Our kitesurfing location
We teach kitesurfing on the beaches of the Karikari Peninsula where we have beautiful beaches suiting every wind direction. We have flat water, waves, sandbars, ocean and harbours to choose from. So perfect conditions for any level, from beginner to advanced. All within the 25km long Karikari Peninsula.
Kari means wind. We get so much of it on the Karikari Peninsula that they named it twice! We get about 85% kiteable days here, more than most of the rest of New Zealand.
We usually teach at Rangiputa or Tokerau Beach, and will confirm exactly where to meet the day depending on conditions.
The beautiful white silica sands and turquoise waters at Rangiputa, lead people to call it the Fiji of the north. Rangiputa is the spot for any westerly winds with acres of waist deep flat water for beginners. Sandbars offer mirror flat water even in 25 knots plus, awesome for more experienced kitesurfers.
Airzone Kitesurf School has private access to the area of waist deep water at Rangiputa, which is perfect for teaching.
This 18km long sweeping stretch of beach is good in any easterly wind. At the north end of the beach there are small waves, and the further south you go, the bigger they get until at the southern end, accessed via Ramp Road, you can get some serious wave riding in. Needless to say, we generally teach at the northern end of the beach.
We offer accommodation for kitesurfers at our base a mile inland.
Kitesurf teaching spots on Google maps
Directions to kitesurfing beach location
Head up north on SH1 then SH10. Go past Mangonui and through Coopers Beach, Cable Bay and Taipa. About 15km after Taipa turn right onto Inland Road, and the Karikari Peninsula. We will tell you which beach to meet at depending on wind conditions.