Kitesurfing Lessons in Poole Full 2 days

Poole Kitesurfing Lessons Full 2 day course

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Each full 2 day kitesurf course booked with Surface2Air sports will receive this excellent "How to Kitesurf Guide" the perfect gift.

So if you want to learn how to kitesurf with a BKSA kitesurf school in Poole, Dorset give us a call for the time of your life.

We teach kitesurfing in Poole Harbour the 2nd largest Natural harbour in the world after Sydney.

We are BKSA (British Kite Surf Association) Qualified and use only the worlds best equipment to teach you how to kitesurf unlike 95% of other schools we have the latest Kitesurf Kites so you can buy the same kite your learnt on if needed. 

With this Course you will get the full 2 days kitesurfing and get to BKSA level 2! (READY TO BUY YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT AND GO SHRED)
Kitesurfing Lessons in Poole:                     01202 738448

*Unfortunately no under 16 can be taken on one of our kite courses.*

We run our Kitesurfing Lessons Poole (Sandbanks) daily from 1st April – End of November. Kitesurfing is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK and you can learn to kitesurf with the most experienced kitesurfing team in the country. Our kitesurfing Lessons cater for all levels from the complete beginner to advanced tricks and kitesurfing slider clinics. Also this website has a hosts an on-line Forum for more info from local kitesurfers who have taken lessons with Surface2Air.

Here at Surface2Air ( we have all IKO/ BKSA approved kitesurfing instructors which means you will be getting the latest and very best kitesurfing lessons.
The International Kiteboarding Organisation (IKO) is the international governing body and the British Kite Sports Association (BKSA) is the UK governing body. In order to meet there requirements all our kitesurfing instructors have to be properly trained in the appropriate water skills as well as first aid and many other relevant qualifications.
After each kitesurfing lesson you will be issued a BKSA card which denotes the kitesurfing level you have achieved. These cards are becoming ever important as the kitesurfing sport grows, many worldwide destinations require you to have one of these cards before you are permitted to kitesurf off of the beach!

We teach all our kitesurfing lessons in the shallow and safe waters of Poole Harbour by Sandbanks beach. 
BKSA Level 1, A
- How to inflate, setup and attach the lines of a 2 and 4 line kitesurfing kite
- Good ways to determine the wind direction
- How to understand kitesurfing safety systems
- How to pilot the kite in and around the "wind window"

BKSA Level 1, B
- Assisted launching and landing of foil and inflatable kitesurfing kites
- Piloting the kite in power zone, underpowered
- Untwisting lines!!

BKSA Level 1, C
- How to independently go through pre - flight checks
- How to fully understand the "wind window"
BKSA Level 1, D
- How to land the kite alone
- How to body drag using the power of the kite
- How to use the kitesurfing harness
- How to pilot the kite in the power zone powered up
- How to untwist lines in the water
BKSA level 1, E
- Usage of kitesurfing quick release systems
- How to fly the kite one handed
- Water relaunching whilst kitesurfing
- Deep water pack down
- Awareness of wind effects and dangers i.e cliffs, trees etc
BKSA Level 1, F
- Using the quick release while facing backwards
- Body dragging across the wind using the kite
- Awareness of space, starting and finishing points
- Piloting one handed while body dragging
BKSA Level 1, G
- Board recovery and feet in the foot straps
- Holding start position with feet in the board
BKSA Level 1, H
- Water Start
- Putting board leash on alone
- Riding

The day 2 course follows on exactly where you left off from your first day, concentrating more on the board riding aspect of kitesurfing you will quickly learn the board skills you need, this is where the day 1 course is essential as when the kite flying side of things becomes second nature learning to ride the board can be effortless……

When you order a lesson online, we send you:

    * A gift voucher
    * Lesson leaflet so that you can read up on what to expect in your lesson
    * 10% off your Kitesurf equipment after your lesson
    * And don't forget this will be delivered to your door for FREE!!

Kitesurfing Lesson - Frequently Asked Questions!!

Do you conduct lessons year round?
The lesson season in the UK is April-November. The best time of year for learning to kite is Spring, Summer, & Fall as the weather is warm, and the winds are consistent which makes it a much more enjoyable experience.

What equipment do you provide during the lessons?
In the Level 1 – (day 1 course) you will start with the smaller trainer kites and then work your way up to the smaller bow kites (6m & 9m). In the Level 2 – (2 day course) you will be using a 9, 12m bow kite depending on your size and wind conditions during the lesson and a floaty twin-tip board (150cm), seat harness & helmet.

Where do you teach your lessons?
We teach our lessons in the best location in the UK

Poole, Sandbanks (said to be the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney) this location is again one of the best area’s to learn in the UK the harbour is huge the water is flat (no surf) shallow waist deep at most and the kitesurf area is about 400mtr square.

What days do you offer lessons and how do I make a reservation?
We offer lessons every day there is enough wind. If there is not enough wind on the day of the lesson, the lesson will be rescheduled to another day. The minimum amount of wind that we teach our Level 1 - Ground Control class is about 8mph, our Level 2 - On the Water class requires at least 10-12mph of steady wind. You can book your lesson online.

What do I need to bring for the lesson?
We will provide all the equipment, safety gear, Wetsuits and all the kitesurf equipment. It would be good to bring a dry towel/pack lunch/sunglasses & sunscreen.

I am an accomplished wakeboarder/surfer/snowboarder. Will I be able to pick up kiteboarding really quick?
Although a background in other board sports is helpful, kiteboarding is 90% kite control. You have to learn the skills necessary to safely control the kite before attempting to ride the board. When you do get on the board, having those other sports under your belt with definitely be a plus. We have taught all ages and types of people, and kiteboarding is more finesse than physical strength, if you are wondering. Having a background in sailing or windsurfing will also help out in the learning process.
Do you rent kites or boards?
We provide kites and boards for our students during a lesson. We cannot rent kites without the supervision of an instructor, but if you are travelling to our area, and don't want to bring your boards, stop by the shop and we'll set you up.

S2AS Kitesurf School Location:

Poole Harbour

At the Poole base we teach at Poole Harbour, Sandbanks.  This, after Sydney, is the worlds largest natural harbour and is definitely worth a visit from all water goers!!  The harbour has shallow waters for at least 300 metres out making teaching safe at all tide times!!  Learning to kitesurf at Poole Harbour will enable you to build your kitesurfing / kiteboarding skills at a faster pace as your confidence will grow simultaneously.  During the summer months Poole Harbour will warm up nicely, [due to shallow waters] making your kiteboarding lesson even more enjoyable - giving a vibe of a European kitesurfing spot.


If you still have any questions you can contact us via e-mail at: or via the telephone on: 01202 738448.