Upwind Drop 

New to kiteboarding in Squamish?

 

Want to avoid the crowds? 

We know that it can be daunting for newcomers to tackle the crowded spit, so we are proud to offer an upwind drop taxi service to get you kiteboarding safely and with some supervision away from the spit!

 

You will have your gear set up on the spit prior to the scheduled time and the instructor will collect you from the spit and taxi you and your kite upwind.

 

When you have finished your session it is your responsibility to make your own way back to the spit.

THIS IS NOT A LESSON

You will be responsible for yourself for the entire time the instructor is teaching their lesson. Any additional help needed (another upwind drop, board recovery, etc) will cost $15 each when you return to the shop. At the end of the lesson time, you will be picked up and brought back to the shop. 

 

$25 pick up equipment check and make your own way back to the spit

Downtown Location 

If there is wind and you want to kite we can make it happen even in the off season!

Meet us at our downtown location and get suited up in comfort. Once suited up, you will meet one of our instructors who will take you out on their lesson and taxi you into the Howe Sound via boat and help you rig up your kite and perform basic pre flight checks. 

You will be shown an area in which you can safely kite and the instructor will supervise if needed.

After your session you will perform a self rescue and the instructor will collect you and take you back. 

 

THIS IS NOT A LESSON

You will be responsible for yourself for the entire time the instructor is teaching their lesson. Any additional help needed (another upwind drop, board recovery, etc) will cost $15 each when you return to the shop. At the end of the lesson time, you will be picked up and brought back to the shop. 

 

Squamish Spit

(only available when the SWS is open: May 15-September 15

 

$40

$25

Requirements to be "Independent":

I am...

-Able to ride in all directions including upwind.


-Consistently able to stay upwind.


-Proficient in re-launching my kite.


-Proficient upwind body dragging and am able to retrieve my board consistently.


-Able to complete a self rescue in deep waters.


-Able to enter and exit the water safely.


-Aware of all right of way rules and am comfortable riding amongst other users.


-Familiar with the local winds, current and hazards.

Upwind Drop Agreement (please read carefully):


-I agree and am aware that the $40 Assisted Drop experience only guarantees a successful upwind drop and rigging of my kite.


-I understand that I am solely responsible for myself from the moment I am in the water.


-I understand that I am responsible for completing a self rescue when I want to be picked up to return to the shop.


-I understand that the instructor’s first responsibility is to their student and that they will only be able to help me if it is safe for them to leave their student for a moment.


-I understand that any additional help such as a board retrieval, kite relaunch or drive back upwind will be charged at $15 each

Due to the fact that drop offs can only be done by specific instructors, we reserve the right to move the drop time that might have been previously schedule up to 2 hours before or after their original time. Last minute changes by the client in timing will not always be possible.

Learn more about our lessons:

info@squamishwatersports.com

778-989-5483

1855-569-5483