Sunday, 13 January 2013

Kite Surfing Long Island

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Kite Surfing Long Island Biography
LESSONS

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KiteMafia is a mobile and online kiteboarding lesson and gear shop based in the Hamptons at the eastern end of Long Island, near Amagansett/Easthampton.  We primarily teach at Napeague which offers a safe, shallow water learning spot which works on all wind directions and we are dedicated to teaching in a safe, fun and professional atmosphere.  We aim to get you riding as a soon as possible but safely. Our training program offers you the most comprehensive lessons you'll find anywhere. With emphasis on safety and fun you'll learn everything you need to know whilst having a great time.

Napeague Harbor in Amagansett, is located a few miles east of the town of East Hampton, is the Hamptons premier kiteboarding location. With only a small inlet on the north side, Napeague has 360 degrees of safe sandy beach surrounding a large harbor with endless calm shallow water to learn in. With its surrounding beaches, Napeague has a location for all wind directions, and can be worth the trip if you get the right conditions. Our teaching area is away from boat traffic and extremely safe for learning and practicing kiteboarding.

 Why Learn with KiteMafia?

    Your instructor is IKO certified (International Kiteboarding Organization), including training in CPR, AED and First Aid
    We have been kiting in the area since 2001
    Partnered with Slinsghot Kiteboarding and Mystic Kiteboarding, we provide all the up to date gear needed for kiteboarding that incorporate all the advances in safety.
    We are reliable and won't take your money if the conditions are not right for you to learn something! Many schools will take your course money without there being any wind in the forecast.
    We teach only up to two students per instructor but primarily only one at a time for optimum learning possibilities.
    We have an interest in each students progression and will be continued support when you become self sufficient or just need supervision.

KiteMafia offers the very best in kiteboarding lessons.  All Instructors are IKO Certified and carry IKO insurance. After your lessons all students receive an IKO Kite Boarders Card to certify their level of Kite Boarding. This card can be taken to another lesson center anywhere in the world where you can pick up on your lesson program without backtracking, and in some places rent kiteboarding equipment as your level is denoted to them.

Length of time needed to learn to kiteboard varies greatly depending on the individual.  A history in previous related sports eg; windsurfing, sailing, snowboarding, landboarding, wakeboarding is a plus.  You need to have a generally ok level of fitness and comfort in the water and you need to be able to swim! Between 9-12  hours is generally enough to get you going on a board and know all the safety systems so that you can become self sufficient to practice on your own or with supervision.  Wind conditions play a major part in this too and we cannot unfortunately control mother nature.

Details:

All kiteboarding lessons have a maximum of 2 students per instructor and cost $150 per hour.  The kite, harness, bar, and board are included in the lesson price.  All students are required to wear water booties while riding in Napeague, so bring yours if you have them or you can purchase some from us or elsewhere before your lesson. You should also bring swimwear and a wetsuit if you have one and wish to wear it. July and August is normally OK without one.

The area is accessible by public transportation and it's located in the Eastern end of Long Island in what is known as the Hamptons. It can make for a great weekend away, out of the city for friends and family also.  It's a 3 hour train ride from Manhattan on the Long Island Railroad from Penn Station and then from Amagansett station a short cab ride to the kite spot.  You will need to ask the taxi driver to take you to the end of Lazy Point Road, Napeague Harbor.

If you don't already have accommodation in the area read this:
In order to get maximum water time when the wind forecast is looking good, it is recommended that you stay both weekend days.  There are many hotels in the area but if you want something more economical then www.amagansettadventurehouse.com offers rooms and beds near the kite spot.

If you are coming out for a lesson, please make sure you read below:

You need to know how to swim! It may sound daft and obvious to some, but we need to say it!

Valuables
Please leave your jewelery and other VALUABLES at HOME or in your car. You can leave your keys, cell phone, etc, in the truck, but we assume no financial responsibility for lost or stolen items.

 Stuff you should bring:
Bottles of WATER, SUNSCREEN, and possibly bug spray(the mosquitoes come out at 6-7pm ish). And LUNCH, if you think you're going to be hungry.

 What you'll need to wear during the lesson Due to insurance requirements, all students must wear a HELMET, LIFE VEST, WETSUIT, and WATER BOOTIES during the lessons. We provide free use of HELMETS and IMPACT VESTS, we DO NOT provide wetsuits and booties, however. You MUST bring your own wetsuit and booties. You should also bring BOARD SHORTS or a BATHING SUIT and a RASH GUARD or T-SHIRT that you don't care about getting wet. KiteMafia has booties, wetsuits, and rash guards available for purchase or rental if  pre arranged.  Please call in advance and we can see if we can accommodate.

 Length of lesson
Plan for a minimum of 3 to 4 HOURS from your arrival to the end of your LESSON.

Drinking ETC Policy There is nothing we like better than a nice cold beer after a session on the water but if you are drunk, high or severely hungover you will have to skip your lesson for safety reasons.

Gear Rental  After you learn to kiteboard, or come to the area already knowing how to, gear can be rented from us.  If you like what you ride it is available for purchase at a great discount as ex school gear.  If you have not learnt with us you will be asked a series of questions and given a check ride.  See gear rental page for details. Cash deposit is required and a risk assumption waiver signed.

Whether you want kiteboarding lessons, gear rental or would like to get great deals on our own label apparel KiteMafia, Slingshot kites and Mystic Kiteboarding gear, contact us today!
Please call or email us with any questions.
 

Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island
Kite Surfing Long Island

                       

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