Updated: Aug 22, 2018
Disrupting the Current Model for Kiteboarding Lessons
Hello fellow kiter and welcome to our community of independent kiteboarding instructors in the New York area. We are OneKiter, and we’re doing our part to build up the local kiteboarding community by lowering the barrier to entry for beginning kiters. The financial barrier, that is.
First and foremost, we are kiters! We love the sport, and we love the people who do it. We love it so much that we’ve created a platform that makes it easier for anyone interested in kiting to become a part of the kiting community around the world. (But we’re starting with New York because we live here and we love this place!)
Again, we’re kiters. We’ve taken lessons from traditional kiteboarding schools, and it was a good experience for the most part. But we realize not everyone can afford to pay $500-1,000 for their first set of lessons. So we wanted to disrupt the current model of learning and make it easier for beginners to get into the sport.
OneKiter connects beginner-level kiteboarders with our amazing network of independent instructors so that students can choose the amount of time and money they want to invest in their kiting lessons. Our instructors don’t have the overhead costs of a traditional school, so OneKiter students pay significantly less money upfront for lessons.
Sounds good, right? It gets better. The best part of OneKiter is that instructors get paid more. I mean...you’re spending time with someone who’s teaching you to kite, and it’s going to change your life. You want that person to be rewarded for their hard work, right? Well, so do we! And our instructors work with us because they can be their own boss and work on a much more flexible schedule. Also, an independent instructor does not have to pay a cut to the school, which means that even though we charge you less for the lessons, more money goes in their pockets.
So welcome to the OneKiter community! We know you’re going to love kiting as much as we do, and we’re happy to be a part of your soon-to-be addiction! Make sure that you follow us on our social channels and blog and join the OneKiter revolution today!