Introducing a kitesurfing school in the UK – Get Kiteboarding

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Coastline Kitesurfing is super excited to introduce Get Kiteboarding.

An official IKO certified kitesurfing school in the UK, West Sussex.

Get Kiteboarding offers both kitesurfing lessons and paddle boarding lessons, they also arrange group kitesurfing & paddle boarding clinics & trips, as well as trips including tuition, to more exotic locations throughout the world.

The kitesurfing school is headed by level 2 instructor & extreme watersports enthusiast: John Aldcroft.

These are the top 3 most popular kitesurfing courses they offer:


  • This is their 2 hour lesson is compulsory for anyone new to kitesurfing. It covers all essentials on safety, set up and signals involved in the sport of kitesurfing.


  • This is their 2 hour private couple kitesurfing lesson for 2 people which is delivered right on the beach in Bracklesham.


  • This is their 2 hour private couple kitesurfing lesson for 1 person which is delivered right on the beach in Bracklesham.

These are the top 3 most popular paddle boarding courses they offer:


  • With this paddle boarding course you will have 1 hour of tuition before being set free to paddle yourself in beautiful Bosham near Chichester.


  • With this course you will have 1 hour of tuition followed by a guided tour of the beautiful Bosham Harbour with their knowledgeable paddle guide


  • With Get Kiteboarding you can even rent a paddle board for 2 hours and explore the beautiful Bosham Harbour yourself.

Kitesurfing lessons UK

If you plan on visiting the UK or are from the UK we would really recommend you to stop by Get Kiteboarding to try out their IKO certified kitesurfing lessons and paddle boarding lessons.


For those who are unaware I’m going to give you a quick breakdown on the history of kitesurfing.

In the late 1970s, the development of Kevlar then Spectra flying lines and more controllable kites with improved efficiency contributed to practical kite traction. In 1978, Ian Day’s “FlexiFoil” kite-powered Tornado catamaran exceeded 40 km/h.

In October 1977 Gijsbertus Adrianus Panhuise (Netherlands) received the first patent for Kitesurfing. The patent covers, specifically, a water sport using a floating board of a surfboard type where a pilot standing up on it is pulled by a wind catching device of a parachute type tied to his harness on a trapeze type belt. Although this patent did not result in any commercial interest, Gijsbertus Adrianus Panhuise could be considered as the originator of Kitesurfing.

On 28 August 1982 Greg Locke and Simon Carter, from Brighton UK, set the world record for kite traction at sea, travelling nearly 26 miles under wind power alone along the English channel. This followed a successful crossing of the English Channel from Sussex to France by Locke & Carter the previous year.

Throughout the 1980s, there were occasionally successful attempts to combine kites with canoes, ice skates, snow skis, water skis and roller skates.

Jumping straight to the year 1999, kitesurfing had finally become a mainstream sport with the entry of key windsurfing manufacturers namely Robby Naish and Neil Pryde. Single direction boards derived from windsurfing and surfing designs became the dominant form of kiteboard.

Today you will find all sorts of fascinating kitesurfing equipment out there, with thousands of people looking to master the art of kitesurfing and paddleboarding it’s no wonder there are so many schools out there offering to teach this amazing sport.

Covid-19 has put a major dent in tourism these last couple of months, but with schools like Get Kiteboarding leading the way in safe teaching methods, you can be assured that the sport will make a comeback sooner rather than later.

If you would like to get in touch with John from Get Kiteboarding you can contact him on his contact page.

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