Welcome to Rush Kitesurfing in Galway. If you’re looking for an interesting and exciting extreme sport to do the answer is right in front of you – or rather right above you:
Kitesurfing is the ultimate rush, a year-round pursuit, with an estimated 4000-5000 people in Ireland currently partaking. Kitesurfing is currently one of Europe’s fastest growing extreme sports and is also a progression sport.
Rush Kitesurfing teach all year round as kite surfers kite all year round. Rush Kitesurfing provides professional BKSA kitesurfing instruction to students and deliver that tuition in a safe, controlled and fun manner.
Rush Kitesurfing will provide the student with everything they need on the water. Any students that prefer to use their own wetsuits are more than welcome too, instead of using our wetsuits. Lessons follow a very specific practice set out by the BKSA (British Kite Sports Association), for a detailed understanding of what you will be learning in the lessons please click on the page link above “The BKSA Teaching System”.
The main lesson is 2.5 hours long (€90) and they are great fun. In short, in the initial 2.5 hour session, you will fly a trainer kite, learn LEI kite set up and safety systems, fly the LEI KITE in the water, relaunch it, do some body dragging (the real fun bit!) and most importantly learn to do a self rescue.
In subsequent lessons, which are 2 hours long (€70) you will progress from where you left off.
Rush Kitesurfing LIKE TO TEACH A MAXIMUM OF 2 to 3 PEOPLE IN THE LESSON. We don’t do groups of 4,5,6 or even 10 as other local schools do. YOU get the maximum benefit from your lesson with only 2/3 people in the group. You will learn faster. Most students are able to get on the board in 5 to 6 hours. You are also advised to bring your own towel and even a hot drink for when the session concludes.
Rush also help all our students with all the information they need with regard to buying equipment and getting started. Many people just assume they will buy a kite and board and that’s it. Most first timers will actually buy the wrong equipment and waste their money. Ask us about the equipment that you need to purchase if you decide to pursue this hobby. There is a lot to be learnt here, kite sizes, kite shapes, safety systems , correct equipment purchases, different board sizes, styles for different types of riding and this applies to kites as well. We will provide you with everything you need to know about kiting.
From a health and fitness point of view kitesurfing keeps you extremely fit, and you know the saying - healthy body healthy mind.