Kitesurfing lessons in Cairns
Here at Pacific Watersports we run kitesurfing lessons in Cairns. We have 2 great locations located on the northern beaches of Cairns.
kitesurf lessons at Palm Cove, Cairns
Basic kitesurf lessons structure
We run kitesurfing lessons at Palm Cove everyday. It’s a great place for learning to kitesurf, with a big clearing at the souh end of Williams Esplanade. We start our kitesurfing lesson on the beach, nailing all the basic skills before moving on to the water, where we go over body dragging. After body dragging we start introducing the board, by giving basic tasks, like carrying the board and flying the kite at the same time. Then it’s body dragging with the board before moving onto the basics of riding the board.
What’s included in our kitesurfing lessons
We use all the latest equipment, upgrading our equipment regularly, insuring we are always using the latest safest equipment. We also use radio helmets so we can communicate with the student whilst out on the water. We also provide water and sun protection.
How to get there
The best way to get there is to head north of Cairns along the Captain Cook Highway. After about 30 minutes, you will see palm cove clearly sigh posted. Head down to the esplanade and find a car park. There are also public buses departing cairns regularly. Buses from Cairns cost about $5 and can take up to an hour.
From March to November the wind blows from the south east, making the conditions very safe and predictable. On a higher tide the beach can be a bit narrow, so it pays to stay down the south end where the opening to the river mouth is.
Kitesurfing lesson Yorkeys Knob
Basic kitesurfing lessons structure
We also run kitesurfing lessons at Yorkeys Knob everyday. Yorekeys Knob is great for group lessons, as there is a big river mouth at the south end of the Beach, providing lagoons with knee deep water for hundreds of metres. We spend less time on the beach here than at Palm Cove, simply because there is more room for students. We start off with stabilising the kite and water relaunch, before moving on to kite diving and bodying dragging. Body dragging is very important, as it really makes the student comfortable in deeper water. After mastering body dragging, it then time to start introducing the board.
How to get there
Again head north from Cairns along the Captain Cook Highway. You will see the sign for the beach after about 15 minutes. When you get to the town, simply head down to Sims Esplanade. The kitesurfing rigging area is at the very south end of the Esplanade.
Yorkeys Knob has some of the best conditions in the world for kitesurfing and learning to kitesurf. The wind blows from the south east for about 9 month over the year, peaking mid winter (July). There’s is a river mouth there with big lagoons, making for amazing flat-water riding.
If you ever have any question about kitesurfing at either of these amazing kitesurfing locations, feel free to call or email us anytime.