North West Kitesurfing

Northwest Kitesurfing School, Earnse Bay, Walney Island, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

Welcome to NWKS where we aspire to provide top class tuition on all of our courses by adhering to the guidelines set out by the governing body. Since June 2007 we have been a BKSA approved school proving our commitment to provide a top class service with strict safety measures and provide a good range of equipment. 2009 saw the introduction of new kites from Blade. The choice of kite for teaching on is the Trigger, the Vertigo being the choice of intermediate riders and the Prime C kite being the choice of advanced riders.

All staff employed by NWKS are First Aiders, hold RYA Powerboat L2 licences and our instructors have been CRB checked. We pride ourselves on being flexible with our customers and always do our best to ensure courses go ahead wherever possible. Our 2 day course covers all the important aspects of getting into this complex sport and in most cases students reach board starts within the second day. We can also provide photography of your lessons that will provide some excellent images to help you remember your learning experiences with pride, we use Richard Roscoe Photography who has partnered with us for many years.

  • All year round tuition
  • Two safety/coaching craft
  • 32 miles from J36 of the M6
  • 4 great kiting locations within 6 miles
  • BKSA levels 1 and 2, and Independent kitesurfng lessons
  • Powerkite, Landboard and Buggy lessons
  • BKSA Instructor Crossover Courses

Hosts of round 2 BKSA championships 2007-2009

Boracay kitesurfing

2017 NEWS

blade kiteWe are pleased to say we are once again using Blade kites in the school and for personal use. We have gone for a mix of Triggers and Vertigos and have sizes from 5m to 14m. The 2009 kit saw 2 seasons of use and some is still going strong. Kitesurf warehouse came up trumps again providing great service for the school and has looked after our clients who chose to purchase Blade kites after lessons.

Gary Powell, owner and Senior Instructor of North West Kitesurfing is in his third year as a BKSA National Trainer. Part of his role involves working alongside other National Trainers ensuring all BKSA approved schools in the UK are working to high standards. This means once again in 2011 NWKS students can be assured the highest standards of teaching at all levels. This alongside some great teaching locations will make your course with us very productive.

The school owner and senior instructor furthered his qualifications by gaining his RYA Safety Boat licence, VHF licence and attended courses for coaching young performers and safeguarding and protecting children. 2011 saw our second BKSA instructor training course this year run by Will Bennett.

We have had a successful year running the X Cat with a 50hp Tohatsu outboard and to get the craft to the water with more ease we have a 400cc quad bike. Many hours have been spent with familiarisation of the new craft and vehicles and procedures have been running smooth for the 2011 season.

We have undergone many improvements including a new 18’x8′ classroom and an additional store with 2 changing rooms and kit store. The adjacent public toilets underwent refurbishment including 4 fresh water showers, available to all NWKS students and visiting water sports enthusiasts.

Triathlon Wetsuit

KOW has teamed up with nine of the best kitesurfing schools across the country all providing kitesurfing lessons. Each kitesurfing school is a member of the British Kite Surfing Association (BKSA) and offers comprehensive kitesurfing tuition in a safe and secure environment using the best equipment and most experienced instructors. is proud to be working with Northwest Kitesurfing and offer their students a 10% discount with the use of the code nws1 so if you need a wetsuit then check them out.

Stand Up Paddleboarding

paddleboardingWe now have a small fleet of SUPs from Red Air supplied by Topmark Windsurfing of Barrow in Furness. We will be hiring these out at our school base on Walney Island, doing 1 hour fitness sessions on the boards and taking people on 3 hour paddles on Coniston Water in the Lake District. See the courses page for details and prices.
Kitesurfwarehouse – suppliers to NWKS since 2009.
Stockist of Blade, Naish and Griffin kites.
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