Super Deal Trial session Kitesurfen!

Super fun as a day out!

Trial lesson kitesurfen

From 2019 onwards, Soalsurf introduced the trial lesson. The aim of the lesson is to get acquainted with the kite sport and to taste the flair of the kitel life.

The trial lesson is especially for people who want to try kite surfing for a day, or for people who are looking for a fun day out. We provide for the nicest day that you could wish for! The difference with the regular group lesson is that the pace is slightly lower and the emphasis is on having fun. This lesson offers purely the principles of kitesurfing. If you have already had lessons before, then the trial lesson is not for you.

Advantages trial lesson at Soal

  • 2 groups of 2 people
  • 1 instructor
  • 2 kites
  • All prices include everything necessary to go out there, i.e. wetsuit, lockers, coffee/ tea


Only surfcenter!
(On the beach of the Frisian coast)

  • Changing room
  • Free coffee, tea etc.
  • Free usage of lockers
  • Cold water shower facility
  • Open 7 days per week

Only IKO-certified center (Friesland)

  • IKO pro center
  • Free IKO-certification
  • Free IKO app
  • The very best instructors
  • For further concerns also available after the lessons

Kitesurf lesson on location

If the wind blows better somewhere else, we will drive there with you. Do you want lessons at a location of your choice? No problem!

  • Big surf bus
  • Flexible
  • Avaliable 7 days per week, evenings are also possible!


We are the only school that exclusively works with IKO certified level 1+ instructors. Always with helmet and crash vest!

All our staff is first-aid briefed.

Free rent worth €280,-!

With every 2 hours you book with us, you will receive 1 hour of free rental! From the most expensive material!
Renting can start after you have completed the lessons with us and obtained the IKO pass.

We are the only kitesurf school with a beautiful surf center positioned directly at the beach of Workum. There are a number of other small schools that are parked in the parking lot by minibus. Examples are the SkyHigh kitesurf school, Antixsports and Kitemobile. We are the only IKO certified school (compare all schools here link).

In addition to being an IKO certified school, we also provide instructor training for our kiteschool and other schools around the world. Our own examiners and trainers have already trained various people to become kitesurf instructors. Because of this you will not find a better team of instructors anywhere else than at Soalsurf.

Terms for participation:

  • At least 12 years old.
  • No back or neck problems.  
  • Furthermore, be in a healthy condition.
  • The trial lesson almost always continues.

The trial lesson almost always continues unless the wind force is 7 Beaufort or more, or there is no wind. The test lesson may vary slightly depending on the wind strength.

Course structure

1. Welcome

We welcome you to our surf center 15 minutes before the start of the lesson. While enjoying a cup of coffee or tea, you register yourself and sign up for participation at your own risk. Then you will meet the instructor who will make sure, you are going to make a super nice experience and learn a lot!

2. Getting ready for the kitesurf lesson

Your belongings are stored in the lockers and the changing can start. The wetsuits, harnesses and crash jackets are replaced every season and also regularly cleaned. Once dressed in a wetsuit, harness, helmet and crashvest you are all set to start kitesurfing.

3. Building up

The lesson starts in accordance with the IKO lesson steps (link). This starts with the spot check and building up the kite on the beach.

4. Getting out on the water of power kiting

When there is enough wind we directly go on the water with the kite(s). That is with twelve knots of wind or more. When the wind is less strong we go kite surfing on the beach with power kites. For this we have specially invested in Flysurfer Peak kites. These types of kites have been specially developed for light-wind days.

5. Once the kite is in the air we will first practice piloting

You get the kite in your own hands. With the instructor next to you, you learn to control the kite very safely and well. Thereby, you slowly become the boss of the kite.

6. Follow-up exercises

Another great exercise is body dragging! With this, the kite will drag you through the water. Do you want to go through all the steps in detail? Then read IKO level 1 (link).

7. Completion

The lesson is almost over. The day is discussed with the instructor while enjoying a delicious cup of coffee or tea. At the end of the lesson you will receive an IKO account and access to the IKO app. You can easily track your progress with this whilst your new progression steps can be entered through any IKO kitesurfing school. After you have completed all the steps, you can then rent equipment from all kite surfing schools.


Our passion for kitesurfing and especially teaching has brought us further than all other schools and centers. Below you will find many extras that we offer you during and in addition to the lessons:

Free savings for rental credit!

Of course there will come a time when you are finished with lessons. Buying your own material, even with our 20% discount, will still and at least amount to 1100 euros for a solid set. That is why you get free rental credit for lessons.

For every 2 hours that you learn with us, you get 1 hour free for renting the best equipment. You will receive this if you have completed the IKO card with us. On average, someone needs 12-15 hours of lessons, also depending on the choice of your lessons (group or private lessons).

After 12 hours of learning with us and the IKO pass, you can rent kitesurfing gear for six hours free of charge . This is a great opportunity to test different brands before you purchase.

Free access to our Youtube training package

We post new videos here every week to help you with kite surfing. We also use these videos to support our lessons. For example, we have a series of videos with each lesson block that you can watch quietly before or afterwards. This way you learn kite surfing even faster!

Choice of material after your kite surfing lessons

It is of course a new world you enter. That is why we are happy to help you choose new material. Do you buy material from us? We appreciate that very much! In that case, you always get a 20% discount on every product you buy.

From surf shoes to a complete set. We are also happy to help you with your search for a second-hand set (for example on marktplaats)!

The equipment used for giving lessons

We replace our material every six months, which means that you will almost always be able to use a new kite. This allows you to learn much faster.

We use the best brands such as Cabrinha, Airush and Naish. We have separate kites for each type of wind for optimum efficiency. Nowhere else can you find such an extensive range of teaching kites as with us.


We are the only surf school with surf center. That means that we can pay extra attention to the wetsuits, unlike many other schools. Hygiene is our priority, so the wetsuits are washed out after every lesson and thoroughly cleaned at the end of the day. The wetsuits are also replaced every year. So you never have to feel uncomfortable in them.

Kitesurfing lesson on the beach of Workum

The kitesurf lessons are mainly given on the beach of Workum in Friesland. This is the perfect place to learn kitesurfing. The water is fairly shallow so you can stand anywhere. The beach is large enough to build up many kites and in addition, it offers space for your friends and family to relax while you have lessons.

We are the only kiteschool with a surf center and shop on Workum beach. Other providers of kitesurf lessons come with a van to teach.

IKO Kitesurfschool

We consciously chose to become an IKO kitesurf school. IKO is the abbreviation for International Kiteboarding Organization. Thanks to the methods the IKO developed, we can offer top quality lessons. In addition, it offers fantastic training opportunities to our own instructors. After completing the lessons you can rent equipment all over the world. Similar kite surfing schools only support IDO and VDWS.
Other organizations are local and small. Do you have a different kind of kite pass? Then you will have to take 1 hour of private lessons to obtain the IKO pass after which you can rent from us.