in Langebaan, South Africa
with Rob Claisse
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Langebaan is one of the best kitefoiling locations in the world. And though Cape Town and the surround areas are know for strong wind and big air, there are actually a lot of days with moderate winds - perfect for kitefoiling!
Langebaan has flat water and consistent wind over 12 knots close to every day through the summer, so whatever you want to learn on a foil this is the place to do it and though I maybe biased, I think I’m the right guy to coach you!
Read on to check out the courses I have on offer and a few more details on myself and way in which I coach.
Kitefoil Coaching for All Levels
Learn to Kitefoil
The overall aim is giving you understand of how to kitefoil, fix some of your fundamental mistakes and give you the confidence to start progressing on your own.
It’s impossible to predict how quickly any kiter will pick up kitefoiling. For some it clicks in one sessions, for others it can take several but rest assure I’m there to speed up that process. I'll ensuring you learn safely, stop any bad habits creeping in that will slow you down and ensure you have fun as you start this new chapter of your kiting journey.
Improve your Kitefoiling
Intermediate / Advanced
We can cover alot in a 2 hour session, often a focus on 1 or 2 core tricks you want to improve but also tweak and fine tune alot of what you are already doing.
I'll look at your general stance and push you to ride faster and in control; we can look at first gybes and foot changes; Maybe getting the confidence to add downloops to your gybes (posibility the most benefitional kitefoiling skill!); Then we have the 360 and all the tacks - Heel to Toe, Toe to Heel. Push and Roll tacks. What about sitting down, ski stance. jumping (strapped or strapless) or even round the worlds!
Sessions and Pricing
2 hour session
Personal Session Plan
Filming your mistakes
Video Review and Analysis (15-20 minute)
We’ll review the footage together, allowing you to see your mistakes, a crucial way of correcting them in future sessions. This allows for split screen comparisons with the right way of performing a technique taken from the extensive Progression Coaching Library.
If you are unable to come and review the footage in person - I can alternatively create you a short review video which you can download and watch in your own time.
We meet every morning for a full briefing, where we review footage from the previous day.
Over the week we’ll go through all the core kitefoil tricks to give you a deeper understanding of how they work. Its also an opportunity for us to go through all your questions about kitefoiling - techniques, equipment and anything else that comes to mind!
On the Water
Rob Claisse Kitefoil Coach
Why am I coaching in Langebaan?
Because it’s my favorite kitefoiling spot in the world - Langebaan! Flat water and wind everyday makes this place the perfect spot to learn to kitefoil or improve any trick that you can think of!
I’ve been coming to South Africa for 20 years and living in Langebaan for the last 3 and I just love this place. I never get bored of foiling here - every year I head back to the UK seeing a big jump forward in my level and finally I can help you all do the same.
Why trust me to coach you?
I’ve been kiteboarding for over 20 years, kitefoiling for nearly 6 and teaching kiting in one form or another for nearly 20 years. I created the Progression series of instruction DVDs, the app and streaming service, that has help over 200,000 people to learn and improve their kiteboarding, kitesurfing and kitefoiling.
In the last few years, along with coaching partner Danny Morrice, we’ve run kitefoiling camps around the world; I’ve co-authored the British Kitesports Associations Kitefoiling syllabus; and more recently become the RYA British Youth Sailing Pathway Coach for Kitefoil (basically training up the youth squad on their way to the Olympics).
I love foiling, I love working out to teach it to others and ultimately want to ensure everyone gets the most out of their time on the water.