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Kiteboarding Instructor Level 3

Level 3 Kiteboarding Instructor Courses are the right choice for all of our Level 2 Instructors who like to take their teaching and own kiteboarding skills to a higher level. During those courses, we focus on the technique of intermediate and advanced kiteboarding manouvers and how to teach them professionally. 

Level 3 Instructors are kiteboarding experts with a very high own riding level and a deep understanding for complex movements. Their methodical skills and experience make them the true experts on the beach!


For the course:

  • VDWS instructor license
  • VDWS membership
  • Advanced kitesurfing skills
  • teaching experience

For the license qualification:

  • practical exam at the end of the Level 3 Instructor seminar

Please note:
Even if you don't have a sufficient level yet and haven't mastered the topic of the training (yet), you are still welcome to participate. Your participation will then be considered as a license extension (and not as a Level 3 completion!).

Duration:  2 days

Price: 200 € 

Extra costs: travel expenses, accommodation, equipent rental

Course contents

Depending on the seminar topic, the following topics are weighted differently.

  •  Improving one's own riding skills
  • Use of methods in advanced training
  • Use of digital media in training
  • Organisation in intermediate lessons or in special courses
  • Concrete training of individual manoeuvres or techniques
  • Improvement of own demonstration skills
  • Deepening of material knowledge and reference to ascender equipment
  • Deepening of the physical basics
  • Extending didactic knowledge for advanced training 

Each of the Level 3 Instructor Seminars concludes with a practical examination on the respective topic of the 2 days.


Topics Level 3 Seminars

Level 7 of the VDWS Basic Licence System

Course contents:
Analysis and teaching of different manoeuvres from the intermediate lessons such as: High Jumps, Backroll, Riding Toeside, Transition Jump, ... Alternative orga forms / rescue techniques with the kite. 


Within 10 minutes, the following 5 upwind maneuvers must be performed: Toeside riding on an upwind course (at least 1 line length), transition jump, backroll, loaded jump (e.g., Raley, ...), choose one maneuver from the following: inverted jump, darkslide, kiteloop, 1-footer, or board-off. All maneuvers must be performed downwind within a radius of ½ line length around a fixed point (e.g., a buoy). No Go’s: general safety errors, errors during takeoff/landing, forgetting to check clearance, maneuvers on the windward side.

Strapless/waveboard experience

Course contents:
Analysis, development and exemplary introduction to e.g. waterstart, jumpstart, jibe, turn, foot change, backside. Implementation with the other participants / material knowledge, board transport, board repair. 


Demonstrative demonstration of the jibe with foot change and the quick turn in the triangle course.

Directional and strapless kiting
Foil experience

Course contents:
Course framework Foil beginner course / reciprocal coaching / methodical teaching skills / equipment, trimming and physical background / techniques and manoeuvres.

Triangle course- the course will be circumnavigated with gybes and turns on the outside. One manoeuvre may be performed in displacement.


Dates VDWS Kiteboarding Instructor Level 3

bookable bookable few places few places fully booked fully booked
Date: 05/26 - 06/29/2024
Level 3 Kitesurfing Seminar
Kitesurfing / Level 3 Seminar
Online Seminar
Date: 09/05 - 09/06/2024
Deutsch Niederländisch
Makkum, Holland

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