Learn kitesurfing in perfect environment with professional instructions

Learn kitesurfing at 9 Centres worldwide

Learn kitesurfing at one of our kitesurfing schools in Europe and around the world. We offer you top-quality instruction with courses ranging from beginner to advanced, as well as kiting camps and events with cutting-edge F-ONE equipment and professional instructors. In short, you can be sure that getting “on board” will be fast, safe and fun. The goal of our concept for sustainable training is that after completing your course, you will be able to continue practising what you have learnt – independently and, above all, safely.

We’ve selected the very best kitesurf spots for you, ensuring perfect conditions for kitesurfing. All you have to do is book our all-inclusive package, which includes the flight, kitesurfing course and accommodations for your holiday at the kiting centre of your choice.



  • 09.02.2022

    New: KBC Limnos

    There is a wonderful kitespot on Limnos in the east of the island in a sheltered bay - a true kitesurfing and wingfoil paradise with a large standing area, flat water,...more

    [Translate to english:] new KBC Center
  • 23.12.2021

    Jobs at the KBC kitesurf centres

    We are looking for you! At KBC we currently have many vacancies in the areas of social media (internship), and wingfoil and kite training. Find out more on our jobs...more

    Jobs for social media managers, content creators, event managers, station managers, kite instructors and interns worldwide at Kiteboarding Club
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9 Kitesurf Centre worldwide

Learning to Kitesurf

What is kitesurfing?

When you kitesurf, you stand on a kiteboard (similar to a wakeboard or surfboard) and pilot your kite, which pulls you across the water. You experience the carefree feeling that comes from gliding over the water just as in surfing, but also the power of the wind, which is considerably easier to control than in windsurfing. Thanks to the advances that have been made in equipment design, kitesurfing has developed into a safe sport that can be learnt quickly and easily. Nonetheless, you should start with a professional kitesurfing course; kitesurfing can be extremely dangerous if you don’t.

Your professional KBC instructor guides you to quick success through safe, sustainable training. The KBC concept gives you the tools you need to use your kite and board safely and independently once you have completed the course. In 2000 Thomas Beckmann founded the Kiteboarding Club (KBC) – which now includes 9 kitesurfing schools worldwide where you can learn to kitesurf safely, successfully and having fun while you do so. We offer courses for all skill levels at each of our Centres.

Can I learn kiting?

  • You have swimwear.
  • You know how to swim.
  • You enjoy exercise and outdoor sport.
  • You have a free weekend for a trip to the Netherlands
  • or even an entire week for a visit to one of our KBC Centres around the world

> Choose the destination for your basic course.

Learning to kitesurf: The best tips for beginners

Do you want to learn kitesurfing? Here you'll find all the information you need to learn how to kitesurf safely and professionally.

The best tips for kitesurf beginners

Welcome to the world of kitesurfing

[Translate to english:] Thomas Beckmann mit Wellenkiteboard

To me, kitesurfing has always meant freedom, adrenalin, holidays, a good mood and lots of nice and interesting people. And that’s how it was back in 2000, when I wanted to help my friends get a better understanding of kitesurfing, which was a completely new sport at the time. I opened the first Kiteboarding Club: KBC Holland. That fantastic feeling of teaching your students to kitesurf successfully or seeing the elation of every beginner when they ride those first few metres on the board has been with me ever since. Thanks to lots of positive feedback, the support of my friends and a great deal of hard work, KBC has continued to expand, and now comprises 9 centres worldwide with over 150 employees.

Our 17 years of experience in professional kitesurf instruction, an expert team and top-quality kitesurfing equipment from the premium brand F-ONE make your KBC holiday truly exceptional. Together with our longstanding travel partner, we create a kitesurfing holiday package tailored to you. Whether you’re travelling solo, as a couple or in a small group – kitesurfing brings people together and you’ll quickly make friends for life.

I look forward to seeing you soon at one of our Centres!

Thomas Beckmann
Founder & Owner

Kiteboarding Club - Dates, facts and figures

Thomas Beckmann founds the first Kiteboarding Club in the north of the Netherlands, on the IJsselmeer, near the town of Hindeloopen: KBC Holland. Over the years, the Club quickly becomes a popular weekend destination for the entire Ruhr District and beyond. The key features of this kite spot are also the key to its success: optimal training conditions. Beckmann’s philosophy of sustainable training proves its worth and the Centre continues to expand.

Beckmann opens his second Kite Centre, this time on the Red Sea in Egypt: El Gouna. El Gouna, previously a little-known lagoon town north of the seaside resort Hurghada on the Red Sea, offers the ideal environment for learning to kitesurf: warm temperatures, a constant wind year-round and a huge shallow area. Thomas’s plan bears fruit and is a complete success: today, KBC El Gouna is one of the largest, best-equipped kite centres worldwide.

KBC opens further Centres in the most beautiful kites spots worldwide:

The KBC Parajuru in Brazil is opened.

KBC opens its own travel bureau KBC Travel: customized travel offers and convenient all-inclusive packages: flights, accommodation, transfers and kite centre services, all at the best possible price.

Thomas Beckmann founds “Kite District”– the heart and head office of the Kiteboarding Club network in Germany. Kite District is the headquarters of the organisation, administration, marketing and communications. At the same time, Beckmann opens an online shop for kite gear (kites, boards, harnesses), luggage, fashions and accessories: www.KBC-Shop.com.
Together with his longstanding employee Sebastian Kappauf, Beckmann founds the first KBC situated on a wave spot: KBC Sal on the Cape Verde Islands.

Another Kite Centre is opened in the windy capital of Europe: KBC Tarifa.

KBC Portugal in Caminha opens in northern Portugal’s water sports mecca.

KBC Brouwersdam on Lake Grevelingen in the Netherlands is opened under the management of Sören Ullrich.

KBC Sizilien opens in the Lo Stagnone kite lagoon on the island of Sicily, Italy.

A further Centre in Africa opens its doors, in the ever-windy lagoon in Dakhla, Morocco: KBC Dakhla with its adjacent, exclusive hotel.

Another centre is opening on the island of Limnos in Greece, sheltered from the wind: The KBC Limnos with an exclusive bungalow complex attached.

Our Premium Partner F-ONE

One Passion: F-ONE kites and boards

For some years now, KBC has partnered with the F-ONE kitesurfing brand, whose compelling new developments make kitesurfing easier with every season. In particular, F-ONE has achieved a breakthrough with its kites, combining every desired feature into a single model: the F-ONE Bandit. Ideal for beginners and advanced kitesurfers, for freeride and for waves, for unhooked freestyle and for high jumps with a lot of hang time.

We are so confident in these products that you are welcome to test them all at no charge. And if you like them as much as we do, you can buy your kite and board from us on the spot.

Get in touch with us!

Test and buy equipment

We are so confident in F-ONE kites and boards that you are welcome to test all of their products at no charge. And if you like them as much as we do, you can buy your kite and board from us on the spot.

All of our KBC Centres are official F-ONE test centres. We have the latest kites and boards available for you to test. Get in touch with us – we’ll be happy to advise you! 


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Free advice and travel offers

Questions & Advice

You have general questions about kitesurfing, you don't know which course suits you best and you would like some advice?

Jessy is happy to advise and help you:

Tel. +49 211 83832780 (Mon-Sat 9am-6pm)

Send an e-Mail


Travel offer from the experts

Are you still looking for a complete package with flights, accommodation and kite services?

The sun + fun team is our competent partner for kite holidays worldwide. They will tailor-make your holiday with additional services such as sports, rental cars and more at the best price.

Request travel offer


You want to become a partner of the Kiteboarding Club? Send a mail to team@Kiteboarding-Club.com