FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should you choose Aerial Kiteboarding ?
We offer the best price: We have a best price policy: if you find a better price in another Squamish kiteboarding school for the same product or service, we will beat it. Also, our lessons take place from our boats so, unlike with other schools, you won’t have to pay any spit fee. We offer you the best equipment: Our boats are the newest and largest in the Howe Sound and we also provide you with high quality kite equipment and cold water gear. We believe that all students should experience the best gear available for their skill level. We have the best instructors: We have a highly qualified instructor team. In fact, we are proud to employ 3 certified level 2 instructors out of less than 200 in the world! We want to make your kiteboarding learning experience easier: On the practical side, launching from our boats spares you the long bumpy spit road and allows you enjoy launching from the water instead of the crowded Squamish Spit. We also consider catering our lessons to each student as highly important since we want to make kiteboarding a sport as inclusive as possible. For instance, we are glad to have initiated the Kiteboarding and Adventure Youth Camp and to have founded Adaptive Kiteboarding Canada with the help of our instructors.
How do I book my lesson?
After you have purchased your lesson, you can complete your booking online at aerialkiteboarding.com/book-your-lesson. Once you submit your booking, Aerial Kiteboarding will get back to you via email within 48 hours to confirm your Squamish Kiteboarding lesson.
How do I purchase my lesson?
If you are interested in purchasing a lesson with Aerial Kiteboarding in Squamish, BC, you can do so with a credit card or paypal account directly through aerialkiteboarding.com or any associated website. If you are not sure what lesson program is best for you, give us a call at our toll free number 1-855-5MY-KITE or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to guide you through your decision.
Is Kiteboarding Easy?
Yes and No. Kiteboarding is a very technical sport and with the proper instruction, you could be riding within your first few lessons in Squamish, BC Canada. Naturally, there will be some frustrating patches, such is when you are faced with a difficult new task. Kiteboarding is a progressional sport, and as a Kiteboarder, you will always get better and learn new things every session.
Can I teach myself?
Learning on your own can be dangerous and impossible at the Squamish Spit, Squamish, BC. Learning the proper kite skills and the many safety features of the kites will allow you to kiteboard safely. In addition, teaching yourself can be frustrating and often leads to bad habits. Self-taught riders often damage their kites while learning and, as a result, spend more money in the long run then they would on lessons. Lastly, there are many different kite companies, however few produce quality performance kites. Having the opportunity to spend time with an experiences rider and Aerial Kiteboarding instructor in Squamish, BC, will provide you with better knowledge about kiteboarding equipment as well.
What time do you open?
Our Squamish office is open from 10am to 6pm from the May 1st to September 30th. We are also available by appointment from 8am to 10pm year around. Our water lesson run from 9am to 9pm (weather dependent) from March to November. Throughout the year, Aerial Kiteboarding School & Shop does run lessons and camps abroad so we ensure that we are available for any questions or inquiries via email.
Where do I go for my lesson?
All summer lessons are held in Squamish, BC Canada. Aerial Kiteboarding runs lessons from our downtown location, located at 37813 2 Ave, Squamish, BC. Once suited up and ready to go, we walk 1 block to our boat launch, and head out onto the water. We will launch your kite from our boats in the Howe Sound, or from a sand bar if the tide is low. Lessons can also take place from our secondary location at the Squamish Spit from May 15th to September 15th by request.
Are there any additional cost?
For all lessons purchased directly through us and starting from our downtown location, there is no additional fees and all gear rentals are included. If you choose to start your lessons from the Squamish Spit there is an additional $20 day fee payable to the Squamish Windsport Society who is a non profit organization that manages the Spit.
What do I need to bring to my lesson?
For your lesson, you will need a good attitude and a bathing suit. We do also recommend that you bring a bottle of water, a sweater, and a towel.
What happens if there is no wind for my lesson?
As kiteboarding is a wind dependent sport, it does happen from time to time that we need to cancel lessons due to wind. Aerial Kiteboarding will always send a final confirmation for your lesson the evening prior to your appointment. If we anticipate a no wind day, we will cancel your lesson. If your lesson needs to be cancelled at any point due to wind, we will invite you back to complete your lesson at another time.
What is the cancellation or rescheduling policy?
Lessons must be cancelled or rescheduled at least 48 hours prior to your lesson or your lesson may be voided. Since kiteboarding is a wind dependent sport, we are limited to the hours in the day where Mother Nature provides us with sufficient wind. Giving us a 48 hours notice gives us the opportunity to fill your time slot with another interested student.
Lessons purchased in a previous year are non-refundable but are fully transferable to either another student or as credit in our shop.