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 $90/hr or Free with new Kitesurf packages. Read more about our courses in the tabs below.
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 get free lessons, supervised sessions and more. Call us for more information and equipment costs. 07 5438 8118
or option 2: Buy your lessons first then get your gear later.
Take a free intro lesson first: if you haven’t ever tried kitesurfing, you should join us on Kite Night on Thursdays and Saturdays from 5pm. Its 30-60minutes of free instruction for first-timers who want to give it a go.
Call us now to register for any Kite Night in the future.
The basics of Kitesurfing. After this course you should have covered the basics kite skills for kitesurfing including detailed location choice and weather analysis, unpowered flight skills, powered flight skills, kite set up and pack down, landing launching and incident simulations. You may also have covered some basic water skills such as body dragging, relaunching, board retrieval, and deep water self rescue.
Everything you need to know to get going. Zero to Hero courses cover the beginner course then go on to deliver skills tuition in board skills such as water starting, riding left and right, and stance correction.
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 or wave skills we will be with you all the way
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!!