Kiteboarding Lessons in Cairns
Always wanted to learn Kiteboarding? Cairns is the perfect spot to learn this incredible sport. Here at Pacific Watersports, we are passionate about Kiteboarding and teaching as many people as possible to become independent riders.
What’s the best season for Kiteboarding Lessons in Cairns?
The best time of the year to come to Cairns to learn Kiteboarding is April – November. In our cooler months (but still 25 degree c days!) we get pretty consistent southeasterly trade winds, usually in the afternoons, but sometimes they will start blowing in the late morning.
At which locations do you teach Kiteboarding Lessons in Cairns?
We teach Kiteboarding at 3 different locations in Cairns.
1) Yorkeys Knob
An awesome spot to learn to Kitesurf. Yorkey’s Knob is a beach suburb just north of Cairns City. It is probably the most popular spot for locals to go kiteboarding and there are sure to be a few people out on a windy day at Yorkeys Knob. Here there is plenty of space on the beach front to learn how to fly the kite safely and some cool shallow flat water spots to practice on when we first introduce the board to you. There is a great kiting community vibe down at Yorkeys Knob, so be sure to check it out.
2) Palm Cove Beach
Another amazing spot to learn kiteboarding in Cairns is Palm Cove beach. Palm Cove is a beach suburb a little bit further north of Cairns City than Yorkeys Knob. With its palm fringed golden sandy beaches and warm waters, it’s easy to see why this beach is considered Cairns’ most beautiful. We teach kiteboarding at the south end of Palm Cove Beach, away from sunbakers and swimmers. Palm Cove also has a great community of Kite surfers and is our favourite spot to Kite in our free time.
3) Double Island
Double Island is about 1km from Palm Cove beach and is our newest spot to teach Kiteboarding. We take our students out to Double Island on our boat from Palm Cove Beach. The conditions are perfect for learning to kiteboard. Depending on wind direction, the wind is much more consistent at Double Island than at Yorkeys Knob or Palm Cove. Because it sits 1km out from the coast, the wind isn’t obstructed by anything and we can usually take lessons there even in lighter winds. A sandbar is revealed during a lower tide, which is perfect for us to launch our kites from. The flat water lagoons around the island are perfect for when we first introduce the board to you (usually in your 2nd lesson)
What Kiteboarding Lessons do you offer in Cairns?
We have 3 different options when taking Kiteboarding Lessons in Cairns-
1) 2 Hour Private Lesson.
Prices start at just $189. Perfect for complete beginners, or for those with some experience that just want to refine their technique. For complete beginners, we often recommend 2 x 2-hour private lessons. After the 4 hours, you will be well on your way to becoming an independent kiteboarder. Some people with previous board sport or windsurfing experience may take even less time to become independent.
Feel free to get in touch with us to discuss your options so we can tailor your lessons to suit you.
2) Kiteboarding Group Lesson
Want to learn Kiteboarding in Cairns with your partner or friends? A group lesson may be the perfect option for you all! In this group lesson, we spend 4 hours learning the skills and techniques required to be independent kiteboarders, with plenty of time for you to play around on the water together.
prices start from $250.
3) One Hour Teaser.
Not sure if this is the spot for you, but want to give it a try? This could be the perfect kiteboarding lesson for you. In this one hour lesson, we offer you the perfect introduction to kiteboarding, working at your own pace.
Prices start from $100.
Are you an IKO (International Kiteboarding Organisation) registered Kiteboarding School?
Yes, we are! We are an IKO registered Kiteboarding School which means all of our instructors are trained to the highest standard. IKO is the certification for quality in the Kiteboarding world, so make sure that the school that you are learning to Kitesurf is an IKO affiliated centre.
Now.. the final step towards becoming an independent kiteboarder is BOOK A LESSON WITH PACIFIC WATERSPORTS!