Kitesurf Nelson

Kitesurf Nelson


29 Rankers Reviews

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Kitesurfing at Nelson's Tahunanui Beach.
Kitesurfing at Nelson's Tahunanui Beach.


Kitesurf Nelson is the heart and soul of kitesurfing in the Nelson region, providing locals and visitors with lessons, equipment sales and hire.

Kitesurf Nelson is the heart and soul of kitesurfing in the Nelson region, providing locals and visitors with lessons, equipment sales and hire.

Our half-day lessons are designed to get you up and riding as quickly and safely as possible. We teach on the latest equipment, using IKO qualified instructors and keep our student:instructor ratio to 2:1 to ensure you really get the most out of your time on the water.

We stock equipment from industry leading brands, and also have equipment available for hire.


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Cmitchell's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Big thanks to kite surf nelson for the awesome first timer lessons, got me up and riding after only 5hrs! They also took the time to advise me on what gear is right for me. Had a great start to the summer all thanks to the guys introducing me to kitesurfing!

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

bradp's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I had always pretty interested to learn how to kite surf, so i went and talked to kite surf nelson. I decided to take some lessons and they were great at teaching me all the skills i needed to get going. After I had the basic skills shane hooked me up with some gear and I was set to go. Highly recommend them for anyone wanting to get into the sport

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Kite_Noob's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

My name is Buzz and I'm addicted to kitesurfing.

Take up kitesurfing and you'll end up like me and most of the people on this review page... endlessly checking wind forecasts, downloading iPhone wind gauge apps, bookmarking met service web pages, and justifying to loved ones the purchase of equipment and gear from Shane. Why? He's professional and makes the extra effort to understand the customers needs and requirements. The instructors he employs are a fun and friendly bunch, patient, and very competent.

So, if you're thinking about taking up kitesurfing and need some advice, perhaps a few lessons... book a weekend trip to Nelson and visit Shane and his crew. Be warned, once you're hooked you'll want to keep going. See you on the water.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

paddlingboardingisforme's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Kitesurf Nelson introduced me to paddling boarding a couple of years ago and I absolutely loved it and am hooked, I'm now in the process of wanting to purchase my own gear and Shane has gone out of his way to let me try all sorts of boards and paddles to make sure I get what is right for me. The quality of the gear that Kitesurf Nelson has is awesome and they go out of their way to make sure they have what you are after at a great price. Will be back there to get my paddle boarding gear once my savings have accumulated :)

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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caro's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

I am so happy that i made the decision to give kite surfing a try. I have been falling in love with this sport since the first time I saw a kite up in the air above me. It´s just so much fun even though the first tries to stand up on the board were quite tricky and it was more like being on the board, falling down, getting up and falling down again. But I think I am kind of getting it :). And it was the best decision I could have made to learn it with Kitesurf Nelson. I didn´t know anything about this sport but I had the feeling that they definitely know what they are talking about!! The instructors are just awesome and I felt safe and looked after at all times. I have had a fantastic time so far and I really can say that Kitesurf Nelson made my stay in New Zealand even better. Thanks for that guys. You are just amazing.
So, to everyone who´s been thinking about giving kite surfing a try: just go for it. You will see you are going to have a great time, heaps of fun and the awesome guys of Kitesurf Nelson around you.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

travelzzz's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

We had our first 2 kite lessons with Kitesurf Nelson and just loved it! The teachers were awesome and we are really getting into the sport now! We are able to rent the gear now to practice and that just makes it very convenient! Thanks heaps guys!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Virtual120's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Easily the best deals for all kitesuefing gear. I've always used kitesurfnelson for all my gear. Tim.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

AndyCook's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Haveing dealt with Kitesurf Nelson for Equipment. I can only say that they gave me the best deal in the country and their service was second to none. A pleasure and I am sure to be back. If your looking for something always give these guys a shout, they are surte to be able to sort you out.

Reviewed over 10 years ago