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We are a mobile Kitesurfing and SUP school based in Nelson the sunshine capital of NZ. We offer Lessons, Hire, Sales and good advice. Kitescool is the regions original Kitesurfing school, we know the local conditions and beaches better than anyone...more
13 Beachville Crescent, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 21 354 837
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wiebke is an awesome teacher. I had great success learning to fly under her guidance; the right balance of knowledge, modelling, feedback and encouragement. I purchased 3 lessons over a series of days and felt pretty well-prepared after that... perhaps one more to consolidate everything...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wiebke was an incredible instructor! I'd had had lessons before (but am very much still a beginner) and she was able to meet me right where I was at! The location is great for beginners and advanced riders. I felt very safe and was able...More

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Kitescool, Owner at Kitescool, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much! It's really reassuring to read that such great feedback. Next time we will go kitesurfing together!! All the best, Wiebke

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I contacted Warren some weeks before my trip to NZ for gear rental and lessons and he replied always really fast, friendly and competent. They’ve been really flexible about dates which I highly appreciated. As I arrived, everything was provided, the gear is in perfect...More

Thank Lisa_Str88
Kitescool, Owner at Kitescool, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lisa, thank you so much for the awesome feedback. We really appreciate it! We really enjoy seeing you progress and you should feel a lot more confident now ....keep kitesurfing and hope to see you on the water again some time!! Cheers, Wiebke

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For $170 NZD it was an amazing deal for a four hour lesson! I learned how to self launch and land! 🤙🤙

Thank TaylorPenwell
Kitescool, Owner at Kitescool, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Taylor, Thanks for the great feedback!! It was fun teaching you some of the more advanced skills!Now it's time to think about what to learn next.... See you at the beach, Wiebke

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great instructors - very enthusiastic, friendly, calm, supportive and fun (and patient!). Had 3 Kitesurf lessons, and although the wind didn’t always play ball, W&W really made all the lessons a fun experience, and I am so much more comfortable with kiteskills. Very flexible and...More

Thank Samiam M
Kitescool, Owner at Kitescool, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the feedback- we really appreciate it!! Keep kiting and hope to see you again some time, Wiebke

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

A great afternoon with excellent coaching. Totally recommend these guys, they know what they’re doing, have really good gear, super friendly and lots of local knowledge.

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Kitescool, Owner at Kitescool, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great feedback, Sarah!! I look forward to getting you back out on the water - kiting or suping ;o), Wiebke

Reviewed 25 May 2018

KitesCool Nelson receives my highest recommendation. Even if I still struggle to really stand on a board and I still cannot ride a board, it was a great experience to have lessons with Wiebke and worth every penny. As I was an absolute beginner, I...More

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Kitescool, Owner at Kitescool, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Hi Regina, Thanks for your great review and sorry for slow response to your feedback! You were great fun to teach and I really hope you will continue with kitesurfing- it might become the new family sport!! All the best from us in Nelson, Wiebke

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I had an used voucher from a year ago that Warren didn't hesitate to honour. He spent alot of time with me, giving instruction, watching me work, suggesting changes. I got alot of info in my hour and was very confident by the end. I...More

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Kitescool, Owner at Kitescool, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi Angela, thanks for your great feedback! We are always keen to get people out on the water, confident and enjoy their time with us- sounds like you did very well. Hope to see back for more time on the SUP. Thanks, Wiebke

Reviewed 2 March 2018

Warren and Wiebke provided me a great refresher session with supervision and coaching. I felt safe, the location was appropriate, the progession was good, the gear was great, Warren's friendly personality made me feel relaxed and confident and he delivered feedback well which set up...More

Thank Riki R
Kitescool, Owner at Kitescool, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi Riki, thanks for your great feedback. It was great to meet you and see how much you enjoy your new hobby.....enjoy the European summer and hope to see you again in Nz. Cheers, Wiebke

Reviewed 11 February 2018

I spent 6 great days learning kite, with very good and very nice instructors !!! Thanks Wiebke, Lisa and Warren !! I hope to come back !!!

Thank ducoussopx
Kitescool, Owner at Kitescool, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi, Thanks for your great feedback and so happy we got you hooked with a new hobby!! Enjoy the kite and hope you will come back to Nelson one day and we can go kitesurfing together, Wiebke

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