Kitesurf Nelson

Kitesurf Nelson

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Cmitchell

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 over 9 years ago

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bradp

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 about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2010

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Kite_Noob

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 over 10 years ago

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paddlingboardingisforme

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 over 10 years ago

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caro

Germany

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 over 10 years ago

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travelzzz

Germany

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 over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Virtual120

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

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AndyCook

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.
(Andy)

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Bec

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Nelson is the perfect place to learn to kitesurf and Kitesurf Nelson are the perfect team to learn with. My experience with them has been fantastic. The instructors were brilliant and a lot of fun to be around..always putting safety first and always there with good advice and ongoing support when I was ready to go it alone. The shop is right next to the beach and has everything you need to get you geared up for kiting and more. Shane gave me a great deal on my gear and the lessons were excellent value for money.
Their knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and continual support has helped me take on the most exciting sport ever!! Thank you guys...you rock!

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Hannie

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

My experience learning to kitesurf through Kitesurf Nelson was fantastic. The whole team was extremely helpful and went out of their way to ensure I was a safe rider and to give ongoing help and advice. Great group of guys, throughly recommend them :-)

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in January 2011

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Mike_rankin

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Starting KiteSurfing last year with some excellent advice from Shane and the Kitesurf Nelson crew. They can always be counted on for assistance on the water and you know when Shane is out because he is the one helping people with lost boards and problems. Because of Kitesurf Nelson I have really enjoyed learning this new sport and have always felt that Shane has my best interest in mind. Outstanding - Thanks.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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filey_fash

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Top guys at Kitesurf Nelson, gave sound advice on a range of things during my short stay in Nelson and got me sorted with some brand new (2011!!!) gear to play with for a great little session. Cheers guys

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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frankhiggins

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

kitesurth nelson are helpful in showing how to kitesurth safe and show u what is best gear to get and ride whith out problems thay allso give advice on the safest places to kite in nelson this is a fun sport to try and i no that people that experance the help from shane and roman are plesed with them kitesurth nelson is an experance you whant 2 try .

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Heidi

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Nelson is the most beautiful city in Nue Zeeland. I stopped by the local kitesurfing shop in Nelson as I was travelling around Nue Zeeland. Shane from kite surf Nelson offered so much local knowledge and support, and he was extremely friendly. I can't wait to return to New Zeeland again and will be sure to visit Nelson!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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moochie

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Kitesurf Nelson organised a brilliant trip to Aitutaki this year... The trip was well organised and good value. Shane was always helpful in offering tips and advise on technique and tricks. Thanks for awesome trip... looking forward to going again with the crew!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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conrad

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Even though I live in Auckland, Shane at Kitesurf Nelson has become my first choice for all things kitesurfing because of his fantastic service. He genuinely wants your kiting experience to be the best possible, and will give honest advise to the point that he may miss a sale himself. If you are starting out in the sport and want a shop that you can build a solid relationship with (important as you will be spending a bit of money over the years) then Kitesurf Nelson should be your first choice.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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titan

Ranking: 10/10

Shane goes to lot of trouble demoing equipment to make sure you get the best kite(s) & board to suit your style of riding & then gives you an unbeatable deal.
Absolutely awesome.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Nick G

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Shane at Kitesurf Nelson is very helpful and friendly. Always willing to answer any questions I have promptly. They do a great job of training. Purchasing gear from them has been quick and painless, even when I live in auckland. Gear has always arrived well packaged, in excellent condition, and in great time. Would recommend kitesurf nelson to anyone.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Sarah

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Kitesurf Nelson is an excellent operation, very professional, knowledgable and always very helpful. The crew at Kitesurf Nelson, Shane, Sue and the rest of the instructors are willing to help as much as they can, that and rescue my board everytime I loose it :-)
I would reccomend these guys to anyone who is looking at getting into kitesurfing and buying some gear.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Aileen Shepherd

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Since I moved to Nelson in 2008, Shane & Sue have been a great source of support & knowledge for all my kiting needs. They have patiently answered all my questions before selling me the gear that best suited me. I have priced out their items against those in the USA, and they are very competitively priced. Shane has also saved my board & prevented me from flying away on more than one occasion!! I highly recommend Kitesurf Nelson!

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Nicola Toscano

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Got there for takin one lesson, finally i stayed in nelson for 5 weeks, bought a kite and had heaps of fun, was a great time and um 100% sure about visiting these guys as soon as possible. Romain is a great teacher and the whole organisation has a great phylosophie. See U Guys

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Dominique

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

I've had my first Kitesurf lesson by Kitesurf Nelson. The staff was verry friendly and I realy enjoyed the time there. It was great for me to know that there is always somebady around to help me or answer my questions during the lessons as well then after. And I'm also very happy with my equipment which I bought in the Kitesurf Nelson Shop. Thanks guys

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Bec Whiteman

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Can't agree more with everyone, Kitesurf Nelson is definitely the place to go for lessons and gear. They are always keen to give good advice. Even after my lesson Rom and Shane both spent time with me and gave me some really helpful tips - now I am up on the board, I just need to go out more often :-)

Thanks again for all your help Shane, Sue and Rom, it is very much appreciated!!

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in December 2009

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frankboots

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Again a 10/10 score! It's true... Great lesson, great value for money! I can really recommend joining a lesson at Kite Surf Nelson!

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in December 2009

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DerekNL

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

The people from kite surf nelson are awsome! The lessons were great, with knowledgable instructors who still provide you with tips and tricks after you already finished your lessons, and keep an eye on you when you get out there on your own!

I bought all my gear at the shop for a good price, and the after sales care is simply the best. Shane, thanks for all the help! :)

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Roger Doak

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome! Considering the weather conditions at the time Rom made it a great couple of days. He did all the hard work so I could concentrate on getting up and riding and the fun inherent in the sport.

The mad Frenchman was funny, knowledgeable and professional to the end. Had an awesome time. Big thanks goes out to the Kitesurf Nelson crew.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Abi_C

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Had an Amazing time and really enjoyed myself. Romain was a great laugh and a very good instructor. The shop and beach were in an excellent location and Shane was very accommodating Definately going to take up the sport. It was a pleasure to meet you guys.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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vltowl

United States

Ranking: 10/10

I had the most amazing time! Sue and Shane were sweet as, and Tahuna was the best spot for learning! If you are ever in town and interested, check out their new shop right across from the beach.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Sarah Riley

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

My boyfriend bought me a lesson with Kitesurf Nelson for my birthday when I was visiting his hometown. Sue was amazing and totally got me hooked. She was friendly, patient and obviously passionate about kitesurfing. Since returning to Australia I have just bought all my kiting gear from them online and it was a way better deal than buying it here! You guys rock and can't wait to see you again next time we are in Nelson.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago