Pick up your Board and Kite

You don’t need to be a watersports superstar to enjoy kitesurfing in Ramsgate. You don’t even need your own equipment. And you won’t find a better place to kitesurf as Ramsgate is host to the British Freestyle Kitesurfing, Kite Foiling and Wing Foiling Championships and where kitesurfing legend and Vice World Champion Lewis Crathern broke the British record jumping a whopping 22.3 metres off Ramsgate Main Sands! The weather conditions are ideally suited, there’s a range of kitesurfing spots and the company is world class.

Ramsgate has a vibrant, kitesurfing community ready and waiting to welcome newcomers and share their passion. We also have one of the best kite schools in the UK.

So come on down and let yourself fly on the Ramsgate coast.

Kitesurfing Lessons

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No equipment? No worries! Local kitesurfing school Kite Pirates offers lessons for beginners and provides all the kit. Coaching is also available for intermediate and experienced kiters who want to improve on their jumps, transitions and upwind riding.

With a team of professional and highly experienced BKSA registered instructors, Kite Pirates is the go-to kite school in Kent and guarantees a maximum of 2 students per instructor, meaning swifter learning and more hands-on kite time. Lessons take 2 to 4 hours depending on wind conditions and student’s ability and cost £120 including equipment hire and insurance.


Kite Pirates instructors are highly skilled riders with a strict minimum of 4 years riding experience and up to 20 years. Pupils and instructors are connected on the water using the latest BBTALKIN’ coaching intercom system. You are learning with the best.

Contact Kite Pirates Kite School on 07739 369531.

Be a Responsible Kitesurfer

If kitesurfing near Sandwich & Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve, we’d ask you to respect that this is a protected environment with prolific birdlife. To minimise disturbance to birds and habitats in this fragile ecosystem  kitesurfing is only permitted here at certain times of the year, from specific launch points and when the wind is SW4-7. Please observe Kent Wildlife Trust’s guidance in this area to ensure you kitesurf responsibly and do not have a negative impact on wildlife and the environment.

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