KiteBud – Learn to Kitesurf

Learn to Kitesurf – FAQ’S

When is the school open?

Once the season starts (first or second week of October) the school is open 7 days a week!  The school usually closes by Mid-April or as soon as the winds start to be too unreliable.

Be sure to checkout our second Shark Bay Kitesurfing Camp which will take place between September 1st and September 30th 2018.

Why is the school closed in Winter?

Our kitesurfing school is closed between the months of May and September as there are no safe winds during that time of year in Perth. Winter winds are generated by storm fronts and therefore they are dangerous, unpredictable and unreliable.

What are the lesson times/Schedule? 

Most KiteBud lessons are delivered in 2H blocks, however some lessons are 1H in duration. 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
2H Lesson
12-2 pm
2H Lesson
12-2 pm
2H Lesson
12-2 pm
2H Lesson
12-2 pm
2H Lesson
12-2 pm
2H Lesson
12-2 pm
2H Lesson
2:15-4:15 pm
2H Lesson
2:15-4:15 pm
2H Lesson
2:15-4:15 pm
2H Lesson
2:15-4:15 pm
2H Lesson
2:15-4:15 pm
2H Lesson
2:15-4:15 pm
2H Lesson
2:15-4:15 pm
2H Lesson
4:30-6:30 pm
1H or 2H Lesson
4:30-6:30 pm
1H or 2H Lesson
4:30-6:30 pm
1H or 2H Lesson
4:30-6:30 pm
1H or 2H Lesson
4:30-6:30 pm
1H or 2H Lesson
4:30-6:30 pm
2H Lesson
4:30-6:30 pm
2H Lesson

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.

Where do the lessons take place?

All lessons take place at Pinnaroo Point in Hillarys (Perth Northern Suburbs). Park your vehicle in the main car park and walk passed the gate at the end of John Wilkie Tarn. There you will find the KiteBud vehicle. This is where we meet and where we start/finish each lesson.

Kitesurfing Lessons Pinnaroo Point

How many lessons do I need ?

KiteBud recommends to most students to book 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, your kite control skills 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.

How do I book a lesson? How much do lessons cost?

To book a lesson with Kitebud – Kite surfing Lessons Perth, Simply 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. 

As soon as you finish your transaction, KiteBud will contact you to lock in your first lesson on our Online Calendar. Be sure to fill in our Online Medical/Waiver form so you can save some time at the beach and get straight into it!

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.

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

If this is your first lesson, KiteBud recommends you show up 15 to 20 minutes before the lesson start. 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 if you simply change your mind. 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.

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.

Do lessons include equipment?

They sure do! Each student will be provided with a harness, kite, life vest,  Bluetooth radio helmet, board, etc. We will even provide COLD water, sunscreen and a wetsuit in case you get cold. Simply arrive dressed to enter the water and KiteBud will take care of the rest!

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 book a 2 Hour One-On-One lesson instead of a 1 Hour private coaching 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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