At Surfer’s Paradise in Zandvoort, you learn everything you need to know to become an independent kitesurfer. Our enthusiastic, IKO and VDWS certified instructors have a huge amount of experience riding on the North Sea, but also how to build up the perfect lesson to encourage the student to improve as quickly as possible in a fun and safe way.

This is the course to learn all the basics of kitesurfing in Zandvoort. Following the completion of this course, we aim to have students independently working on the water start and riding your first meters! The course culminates in you receiving a VDWS certificate so you can show your level to schools and kite spots internationally.

Day 1

Day 1 of the course teaches you the safety systems and how to keep the kite under control. We build this up toward bodydragging and power bodydraggin! As soon as you’re comfortable with this, we move on toward upwind bodydragging.


Day 2

During the second lesson of the course, we will head on to the water with a bigger kite to give you the feeling of even more power. We focus on getting comfortable with upwind bodydragging so you can always get to the spot you want in the water. We also start getting familiar with the water start. This is the process of getting the board on your feet while in the water and steering the kite in. If you manage to generate the right amount of power in the kite and maintain a good body posture, you will quickly be able to stand up and start riding.


Day 3

The third day of the course will be mostly focused on the board. You will be much more comfortable with controlling the kite, and will be working on perfecting the water start and controlled riding!       



€275,- per person

Max. 2 people  per 1 IKO or VDWS Instructor

9 hour – 3 days of 3 hours. Lesson days can be planned according to your schedule

All necessary equipment included, VDWS certificate and our popular radio communication – no unexpected costs!



We use radio communication in every lesson for the most efficient way of communicating with the student

You will very quickly get on to the water independently, and hearing your instructors voice from a distance will give you a safe feeling and all the tips needed to progress as quickly as possible!




2 hours of instruction
140/Per Person
  • Max. 1 student per IKO/VDWS certified instructor
  • All equipment included
  • Radiocommunication with every lesson
  • Also possible with your own equipment – 2 hours with your own kite, board, wetsuit, etc. €95,- per person.