Camber Kitesurfing is a Kitesurfing and kitesports training centre and shop based in Camber Sands, East Sussex.
Great For Body and Mind
Kitesurfing is one of Britain’s fastest growing water sports. Appealing to all genders, it has been featured in several high-profile, multi-class regattas. The physical aspects of the sport can help keep you fit and healthy, whilst the environment makes you learn space awareness, appreciation and respect for the sea and weather.
Kitesurfing Equipment Specialists
Endorsed by the BKSA, the governing body for kitesports in the UK, Camber Kitesurfing are specialists in the sale and hire of kitesurfing equipment. They provide lessons for all abilities, ranging from complete beginners through to experienced kitesurfers looking to bust out that new trick!
Camber Kitesurfing also specialize in Kayaking and paddleboarding lessons both on the sea and inland waterways. All the latest gear is available to buy in their online shop and in person by appointment.
Lessons and Equipment Hire
Not only do they teach kitesurfing, they also do power kite, kite mountain boarding and kite buggy lessons. They have a wide range of kites and boards available to hire. Package deals are available for larger corporate groups, stag and hen parties and birthdays, these can include accommodation, food and drink, bands…. whatever you need to make your trip memorable… just ask!
All of their instructors are BKSA (British Kite Surfing Association) qualified, some also hold IKO (international Kitesurfing Organisation) qualifications.
What is Kitesurfing?
Kitesurfing involves standing on a small surfboard and being pulled along by what looks like a miniature parachute, which is controlled by a system of strings. Practitioners tend to specialise, either opting for racing or “freestyle”, which involves performing a complicated series of tricks.
Is Kitesurfing an Extreme Sport?
Technically, kitesurfing is classified as an extreme sport. But according to Pete Shaw of the British Kitesports Association, it can be “as extreme as you like”.
“You can go out with a big kite in high winds and jump 40 feet in the air,” he says. “Or you can go out on a lighter wind day with a smaller kite, and essentially go sailing. Either way, it’s really good fun.”
A Sport for Everyone
So broad is the sport’s appeal that it has even gained a reputation as “the new golf”, with CEOs such as Richard Branson and the founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, counted among its fans. (As the prominent venture capitalist Bill Tai remarked, “I’ve never seen so many who’s who of Silicon Valley on the water.”)
What Equipment Do I need?
The equipment needed and costs a little over £1000 and can fit in the boot of your car. It is easier to transport than other sports. You don’t need a slipway to launch, as you would with a sailing craft. And you don’t need as much wind as you do with sailing and windsurfing.
Travelling to Camber Kitesurfing
At just over an hour in the car, Camber and Greatstone are the two most accessible sandy beaches from London for kitesurfing.
If you only planning on visiting Camber Sands for one day and would like to explore some of the other attractions in the area then take a look at the self-catering cottages available from Snaptrip.
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