BKSA Kitesurfing Courses

Based at the water’s edge on the famous Sandbanks peninsula – one of the best locations in the country to try this new and exciting sport – The Watersports Academy is perfectly positioned for you to experience a wide range of kitesurfing courses.

Waist-deep waters and long sandy beaches make Poole Harbour the perfect place to learn, or improve, your kitesurfing skills with a variety of lessons ranging from private tuition to group courses.

All of our staff are BKSA and IKO qualified, with a total of 15 years’ teaching between them, and we use the latest in kitesurfing equipment – so you can be certain of getting the most from your lesson and an exciting yet safe experience.

Being the only kitesurfing school based on the beach and with our classroom overlooking the harbour, there really is no need to travel anywhere else. We provide all the equipment. All we ask you to bring is a towel, a swim suit – and lots of enthusiasm!

Day One BKSA Kitesurfing Course

Duration: 1 day Price – £100

The course starts at 09.30 and finishes at 17.00 This comprehensive course covers equipment setup, kite launching and landing, safety procedures and on water body dragging. The aim is to spend as much time on the water making you kite confident and preparing you to take the next step.

Day Two BKSA Kitesurfing Course

Duration: 1 day Price – £125

Day Two will combine your kite skills with your newly learnt board skills and hopefully have you up and riding by the end of the day! This course is designed to ensure you are safe on the water and to give you the knowledge and the confidence to purchase some equipment allowing you to pursue this amazing sport. At the end of the two day course you will be issued with a certificate allowing you to come along to our rider sessions or hire equipment abroad.

Day One and Two Kitesurfing Courses

Duration: 2 days Price – £200

Two day combination of above course.

Private Coaching

Duration: 3 hours Price – £125

The quickest way to learn, one to one tuition is for all levels. Whether it’s your first time or you want to ‘ride up wind’ – these three hours will prove to be invaluable.

Kitesurfing Rider sessions*

Duration: 2 hours Price – £60.00

These sessions are run in the evenings and designed for those who have just completed their kitesurfing course and wish to practise under the supervision of one of our qualified instructors. If you are at a level where nothing seems to be going right or you just want to perfect that move you have been trying for ages then our rider evenings are for you!

*Kitesurfing Rider sessions are run by qualified instructors. Sessions are only open to kite surfers who have passed their BKSA Level 2. Documentation to support the qualification will be required.