by which tourists choose which school to study at, most basic are lesson price, second kite and stay price, quality of lesson, duration of lesson, with what equipment you teach, distance from your location to school, what language you speak, positive comments, communication with client, parties and events.
Let’s start from most important point as the price of training, all kitesurf schools in Lagos are approximately same (plus, minus)
What determines the price of a lesson ?!
- The cost and quality of equipment (Kite, board, harness, wetsuit) and if it’s included in price of a lesson.
- Professionalism and certification of instructors (IKO, VDWS)
- Duration and type of lesson (group or individual)
- Additional services such as transfer from Lagos to kitesurf spot and back, insurance, rescue boat.
Each company has its own trick, basically this is cheaper lesson less useful time you spend in the water practicing.
HOW IT SHOULD BE
Instead of a short briefing about safety rules, they will tell you Theory of kitesurf for most of the lesson time, and suspecting nothing, you think it should be like that.
And as usual, in excellent schools, from first minutes, you go into the water with a kite and begin a practical lesson, learn how to control a kite and feel the power of the wind with your own hands.
But each of you knows that more practice, better control, faster skills, independence and confidence in what you do.
Now let’s talk about instructors, we divide them into several categories, there are excellent instructors who can explain and teach a lesson like a game (Success 100%)
With a bad instructor there will be a constant feeling that you can’t do anything and you can’t do anything, is will be many excuses about wind conditions, about tide, not good equipment, but know that there are no bad students, there are bad instructors (Success 50%)
TYPES OF LESSONS
We teach three types of kitesurf lessons in Lagos:
- Private – this is when one instructor is engaged with one student and all equipment is only for this student.
- HalfPrivate – this is when one instructor has two students and each of them has separate equipment.
- Group – this is when one instructor has four students, two kites for four students, every 5-10 minutes. switch kites.
Equipment is a very important point, with a bad brand or a poorly selected kite size for a lesson, you can get stuck at the same level for a long time. Smaller kite, more unstable and faster – bigger, slower and more stable in pulls.
A small kite can fly well, but in order for it to lift you onto the board it can catch traction, but if you take an enormous size, it can become unmanageable from too much traction.
When you ride left and right on your own, you will need support of a rescue boat, as in first steps of riding, there are many situations you have never encountered before.
Our kitesurf school is not a pioneer in Lagos, but we tried to introduce all the best and necessary qualities.