Why take the IKO assistant course?
The IKO was founded in 2001 and has its headquarters in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. They have representation in 38 countries around the world! The IKO is the world’s leading kiteboarding organization, specializing in educational programs, the promotion of safe kiteboarding practices, and the enhancement of industry standards. The IKO strives to reach excellence in its students’ learning experiences while finding the perfect balance of fun and safety for all IKO Members.
More information about the International Kiteboarding Organization you can find on the IKO Website. With the IKO app (windows 10 , ios, android ) you can watch videos and simulations about kiting and read more about kitesurfing.
IKO the worldwide recognized kitesurf organization
More than 12000 instructors have been trained thanks to the IKO and over 600,000 kiters have been taught using their guidelines and courses.
The best career start in kitesurfing
If you want to work in the world of kitesurfing, then the assistant course is your first step. If you do not fancy working as an assistant you can shortly after take the instructor course. Or just d.o this course for fun and learn more about kitesurfing in general.
Maayke has trained over 50 assistants in the languages: English, German, Dutch and Italian. Lake Garda is a great place for doing kitesurf course because of the reliable winds.
Prerequisites for IKO assistant course:
- Be at least 16 years old
- Have a riding level equivalent to IKO Kiteboarder Level 4 – Advanced*
- Have an IKO account ‘Kiter Free’
- Be fluent (reading, writing, speaking and general understanding) in the language thatthe course is given
Your riding level
* You can record a video of you demonstrating the required skills before the course, in case there is not enough wind to do the riding test. Your Assistant Trainer will use it to check your level.