2019/2020 Season Wrap

As the seasons begin to change we thought it was time to put paper to pen and write a little Hello.
What a wonderful Season we have had, this has been our third season building our little family business and it was very busy which is amazing, also challenging rewarding, tiring and exhilarating.
We love meeting new people encouraging locals and just seeing you all enjoy the great outdoors.
Thanks so much to all of you for being a part of Earth Kite-Surfing School.
Consistently we had winds the whole of summer, which can be unusual.
Kicking off the season in September we had our first ever ‘Weekend Workshop’, this was a great chance for us to offer a condensed learning experience to our clients. Helping to boost our clients Kite Skills and confidence right from the start of the windy season.
One of the most exciting things we wish to highlight about this season was the age range of clients we have had, from an amazing 73year old lady ‘Cookie’ from USA right through to 8-year-old Blake Duncan from New Zealand. Seeing the determination and stoke in their faces and partners or parents was fabulous. This just goes to show that age is no barrier.
We have had a great team of Instructors over the busy peak summer period, Mylene from France and Brad from Western Australia, thank you so much to these legends helping us to keep the stoke alive. Also now we have some local guys who passed their IKO Instructor Course here in Ballina in February.
Covid-19 has well and truly arrived on our shores now so we hope you are all going OK with the disruption of life as we knew it, our business slowed right off but luckily it came right at the end of the season. It is a very challenging time for a lot of people, so we wish you all well.
Now we are focusing on getting back on track for the coming season and into enjoy winter here at home on the Northern Rivers, NSW.

At this stage all International Travel Plans are on hold, this includes Aaron working for Ben Wilson in Fiji, coaching in Vanuatu, Queensland Kite Trip in September and NZ family reunions and Snow boarding. However if restrictions lift things will change. We remain optimistic.

However we have some exciting projects we will be working on over the coming months, a new IG TV series via Instagram YOUtube channel where we will be offering tips and information on Kiting and all our interests here at Earth Kite-surfing.

Thank you so much once again for being a part of our Kite-Surfing School and we hope you are keeping up with your kiting and enjoying the ocean or waterways near your home. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch we love hearing from you all.

We are OPEN so please give us a call if you are interested in taking more lessons, the weather is chillier but we have great NEW wetsuits.

Amazing Weekend Workshop

We were totally blessed with AMAZING conditions for our first ever Weekend Workshop. 21 & 22nd September 2019.

The focus of the weekend was to improve kiting skills and get up and riding confidently ready for the up coming season. Also improve existing skills and reach personal goals whether flat water or surf kite flying & riding.

Four Lucky candidates on the first day, got an amazing Flat Water location in Ballina to practice their skills, gain confidence and fly for a few hours consecutively. The wind gods were on our side thankfully.

We started both days with a stretch session from Fiona Duncan Pilates
We had a range of skill levels within our clients, three were learning to get up on the board and practice their kite control while one client Jack was practicing his surf board riding skills and some more advanced tricks.

We had three instructors and a few water crafts to collect the crew and make sure they had maximum time up and riding.

After a few hours everyone was pretty tired and we headed home day one complete.

Second day a few less people ( due to commitments ) and we started the sessions at the beach, practicing kite launching and landing for some while others were out in the waves progressing their skills with the watchful eyes of Instructors Beau Blake and Aaron Smith, Earth’s principal Instructor.

Then we headed to the Flat water again so we could build on skills learned from the previous day.

Everyone was pretty tired after such a long time Kiting over two days but everyone felt the benefit of spending a decent amount of time working on their Kite Control and board riding skills. Confidence was built and smiles were aplenty.

We all learned alot and from us at Earth Kitesurfing, thank you for coming along we hope you will continue to Fly & glide fast and smooth.



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.




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


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


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



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


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