A little bit about us….
The Kitesurf Centre is a family owned & run BKSA National Training Centre
Thomas and Tristan established The Kitesurf Centre in 2007 after managing different kitesurfing & watersports companies worldwide. This prior experience helped the centre to be immediately recognised as a BKSA Kite School. The professionalism, quality of instruction and dedication over the following seasons promoted the centre’s status to a BKSA National Training Centre, just one of three in the country. This privilege allows training & assessing up to highest instructor & coaching levels.
The Kitesurf Centre is the UK’s largest kitesurf school but is still a very small family run business from the office on the beach. There’s just 5 of us full time with extra seasonal staff from April to October.
Over the past 14 seasons we’ve enjoyed transforming customers into friends and some have even become colleagues. It really is a close knit, friendly community which has changed many people’s lives. We’ve seen a good number of customers move into the area to follow their newly found passion.
Camber Sands – Our Beautiful Beach….
The centre & anyone who has ever visited Camber Sands will know just how lucky we are to have access to the best beach in the south of England for wind & water sports. We don’t take this for granted which is why we’ve have worked closely with the local councils, RNLI, coastguards, other businesses & residents to make Camber Sands as safe as possible for all who visit & allow kitesurfing and water sports to be welcome. The Kitesurf Centre now also has it’s own dedicated instructional areas away from the visiting crowds.
Evolving & Improving Instructional Techniques
The experience & operational setup of the centre is often utilised by the BKSA to try and help develop safety & coaching techniques across other BKSA Kite Schools in the UK & worldwide. The sport is still in it’s infancy but the centre’s evolution of teaching methods are unrecognisable from those used 15 years ago. We’re only too pleased to share this knowledge with others, if it means making the sport safer, easier & more enjoyable for those to participate.
Completely off grid….
The centre is completely off grid & aims to be as environmentally friendly as it can. The electricity is all solar powered & rain water is collected & stored. In 2020 The Kitesurf Centre plans a big extension to the shop, upgrades to both the men & woman’s changing rooms, new classrooms for advanced coaching and a larger office, but all using environmentally & eco friendly construction via up and recycling of materials.
Best wind stats in England & beaches for any wind direction
There’s a reason Camber Sands is the most popular beach in England for kitesurfing……It offers the most consistent wind of anywhere in the country and has over 4 miles of amazing golden sand and shallow waters as a bonus. We’re grateful to be in such a fortunate position.
As you can see from the image above, the summer months are actually our best time of year with the most reliable wind due to the thermals created by the low lying flat marsh land behind us, which draws the wind in from the sea.
Beaches for any wind direction:
Being on a peninsular, there’s the option to use other great kitesurfing beaches just 10 minutes away if the wind is coming from a different direction.