At The Kitesurf Centre safety is our primary concern closely followed by having loads of FUN! Kite and watersports can be dangerous if not taught properly, but with the correct tuition, equipment and safety protocols incidents can be prevented.
BKSA National Training Centre
We are a BKSA (British Kite Sports Association)/IKO (International Kiteboarding Organisation) certified school, meaning we pass their strict requirements and welcome regular inspections to guarantee all is being adhered to.
Our instructors are BKSA or IKO qualified holding first aid and RYA powerboat level 2 certificates, some are also CRB checked allowing them to work with children under 18.
Radio communication network
Every instructor is equipped with a buoyancy aid, safety line knife, whistle and direct radio communication within our network to deal with any matter, or simply to call through for kit to be brought onto the beach if conditions are changing, allowing a continuous safe lesson.
Each of the instructors are experienced and regular safety training helps prevents accidents before they happen, so you can relax and fully enjoy your kiteboard lesson.
Daily inspected 2017 equipment
All equipment is provided during lessons and we only use the most advanced, safe and highest quality kit available, irrespective of price. As well as gear for creating the excitement, students are also issued with CE marked helmets, buoyancy aids, wetsuits, boots and gloves.
Fully Comprehensive Liability Insurance
The Kitesurf Centre carries fully comprehensive liability insurance for all of the sports and types of tuition that we offer. This covers the participant, instructor and also third parties.
We have many fully equipped first aid kits around the centre, on the beaches, safety boats and within metres of every first aid qualified instructor when teaching. A defibrillator is also available.
Our GPS & VHF equipped safety boats are purpose built for rescue and the same model used by the RNLI and HM Coastguard, making them very reliable. They are a fantastic safety aid for any difficulties at sea but thanks to the shallow water and calm conditions at Camber and Greatstone beach, they are extremely rarely needed. The safety boats also open up a whole new range of wind conditions & locations, allowing us to teach in any direction, some of which are restricted without a powered craft. It is not a BKSA / IKO requirement to have safety boats available but we strongly feel that safety is compromised without a rescue craft.
Kitesurf Teaching Zone
The Kitesurf Centre is the only school in the UK to have a Rother District Council dedicated teaching zone on Camber beach. This unique area allows us the space to conduct lessons safely while minimising possible collisions with other beach users, which breeds confidence amongst students. We would not conduct lessons on Camber beach without this.