Just putting this out there in case any of you lucky people are able to jump on a last-minute kitesurfing holiday… now, this is another one of those trips that really is aimed solely at kitesurfers and everyone needs to be riding up wind…

So, manage to tick some of the boxes??? If not but you like the sound of the session the get some mates together and it can be arranged for groups of 6 to 10, if you’ve got three then check us out coz there might be another 3 after the same trip.

What is it then? Well, as you’d guess from the title you’ll be kiting lots of different spots. Based in the south of Egypt at a newly built ‘surf’ style guest house you’ll have your own apartment in a small kitesurfer owned block of 9 newly finished apartments. You’ll stay on half board bases with a lunch time snack included, you’ll have a guide to take you kiting each day and will be kiting the spots based on the conditions and the amount of people at each spot on the day. Boat assisted down winders are also planned and your guide speaks the lingo, lives the dream and loves to kite… join him and a nice small group of like-minded kiters on the 9th May for a week of south Egypt’s best kiting for £595pp + flight. If you want to book this then contact African Space directly at kitesurfing@africanspace.co.uk or 0121 382 9000. This is not a Kitesurfkings trip but we do know the guys in resort really well and can totally recommend it… the guys that have their names down already ready are super sound too so that’s why it get’s the Kitesurfkings seal of approval and a big up on this blog.

Now, a quick hats off to Kitesurfkings kitesurf students that learnt over the bank holiday as everyone really did do well; even when wind’s picked up yesterday and we were already using a 5m our students were calm, controlled and loving it. If you were kiting over the weekend but had a bit of a battle or were bricking it somewhat then why not get in contact and book a refresher lesson? Booking line for lessons is 07878 399 419; kitesurfing does not need to be difficult or dangerous but it does have to be taught correctly and for students/kiters to feel completely confident, in control and independent… mummy can’t always be there to hold your hand but we could put a dress on.

Bring Back The Snow!

February 9, 2009

Last Monday, excited by the prospect of snow kiting in England, we filled a 4×4 with toys and hit the Downs. The wind wasn’t quite enough to kite but much fun was had building kickers and playing in the soft powder. Sadly, unlike the rest of the country, we didn’t get the predicted full week of snow. Lesson here, like with the wind, you’ve gotta grab it when you can.

Here we are again and it’s a less than inspirational Monday but there is some wind. Low tide’s at 5pm so we’re aiming for a 3pm session. Gusty and on shore it maybe but the week’s forecast is for off shore winds and more rain, bit of a kick in the pants, but it’s here today…

We are really pleased to see that when the winds been in there’s still been a good presence on the water from all local crews with Shoreham, Lancing, Brighton, Hove, Chichester, Worthing, Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, Hastings, Rye, Camber, Eastbourne, Newhaven, Seaford and many more locations across East and West Sussex fully representing.

Welcome to Kitesurfkings!

December 18, 2008

Welcome to the Kitesurfkings news page!

We will post lots of news and updates about Kitesurfkings here!

Check out our new website at www.kitesurfkings.com

We love kitesurfing and know that, if you don’t already, there’s a good chance you will too!

Our aim is to maximise your enjoyment of the sport. If you’re already kiting that’s great but we want to offer you more. If you’re wishing to get started or are going through the learning process we want to help you.

Kitesurfkings bring a safe and fun service to all levels of rider, from beginner to advanced, abiding to strict IKO and RYA regulations. We teach our students in a safe, responsible manner, putting their needs first and making sure they have a great experience.

Kitesurfing was started in 90’s by madmen with great ideas; at that time safety, total de-power and effortless relaunch were phrases used, but not in connection with kitesurfing! Much changed in the years that followed. Modern kites have evolved the ‘extreme’ sport to more than just a distant dream or spectator sport. The huge wind ranges, stability in gusty winds, effortless relaunch and awesome de-power have made the sport more accessible and much much safer. The wondrous speed, lift and boosting capabilities of many modern kites leave everything to your imagination!

Kitesurfing is done independently but as part of a community of other proactive individuals. It’s unlikely anyone put up a kite safely, jumped on a board & cruised off upwind on their first session.

With the right coaching and support kitesurfing can be enjoyed from day one and there’s always something new to learn, achieve or strive for. Initially securing control over the kite can be a great achievement; with time riding, doing tricks & surfing waves will follow – and will blow you away!