The Kitesurf Centre

Kitesurfing Rye, United Kingdom

The Kitesurf Centre is a kitesurfing and watersports school located on Camber Sands beach on the border of Kent and Sussex. Our kitesurfing centre sits right on the beach, and we offer comprehensive lessons and coaching to the highest standards in a multitude of watersports with kitesurfing being our primary focus. Whether you’re interested in private tuition or group lessons, all our classes are tailored for differing abilities and are suitable for friends, families and couples alike. We even cater to large groups including stag and hen do’s!

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KITEBUGGYING Kitesurfing

Get involved with one of the most exhilarating extreme sports in the world! Using a power kite, the wind and a three wheeled cart, speeds in excess of 50mph can be achieved. We run our kite buggy lessons in the South East at Camber Sands, East Sussex and Greatstone, Kent. Both beaches are renowned for the consistent gust less wind they receive from the ocean and offer miles and miles of open sand – perfect for kite buggy lessons. Learning to kite buggy is actually a lot easier than you would imagine. Unlike kite landboarding where balance is essential, kite buggying is performed seated using your legs for steering and arms to control and fly the kite.

  • Insurance included

We don’t provide on-site accommodation, but we do have lots of recommendations for nearby hotels, B&B's and campsites, just ask (we might even be able to get you discount)!

Hour 4-8 Kitebuggying

The kitebuggying course begins with a brief introduction to safety measures and basic theory before you head outside and master the art of flying a kite. Once you’ve learnt how to control the kite it’s time to jump in your buggy and start riding! Here you’ll learn the art of turning all while having an exhilarating ride on the sands.

This course is available from April - September.

This kitebuggying course includes 4 hours of lessons and use of equipment. During the lesson you will experience:

  • Learn how to fly a kite – The kite buggy lesson will start with a brief introduction including safety, site assessment and the basic theory of kite flying. It’s then swiftly onto the fun part – learning to fly the kites and generating the power to get you moving in the kite buggy.
  • Learn how to fly a kite – The kite buggy lesson will start with a brief introduction including safety, site assessment and the basic theory of kite flying. It’s then swiftly onto the fun part – learning to fly the kites and generating the power to get you moving in the kite buggy.
  • Duration – We run two different length courses, the 2.5 hours session if you fancy giving the sport a try and the 4 hour lesson if you’re keen to learn a little more and aim take up the sport independently in the future. The course has a maximum of 6 students in the group with an instructor but we can also take groups up to 30 on our activity days.

Kite Landboarding Kitesurfing

Kite landboarding or kite mountain boarding brings together the excitement of flying a kite with the thrill of riding an off road board; taking aspects from kitesurfing, snowboarding and skateboarding, it can be performed either on a sandy beach or inland in a field or park. This sport has a very quick progression curve and you’ll be surprised how far you are riding along by the end of this landboarding course. You’ll be riding along the beach in no time.

We don’t provide on-site accommodation, but we do have lots of recommendations for nearby hotels, B&B's and campsites, just ask (we might even be able to get you discount)!

Hour 1- 4 Landboarding

The landboarding course begins with a theory lesson in the classroom, here you’ll learn about the aspects of weather, safety and equipment. Next, you’ll move outside to learn how to power kite set up, how to kite fly and kite power control. Once you’ve mastered the art of kite control it’s time to jump on your landboard and start riding! You’ll learn techniques of edging, travelling back upwind and turning.

This course is available from April - September.

The landboarding course includes 4 hours of lessons and use of equipment. During the lesson you will experience:

  • Power kite set up and tuning
  • Kite flying including safety
  • Steering and kite control within the ‘wind window’
  • Kite power control
  • Introduction to more powerful kites for smooth pull on the landboard.
Once the kite control is learnt, it’s onto the landboard!
  • Introducing the board and kite together
  • Controlled stop
  • Producing continuous power from the kite to keep the board speeding along the beach!
  • As key skills are developed and confidence gained, we introduce ‘edging’ the landboard, travelling back upwind, turning and even a slalom course!
  • The rules of the road allowing riders to pass each other safely without becoming tangled up is also briefly covered.
    Stand Up Paddleboarding Lesson SUP

    On this two hour introductory lesson to stand up paddleboarding, you'll master the art of SUP through stance and balance exercises, theory class and trial and error! We'll work on your board and paddle control, steering and stability, and different paddling styles to adopt. We also offer two hour river SUP for those who are familiar with SUP and looking for a different excursion. If you're confident at SUP then check out our two hour SUP wave surfing lesson where you can get the adrenaline pumping by riding the waves.

    We don’t provide on-site accommodation, but we do have lots of recommendations for nearby hotels, B&B's and campsites, just ask (we might even be able to get you discount)!

    Hour 1 - Introduction

    Your lesson begins with a quick safety brief and theory lesson on the art of SUP. You'll then be kitted out in your wetsuit and helmet and familiarise yourself with the board and paddle. You'll then take to the water and climb on your board.

    Hour 2 – Bodydragging

    The next hour will be spent mastering the art of balance, paddling and board control. Here you'll learn how to turn, remain to stand and pick up speed. The rest of the lesson will be spent advancing your techniques including paddle strokes, steering and style.

    This lesson is available from April - September.

    This stand up paddleboarding includes equipment hire including high quality, warm wetsuits, buoyancy aids, boots and gloves in the colder months.

    5 Day Kitesurfing Course Kitesurfing

    On this five-day kitesurfing course, you'll start as a beginner and wind up a confident kite surfer, equipped and ready to ride the waves independently. You’ll take time getting to grips with the equipment, learn the theory behind the sport and practice out your new skills on the water. You’ll also fine-tune your turns through weight distribution and then be introduced to basic jumps. This package is ideal for someone new to the sport whose ready and eager to learn. The five days can also be spread out over two weekends if you're struggling to take the time off work. Alternative 1, 2 and 3-day packages are also available.

    We don’t provide on-site accommodation, but we do have lots of recommendations for nearby hotels, B&B's and campsites, just ask (we might even be able to get you discount)!

    Day 1 - Introduction

    Day one begins with an introduction to kite surfing; you’ll learn the fundamental elements needed to be a great kitesurf and how to stay safe in the water. Practice kite setups, kite control, and body dragging. The lesson lasts approximately six hours.

    Day 2 – Bodydragging

    Day two is all about improving your bodydragging skills and moving onto more complex maneuvers. You’ll also practice board starts, continue riding and maintaining the kites power. This lesson lasts approximately six hours.

    Day 3 – Controlled Edging

    By now you should be feeling comfortable in the water and confident on the board. Today’s lesson covers controlled edging, upwind riding and turns so that you can master the board. This lesson lasts approximately six hours.

    Day 4 & 5 – Advanced

    The final two days of the course concentrate on honing in your new found skill and practicing advanced equipment tuning, detailed theory, and board control. You’ll also have the chance to try out some turns and basic jumps! Both lesson four and five last approximately six hours each.

    This course is available from April - September.

    This five-day package includes 30 hours of lessons, equipment hire and a course handout.

    About the location

    Accommodation

    We don’t provide on-site accommodation, but many of our guests stay in the nearby towns of Rye and Camber and Hastings, both of which offer an array of accommodation including hotels, B&B’s and camping options. If you visit our website, you’ll see a long list of our accommodation recommendations in the nearby area and if you quote ‘KITESURFCENTRE’ when booking you could enjoy up to 25% discount!

    Location

    The Kitesurf Centre is located on Camber Sands beach on the East Sussex and Kent border in the south-east of England. Thanks to the local infrastructure getting here is really easy, and you can arrive by car, bus or train. We’re just a 20 minute bus ride from the town of Rye (which boasts its own train station) and a two hours drive from both Brighton and South London. Down on our open sandy beach, we enjoy a consistent warm onshore wind which is just perfect for kiteboarding, surfing, paddleboarding, and kitesurfing!

    Food

    As we don't provide any on-site accommodation, we also don't provide any food though we've got lots of local restaurants and pub recommendations, just ask!

    Activities

    Though Kitesurfing is our primary sport, we also offer comprehensive lessons, and equipment hire, for the following sports: stand up paddleboarding, surfing, kayaking, kite buggy and kite landboarding.

    Amenities

    • Equipment Rental

    • Instructors/Coaching

    • Guides

    • Lessons

    Available activities