Das Snowkite Center

by TANER AYKURT

He was born on 23.09.1977 in Fethiye, Muğla. He graduated from Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Civil Engineering in 1999 and completed his master's degree in Muğla University BESYO Recreation Department.

In 1995 he launched “Fethiye Surf Center” and started kitesurf in 1997. Then he started to give kitesurf lessons as an instructor. In 2001, he started working at Club Mistral, which is a windsurf-kitesurf school in 25 different countries of the world, and he worked as a kitesurf and windsurf instructor in the following regions in between 2007-2020:
Turkey/Alaçatı, Turkey/Akyaka, Egypt/Ras Sudr, Venezuela/Isla Margarita, Sal/Capo Verde, Philippines / Boracay Island…etc.

In 2011 he launched his 2nd school “Kitextreme-Turkey”, in Gökova which still continues to run in the summer season. After 2017 he put an end to active competitions. In 2019 he did referee in the Freestyle branch at Turkey Kitesurf Championship which organized by the Kitesurf Sailing Federation.

He has an internationally valid VDWS trainer certificate in windsurf and kitesurf as well as IKO Level3 and TYF KB5 trainer certificates in the kitesurf. Presently he is working for Turkey Kitesurf Sailing Federation as Trainers’ Instructor.

In 2021 he launched “DAS 3917 KITE CENTER” in Erciyes. He is the Chief Instructor of DAS KITE TEAM.

Results of many competitions he participated in as a national athlete in the field of kitesurfing in Turkey and abroad:

2006 Turkey Champion
2007 Turkey Champion
2008 Turkey Champion
2009 2nd in Freestyle Turkey
2009 2nd in Freestyle in the Philippines/Daet Kiteboard tournament
2009 2nd in Course Race in Kiteboard Tour Asia-Hong Kong
2010 1st in Kiteboard Tour Asia – Course Race in the Philippines.
2010 Kiteboard Tour of Turkey. Tour Champion in Freestyle
2010 Kiteboard Tour of Turkey. Tour Champion in Course Race
2010 2nd in Kiteboard Tour Asia-Turkey in Freestyle
2010 2nd in Kiteboard Tour Asia-branches in Turkey in Race Course
2011 2nd in Kiteboard Tour Asia-Vietnam Course Race
2011 1st in Kiteboard Tour Asia-Thailand in Freestyle.
2011 3rd in Kiteboard Tour Asia-Philippines Course Race.
2011 2nd in Kiteboard Tour Asia- Tour in Freestyle
2011 Tour Champion in Kiteboard Tour Asia- Course Race
2012 3rd in KTA-Boracay Course Race
2012 4th in KTA-Boracay in Free Style.
2012 1st in KTA-China Oldskool.
2012 2nd in Turkey Championship Race Course
2012 Freestyle Champion Turkey
2012 5th in Burn-PKRA-Freestyle World Championship.
2013 5th in Burn-PKRA-Freestyle World Championship.
2013 Freestyle Champion Turkey.
2014 2nd Freestyle Turkey
2015 Maximum Bozcaada Freestyle Open Champion.
2016 Bozcaada Turkey Freestyle Champion.
2017 2nd in Freestyle Turkey

PRIVATE LESSONS

If you have already riding exprience at snowkiting and you want to improve your technic, private hours is just right choice for you. Instructor will film you and give you feedback over the video footage will boost up your learning curve.

PRIVATE LESSONSPrice in TL
SNOWKITE(per hour/per person)
1 Person (Excludes Equipments)450TL
* 30% discount is applied for group lessons
PRIVATE LESSONSPrice in TL
WINGBOARD(per hour/per person)
1 Person (Excludes Equipments)450TL
* 30% discount is applied for group lessons

PACKAGES

Our fun-loving and patient DAS SNOWKITE TEAM will teach you how to snowkite or wingboard through an experiential-based environment. With our packages you are not going to believe how fast you become adicted to this new sports.

BEGGINER SNOWKITE PACKAGEPrice in TL
(10 Hours)
1 Person (Excludes Equipments)3.500TL

Includes:

Basic Wind Knowledge (1hour):

Theory of wind knowledge, flying a little trainer kite to gain kite control skills in a safe way

Kite Setup (1hour):

Introducing the kite and parts, inflating the kite, carrying and parking the kite, introducing the bar and safety systems.  (1 hour)

Kite Control Skills (2hours):

After learning how to set up a kite, next step is flying a small size kite. With the help of an assistant learning how to launch and land a kite, demonstrating the security system in practice, one handed kite control, walking along with kite and learning gaining power with the kite.

Basic board skills (2hous)

Introduction of the board, explaining its parts, giving basic board riding information without kite, sliding right foot forward and left foot forward on hillside of the board, explaining speed control and safe stance technique with the board, changing direction riding direction by changing foot which is at front.

Snowkite Riding Trials (2hours):

First trials with a kite and board together, using traction of kite and riding a long.

Riding (2hours):

Riding on snow, understanding speed control and how to stop in a safe way, skills of steering the riding direction, riding upwind, controlled turns.

**Content of the program can be revised according to wind conditions and learning speed of student

Notice:

The price is excluding the materials to be used. Students must also rent the materials to be used during the lesson. There is no need to rent any equipment for 1st and 2nd class. In the 3rd class, it is necessary to rent essential materials for basic board riding such as board, boots, helmet, googles etc.  In the 4th lesson, student should rent material for the board riding and also the kite.

ADVANCED SNOWKITE PACKAGEPrice in TL
(5 Hours)
1 Person (Excludes Equipments)2.000TL

For the people who have already kite flying skills and don’t want to take a 10-hour full package, we will check their level, fill the missing parts and they will be adapted to the program according to their level.

WINGBOARD PACKAGEPrice in TL
(4 Hours)
1 Person (Excludes Equipments)1.400TL

Includes:

Basic Wind Knowledge (1hour)
General wind knowledge and wing setup: Introduction of the wing and its parts, inflating a  wing, security system of the wing, how to create power out of wing 

Basic board skills (2hous)

Introduction of the board, explaining its parts, giving basic board riding information without wing, sliding right foot forward and left foot forward on hillside of the board, explaining speed control and safe stance technique with the board, changing direction riding direction by changing foot which is at front.. 

Wingboard Riding (1hour):

First meters with wing and board. 

Notice:
The price is excluding the materials to be used. Students must also rent the materials to be used during the lesson. 1. There is no need to rent materials for the first lesson. 2. Boards and materials must be rented for the basic board skill lesson. Board materials and wing must be rented at the 3rd hour.

GUIDE PACKAGEPrice in TL
(half day)
1 Person150TL

Includes:

  • Transfer from the hotel to the area where snowkite or wingboard will be made.
  • General information about the area and conditions. 
  • Assisting to launching and landing of the snowkite or wingboard.

Notice:
If the level of the guest who wants to receive the guidance package is not sufficient as claimed, they are directed to take a course, the guidance service fee paid is deducted from the course fee. If they do not want to take lessons, the fee paid is not refundable.

RENTALS

Rentals only for experienced guests who have already done snowkite and wingboard before. Rentals does not include training.

RENTALSPrice in TL
SNOWKITE
1 Hour (Only Snowkite + Harness)150TL
All Day (Only Snowkite + Harness)350TL
* Special prices apply for DAS 3917 KITE CENTER students.
RENTALSPrice in TL
WINGBOARD
1 Hour (Only Wingboard)150TL
All Day (Only Wingboard)350TL
* Special prices apply for DAS 3917 KITE CENTER students.
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