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Kitesurf School overview

Kitethrills started as a school in late 1999 and has now taught thousands of lessons and most of Caloundra’s kitesurfers their basic skills. Experience counts and our reputation on the beaches as the most Professional, Patient, Effective, Safe and Successful kite school is deserved.

Our competency-based courses ensure you never get out of your depth and unsafe. Walk before you run! We start with the very basics of choosing a safe location and reading the wind, on to basic un powered flight skills, powered flight skills, basic water and safety skills, then water-starting and riding a board. When you show competency in a skill we move on to the next. You don’t waste time but you do stay safe. The average person is learning the water start and board skills after 4 – 6 hours.

Most Lessons are $110/hr or Free with new Kitesurf packages. Read more about our courses in the tabs below.

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Free Unlimited Lessons Deal

There are 2 ways to take lessons…
Free or Paid

1 Get free lessons when you buy gear with our VIP  program.  Buy a new package deal and you’ll be given full access to our Kiteboarding Australia Independant Kiteboarder Course – free unlimited lessons to get you through the course.   Call us for more information and equipment costs. 07 5438 8118

or option 2: Buy your lessons first then get your gear later.

1 Day Beginner Course – $150 1 x 2+ hour session.
The basics of Kitesurfing. This course is perfect for the first timer on a budget. It covers the basics kite skills for kitesurfing including “keeping it safe” detailed location choice and weather analysis, unpowered flight skills, powered flight skills, kite set up and pack down, landing launching basics, self launching techniques for independence in tight spots, incident simulations, self rescue techniques, body dragging and more.

Group Lesson (max 3) – $150
Semi Private Lesson (2) – $190
Private Lesson – $240

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Zero to Hero – $380 / 7 hrs, 3 x 2+ hour sessions
Everything you need to know to get going quickly. Zero to Hero courses cover the beginner course then go on to deliver skills tuition in board skills such as water starting, prolonged riding left and right, stopping, and land handling skills.

Group lessons (3 max) – $380pp
Semi Private (2) – $510
Private Lessons – $700

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Independent Kiteboarder Program. 5 days – $620
Thoroughly learn the all the skills to be safe and independent, verified by our senior instructors and accredited by Kiteboarding Australia. This course is perfect for those who want to learn it all without rushing from skill to skill. It’s included for free in all our new equipment packages. The course covers the all basics kite skills for kitesurfing including “keeping it safe” detailed location choice and weather analysis, unpowered flight skills, powered flight skills, kite set up and pack down, landing launching basics, self launching techniques for independence around Caloundra, incident simulations, self rescue techniques, body dragging, board retrieval, water start techniques, prolonged riding and stopping, understanding tides, wind effects, hazard reduction, weather, right of way rules, equipment types and more.

Group lessons (3 max) – $620 pp
Semi Private (2) – $840 pp
Private Lessons – $1050

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Advanced Coaching – $110/hour

Your choice of skills progression.
Our advanced coaches can teach you anything you want to try. Our staff include national champions in wave and freestyle disciplines, so whatever your level , from stance correction and beyond, we can help you improve.
We use the latest technology bluetooth in-helmet two way communication. We ride and demonstrate any skill, with explanations. We can fault correct you on the go.
Flatwater, wave skills or hydrofoil – we will be with you all the way

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advanced coaching and hydrofoil lessons

Why Choose Us

      • The coasts mosts experienced and patient instructors
      • Honest professional assessment of weather to ensure your lesson is great value for money
      • Sunshine Coasts only council approved school.  We were assessed and chosen above the others to be the most professional, best track record, safest, and the best all round school.  Our goverment permit validates our $20M public liability insurance, and ensures your in good hands.
      • We make sure you’re enjoying your lesson and progressing your skills
      • We have free lesson packages available to ensure you get into kitesurfing fast fun and safe.

What Client’s Say

Big thank you to Mike and the team at Kitethrills. Another holiday to Caloundra and Mike Walker has taught another of our extended family to kitesurf. That’s a count of 4 of us now that can safely enjoy this wonderful sport. Andrew Long, David Long, Daniel Missen, and now Robin Johnson! I can highly recommend Kitethrills and Mike to anybody considering lessons. Mike is very thorough, explains things well, travels at each students (us) pace and without any high pressure sales. Sure we’ll be back again next time… Happy kiting! Go our Robin!!
Andrew Long, Gippsland Victoria