We have been busy, running around all over the world to find the windiest, knarliest, coolest spots to strap your self into the rigging of a power kite. Bewarned. Kite surfing is highly addictive and once you have got hold of the ropes (literally) you may well be on your way to a new passion. Kite surfing is a relatively new extreme sport, but it has taken off in a big way. By harnessing the power of the wind Kitesurfers can propel themselves at great speed through the waves, and get some serious air at the same time!
This extreme sport is perfect for a sports holiday or extreme sports gap year and we have carefully selected some of the worlds best kite surf locations and fully accredited instructors to ensure you are up kitesurfing in no time.
If you are new to the sport you can learn with the best of them with IKO accredited instructors, if you are intermediate or advanced, we have some excellent connections in Australia, Cape Town, Vietnam, Morocco and South Africa who can take you on customised Kitesurfing Surfari ´s.
Learn to kitesurf in an epic kitesurfing location: Cape Town! Where two oceans meet with Table Mountain as the backdrop, you can get your IKO certificate and ignite a brand new Xtreme sports passion. This three day course (spread out over five days to allow for wind conditions) culminates in an IKO accreditation, meaning you can kitesurf all over the world.
Xtreme Surf Trio, Cape Town For all water sports junkies out there.......Join the Surf, Kitesurf and Stand Up Paddling (SUP) trip. Three fantastic sports combined in a three week trip to Cape Town with a cool surf house as your base giving you all the luxury and chill time you need. No experience? No problem, train with our professionals from all over the world giving you all the support you need!
What’s the difference between kite surfing and kite boarding?
We often get asked what is the difference between kite surfing and kite boarding, the answer is kite boarding users a kite board which is similar in style to a wake board, where is kite surfing uses a small surfboard usually without foot straps.
Both disciplines use the same kite rig and equipment but the board makes a difference to how you ride. We use the term interchangeably throughout the website, because you can do both disciplines on all our trips, but we would recommend starting out kite boarding as this is a lot more forgiving.