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Only fully registered Wellington Kitesurf Academy on the Kapiti Coast! 45 mins from the Wellington CBD.


WKA Ignition Trainer Kite Lesson


Wellington Kitesurf Academy - Ignition

Try kiting for the first time without getting in the water. 2.5m Trainer Kite is still exciting and will get the heart pumping as you learn to launch, land, steer and loop the kite. A great way to kickstart your new interest! 

Minimum/Maximum of 2 people per session (2 people, one kite).  Yes this means you may purchase one lesson ($80) and bring a friend for free to learn with you!

Age: 12+

Session time: 50mins

Current locations include:

Northerly: Seatoun Beach, Ngati Toa Domain (Mana), Waikanae Beach.

Southerly: Lyall Bay, Petone, Paraparaumu Beach.


Note: Land based kiting.  No water, no board.  TRAINER KITE ONLY.

Would you like to taste Kitesurfing without the expense and without having to enter the water?

This is your opportunity to progress on land.  Fantastic if you've never flown a kite before or would like to 'try before you buy' more expensive lessons.  

Various locations around the Wellington District, we will team you up with one of friendly WKA Instructors and provide a 50 minute, session that introduces you to the wind window and kite flying.  

What will I need?  You will need transport to a designated location and warm clothing.

How does it work?

  1. Once you've booked your session, we will contact you with times and locations.  
  2. If you can make a session, respond with the time and location you are interested in.
  3. We will confirm your date, time and location, and meet you on site, with gear.
  4. 10 minutes instruction for safety and flying.
  5. 40 mins of land based kite flying and kite flying challenges.

Kite Trainer flying does not enable you to independently fly inflatable kitesurfing water kites.  Kite Trainer kiting does provide you with an introduction to how, where and when to fly a two line kite successfully and independently.