Kitesurfing Lessons & Paddle Boarding Lessons on the South Coast (near Chichester)

The Get Kiteboarding Team Welcomes You For Kitesurfing Lessons in the UK

Our Kitesurfing School & Paddleboarding School is based near Bracklesham Bay, West Wittering and Chichester - West Sussex

As well as our main kitesurfing lessons, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) lessons, hire & tours, we also arrange group kitesurfing & paddle boarding clinics & trips, as well as trips including tuition, to more exotic locations throughout the world.

The kitesurfing school is headed by Level 2 Instructor & Extreme Watersports Enthusiast: John Aldcroft

Our 3 Most Popular Kitesurfing Courses in UK

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Intro Session

This 2 hour lesson is compulsory for anyone new to kitesurfing. It covers essential safety, set up and signals involved in kitesurfing and more….

LOCATION: BRACKLESHAM
COST: £30 per person

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2 Hour Kitesurfing water lesson

This is a 2 hour private kitesurfing lesson for up to 2 persons. Delivered on the beach in Bracklesham Bay.

LOCATION: BRACKLESHAM
COST: £150 per person

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Gift Vouchers

You can gift the amount of a product or any amount towards any product we offer here for the receiver to redeem later 

LOCATION: BRACKLESHAM / BOSHAM
COST: variable

Our 3 Most Popular Paddle Boarding Courses in UK

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2 Hour Paddle Board Taster

Have 1 hour of tuition before being set free to paddle yourself in beautiful Bosham near Chichester

LOCATION: BOSHAM
COST: £50 per person

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2 Hour Paddle & Tour

Have 1 hour of tuition followed by a guided tour of beautiful Bosham Harbour with our knowledgeable paddle guide

LOCATION: BOSHAM
COST: £60 per person

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Gift Vouchers

You can gift the amount of a product or any amount towards any product we offer here for the receiver to redeem later 

LOCATION: BRACKLESHAM / BOSHAM
COST: variable

With Get Kiteboarding you will achieve the skills and confidence you need to achieve your personal Kitesurfing or Stand Up Paddle Boarding goals.

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WHAT IS KITESURFING?

Kitesurfing is the water-based side of kiteboarding, an exciting water sport that utilises the power of the wind to move the aspiring participant on a board across the water and in other cases across land or even snow!

There are many different disciplines within kitesurfing such as racing, wave riding, freeride, freestyle and more recently hydro foiling.

However, like any extreme sport you need to take bunny steps to start, usually under the watchful eye of a trained professional and for this reason “Get Kiteboarding” was formed.

We are an internationally recognised school of kitesurfing with relevant know how and experience to get you started in this great sport.

WHAT IS STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING (SUP)?

Stand up paddle boarding is often shortened to the acronym SUP. There are various modes of paddle boarding. It can be a relaxing way to de-stress or a great way to improve physical fitness. SUPing disciplines include racing surfing waves, and even paddle board yoga to name a few!

Stand up paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing watersports. It is easily accessible to people of all ages. You use a large board, similar in style to a large surf board, to allow you to paddle over water whilst standing up.

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Our Paddle Boarding Lessons & Kitesurfing Lessons Take Place in Bracklesham Bay, UK

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Kitesurfing FAQ

  • Almost everyone who’s interested in the sport can learn how to kitesurf! We have taught students of all ages and weights and know that being keen to get into the sport is half the battle.
  • The rule of thumb is that it takes you between 8 and 12 hours to learn how to kitesurf (rather 12 than 8, unless you are a natural). How long it really takes is up to you. 
  • Your kitesurfing course will be divided in three sessions: First, you will learn basic wind theory and how to fly a kite. After this lesson, you will also know how to set up your equipment, how to launch and land your kite safely, how to depower the kite and how to use the quick release emergency feature. 
  • The next lesson is where it gets really exciting – you will fly your kite while in the water and learn how to body drag downwind, steer the kite with one hand and relaunch after crashing. Essential self-rescue techniques are also part of this lesson, which prepares you for the third part of your kitesurfing course: The water start. 
  • This time, you will learn how to ride the board. Key elements of the lesson are the water start position with your feet in the straps, while controlling the kite at the same time, pulling yourself up and riding for a moment, as well as recovering your board by body dragging upwind. 
  • Kitesurfing is a high-risk activity if you don’t know what you are doing and we strongly recommend to take a few kitesurfing lessons before you practice on your own. 
  • If you’d like to get into it all by yourself or rather just want to prepare your first kitesurfing lesson, learn basic wind theory, get familiar with the set-up of the equipment and start with flying a trainer kite on the beach. It’s a lot of fun and will give you a first insight into the water sport. 
  • Kitesurfing and Kiteboarding are essentially the same thing. 
  • So, why does the sport have two different names? Whether you use the term kitesurfing or kiteboarding probably depends on where you see the origin of this rather young recreation. While frequently used kiting terms, like ‘upwind’, ‘downwind’ and ‘windwindow’ are well known in the sailing industry, kitesurfers argue that the main drive is a board, which is very similar to the classic surfboard. 
  • Compared to other wind and water sports, kitesurfing has a relatively steep learning curve. After a certain amount of hours, you’ll be riding and making progress every time you practice, until you eventually are comfortable enough to tackle bigger waves. Surfing on the other hand is not too hard to learn either, but it usually takes a bit longer and requires very good physical conditions. While kitesurfers need to be able to control the kite in the air and highly depend on wind conditions, surfers mainly work their upper bodies in order to maintain balance on the board. 
  • Whether kitesurfing or surfing is easier to learn obviously also depends on the person. However, being a good surfer or kitesurfer does not necessarily mean that you are a natural at the other sport.