If you want to go kitesurfing, you should first take lessons from good kite surf school. You need to invest in kite surfing lessons to master the tricks of kitesurfing. Now it so happens that we also give kitesurfing lessons in Oostvoorne (autostrand - slufter). You can take private lessons or choose to join groups. If you take lessons in a group, you get more rest during the lesson. The number of group lessons should not exceed 3 persons. It is more comfortable for students and teachers to have as personalized guidance as possible. More information about kite surfing lessons can be found on our kitesurfing lessons page.
Once you have successfully completed the kitesurfing lessons you can now start on your own. Now you are going to expand your skills and making lots of meters is the next step. But you can't keep renting kitesurfing equipment forever. Time to invest in your own kit! For beginning kite surfers, your first choice may be a maze. There are many options to consider first. Eurofuncenter offers wonderful kite sets for all kite surfers including beginners. We have kite sets for different budgets, where a cheaper one is no worse than an expensive one. After all, you have Skodas and Volkswagens. Both drive fine, but there is a price difference ;-)
You don't want to be cold during your kite sessions, so a wetsuit is an important part of your gear. Fit and thickness are very important with wetsuits. In the Netherlands, the water is not very warm, so you can keep the thickness of your wetsuit at 5/3 or 5/4. (The first number is the thickness of the neoprene on the chest and legs, second number is the arm thickness) The size of your wetsuit can be difficult to determine at first. Check the manufacturer's size chart to make sure the wetsuit is suitable. A front-zipper is fine in relation to your harness.
You can't kitesurf without a trapeze, so you really need this one. When choosing a trapeze or harness you have many options, as a beginner it is best to start with a seat trapeze. These trapezes are more suitable for beginner kitesurfers because the kite is usually at 12 o'clock. If you already enjoy sailing back and forth, you can choose to buy a hip trapeze now. You can enjoy it longer because you won't get tired of it anytime soon. The disadvantage of the hip trapeze is that it creeps up faster, so it is important to choose the right size hip trapeze.
If you want a good kiteboard, check out the full range of freeride twintips. Depending on your weight and how much wind you want to play with, you can choose the right size kite board. If you weigh 75 kg, get a kiteboard between 136 and 140 cm. If you are lighter, you can choose something smaller; if your weight is heavier, we recommend a slightly larger board. Don't choose a kiteboard that is too small. The smaller it is, the harder it is at first. Larger boards make it easier to maintain speed and gain height better because of the longer waterline.
Now comes the real purchase, the kite. You can choose to buy new kites or a cheaper used Kite. At the surf shop, both options are available. Most beginning kite surfers start with one kite, then later add a kite or two to increase the wind window. Depending on the wind strength and weight of the kitesurfer, choose the size that suits you. If you're not sure what size kite you want to go with, call or email us for more information. We recommend beginners use the easy-access Freeride kite. These kites are more powerful than advanced freestyle kites, for example, making it safer and easier to begin the sport. Want to learn more about a beginner kite or purchase your first kitesurfing kit? Feel free to call or email us. But of course we are also here for the kitesurfer who is advanced and looking for the best gear for his sport. Our advisors are on the water themselves on a weekly basis and will be happy to help you get the best gear possible.
Our guys are regularly on the waterfront with test kites so you can try out the gear to your heart's content. You want to test a kite before you buy it. We completely understand that and often this is possible. You pick up the kite at our place and in the evening you return your kite.
The Surfshop delivers kites and kiteboards from:
> Duotone Kiteboarding
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