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Introduction to Powerkite Sports
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Looking for a fun, new, extreme sport? Spend the day on the beach learning one of three Powerkite sports for a thrilling and unique experience, perfect for any adrenaline junkie. You’ll choose between Kite Surfing, Kite Landboarding or Kite Buggying, each one sure to give you a fast-paced ride along the shores of Portland Harbour, Dorset. This area benefits from prevailing south-west winds, making it an ideal location for kite sports.
Kite Surfing involves taking to the water with your feet strapped to the surf board, perfect for anyone who enjoys causing a splash. Or if you like the tricks of skateboarding and snowboarding, you might like to try Kite Landboarding for a fast, versatile ride on wheels. Or if it’s motor sports that you’re into, why not try Kite Buggying? This exhilarating sport uses a three-wheeled buggy powered by a kite to move across the sand. Whichever Powerkite sport you choose, you are guaranteed to have a fantastic adrenaline-packed day you’ll never forget.
- Welcome and registration
- Short classroom session, including a safety and equipment briefing
- Choice of one the following Powerkite Sport sessions
- Personalised voucher and message card
- Cancellation indemnity
What happens on the day?
Your chosen session will begin with a welcome and registration, followed by a short classroom session, including safety briefing and information on the equipment you will be using.
You will learn the basics of kite operation and how to use the wind to maximise speed and power. Then, if your sport is based on land you will have your first attempt at traction kiting, using the kite as your power source and resisting its pull, the power is then transmitted to the wheels. You will practice steering your board or buggy, and manoeuvre the kite to pick up speed and stop.
If you have chosen kite surfing, you will first watch your instructor as they show you how to launch, land and fly the kite before having a go yourself.
Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue
- Minimum age: 15 ( under 18s require parental supervision)
- Medical problems must be declared on a form to be completed before participation – in particular for individuals with limb injuries, disabilities, heart problems or epilepsy. Instructors may also discuss your individual issues directly
- Spectators are welcome – due to the open landscape this sport can be easily viewed from a bank overlooking the harbour plus there are nearby refreshments and facilities
- The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary
Your experience is available from April to end of September.
Please check with the supplier when making a booking for updated availability.
We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.
Please allow approximately 6 hours for the whole experience.
What about insurance?
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.
How it works
All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
Packaging and Delivery
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Dorset - Portland
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