VDWS Kiteboarding Licence
The Kitesurfing licence serves as an International Kitesurfing Basic Licence for kitesurfers who have proven their theoretical and practical knowledge in a multiple choice test. You can obtain it at our Kitesurf Adventure Kiteschool Greece.
This licence is a legally valid document proving that you attained sound safety training in kitesurfing. The document guarantees that its owner has the necessary basic knowledge and the necessary ability and is able to exercise this sport in accord with the environment and his fellow sportsmen.
The 7 level of the VDWS Kiteboarding Licence:
Level 1: Safety Basics, Getting Ready, Start Flying, Take Off, Bodydrag
Level 2: Bodydrag, Relaunch
Level 3: Waterstart, Going Downwind (min. 50 meter)
Level 4: Going Downwind, Changing direction, Keep Position to Wind, Basic Jibe
Level 5: Going Upwind
Level 6: Basic Jumps and Carved Jibes, or Transition Jumps
Level 7: Rotation or Kiteloop, Grabs, One Foot, Board Off or Railey
Any time after the course the levels up to level 7, which have not been attained can be taken at a later time by any VDWS licensed kiteschool.
How does it work?
It is really easy: If you decide to obtain the kitesurfing licence at our Kiteschool we will prepare you systematically for the theoretical test throughout your kitecourse already. The test itself then takes about 30 to 45 minutes.
You will get the practical proof in form of a sticker on your licence at the end of your kitesurfing course depending on the level that you achieved in your time with us.
With the licence you also get a work- and stylebook. Further we will register you in the VDWS data-base. This enables you to upgrade your licence anytime.
Price: 40 Euros.
Information about the VDWS:
VDWS International was foundes in 1974 as a water-sports school aiming to train watersport instructors and to oversee their schools. As an independet umbrella organisation the VDWS achieded to promote and advance water-sports worldwide.
Due to its international and profesional schooling-network, supported by highly professional and qualified watersports-instructors, the VDWS offers a teaching system which is not only recognised and approved of worldwide but also used by many schools.
Schools and destinations: over 450 worldwide in around 30 countries
Disciplines: Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, Catsailing, Dinghysailing
School instructors: around 1.500
Trained kitesurf-school leaders and instructors: 450, around 7000
Course takers/participants: 2.5 Million since 1974