Brighton Kitesurf and SUP Academy was established in 2008 and is the only school in West Sussex that is a BKSA (British Kite Surfing Association) and BSUPA (British Stand Up Paddleboarding Association) recognized school.
Why Ride with us
We are the longest running kitesurf school on the South Coast, established in 2007 and have over eight thousand hours of teaching experience !!!
We were the first school on the South coast to be affiliated to the British Kitesports Association and are approved by Lancing parish council and Adur district council to teach kitesurfing and Stand Up Paddleboarding at Lancing beach. We also have £10 million public liability insurance .
Lancing beach has shallow calm water with sand underfoot making it the premier kite beach on the South Coast for teaching, in fact its so good its used by the British Kitesports Association for national and local competitions !!
We only teach one to one or group lessons with no more than two students per group per instructor to make sure our lessons are as safe as possible and that you progress quicker .
We are the first school on the South coast to use BB talkin two way communication helmets for rapid safe progression, the range is up to one kilometer !!
All our instructors are British Kitesports Association instructors and we support you during and after your lessons. Once you are ready to fly solo you can set up on our teaching beach and we will help make sure you are safe and ready to go .
We have new and used equipment for sale after your course. If you buy a new set of kit we will reimburse the cost of your course against your purchase !!
Throughout the year we organize trips abroad to hone your skills and improve your ability. These are great fun and really give you a flavor of the kitesurfing lifestyle. We are one big happy family here at Brighton Kitesurf and SUP Academy, come and see for yourself and “ Ride With Us “.
Where we teach
Kitesurfing Location –
Tucked in between Brighton & Worthing, our Kitesurfing School has special permission from Lancing Council to teach at the South Coast’s premier kitesurfing beach location, Lancing Beach. Only an hour away from London by car and mainline rail links to Lancing direct from London Victoria, makes us super easy to get to. Super easy to find too – located at Lancing Green with ample parking at only £1.50 per day! Look out for the blue BKSA beach hut!
SUPing Location –
Our great location by the River Adur in Shoreham-by Sea is only an hour away from London by car and mainline rail links direct from London Victoria. Only15 minutes walk form Shoreham-by-Sea Train Station and 20 minutes cab ride from the Stag and Hen Mecca of Brighton!
Open 7 days a week all year, we teach Kitesurfing and Stand Up Paddleboarding from beginner to advanced and our lessons are in small groups for rapid progression. We are allowed to teach four in a group for kitesurfing but we choose to teach a maximum of two per group as it is a lot safer and the students progress a lot quicker!!!
The Lancing location is the best beach on the South Coast due to the fact that at low tide, the beach is sandy, is gently shelving and shallow so that you stay in your depth for a long time and the prevailing wind is cross onshore which is perfect for teaching kitesurfing!!!
We have a team of five highly motivated, professionally trained & experienced instructors to teach you anything from beginner moves to advanced handle passes and we all love what we do! When we’re not teaching on the water we’re out playing in the waves! For advanced tuition we are lucky enough to have Lewis Crathern on board – four times British Kitesurfing Champion & the dude that jumped Worthing & Brighton piers!!!
The founder Frazer Stewart works for global kite manufacturer, Best Kiteboarding, as well as operating BKSA. Frazer has previously instructed at various Kitesurfing Schools around the world including Brazil, Mexico and Vietnam. “Kitesurfing is my passion. Having taught in a lot of schools around the world this incredible experience, combined with the BKSA syllabus, has enabled me to develop a teaching method that really works for students. My passion becomes their passion! It’s addictive!”
Help us help others!
Part of our profits go towards Snow Camp – an innovative youth charity which uses a unique combination of skiing, snow-boarding & life skills programmes to support disadvantaged inner city teenagers. So book with us and give back while you’re getting rad!!