Kiteboarding is a surface water sport combining aspects of wakeboarding, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, skateboarding and gymnastics - all packed into one extreme and incredibly fun sport. A kiteboarder harnesses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water on a kiteboard - similar to a wakeboard or a small surfboard - with or without footstraps or bindings.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need much strength to kitesurf, as you are hooked into a harness at all times. Many young children kitesurf all the time with no problems whatsoever. Our youngest kitesurfing prodigy was merely 7 when he started! Just like paragliding or flying, the learning process is quite hands-on but also theoretical. It normally takes around 6 to 8 hours of one-on-one tuition before you become competent enough to take your own kite out on the water to improve your skills independently.
In these two hours, you will be in the water flying a full-size kite and introduced to all the basic skills - from safety, trainer kite, setup, onto flying the big kite and doing downwind body dragging. Once you are capable of body dragging downwind and upwind without crashing the kite, as well as learning relaunching and self-rescue, it’s time to get you on the board.
Between September and May, the school is open everyday except Mondays.
Tuesdays - Fridays: 1100 - 1700 hrs
Weekends: 0900 - 1700 hrs
How to Use
Please present a printed voucher to the tour operator on the day of your tour.
Upon completion of purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
170 Flinders Parade, Sandgate, Brisbane, QLD 4017, Australia
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