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Kite surfing

Kite surfing is a great activity for those who are confident in the water and are ready for a challenge. This activity involves being propelled across the water on a surf board using a power kite to control speed and direction. Stability, strength and control are essential to master this high adrenaline activity.

Take Part

BKSA approved Kite Surfing Centres

Take part in affordable kite surfing taster sessions at commercial centres listed by the British Kite Surfing Association (BKSA)

South West Poole Kitesurf Club

South West Edge Watersports 01395 222551 steph@edgewatersports.com

South East The Kite Surf Centre 07732097176 info@thekitesurfcentre.com

South East X-Train 01243 512552 simon@2xs.co.uk

North West West Coast Kitesurfing 07913 017925 cowen@uclan.ac.uk

North East KA Kitesurfing 07766303876 info@kitesurfinglessons.co.uk

Instructor Training

It is recognised that an important skill for Kite Surfing is being able to fly the kite. BKSA are offering to run power kite instructor training within Scouting. The emphasis of the course is around safety, communication skills, professional attitude and conduct as an ambassador for kitesports and the BKSA.

Where: Venue of your choice (must have indoor and outdoor facilities)

Course Requirements:

Participant Requirements:

For more information on running a power kite instructor course in your area and becoming a registered BKSA Kitesurf School contact the BKSA Training team.


01202 744055, 07980 577893


BKSA Training, 89 Salterns Road, Whitecliff, Poole, Dorset BH14 8BL

How to run/provide kite surfing

There are 3 ways of running Kite surfing in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running kite surfing yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running kite surfing using an external provider

  3. Activity for adult groups - running kite surfing for a group entirely of adults

Useful links

The National Governing Body for kite surfing is:

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