BECOME AN IKO CERTIFIED KITE INSTRUCTOR
REFRESH YOUR IKO INSTRUCTOR LICENSE
Sign up asap! There are a few places left in the upcoming IKO kite instructor courses hosted at Kitecenter Sri Lanka in September 2021!
If your dream is to make kitesurfing your way of life, while meeting new people on the most beautiful beaches across the globe, join our IKO kite instructor courses in Sri Lanka this September. Why not work in places where others plan their holidays to. Our courses will be headed by Xavier Roussos, who is part of the core examiner team at IKO. International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) provides internationally recognized certification to kitesurfing instructors so they can work anywhere in the world, teach and have fun. We are delight to have Xavier with us who would be hosting our upcoming IKO kite instructor courses in Sri Lanka.
Here’s what Xavier has to tell us:
Hello! My name is Xavier. I started kiting in 2001 and was quickly passionate about it! In parallel to my job in finance, my sister and I decided to create the first Greek association for kiteboarding. That’s why in 2002, I attended the training to become an IKO certified instructor.
I then started teaching around the world and in 2004 followed the training to become an examiner. Two years later, I was trained to become an IKO Training Master, the highest level in the training programs. Today, I also participate in the updates of the IKO standards and manuals.
This wonderful adventure with kitesurfing has allowed me to discover beautiful places. I have met people from different cultures and backgrounds all sharing the same passion!
This September, Xavier is looking forward to meeting you on the water in Sri Lanka.
Below are details about our IKO Kite Instructor Courses IKO ATC Assistant Instructor Course
5 days / 6th-10th September 2021 560 USD
IKO 1st Aid CPR Course
1 day / 11th September 2021 110 USD
IKO ITC Instructor Course
5 days / 12th-16th September 2021 970 USD
IKO IEC Instructor Equivalency Course
3 days / 19th-21st September 2021 690 USD
Why should you become an IKO kitesurfing instructor in Sri Lanka?
Learn where others come for a holiday! In Sri Lanka, sun shines throughout the year, where the ocean and lagoons are 28-30°C warm and trade winds are blowing strong all the way through summer.
Sri Lanka is open to visitors now. If you are vaccinated, you just need to take an on-arrival PCR and with a negative result and you are good to go, kite freely and move around the country.
Why should you come to Kappalady for an IKO kite instructor course?
Kappalady lagoon is where kitesurfing began in Sri Lanka. Other than being a safe spot, it is also the windiest kitespot in Sri Lanka. The lagoon in Kappalady offers you waist-deep flatwater throughout the day. On good days, there’s even a nice wave piling up on the Kappalady reef a few hundred metes off the beach. During your kite instructor courses in Kappalady, Sri Lanka, accommodation is provided right at the kite spot at Elements Beach & Nature Resort. At Elements, we champion barefoot luxury. We are all about living comfortably but in harmony with our beautiful nature. We offer accommodation in spacious villas and cabanas, all natural, simple and with style. We have a 22 acres of prime beach front property for your you to wander around and enjoy. The ocean pool, the beach restaurant and our chef Roy's famous seafood barbecues make all the difference to the ordinary. For kite instructor students we offer a special accommodation arrangement:
Shared room in Villa or Cabana per night / Half Board 49 EUR
Private single or double room
10% discount on our online rate
Accommodation & extras are subject to a 10% service charge, which goes entirely to our local employees from the community.
Come join us and be an internationally recognized kite instructor soon!