WELCOME TO KITE-COACH.COM

Over the past 20 years, Kiteboarding has undergone a transformation; from a daredevil sport that would make the headlines due to accidents and bans, into a truly safe, versatile and accessible sport for people of all ages and backgrounds. Aside from growing bigger however, schools have mostly stayed the same. Based on a model inherited from the windsurfing era, schools are unable to meet the growing demand for high-end private lessons. Working as a kiteboarding instructor, Ruben van Domburg spotted this trend. Creative by heart and backed by a bachelors in Sports and Education, Kite Coach was founded in 2016 and designed to meet the needs of the aspiring riders of today.

Private Kiteboarding Sessions from € 70 per hour

learn to ride

Fact: People learn by doing. And, unlike other action sports like windsurfing or snowboarding, learning the basics of Kiteboarding requires constant supervision by a professional. So, in order to keep things safe, kiteboarding schools will always teach one student at a time, even in groups. At Kite Coach, we choose to focus on Private Sessions, so you can skip the waiting.

MEET THE FOUNDER

As a child, I’d spend my days playing with LEGOs, making music and practicing many different sports. The prospect of having to choose one pursuit after secondary school felt very counter-intuitive to me. My decision to move to The Hague and study Sports & Education was largely motivated by my then newfound obsession for kiteboarding. I decided to combine my Bachelors with a minor in Product Design. After graduating, this happened to be the perfect foundation for designing and launching the Kite Coach concept. I feel blessed that now again, I’m able to spend my days doing all the things I love.

Airtime

airtime

Choose your package on the website, add it to your cart and check out. The Airtime you purchase will be added to your Rider Profile after your purchase.

Learn more about Airtime

SIXPACK

The Sixpack is the most popular Airtime package. It contains 6 hours of Airtime, which on average is enough for a total beginner to learn the basics of Kiteboarding. With your Airtime, you can schedule Sessions with your Kite Coach ranging from 1:30 up to 2:30 hours. The duration of your Sessions is up to you, of course, but for most people 1:30 – 2:00 hours per Session is optimal.

AIRTIMEPRICE
6:00€ 480

planning

Once your Airtime is added to your Profile, you can start planning your sessions. Go to your Rider Profile, select a date and a time and hope for good winds.

Schedule sessions

Plan your Sessions in the schedule from your Rider Profile > 48 h ahead, 7 days a week between sunrise and sunset

forecast update

Your Kite Coach will keep a close eye on the forecast and update you on the status of your Session

final call

Your Kite Coach will make the final call on whether the Session is a go, on standby or canceled


Still have questions? Or would you like to discuss your options? Don't hesitate to reach out!

airtime

Choose your package on the website, add it to your cart and check out. The Airtime you purchase will be added to your Rider Profile after your purchase.

Learn more about Airtime

family pack

With 12(!) hours of Airtime, the Family Pack is the biggest and most economical option out there. Sharing the Airtime with your family or friends can save you a lot of money. It contains enough for 2 students to learn the basics of Kiteboarding! Following are couple of examples of how you can schedule your Airtime.

AIRTIMEPRICE
12:00€ 840

planning

Once your Airtime is added to your Profile, you can start planning your sessions. Go to your Rider Profile, select a date and a time and hope for good winds.

Schedule sessions

Plan your Sessions in the schedule from your Rider Profile > 48 h ahead, 7 days a week between sunrise and sunset

forecast update

Your Kite Coach will keep a close eye on the forecast and update you on the status of your Session

final call

Your Kite Coach will make the final call on whether the Session is a go, on standby or canceled


Still have questions? Or would you like to discuss your options? Don't hesitate to reach out!

airtime

Choose your package on the website, add it to your cart and check out. The Airtime you purchase will be added to your Rider Profile after your purchase.

Learn more about Airtime

per hour

You can also get Airtime by the hour, with a minimum of 2 hours. This is great for occasional Coaching Sessions, or if you’d like to test the waters before getting one of our Airtime Packages. Choose wisely and if in doubt, don’t hesitate to give your Kite Coach a call!

AIRTIMEPER HOUR
2:00-5:00€ 90

planning

Once your Airtime is added to your Profile, you can start planning your sessions. Go to your Rider Profile, select a date and a time and hope for good winds.

Schedule sessions

Plan your Sessions in the schedule from your Rider Profile > 48 h ahead, 7 days a week between sunrise and sunset

forecast update

Your Kite Coach will keep a close eye on the forecast and update you on the status of your Session

final call

Your Kite Coach will make the final call on whether the Session is a go, on standby or canceled


Still have questions? Or would you like to discuss your options? Don't hesitate to reach out!

airtime

Choose your package on the website, add it to your cart and check out. The Airtime you purchase will be added to your Rider Profile after your purchase.

Learn more about Airtime

per hour

You can also get Airtime by the hour, with a minimum of 2 hours. This is great for occasional Coaching Sessions, or if you’d like to test the waters before getting one of our Airtime Packages. Choose wisely and if in doubt, don’t hesitate to give your Kite Coach a call!

AIRTIMEPER HOUR
2:00-5:00€ 90

How much?

planning

Once your Airtime is added to your Profile, you can start planning your sessions. Go to your Rider Profile, select a date and a time and hope for good winds.

Schedule sessions

Plan your Sessions in the schedule from your Rider Profile > 48 h ahead, 7 days a week between sunrise and sunset

forecast update

Your Kite Coach will keep a close eye on the forecast and update you on the status of your Session

final call

Your Kite Coach will make the final call on whether the Session is a go, on standby or canceled


Still have questions? Or would you like to discuss your options? Don't hesitate to reach out!

DROP A LINE

Or send an email to:
info@kite-coach.com

DROP A LINE

You want to go for a session? Let's talk!

Or send an email to:
info@kite-coach.com

THank you

You'll find your order confirmation in your inbox. The Airtime you've purchased will be added to your Rider Profile, once the order is processed.

the kite coach concept

Designed with love for the sport, the concept is easy to understand: Private Kiteboarding Sessions. It's You + Kite + Coach, packaged in a service we call Airtime.


kite

Learning to control the Kite is the key to unlocking all aspects of this beautiful sport. Kites come in various shapes and sizes, but they all work the same: they generate power through wind. Your input determines where you send the kite and how much power it will generate along the way. Kites are powerful toys, just like cars. With great power, comes great responsibility. Every session starts by selecting the right kite size to fit your weight, skill level and goals.

A group lesson at a school usually means sharing 1 setup with multiple students; so you'll be taking turns riding a setup that might not fit you at all. In order to becoming a confident rider, you need to experience what it feels like to ride an appropriate setup. As you become an independent rider, you will use this experience as a reference to choose the right setup for your own sessions.


coach


airtime

the kite coach concept

Designed with love for the sport, the concept is easy to understand: Private Kiteboarding Sessions. It's You + Kite + Coach, packaged in a service we call Airtime.


coach

Your Kite Coach is IKO Level 2 certified, as well as a Bachelor in Sports & Education with 10+ years of teaching experience. Working as an instructor, I immediately noticed: communication over large distances in windy conditions can be quite a challenge. Lucky for you, every Kite Coach Session is powered by an Intercom System. You get live feedback and instructions in your ear, so you can focus on the kite and the riders around you.

Kiteboarding is a truly 3 dimensional sport. As a beginner, it can be challenging to comprehend what is happening while it happens: you're missing the bigger picture. My job as a coach is to give you context on what is happening in the moment and why. By gaining insight into the mechanics of the sport, you'll eventually learn to make informed decisions on the fly and Ride with Confidence.


airtime


kite

the kite coach concept

Designed with love for the sport, the concept is easy to understand: Private Kiteboarding Sessions. It's You + Kite + Coach, packaged in a service we call Airtime.


airtime

Instead of courses, your Kite Coach sells Airtime Packages, from 2:00-12:00 hours. Time is precious, which is why at Kite Coach we aim to make the most of it. The Airtime you buy is 100% spent on learning to ride, as we think it should be. If you're not familiar with the sport, private lessons might not seem the obvious choice for beginners, even though 70% of kiteboarders will recommend private to a friend (based on 200+ responses to a poll I posted in kiteboarders Facebook group).

Group courses seem cheaper, until you do the math. Sharing one setup also means sharing the time between the participants; usually 3 students. This boils down to only 20 minutes of practice per person for every hour spent on the beach. Lessons at schools take longer (usually 3 hours) and are part of a fixed schedule. The Dutch weather doesn't keep to any schedule what so ever; a lot can change in 3 hours. Therefore, at Kite Coach, you can schedule Sessions ranging from 1:30-2:30 hours, from Sunrise to Sunset.

More about pricing...


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Let's talk pricing

Most schools in the Netherlands sell 3-day courses. At Kite Coach, we offer Airtime, which is 100% spent on practicing, where as at schools you share the setup and the time with the students in the group. In order to compare, I've calculated two school examples to effective hourly rates.

Schools

COURSE PRICEHOURS / STUDENTSAIRTIMEPER HOUR
€ 35010,5 / 33,5€ 100
€ 3899 / 33€ 129

Most schools do offer private lessons as well. When it comes to planning lessons, however, the 3-day group courses will always have priority over the private lessons. So even though you're choosing the most efficient service, planning your lesson is often more difficult. You might find yourself stuck with an expired course at the end of the season, trying to get your money back.

Kite coach

PACKAGEAIRTIMEPER HOUR
2:00-5:002:00 - 5:00€ 90
SIXPACK6:00€ 80
FAMILY PACK12:00€ 70

Lucky for you, you found your Kite Coach, so you don't need to learn the hard way. This beautiful sport has so much to offer, wether you're a total beginner or an experienced rider ready for a new challenge. Your Kite Coach is available on windy days, from sunrise to sunset. Stop waiting, start riding!