Self-landing your kite
Feeling confident in your ability to land your kite by yourself in any circumstance is an important skill to develop not only to go Kitesurfing alone, but ensure you can safely self land in any situation if and when it's needed
While it's always best to have another kiter to help land your kite, the fact is, sometimes that is not possible. Unexpected things can happen and you can find yourself standing in a place you didn't plan to be, by yourself, wishing you could get the kite on the ground.
There are 4 main methods we use for self landing and use them depending on the situation we are in. While many times people are taught one method, in our minds, that is not adequate to feel competent.
Kitesurfing self-landing online training course
Building the confidence to safely land your kite at any time by yourself
1. How to easily and neatly self land using your safety system.
The first video tutorial explains the simplest and most common way to self land your kite. This is a very safe and simple method that everyone should know, use, and understand.
2. How to self land in light winds.
As the wind drops, It becomes easier and easier to self land. Video 2 covers a fast and simple way to land in light winds.
What's included in the Self-land course.
An example of this was a time I was out on the water and the housing that holds the pin back on my safety leash broke. My kite was still attached by the chicken loop, but the safety leash was no longer attached to my harness. If I activated the safety system, the kite would be gone and was no longer an option.
I rode back to shore ok, but knowing there was no one to help me land, I was very thankful that I already knew another self landing technique that did NOT require the safety leash to land the kite (The typical method most people use)
"Knowing 4 methods to alternate between depending on the situation has really helped our kiting"
We are not pretending that these are the only ways to land, but they are what we use, they work great, and would be happy to share them with you.
Each method has its strength and weakness depending on the conditions. It's important to know WHEN to use each method and when NOT to.
To keep it simple, we have arranged them in a an easy to follow free video course.
Follow the videos in our Kitesurfing Self-landing online training course and build the confidence to safely self land at any time.
The self landing video course is 100% free. No payment method required of any kind. (Limited time)
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4. Using an anchor.
In video 4, we go through the steps of using an anchor to land your kite. This can be done with a fixed rope or your own leash attaching to a solid object. In our experience, this is a must know self landing technique.
We can't help but realize, as important as self-landing is, you may also be interested in self-launching your kite. As a bonus, we have included 2 videos that explain how to self launch your kite.
Safety comes first. We cover what to do and what never to do to kick things off with safety in mind. We all want to have fun out there on the water. Let's make sure we understand self landing safety and best practice before attempting it.
3. How to self land in stronger winds.
The third video shows a method that is less talked about but worth knowing for in tight hazardous areas, or without the use of your safety line. When something unexpected happens, this self landing method will allow you to land your kite using only your hands and the kite.
Self landing your kite is an important skill. We hope by the end of the course you will feel more confident with the knowledge of self landing everyone should have.
See you in the videos and feel free to reach out to us with any questions,