Weekend Workshop September 21 & 22nd 2019

We are excited to be introducing our first ever WEEKEND WORKSHOP coming this September Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd.

The focus of the weekend will be to get you back up and riding, confident, fit and using the right gear for the up coming season. We will be Kite Surfing, twin tips and surfboards, Hydro Foiling flat water behind the boat & in the surf . Also we have the new edition of a daily class with Fiona Duncan Pilates , Fi will take us through strength and flexibility exercises that will help enhance our performance and skill in and on the water.

Based in the Ballina, Lennox Head Northern Rivers Region.

Overview of the Weekend

9.30 am Weekend commences with Stretch & Strength Session

10am Gear Check & Flying starts.

Weather depending we will be flexible for location and this will also determine whether we start Flying or Hydro-foiling with the boat. Working on our Board riding skills or kite control on the beach.

A short break for lunch and back into it.

2.30pm Finish

Times may change depending on conditions too.

The cost of the weekend will be $499 with a maximum of 4 people for the whole weekend. You will get Instruction from Aaron Smith, Earths Principal Instructor and he will have assistance from skipper and fellow instructors.

What you need to bring : Own Kite Gear if you have it, all water gear, wetsuit, hat, sunnies, suncream, lunch and water.

If you don’t have your own gear please contact us as we can help you.

 

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Meet our Instructor Sandra Bostjancic

 

Over Summer we had Sandra working with us, she is a young european girl who is living her dream. She is an amazing Kiter and a very experienced and patient teacher. We were lucky to have her help us out. Here is a little about her and the wonderful life she has created for herself. Introducing Sandra

 

My name is Sandra, I was born in 1993, on 12th of May. I am from a tiny little country called Slovenia that most people never hear of. Most people have hear of Venice, Italy. Well, my home town Ljubljana is three hour drive away. 

I started kiteboarding in Teneriffe, Canary islands. My parents took me on windsurfing holidays when I was 12 years old, but I wanted to do something ‘’cooler’’ than windsurfing – that’s how I and my sister started kiteboarding. My parents got hooked as well and in the next couple of years I and my family would travel to different kite destinations around the world just to enjoy this sport. I am super thankful to my parents for making my dreams come true and support me in every possible way. My dream was to become a professional kiteboarder and I entered a few competitions but decided to finish my education first and that crushed my dream. I only decided to become an  official instructor two years ago because I was granted an instructor position on Maui, Hawaii for half a year and it seemed as a great way to travel. Teaching people how to do sports is my passion as I’m coming from ski instructing background. I enjoy getting more people hooked on this sport as it completely changes your lifestyle! All you can think about after getting into the sport is where and when you can travel to find the best wind and waves/flat water.

My favourite thing about kiteboarding… it’s changing through the years. I used to be a complete adrenaline junky and would enjoy the rush I got when I landed a new trick.I still enjoy that now but I also really appreciate the local kite community and friends you make along the way. To every new spot I travel I instantly make a connection with people that enjoy the same sport as I. 

Before coming to Australia I was aware there is a big surfing community there but was expecting at least as big of a kiteboarding community. However I was surprised to find the best kite spots I’ve seen in my life totally empty, with maybe one or two kiteboarders here and there. Or even a completely empty spot! Coming from Europe where the good kiteboarding spots are super overcrowded this seemed like paradise. I think there are great opportunities for this sport to develop further as Australia have quite high standard of living. I think the problem here is the strong surfing community – a lot of good surfers are not willing to learn something new as they are already good at one sport. But they don’t see the advantage of using the wind to catch the waves when the conditions are not as good for wave surfing. I think it would be great if we could open more kitesurfing schools around Australia and grow this amazing sport.

 

Raley to blind with surface handlepass

Rally

Photo by Jimmie Hepp 

Top Picture – Kitefishing on Maui – every 4th of July they organise a kitefishing competition – you attach a fishing line to your harness and cruise through the water slowly, trying to catch fish! Only one time per year though as we love our ocean. 

Ben Wilson Kite Weeks FIJI

Bula

Last winter Aaron, Earth’s Head coach and owner had the pleasure to be invited to be an Instructor at the famous Ben Wilson Kite Weeks at Namotu Island Fiji 

These camps are for Ocean lovers, lovers of Kitesurfing, Surfing, Snorkeling, SUP, Fishing and Foil Surfing and Kiting.

Basically you wake up do yoga, eat and play in the ocean all day. The weather conditions dictate which craft you can learn or perfect your skills on. With naps and delicious food in-between, then finish the day with sunset beers and a boogie. What a dream day huh!

Ben Wilson handpicks coaches that show skills in a diverse range of water sports. They must also have the correct credentials to meet Ben’s high standards.

It has been a fantastic opportunity for Aaron to meet Ben, other coaches and teach on an Internationally World renowned resort such as Namotu, FIJI.

If you are interested in joining any camps please check them out  Link here

Enjoy the amazing photo’s & video’s taken by world renowned photographer Stuart Gibson.

Thank you

EKS Team

 

 

bB TALKIN waterproof intercom

 

G’day

Here in Lennox Head at Earth Kitesurfing School we are thrilled to be using Bb TALKIN waterproof intercom for our lessons.

This technology is allowing us to take our kite surf coaching to the next level, Bb talkin is a real time coaching tool which allows the coach to instantly provide feedback and guidance to the student.

The benefits of this High Tech communication system are exceptional.

Coaches no longer have to yell, or have their voice drifting away with the wind, for example from the shoreline, jet ski or boat. Communication distance is 1 mile ( 1600m ). Awesome!

When you book a lesson at Earth Kitesurfing you will get the bonus of using this system as a part of our Lesson Packages!
 
Thanks for tuning in.
 
EKS Team.

Trainer Kite Evening 6 October 2017

Hola!

Thank you to everyone that came to our very first Trainer Kite evening and Launching of our Kite School. It was so awesome to see so many of our friends their families and interested kite flyers having a go!

It was a beautiful evening with perfect wind for the Trainer Kites, a little too weak for the big kites though! Flying the Trainer Kites is a perfect way to get a feel for the kite and learn the basics of Kite Flying ( wind windows etc ).

We had all ages having a go with the youngest being just over 2 years, and the oldest ha ha well I am not sure!
We are holding the next one on Saturday 2nd December.

We hope to see you along at the Lennox Head Surf Club from 3 pm – 6pm, 2 December 2017.

Thank you

The Earth Kitesurfing School

All photo’s Keira Photography