The Rip Curl School of Surf Kite school located on the shores of the 1km wide and 7km long Sanur lagoon, warm, clear tropical water and is the perfect place to kite surf. Sanur offers conditions and challengers for ever level of kiter from the flat water in the lagoon for learners & freestylers, to the rolling waves over the reef for kite wave surfing. We are a lighter wind area with trade winds all season making learning easier for beginners to advance fast (12m to 17m kites). For Level 2 & 3 courses we teach using small boats in the lagoon. Our facilities in Sanur are set up to provide total kiter comfort, a grassy area for pumping up kites or relaxing in a bean bag under the palm trees while watching the action out front, a wide flat creamy sand beach for setting your kite lines and launching. We have outside showers, changing rooms, lockers, board racks and an equipment wash down area. There is ample storage space for kites and boards as a service for kiters joining as daily/weekly or longer members at our facility. We carry the latest range of Airush kite equipment for rental and purchase.
The Rip Curl School of Surf, Sanur is the only affiliated IKO (International Kite Organization) school in Bali with a dedicated crew of hard core kiters, IKO instructors and assistants including Mario Bari (Italian) our IKO Senior Level 2 instructor, Mario has 10 years of kite instructing experience, Mario is also able to offer IKO trainer programs for budding kite instructors. Made Lolo (Balinese), vast experience and a Level 1 IKO instructor and also our local kite hero, Lolo was the overall winner of the Hot Air Kite Comp 2012 and Indonesia's representative to the Kite Tour Asia. Luca Solous (New Zealander), a level 2 IKO instructor, Luca's lifetime experience and passion for all freestyle & board sports including paragliding provides him with a unique skill for coaching kiters to reach their maximum ability be it flat water speed, freestyle or wave action.
All the necessary equipment including Rip Curl rash shirts, shorts, wetsuits, impact vest (PFD), booties, helmets, seating harnesses, bars, kites and boards are supplied with every lesson and available for rent once your a certified Level 3 IKO kiter. Good luck!
Level 1 - Essential Basic Kiting
This introductory course is designed to familiarize first time kiters or those who have had a break; with all the equipment needed, complete kite set-up & handling methods including understanding safety the systems. Essential knowledge of wind patterns and water conditions, then kite flying! The course consists of 1.5 hours of instruction all on the grass & beach at the waters edge, understand the 'wind window' & kite flying dymanics, fly a 2-line trainer kite and finish by wearing the seat harness hooked into & flying a 4 line bow kite completing a beach launch and landing all under the safe control of your instructor. "Thumbs Up" means ready to launch, remember this for the rest of your life.
We recommend all our Level 1 kiters continue practicing with the trainer 2 line kites as much as they want after their lesson & check out our instructional video in the classroom all free of charge.
We suggest taking our Wake/Kite lesson next to learn valuable kite "board" skills behind the wakeboard boat without use of a kite, We developed this course specifically for kiters (1hr IDR 850,000) to focus on simulating the feeling of riding a kiteboard in a harness with bar & lines to learn starts, edging and body position. Perfect if you're not from a board riding background!
Price IDR 950,000 for 2 hr courses
Level 2 - Water Control (Body Dragging & Board Starts)
Taking your kite surfing to the next level – time to focus & put your training to work getting wet with the kite! You will learn how to water launch and park the kite safely in neutral above you then use it to move around in the water, this is a lot of fun - "body dragging skills" include moving upwind for board recovery, propelling left and right slowly, after with speed to fully understand the powerzone, control and kite dynamics in action. After these excercises it's all about adding the board - getting on the board, using it and the kite correctly to get yourself up out of the water & start riding! This course is 1.5 hours using a boat, it's comprehensive work on water skills, kite relaunching, piloting one handed and board recovery, board positioning & water starts....get ready to enjoy the adrenaline of your first ride! Remember you can use our trainer kites on the beach as much as you like for free. 'Practice makes perfect'
An essential course for Kiters coming from a snow kiting background wanting to start ocean kiting. Recommended for Kiters finishing Level 1 or our Wake/Kite course.
Price IDR 950,000 for 1.5 hr courses (max 2 persons per course)
Level 3 – Riding
Its time to bring all the training and instruction together. This 1.5 hour course using a boat on the lagoon teaches you to further control your water starts, generate & adjust riding speed. We correct your riding position and kite movements, gaining you consistency in riding is our aim here. We move on to 'Edging' the board; riding upwind, downwind and changing direction. As your riding advances we'll work more on turns - and if you're ready there is always getting some air - jumping and freestyle arial action to attack!
We recommend this course to Kiters just completing their L2, Wake/Kite course or kiteboarders who have been out of the water for a period of time and maybe feeling a little bit rusty; also those who want to brush up on skills and progress.
Price IDR 950,000 for 1.5 hr courses (max 2 students per course)
Private & Students under 12 years old Lessons
If you are looking for a faster approach or a one-on-one session, our instructor will take you through the IKO levels, work with you on your maneuvers, jumps and wave riding or simply familiarize you with new equipment.
Children under 12 years old are required to complete their course in the private course format so we are able to give them more focused attention. Kiters under 12 years old receive discount from the regular private class price, a maximum 2 under 12 years old students per class.
Private Class Price IDR 1,450,000 for 1.5 hr courses
Students under 12 years old Class Price IDR 1,000,000 for 1.5 hr courses