Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. We have a $20,000,000 Public Liability Insurance which covers GoKite Australia wide.
No. Most people can get up on the board during the “Get Riding Package” (6 hours) or the “Get Independent Package” (8 hours) with no previous watersport experience.
A moderate amount of fitness is required for kiteboarding as with any sport. Only a small amount of strength is required as our instructors select the right equipment for you every lesson taking into account weather conditions and your experience.
We will teach students above 10 years-old and they must weigh more than 35kg. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present during the lesson.
We recommend that our “Get Riding Course” is divided into 3 sessions over 3 different days so that you get the most out of your course. Students can usually manage 2 hours of lessons per day.
Make sure you bring water, sunscreen and beachwear. For lessons in the water you’ll also need a towel and bathers – we’ll provide a wetsuit as part of your package, but you’re welcome to bring your own. All kiting and safety equipment is provided.
We recommend that you should buy your kitesurfing equipment after your lesson as you can get accurate advice from your instructor and you can try different equipment to find what best suits you. Also, by educating yourself through kitesurf lessons, you can make an informed decision.
No. We do not hire equipment out. But we do offer lessons for intermediate and advanced riders, which includes all equipment and a fully qualified instructor.
Visit the KBV web site for up to date information on kiting locations.
Our favoured conditions for teaching at St. Kilda is 16 – 20 kts from a S, SW or W’ly direction. Please see our St. Kilda beach location guide for more information.
If there are unsuitable conditions (no wind, stormy weather etc) we will let you know as soon as possible and you will be able to reschedule your lesson for another day. If the lesson is cancelled or stopped midway through due to lack of wind we reschedule lesson and give you a credit for the remaining time at no cost to you.
Lesson and gift vouchers are valid for 12 months and are transferrable. Gift and lessons vouchers are non-refundable and can not be redeemed for cash.
If you cannot attend an already scheduled lesson please let us know by 5PM the day before the lesson to avoid a cancellation fee.