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11th Jun2015

Wind Graph

by Colin

02nd Jun2015

VKS Kiteboarding School Squamish Location

by Colin

Here’s how to get to VKS Kiteboarding School in Squamish from Vancouver.

Take the Sea to Sky Highway from West Vancouver. Once in Squamish, turn left at the Tim Horton’s (Industrial way). Turn Right on Queens Way. Follow the road slightly to the left over the Train tracks. Take a right on the gravel road when you see the green sign that reads: The Estuary/Spit ”It’s about 300m after the train tracks”. Follow the gravel road to the left and drive to the end of the Spit! There you will see the VKS Silver Bus!

Kiteboarding Squamish VKS location

29th May2015

Questions & Answers

by Colin

Q: Are lessons done in a group or is it 1 on 1?

A: All private lessons are 1 instructor to 1 student ratio. Unless the student has booked the “learn with a friend” package. Then it would be 1 instructor to 2 students who know each other. The “kiteboarding class” and “group lessons” are conducted as a class then split into smaller sub groups.

Q: What will I need to bring for my lesson?

A: For your lesson you will need to bring a pair of thick sweatpants and a thick long sleeve sweatshirt. This is to wear under your dry-suit. Fleece works well also. Thin Lycra is not sufficient. If you have a wetsuit 4/3 or thicker this will work. If your lesson is 2hrs and under a thinner wetsuit will do.

Q: What does VKS provide me with?

A:You will be provided w/ instructor, Personal water craft, insurance, dry-suit, booties, gloves, life vest, helmet, waist harness, kites, kiteboards, bar & lines and pump. complimentary water or pop will also be available. VKS uses top of the line gear!

Q: What happens if I have a lesson booked and there is no wind that day or if the wind stops during my lesson?

A: VKS always asks the student for a check in call the morning of your lesson, if the forecast doesn’t look promising the lesson is called off and rescheduled for a later date. If the wind stops during the private lessons, it’s timed off and continued from where the lesson ended at a later date. The Kiteboarding class is continued and finished.

Q: What time do lessons start?

A: Lessons generally start at 10 am and 2 pm. Typically our beginner lessons or longer lessons start in the morning and our advanced lessons start in the afternoon. Although you can request your own start time!

Q: Is there any part of the lesson done in the classroom or is there a set curriculum to follow?

A: Absolutely not. The whole lesson is conducted on the Spit and in the water. We tailor the lesson to the students needs and abilities. Every student is unique and VKS understands that students will learn with different methods and at a different pace!

Q: How far is it from Vancouver to Squamish?

A: The drive takes about 1hr from the Lions gate bridge. “Depending on traffic” VKS recommends giving yourself 1.5 hrs from central Vancouver!

Q: Where and when does VKS operate?

A:VKS Conducts lessons any day that there’s wind! We are open 7 days a week from 10:00 am till the wind stops. All lessons are done at the Squamish Spit from April till Oct.

Q: Are there any other fees?

A: The SWS requires a $20 day fee or an annual membership for any user of the Spit. Even though you are with the kite School this is a separate fee and is processed separately. Please bring the appropriate payment for the SWS to your lesson.

Q: I wanna book now!

A: The fastest way to book a lesson is:

Use the online payment option in the store . Contact us by email with your confirmation code at Vkslessons@gmail.com and book your date!

It’s as easy as that!

29th May2015

Wind report for kiteboarding Squamish Vancouver

by Colin

Forecast is for 31 degrees in Squamish today.

Pressure is neutral between Whistler/Pemberton and Lillooet this morning

with lower pressure in Vancouver. This has strong outflows for Howe sound

until pressure expels. Thermals will take a bit as morning humidity burns off.

Gradient looks good for a few hours this afternoon.

Surprisingly inflows exceeded 20 knots yesterday despite the strong outflows.

For the Spit today expect 15-20 with very warm temps!

Mainly higher tides all day

5:45 PM PDT  10.69 feet  Low Tide

Morning sunshine

20th May2015

Group Lessons

by Colin

Group lessons – Corporate Team Builders, Stags and Special Events

Get hooked on Kiteboarding – The water lesson…
This is a 3 hour lesson that will start with the procedures for rigging an inflatable kite, covering all safety systems, launching and landing, water re-launch, body dragging, self rescue, and water starts. You will be taught all of the methods that you will use to continue practicing safely and with the techniques that will assist you in progressing at a faster pace. By the end of this lesson you will be attempting to ride the board for the first time and you will be well on your way to being a safe and independent Kiter.

3 people – $250 for 3 hours/person
4 – 6 people – $190 for 3 hours/person
7 – 9 people – $170 for 3 hours/person
Please call 604 616 5350 to secure your groups booking

4hr Beginner Lesson – Become a rider…
This is a four hour lesson for the person who knows almost nothing about rigging or flying an inflatable kite. This lesson will consist of rigging, safety systems, launching and landing, self rescue, water re-launch, body dragging, and water starts. By the end of the lesson you will be confident in rigging, flying, and de-powering the kite!

3 people – $280 for 4 hours/person
4 – 6 people – $230 for 4 hours/person
7 – 9 people – $190 for 4 hours/person
Please call 604 616 5350 to secure your groups booking

2 Day Package – From Beginner to Pro…
This is the lesson for those who want to be up and riding as quickly as possible. This is a two day lesson that covers all aspects of kiting. Each day will consist of 4hrs of lessons for a total of 8hrs.

3 people – $450 for 8 hours/person
4 – 6 people – $370 for 8 hours/person
7 – 9 people – $330 for 8 hours/person
Please call 604 616 5350 to secure your groups booking

* All succession will depend on each individual student’s abilities.

For group rates call 604 616 5350 or contact