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Earth Kitesurfing Byron Bay

We are blessed here in the Northern Rivers NSW, Australia with some amazing, uncrowded locations to learn. and countless opportunities both in the ocean waves and in flat water. This is perfect for students of any skill level, from complete beginners to experienced water people, to come and enjoy some time on the water.

Kitesurfing, hydro-foiling and wing foiling are pretty technical but relatively easy with the correct instruction. Harnessing the energy of the elements can be daunting and dangerous when you have little or no experience, which is why lessons with a professional school are highly recommended.

Experience the wind-powered speed over water

Learn from Kiteboarding Australia Qualified Instructors

Learn in incredible spots in the Byron Bay area

Family-owned local business operating since 2017

Meet the Family

We’re a family business operating since 2017, and we love sharing our passion for watersports!

With the desire to ‘sail their own ship’, so to speak and drawing on a combined skillset, Aaron (Director and principal instructor) and Fiona (Pilates teacher and co-Director) established Earth Kitesurfing.

Aaron’s expertise in water sports merged with Fiona’s varied skills of coaching, competing and business launched Earth Kitesurfing, not long after the arrival of their son Tully in 2017. Since then, they have been developing this business and coaching in various water sports. Tully is as keen as his Mum and Dad to get out on the water, and they all play a part in owning and running this small family business. They want you to enjoy the wonderful water playground on offer in this beautiful part of Australia.

Earth Kitesurfing operates in the Northern Rivers, NSW & Southern Queensland. Kitesurfing lessons, Wing Foil and Hydrofoil lessons are instructed in and around the beautiful Byron Bay, Ballina and Lennox Head regions. Our Southern Queensland lessons are located on the famous Gold Coast.

Meet your Instructor

Aaron Smith has a passion for the ocean! He’s been competitive sailing since he was 7 years old, then as a teenager he took up surfing, also competing in long boarding, and for the past 15 plus years has been making use of everything the ocean has to offer, in swell energy and wind, surfing, foiling, kitesurfing, wind winging!

Realising he can share his passion through teaching others, Aaron thrives on the energy created by these adventure sports! Aaron is a Senior Kite Boarding Australia Instructor, and accredited Surf Coach. Aaron took up hydrofoiling in 2017 and since developed skills to be one of the best in the country, and is also known for his filming capability and coaching expertise.

Don’t just take our word for it!

What our Students Say

Siobhan Brooks
Siobhan Brooks
THE BEST EXPERIENCE! We booked a three day beginner’s kitesurfing course and, boy, did this make our vacation truly a trip to remember. Aaron is the consummate professional and a thrill-seeking, all-round good chap who is an extraordinarily good teacher. His love and enthusiasm for the water and the many skills he teaches emanates through everything. He puts a great deal of thought and energy into planning your day, finding the ideal location (always idyllic) to get the ultimate results, and he and his lovely wife, Fiona, seem to take a special pride in seeing you get the best out of every moment. He carefully catered our courses to our abilities and ensured that, even on a day when the wind wasn’t strong, we had a fun-packed experience (taking us hydrofoiling when kitesurfing wasn’t possible. Wow! What a treat). We came away from every day feeling excited and happy, and the training didn't stop there. He gave so much extra of his time and energy that we felt fully immersed in the lifestyle and his love of these wonderful sports. Do everything he encourages you to do. You won’t regret it…. An experience never to forget! Thank you, Aaron and Fiona, for being the highlight of our 3 week visit to Oz. We’ll be back!
Tom Cull
Tom Cull
Got me flying straight away, tips and advice on the money and to the point, no messing around just right into it. Get out there
Evaraima Koteka
Evaraima Koteka
Had an awesome experience learning To surf foil Great instructions and made me feel very comfortable On the water . I would highly recommend earth kitesurfing and foiling school If you ever want to learn to foil.
Nick Dale
Nick Dale
Aaron was such a legend of an instructor. Excellent teaching style by grasping theory, demonstrations and then into practice for each component. Great sense of humor and direct where he needs to be (safety aspects of kiting). He has a great passion for the sport and is keen for people to get amongst it. Would recommend for a first time /early learner to kite surfing
Adam Blaxter
Adam Blaxter
Great for beginners who have little to no experience, very knowledgeable instructor with a wicked sense of humour. Made the experience and practice easy. Would recommend! Definitely worth learning in the warm waters!
Simone De Luca
Simone De Luca
Me and my brother had a morning foiling session and never foiled before!! Aaron is a legend 10 min in the water and I was flying. Had great time and great tips highly raccomended
Matteo De Luca
Matteo De Luca
I did an advance course on surf foiling... it is unbelievable the easy way Aaron coach me to a great progression... thanks buddy had so much fun definetly come back...
Highly recommend! I wanted to try hydrofoiling but didn’t want to book a session due to the costs. Ended up booking and it was worth every cent. Thanks, Azza! You gave the best advice. So much fun!
Louis-Philippe Burgat
Louis-Philippe Burgat
Super experience with Aaron ! Great teacher 2 intense days wave riding on foil, kitesurfing and kitefoiling Highly recommend Louis

Just bring your adventurous self, sunscreen, a hat, and water is advisable, too.

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Our Favourite Kitesurfing Locations

Our favourite Kitesurfing spots in Northern NSW and Gold Coast

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Kitesurfing Lessons Byron Bay

Byron Bay offers some great Kitesurfing locations. Whilst the popular tourists spots such as Main Beach, The Pass & Wategos get too busy to safely allow Kitesurfing lessons, we know of plenty quiet stretches of sand where we can get away from the crowds and allow you the space to take to the water safely. Some of our favourite locations around the Byron Bay area are just to the south, Lennox Head and Balina!

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Kitesurfing Lessons Lennox Head

Lennox Head’s Seven Mile Beach is one of our favourite locations an ideal spot for your first Kitesurfing lesson on the beach and riding the waves in the surf. Set against the stunning backdrop of Pat Morton Headland this long stretch of sand provides plenty of space away from the crowds.

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Kitesurfing Lessons Ballina

Ballina is a great spot to get you up and riding in flat water. The River Richmond offers a variety of shallow flat water spots that are the perfect environment for beginners and intermediate kite surfers not yet ready to venture out into deep water at the beach.

Three Lesson Package - Earth Kitsurfing

Kitesurfing Lessons Gold Coast

We teach Kitesurfing on the Gold Coast near Southport & Runaway Bay. This is a great spot to teach as it is a safe flat water location on the Gold Coast. On the day of your Lesson we will inform you of the best meeting spot, we are usually in the shallow waters off Broadwater tourist Park.

Hydrofoiling Lessons Byron Bay

Hydrofoiling in Byron Bay is the future of water sports. Hydrofoils allow us to access new waves and off shore surf breaks that have rarely been explored. The Pass in Byron Bay, Wategoes Beach Byron Bay, Belongil Beach Byron Bay, Clarkes beach Byron Bay, Tallows Beach Byron Bay, Suffolk Park Byron Bay, Broken Head Beach Byron Bay.

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