Kitesurfing Lessons

We offer a range of lesson packages to suit your needs in Newcastle and Nelson Bay.

All of our instructors are certified by Kiteboarding Australia and adhere to strict safety requirements

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One Lesson

This hugely important lesson will cover the safety systems and key kite control techniques to ensure your kitesurfing journey will be efficient and injury free!

Price:

2H - $250

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Three Lessons

With all the key skills under your belt it's time to ride. A lot of things have to come together but we'll be there to guide you through it and make sure you don't pick up any bad habits.

Price:

6H - $700

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Two Lessons

Time for the water! The main goal for this lesson is to be able to nail the graceful art of bodydragging. This allows us to recover our board when we fall and return to the safety of the beach when things go pear shaped.

Price:

4H - $480

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Gift Voucher

The perfect gift for that adventurous person in your life. An experience and skill that can change a life forever. Redeemable for 2 years with customisable message. 

Price:

$250-$700

For Advanced/Refresher lessons we can tailor the above packages to your needs

Lesson 1: Foundations

Kite gear is supplied.

Bring water, wetsuit, sunnies and a hat.  (if you don't have a wetsuit you can rent one for $20 pp)

 

Depending on the location you will either be learning on land or in knee to waist deep water. It is extremely uncommon to be getting on the board on the first lesson.

Skills learned:

 

  • Site assessment:
    How to pick a kitesurfing spot with confidence, understanding how the weather, tides, wind effects and other hazards make a spot  safe or dangerous.

  • How to kitesurf safely:
    Understanding how to quickly release the power/pull of the kite so you can be comfortable in knowing what to do if something ever goes wrong.

  • Controlled and relaxed flight of the kite - This needs to be mastered before adding an extra element such as a board

  • Launching and landing the kite safely

  • Gear Set up and pack down

IN SUMMARY THE FOCUS IS:

Kite control and safety

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Kiting is more fun with friends so bring a friend for $50! 

 
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Lesson 2: Basics

Kite gear is supplied

Bring water and a wetsuit (if you don't have a wetsuit you can rent one for $20 pp)

Skills learned:

  • Entering and exiting the water safely

  • Water relaunch: 
    When the kite falls on the water there are techniques you need to know to get it back in the sky

  • Body dragging:
    About as graceful as it sounds. This is an extremely important skill which allows you to manoeuvre yourself in deep water while flying the kite. This is used to retrieve your board if you've fallen or to return to the safety of the shore.

  • Water start:
    How to ride! This is a stage where lots of skills come together and you begin to practice getting up and riding.

  • Controlled stop:
    Surprisingly a common issue is that once you're up you may get distracted and keep riding into the horizon however you must learn to stop and come back

IN SUMMARY THE FOCUS IS:

Becoming independent enough to enter the water, practice riding and exit safely without a hitch

 

Lesson 3: Independent Riding

Kite gear is supplied

Bring water and a wetsuit.


Covers all of lesson one and two and further instruction working towards you becoming an independent kiteboarder! The pace of this will be determined by how your learning is coming along and how well you are grasping the kiting techniques.

 

If you have not yet learnt these skills in lesson 1 or 2 we will make sure to nail these in this lesson:
 

  • Self Rescue: 
    In case of gear malfunction or other rare issues you may need to perform a self rescue which involves getting to your kite and floating on it like a life raft to sail home or wait for assistance.

  • Right of Way Rules:
    There are a multitude of rules that must be understood to avoid running into other  kitesurfers and water users


Further advanced progression includes:

  • Transition turns

  • Toeside riding

  • Jibes

  • Basic Jumps

  • Basic Pops

IN SUMMARY THE FOCUS IS:

Ride, ride, ride! 

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