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Learn to Kitesurf with Kite Surf Nelson

Our kitesurfing school offers high quality lessons from IKO instructors to get you riding as safely and quickly as possible.

Kitesurfing is about the best fun we know how to have on the water, and getting you up and riding and finding the fun yourself is the goal of our lessons. All our lessons are half day and are designed to progressively give you all the knowledge and skills you need to become a safe, independant kitesurfer, able to practice safely on your own.

We teach on the latest equipment, using International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) qualified instructors, with a student to kite ratio of no more than 4:1, to ensure that you get the most out of your lessons. 

All lessons cost $175.

Lessons run 7-days a week.

Contact Us to book your lesson.

Lesson Structure

Our program of lessons will guide you through all the skills you require to become a safe and competent rider.

Lesson 1 -  all the basics of kitesurfing to allow you to safely set-up your gear and get you ready for going on a board.

Lesson 2 - getting up on the board, making sure you can relaunch your kite and get back to your board when you have the inevitable crash. 

Lesson 3 - fine tuning your board skills to help you ride up-wind and making sure you can safely navigate around other kitesurfers as you progress.

We also offer formal IKO accreditation:

IKO Level 1

IKO Level 2

IKO Level 3

Kitesurfing Lesson with Kite Surf Nelson, New Zealand

What our customers have to say

“Excellent coaching and advice. Latest high quality equipment. Awesome location. Friendly atmosphere.“ – Ryan, UK

"Even though I only had the one lesson I found that it was very helpful.  From a safety aspect I think it was a must do before getting into the sport. The lesson itself was really good.... You guys were always really positive and helpful, giving me advice when ever I needed some guidence throughout the summer." - Brendon, Nelson

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