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Kitesurf in New Zealand

We have travelled the world kiteboarding, and the best location we ever found to kitesurf is the Karikari Peninsula at the top of New Zealand. So we set up a kitesurfing school there, and escape the UK winter each year. Flat water locations for racing, tricks and learners and waves for playing. With beaches facing every wind direction and wind most days - Kari means wind, so the Karikari Peninsula is windy windy - it is a fantastic kitesurfing location.

The variety of conditions, locations and equipment we have in New Zealand, combined with the amount of kiteable days, gives the opportunity to gain a range of experiences in a period of weeks or months that might take years to achieve elsewhere. 

Kite camps

Immerse yourself in kitesurfing and beach life. At kite camp we can take you forward from whatever level you have reached - whether you are an absolute beginner, already a kitesurfer wanting to improve your skills, try new disciplines, or nail a new trick. Or if you just want to get out there and play.

Kite camps with training 

For beginner students, we will be in the water with you right by your side for your first sessions, and then as you become more independent and are up and riding, we will be there coaching you from the beach and in the water with hands on teaching as and when you need it.

We would be out on the water for at least three days a week, and if it’s windy more than that (which it usually is!!), we will be out every day we can. If there isn’t enough wind you can be busy surfing, SUPing, snorkelling, working out in our woodland gym or just chilling out on the beach. As well as other kitecamp students/kiters, you will be together with our instructor students, giving you the opportunity to learn in great depth about equipment, weather, tides, and all things important to becoming a good all round kitesurfer. There is always a great mix of people and you can choose to keep yourselves to yourselves, or join in camp life.

It’s great fun, and a great experience living off grid, staying in either a glamping tent, kiwi caravan or converted container, eating outside under the stars every night around our wood fired oven.

Kite Camp prices

Kite Camp prices are based on shared self catering accommodation, all training and equipment hire and activities as above:

One week - £545 

Two weeks - £1075

Three weeks - £1595

Four weeks -  £2105

A supplement of £15 per night applies for stays between 20th December and 12th January, and 24th to 27th January.

Single supplement £250 per week (if available).

Become an IKO kitesurf instructor

If your dream includes becoming a kitesurf instructor and travelling the world doing this amazing sport and living an amazing life, you can come to kite camp on one of our fast track beginner to IKO instructor level courses.

This can take you from absolute beginner to IKO kitesurf instructor in 12 weeks, or just improve your level enough to join an IKO kitesurf instructor course from your current riding standard.

We know it can be hard to get time out on the water when you live in Europe, and other parts of the world. So come to the Karikari Peninsula, and get out there!!

There are a few pics below, but take a look at posts on our Facebook page between Nov and April each year for a taste of life at kite camp (the rest of the year are posts from our time in the UK).

Kitesurf school -

Glamping tents -

Berny flying kite on beach white sand

Our back yard - paradise!

kitesurfer jumping at rangiputa

Jumping at Rangiputa


kiting by sandbars from hill

The view from the top of the hill at Rangiputa

meeting students at cafe

With students at local cafe - check out the view!!




Fast track beginner to IKO instructor

12 weeks in New Zealand to change your life!

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Beginner kitesurf lessons

One, two or three day courses - learn to become a safe and confident kitesurfer with us.

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Kitesurf instructor courses

Become an IKO kitesurf instructor and travel the world doing something you love.

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No wind no pay

If there's no wind on your 1, 2 or 3 day course, we stop and come back another day or refund any unused lesson time if you can't come back. 

UK kitesurfing accommodation

Stay for a night or two during your course, or come for a kitesurfng holiday

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