Kite Surfing Africa is an official IKO affliated kite centre with qualified IKO instructors. We are based in Knysna, on the Garden Route, in the Southern Cape, South Africa. We are a one stop kiteschool, Stand Up Paddle School, and kite/sup test centre!! We have demo boards and kites to try before you buy ensuring that you always get the right kit!! Owner, Tony Cook, is an IKO Level 2 instructor, qualified diver, yacht skipper, tour guide, medic, mountain biker, runner, surfer, paddler and has hours and hours of invaluable time on the water to ensure a safe and enjoyable time every time.
We specialise in teaching you to kitesurf, surf, and sup!!
For kite lessons in the summer months we teach you on the Knysna lagoon and in the winter months from May to August we specialise in overseas kite holidays to Mauritius. We have fantastic options from private houses, to all inclusive hotel packages. Click on the tours button for more info!! The secret here is to learn to kite, and become proficient in staying up wind all in one holiday with almost guaranteed wind every day. The Indian Ocean Islands are a superb location, with endless trade winds for us to enjoy.
In the summer months, Knysna lagoon is the ideal place for beginners and experts alike to kite and sup. The pefect shallow flat water conditions make it an ideal venue for teaching. Beginners can learn with our seasoned and experienced instructors, all of whom have many years of sailing experience before they even started flying kites!! Experts can simply enjoy the fantastic conditions from September to March. Flat water, small waves, and of course the wild waves at Myoli are all within 30 minute drive from the centre of town. Tony has many years of experience in the ocean and the waves and is also a qualified yacht skipper, having sailed across the Southern Ocean from Rio to Cape Town amongst his many exploits. Novice kiters can relax in the knowledge that an experienced waterman is always on hand watching over them, teaching them the basics and enticing them from the sheltered flat waters into the ocean.
The lagoon also provides a perfect alternative for those calm windless days. Come and experience a Stand Up paddle board lagoon tour or lessons with Tony. Beginners can learn all the basic paddle techniques in order to get up and riding, and on the right board ! Correct board choice is critical. Novice wave riders can learn the basics at Buffalo Bay in the gentle waves on the reef. One-on- one instruction from the man himself ensures a superb first time wave riding experience in the sea.
If all you want to do is learn to surf then join us for level -one basic surfing lessons. Buffalo Bay provides the ideal venue for learning in small waves in a protected bay. We supply all equipment including wetsuits!!
Come and play, enjoy the water, the wind, and the beach.
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