Saturday 14th May


Tyrella Beach

Session Times

Session 1 - 09:00 to 10:30
Session 2 - 11:00 to 12:30
Session 3 - 13:30 to 15:00


£10.00 per person

Key Points

  • Ideal opportunity for beginners to experience an introduction to kitesurfing
  • Minimum age is 12yrs old
  • Lead by a qualified instructor
  • This event is on dry land and participants will NOT enter the water

About The Event

Let’s go fly a kite on an introductory session led by qualified kite surfing instructors on dry land. This event will take place on Tyrella Beach and is designed to elevate you into kite surfing! On the day you will be taken through a range of skills and techniques to get you launching your own kite.

During this lesson you will learn:

  • Safe wind directions and conditions for kiting
  • Hazards on a spot Set up a trainer kite
  • The use of safety systems
  • Basic flying skills with trainer kite
  • Twist and untwist the lines while flying the kite
  • Launch and land the trainer kite with an assistant
  • Walk and change directions while flying the kite
  • know the wind window
  • Pre- flight check equipment and settings In flight check equipment and settings
  • Understand and use the international communication signals
  • Launch and land the kite to an assistant and as an assistant (4/5-line de-power kite)
  • Carry and handle the kite properly.
  • Assist with launch of an LEI kite.
Discover Kitesurfing on the Beach

How to Book

Bookings can be made via

Prior booking is essential. To book your place follow the instructions above.

Event Organiser

Irish Kitesurfing Association

What's Included

90 minutes taster session on dry land.

All equipment is provided - kites, helmets and harness etc

What to Bring

Appropriate clothing depending on weather e.g. trainers,rainproof coat, warm clothing.


Minimum age is 12 yrs old.

Directions to Location

Tyrella Beach is situated on the A2 Killough to Clough Rd 11 km from Downpatrick and 20 km from Newcastle. The meeting point is in the Tyrella Beach carpark (IKSA flagged area).

Please arrive 10 mins before the event.

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