First Tracks Kite Camp

The First Tracks Kite Camp is the ultimate way to break into the sport of kiteboarding. Over three consecutive day-long sessions, Next Level Watersports will equip you with the skills necessary to start kiteboarding and the knowledge base required to do it safely.

 

With easy-to-access luxury accommodations; unmatched shallow, flat water conditions with consistent breeze; best in class equipment and boat support; and some of the top instructors in the industry – if you’ve ever wanted to try kiteboarding, Next Level Watersport’s First Tracks Kite Camp is the way to do it.

First Tracks Kite Camp Includes:

  • Three days of personalized coaching with a 2 – 1 student to instructor ratio. Each day will consist of a morning & afternoon session that will push your abilities.
  • Three nights lodging at the Harborview Nantucket Hotel. The Harborview Nantucket is a bespoke luxury setting located on the water within walking distance of the best restaurants and nightlife on the island. Transport to and from the Nantucket Airport (ACK) is included with your stay.
  • Lunch from Fresh Nantucket is included each day. Delicious food with organic ingredients to keep you fueled on the water.

How It Works

Nantucket is accessible with direct flights from Boston, NYC & other major airports across New England. Fly into Nantucket Airport (ACK) and a car will be waiting to transfer you and your group to the Harborview Hotel, conveniently located downtown right on the waterfront. Once settled at the hotel you and your group can choose from a variety of bars and restaurants to grab drinks and a delicious meal as you rest up for your first day of kite instruction.

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Wake up and walk to your balcony overlooking the harbor with a coffee in hand and get ready to rock. Next Level Watersport’s staff will arrive by boat to pick you and your group up. As we idle out into the harbor and cruise to the riding area, you can relax as we brief you on the safety parameters and itinerary for the day. No gear is needed on your end – we have wetsuits and all other necessities to keep you comfortable, safe, and secure throughout the camp.

 

Day 1 is dedicated to learning the safety concepts required to do this sport safely and to give you the kite control basics needed to get a board on your feet. Our goal is to get you hooked into, and comfortable with, the kite. After a lunch break on the beach, we’ll dive into the more advanced concepts required to generate the power required to get up board riding under a kite. At the end of Day 1 we will drop you off at the hotel to shower off, go out on the town for dinner, and rest up for Day 2.

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Each day our team will pick you up and drop you off right from your hotel and provide lunch on the water. Put your wetsuit on in the warmth of your shower and we will transport you to the riding area.

 

The focus of Day 2 is to get you your first rides under a kite. You will practice rigging independently, review the safety gear and concepts, and hop in the water as soon as possible. You will learn and understand how to roll up efficiently and hold an edge effectively to allow you to get your first ever sustained board rides in both directions.

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We will allow you to rig independently and get right onto the water. You will learn how to carry speed comfortably and instill the fundamentals to be able to hold upwind – the holy grail of kiteboarding independently. The goal of the day is to tie together the safety, kite control, and board riding concepts you have learned and ultimately transform you into a kiteboarder.

 

At the conclusion of the day, you and your group will head back to your hotel room, shower off, and catch a ride back to the Nantucket Airport to fly home. As we like to say to our clients when it clicks – welcome to the party!

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