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Cornwall is fantastic for kitesurfing and we're lucky at Cohort being so near one of the best kitesurfing beaches in the UK - Gwithian, famous for 3 miles of golden sands.

Kitesurfing in Cornwall is exhilarating and with some of the best kitesurfing beaches in the world is not to be missed

If you want to try something a bit different then you’re in the right place…

Kitesurfing is a wind powered surface watersport using a kite and a board to move across the water; it harnesses the power of the wind through a large parachute type kite to propel a rider across the water on a small surfboard or a kiteboard.

Although the name includes surfing, kitesurfing does not need waves, the wind is the only force needed to power you along. With the large range of conditions to ride in, whether ‘surfing’ in the waves, going for big jumps, taking out a GPS for a speed records, learning a new freestyle trick or on a long distance adventure kitesurfing never becomes boring or repetitive.

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JB Adventures is one of the UK’s longest running kitesurfing schools based in St Ives. Julius is a Level 2 BKSA instructor with over 10 years coaching experience and uses the latest long range, Bluetooth headsets to give you the ultimate Kitesurfing experience. We have two of the best Kitesurfing beaches in the UK to teach from Long Rock beach near to Marazion and Penzance and on the North coast at Gwithian. If you’re staying at Cohort you are entitled to a 10% discount across all lessons.

Elevate are based out of Sunset Surf Cafe on Gwithian beach and the cost of your lesson includes the use of Sunset Surf’s huge range of top branded wetsuits, boots and gloves. If you’re staying at Cohort you are entitled to a 10% discount across all lessons.

Elevate Kite School

If 2 or more people book for the same time the guys offer a pick-up service from the hostel.

All courses follow a structured path that everyone can follow, teaching you all the kitesurfing skills you will need in order to kitesurf all over the world.

Kitesurfing lessons

At JB Adventures lessons are split into three independent modules, Kite starter, Water starts and Progression sessions; all include integrated Blue tooth helmets, buoyancy aids, kites and boards. For a proper introduction to Kitesurfing the 5 hour Kite starter lesson will give you a real feel for it, typically you would need 2 or 3 days to successfully Kitesurf a short distance out and back to the beach. All of our students have said how impressed they were with the use of our Bluetooth and waterproof headsets “Julius can really accelerate your learning curve and deliver realistic situations that is just not possible with the more traditional methods. 10/10”

Elevate offer an introduction to kitesurfing 3 hr lesson which is ideal for people who are new to the sport and want to have some fun trying something different. During this lesson you will learn about the theory of kite flying and the wind window. You will then be shown how to set up, launch, fly and land inflatable kites safely and then try it for yourself!   You will also have the opportunity to try some tricks. The focus of this lesson is on fun and safety.

Sample prices

If you are staying at Cohort you are entitled to a special price of £275 for the 3 day course with JB Adventures: this means that accommodation and a 3 day kitesurfing course can cost as little as £341. 1:1 lessons start at £145 for 5 hours or £75 for 3 hours if you have previous experience.

With Cohort the introductory 3 hour session at Elevate is £49.50 (usually £55).

All prices include transport to and from the hostel should there be 2 people or more.

Kite buggying

Sit in a 3 wheeled buggy 4″ off the ground, foil kite in hand and get ready to blast along a 2 mile long Cornish beach, so much fun and an activity that anyone can do.

Kite buggy beginner lesson at JB Adventures is the perfect beach activity for those with little or no kite skills and want to be able to pilot a kite buggy. This intensive 4 hour day is conducted by a professional instructor who will teach you how to fly foil kites of different sizes as well as kite buggy piloting skills enabling you to move along the beach in a controlled manner.

Prices start at £75/day for 1:1 lessons but reduce if there are more people – sounds like a good excuse to get a group together.


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