KiteBud – Learn to Kitesurf

Learn to Kitesurf – FAQ’S

When is the school open?

The school is now open ! We offer lessons 7 days a week!  The school usually closes by Mid-April or as soon as the winds start to be too unreliable.

What is the process for Booking Kitesurfing Lessons?

Step 1:  Head to the bookings page and choose your lesson product. Add it to your cart and checkout, it’s that simple! KiteBud accepts PayPal, Credit Card and Direct Bank Transfers.  If you have any difficulties with your booking please contact us All lessons must be prepaid and pre-booked, sorry but we can’t make any exceptions. 

Step: 2: Fill the mandatory Online Medical/Waiver form This step must be completed before you can book your lessons on our calendar.

Step 3: Book your lessons on our Online Calendar.  Follow the instructions that were emailed to you automatically after you finished your online transaction.

Step 4: Access the Online Program and start watching our video tutorials to prepare for your lessons. Follow the instructions provided to you by Email.

After Booking, Please be sure to check your Email for further instructions and access to the video tutorials. Please check your SPAM/JUNK folder in case you don’t see your email confirmation in your Inbox.

Where do the lessons take place?

All lessons take place at Pinnaroo Point in Hillarys (Perth Northern Suburbs). Use the Google Map below to get directions.

Once you arrive at Pinnaroo Point, park your vehicle in the main car park and walk passed the gate at the end of John Wilkie Tarn. Once on the beach, take a left and walk SOUTH for 200 Meters. There you will find the KiteBud Windsock. This is where all lessons will start and finish.

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Do lessons include equipment?

They sure do! Each student will be provided with a harness, kite, life vest,  Bluetooth radio helmet, board, etc.. We have wetsuits available although it’s preferable that you bring your own if you have one. Wetsuits are usually only necessary at the start (October) and at the end of the season (April).

What are the lesson times/Schedule? 

All KiteBud lessons are delivered in 2H sessions. Below is an example of our usual lessons schedule. If you would like to check for live availability on our Calendar, please contact us.

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12-2 pm
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12-2 pm
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12-2 pm
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12-2 pm
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12-2 pm
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12-2 pm
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12-2 pm
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2:15-4:15 pm
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2:15-4:15 pm
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2:15-4:15 pm
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2:15-4:15 pm
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2:15-4:15 pm
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2:15-4:15 pm
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2:15-4:15 pm
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4:30-6:30 pm
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4:30-6:30 pm
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4:30-6:30 pm
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4:30-6:30 pm
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4:30-6:30 pm
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4:30-6:30 pm
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4:30-6:30 pm
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The schedule is busy, can you let me know when there are any cancellations?

We do get cancellations from time to time, the best place to find out if there are any cancellations is to Like/Follow our Facebook Page Any spare lesson spots that become available are posted on this page right away.

How many lessons do I need to Learn to Kitesurf ?

KiteBud recommends to most students to book at least 6 Hours of lesson  or  8 Hours of lesson to ensure you have enough time to practice getting up on the board. Please note that for some students 6 Hours might not be enough as each person learns at a difference pace. Your learning pace will depend mostly on your background in other sports, how comfortable and competent you are at controlling the kite and whether you watched the KiteBud videos tutorials or not. Please note that if you are starting from scratch, a 2 Hour or 4 hour lesson will most likely NOT be enough to get you up on the board.

Feel free to contact us if you need help deciding how many lesson you need.

I’m not sure if this is the sport for me what’s the best way to give it a try?

We understand not everyone can commit for multiple lessons right away. In this case, simply book a 2H Lesson. We will adapt this lesson to ensure you have as much fun as possible and spend as much time as possible in the water!

Is it hard to learn to kitesurf ? Do I need to be strong?

Thanks to major improvements in kitesurfing equipment and modern teaching methods, learning to kitesurf is easier and safer than ever before. Contrary to popular belief you do NOT need ”big arms” and a strong upper body to kitesurf. The power of the kite is held by your harness so you will be using your legs and back much more than your arms.

How early do I need to show up before the lesson starts?

If this is your first lesson, KiteBud recommends to show up 20 minutes before the start of the lesson. If this is your second lesson onward, it’s best you arrive 30 minutes in advance to setup the kite. Unlike in other schools, KiteBud doesn’t like to charge you to get your equipment ready. We like to take this extra time to have a chat and prepare your equipment without rushing and so when the lesson starts your kite is already flying!

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

Unfortunately, KiteBud doesn’t offer refunds. However, unused lesson hours can be transferred to another person or used in the next season. You cannot make changes to your booking less than 24 hours before lesson start.  If you wish to reschedule your lesson, please contact us as soon as possible. To find out more, please read our Terms and Conditions.

How do I know if the lesson is confirmed or canceled?

KiteBud will contact you by SMS in the morning (between 8AM and 9AM) of the day of your lesson to confirm the wind conditions are appropriate. Cancellations sometimes occur due to unreliable/unsafe conditions. Please note that winds at the start of the season (October) and at the end of the season (April) are usually less reliable.

If your lesson gets canceled we will immediately contact you to re-book it ASAP.

How do I get access to the Free videos and the Online Program?

Once  you complete your transaction, KiteBud will email you your own credentials to Login directly from our Website. Once you are logged in you will have immediate access to our Online Program and Videos.

Watching those video tutorials will make a massive difference in the speed of your progression, especially during your first 4 hours of lessons, so we strongly recommend you spend all the time you need to cover this information BEFORE the lessons.

I’ve already had lessons with another school but I need help to ride the board, what lesson should I book?

If this is the case, we strongly recommend you to book a 2 Hours One-On-One lesson . Your instructor will need some time to assess your skills and knowledge first. Before we teach you how to ride, you will be asked to demonstrate deep water skills such as a self-rescue, board recovery, water relaunch, etc.

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If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us