Kitesurfing is one of the newest and most exciting watersports. Combining controlling the kite as it flies through the air with steering the board as it skims across the water, it’s a sport possible entirely because of the elements. Initially covering basic theory, site assessments and safety before going onto powerkite flying and inflatable kite flying, the 1 Day course is a great introduction to the world of kitesports.
Duration: 6 hours
Cost: £99 (Weekday), £119 (Weekend)
Minimum Age: 16, or self made groups 13+ (under 16 see private tuition)
Season: March – November
What to Bring: Warm, comfortable clothing and shoes you don’t mind getting sandy. Swimwear, a towel, drinks and snacks. In summer we recommend sun cream and sunglasses.
We make every effort to ensure that all information is correct, however, from time to time there may be changes that we have not been made aware of, please be sure to check details with the experience provider before booking.
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We are a kite & watersports school and shop running powerkite, kite buggy, kite land board, stand up paddle board and kitesurfing lessons for most of the year. We also offer equipment hire and a range of the best equipment to buy in our shop.
Even though we have the best wind stats of anywhere in England for kite sports, as with any activity that relies on mother nature, the weather may have an adverse affect on the lessons, but don’t worry we won’t waste your money! We will contact you the day before the course if the conditions are forecast to be unsuitable and re-schedule the lesson for a later date. We will always do our best to run the lesson on any given day.
Thanks to massive design improvements of the kites in last couple of years, the sport has become much safer. We only use the latest and safest equipment, all of which have ‘let-go’ safety systems that kill 100% of the power of the kite on demand. The Youtube videos you may have seen are probably from a long time ago and accidents are far rarer.
All of our highly experienced instructors are BKSA (British Kitesurfing Association) or IKO (International Kiteboarding Organisation) trained and qualified, with current powerboat and first aid certificates. The school is a BKSA national training centre proving we have the required safety levels and equipment. Each instructor and participant are covered by our comprehensive insurance, covering personal accidents and third parties.
Everybody learns the sports at different rates, but our 3 day course is a perfect way to get a good introduction to the sport and what it entails. From that most people tend to advance onto private tuition to continue their development which is a great way to reach independence quickly.
For our beginner courses you don’t need any experience, just turn up and we’ll do the rest.
Everything is supplied for the courses; all students are given wetsuits, buoyancy aids, harnesses and a helmet as well as the kitesurfing equipment but please bring some warm clothes as it’s almost always windy and can be cool even on a sunny day. If kite buggying or landboard bring clothes that will keep you warm and that you don’t mind getting a little sandy, please also wear trainers not flip flops or open toe shoes.
Also sun cream, sunglasses (cheap ones!) and a towel plus any food, drink or snacks you may want.
We have a MAXIMUM of only 4 students per instructor but it is usually less. Our experienced instructors divide their time wisely, spending maximum time with each student to allow quick progression and this is shown in our results and reviews. If the group progresses at different stages, that’s no problem! With the structure of our group courses we are used to and able to adjust the session to meet the needs of all of our students.
Yes – on our private lessons we use 2-way radio headsets. These are a fantastic way to keep in touch with your instructor constantly, even if you are at a level where you can kite quite far away. These radios mean your instructor can give you tips and tricks whilst you are kiting, rather than you having to stop to go back to them and ask questions, we are all about maximising your learning time!
Although it looks like you need to be strong when kitesurfing it is actually more about technique and you’ll be wearing a harness which takes almost all of the power rather than using your strength. We set you up with the correct sized kite so you won’t feel strained. We have had customers well into their 70’s out on the water!
Yes. Although we are not required to have a safety boat we believe it is better for everyone if we do. For this reason we have a powered safety boat, an ASAP rescue watercraft and a kayak, all ready at the beach during lessons so our instructors and staff can choose the quickest option to get to you. We very, very rarely have to use these but it is nice to have the peace of mind knowing we have your safety covered.
Day one of our group course is six hours, day two is five hours and day three is three hours. As mentioned above we ensure maximum learning time, so as you progress through the days and start learning more advanced skills we reduce the number of students on each day.
Also the course times work around the tides so don’t be alarmed if it’s starting in the afternoon as the lesson duration will still be the same.
There is no set minimum age but as a guideline we suggest 12 for kitesurfing and 8 years old for the land based sports of kite buggying and kite land boarding. Please contact us and we can discuss what would be the best lesson for your child.
Yes we are located in a very large car park which has free parking for all.
The area is very popular with tourists and there is a wide range of accommodation available from camping to high class hotels
We are on the East Sussex & Kent border in the South East of England at Camber Sands.