Saturday is MONTROSE! Beach cleaning and IKO certifications!

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Saturday is MONTROSE! Beach cleaning and IKO certifications!

Postby Marilys_kite » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:11 pm

North wind!!! Saturday is looking perfect for good full kiting day at Montrose!!!

We are going to be there most of the day.

Here is 3 good reasons to join us :

1. This is the Beach Cleanup Day with Surfrider : viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11295&p=54742&hilit=montrose+beach+cleaning#p54742

2. It's weeeeekend and forecast looks really promising!

3. As an IKO level 2 Instructor, I will be availlable and more than happy to do skill assessments and check rides in order to provide the IKO certification required to ride Montrose (level 3N). :)

Here is the details for the Kiteboarder Level 3

Level 3J
Control the riding speed by edging
Consistent riding in both directions

Level 3K
Consistent riding in all directions including upwind
Ride amongst other riders and water users and respect right of way rules

Level 3L
Change of direction without stopping
Self- rescue and full pack-down in the water

Level 3M
Risk assessment and awareness of the riding area
Self launch

Level 3N
Make a toe side turn
Knows the theory and the safety rules for jumping.
Land a basic jump

In order to certify you to a certain level, I need to see each skill completed for that particular level. Therefore, if you would like to be IKO Level 3N, you'll start with a self launch, end with a self-rescue in the water and demonstrate all the other skills in between. If you are confortable with all those skills and can demonstrate them, I will be able to certify you and provide you the card on the same day. :)

Call us for more details!

And don't forget to bring your friends for this nice sunny day at the beach!

Thanks so much and looking forward to see you tomorrow!

Mary :)
IKO level 2 Instructor

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Re: Saturday is MONTROSE! Beach cleaning and IKO certificati

Postby Dutchkiteboarder » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:52 pm

I might come and check it out...... Depending how cozy I am under my warm blanket :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Please keep in mind people it is not going to be your average summer day! And for who is going to do the IKO certification, dress with the proper gear! Laying around in the water for a self rescue will make you colder then you might think!

Great initiative, lets keep it safe!
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Re: Saturday is MONTROSE! Beach cleaning and IKO certificati

Postby WaWaZat » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:05 pm

Yes, dress warm!! We're in thick suits now and tomorrow will definitely be thick boots, hoods and gloves. I'll be in my 6mm Hooded NPX.

If anyone is lacking on the cold water gear, let me know and I can bring some boots, gloves, hoods, etc, to purchase.

You can email to the address Marilys posted but best to reach me on the cell rather than the landline at this point. Either for gear or to schedule your cert with Marilys; 708.341.0003 call/text
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