How much does it cost?
When you start out, it’s hard to understand what equipment you are going to need.
There is also a lot of second hand gear available which can be of suspect and varying condition. So let’s pretend that we have won the lottery and will be buying everything brand new! Basically the worst case scenario
Board and foot straps $600
Kite with bar and lines and a pump. $1500
Wetsuit: $200 – $250
WAKSA membership with Public Liability Insurance: $135
When you start out, you may be spending a lot of time in the water, so you may want to wear a PFD (portable flotation device) and even a helmet. It’s a personal decision.
As you begin riding more, you may want to get a second kite to extend your wind range. It will allow you to get out more in a wider range of conditions, but if you pick right. It is possible to kite for almost an entire season on one kite and one board.
But… If you choose to buy second hand and you can easily get setup for under $1,800 with everything! Or if you become friends with a Kitesurfer, you may benefit from some hand-me-downs.
There are many kitesurfing shops and schools in Western Australia that can advise on beginner equipment, or you can look for second hand gear on Seabreeze and Gumtree.
It is advised to get some help from someone experienced if you decide to go second hand.
When you are starting out, you don’t need the newest and the best gear available. New gear that is unused but a couple of seasons old will work just as well. As your skills improve, you may form more of an opinion on what kind of kitesurfing you want to do and may want to try freestyle kiting or wave riding.
1 day ago
Rick Pryce has been capturing our most memorable kitesurfing moments for the kitesurfing community since before 2010. He has been a dedicated photographer at most of the WA kitesurfing events and competitions over the years even capturing a lot of the National competitions. He went above and beyond sharing our passion for our sport.
Some of you may not know that he has terminal phenomena! I think it would be amazing for everyone to share some of your favourite photos that he has taken of us over the years!
Let’s share with him how much he has given to us by posting some of our favourite photos that he has taken!
Thank you Rick so much for everything you have given to us and the amazing adventures that you have captured over the years! Your an absolute legend in our community 💕
Ps: If you tagged him in your Facebook posts you can go to the face book search and type your name followed by Rick price eg “Shannon ducker Rick Price “ and it will bring up some of your past photos.
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2 days ago
The North Kiteboarding KWA State Freestyles are scheduled in a couple of weeks! Let’s hope the wind plays game 🌬 We’ve secured the rest of Feb for backup dates just in case 🙂
Register 🔜 www.kiteboardingaus.com.au/events/75691/
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4 days ago
Great to see one of our local kiters Ryan Crawford giving a great summary of the recent wind conditions. If you aren't a kiter we recommend going easy of your fellow grumpy kiter friends over these trying times! #swwinddance #weatherman #freodoctor ... See MoreSee Less
Kiteboarding Western Australia is in Cocos Islands.
5 days ago
Wishing one of our awesome committee members Luca De Prato a massive Happy Birthday! 🥳 He may be 40 but never too old for stupid crazy antics! 🤣
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Kiteboarding Western Australia is in Perth, Western Australia.
7 days ago
Happy Birthday Ruben! 🥳 #wajuniors
Repost • @rubenswarty #13bday Entering the #teenager years with a bucket list ✅ jumping the #SandBar at #pointwaltersandbar #kiteboardingwa #westernaustralia #kiteboardingaustralia ... See MoreSee Less