Are you passionate about Wingsurfing and Wingfoiling? Are you open-minded and do you enjoy working with people? You prefer to be outdoors rather than indoors and flexibility is not a strange concept to you?
If so, joining a Wingboarding Instructor course might just be a great choice for you! With a Wingboarding Instructor Licence you can turn your hobby into a profession!
No other water sport is growing as fast as Wingboarding and the demand for courses, training and information is huge. There couldn't be a better prerequisite for becoming a Wingfoil or Wingsurf instructor and helping to shape this fascinating new sport.
We are looking forward to meeting you!
In order to participate successfully in the Course:
- You should be able to ride safely on a Wingsurfboard as well as on a Wingfoilboard. In more detail, - you can navigate on a Wingsurfboard in light winds, are able to go upwind, tack and jibe easily. In stronger Winds you´re able to foil safely on updwind and downwind courses and are able to jibe without your Board touching the water.
- Teaching experience in Winging or other Sports is not mandatory, but of course helpful. In any case, please make sure to have extensively studied with the VDWS E-Learing program for Wingboarding Instructors.
To complete the VDWS Wing Instructor Level 1 licence:
- complete Instructor course
- pass practical exam
- pass teaching exam
- VDWS Membership
- Minimum age: 18 years
Our training courses for level 1 and 2 instructors focus on the organisation and implementation of wingsurf and wingfoil beginner courses. The aim is to provide professional support to aspiring wingfoilers entering this sport and to organise lessons efficiently at a high level.
- Theoretical foundations:
To acquire the necessary methodical-didactical knowledge to make kitesurfing fun for the students. Making and evaluating first teaching experiences by teaching kite lesson with real students.
- Practical basics:
To organise and carry out safe kitesurfing lessons in the basic licence at different locations with different kitesurfing systems.
Duration: 8 Tage
Extra Costs: Travel costs, Accomodation and gear rental if needed
Safe starting and foiling on different courses to the wind. Jibing without the Board touching the waer and returning safely back to the starting point on the beach. Performing Steering, Tacking and Jibing effortlessly on a Wingsurf Beginner Board, or SUP Board with Center Fin.
Teaching ability will be examined by a short demonstration lesson with real students.
The written exam will take approximately 90 minutes and will adress the contents of the VDWS E-Learning System.
The exam is not required to get the Level 1 Certificate, but mandatory for all Level 2 Instructors. Therefore should be performed by all participants at the end of the Level 1 Course.
The current schedule distinguishes between two training seminars. The 4-day seminar is a shortened introductory offer and is aimed exclusively at already licensed VDWS instructors who have teaching experience from other sports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing or stand up paddling.
For all others, the 8-day full Level 1 Wingboarding Instructor course is the perfect introduction.
Vrouwenpolder, The Netherlands
Torbole, Lago di Garda
Torbole, Lago di Garda
There are more then 540 watersportcenters in more then 35 countrys in the world. The VDWS consists of more then 4500 members, watersports instructors, school owners and center managers. Since the foundation in 1974 we were able to spread the fascination in windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing and Stand up Paddling to more then 3 million watersports beginners!
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