514Elemental KiteSport School

514Elemental KiteSport School, Westward Ho: Address, Phone Number, 514Elemental KiteSport School Reviews: 4.5/5

514Elemental KiteSport School

514Elemental KiteSport School
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Power Kite, Land Board, Buggy and Kitesurf lessons for all the family. All the latest and safest equipment make this a great day out on Westward Ho! beach. No matter what the weather there is always some activity going on! From beginner all the way to advanced coaching. Easy access from all over Devon.
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sylvie m
1 contribution
They are more than just lessons!
Aug 2019 • Couples
We highly recommend 514elemental to learn as beginners. Robin has been an amazing coach throughout the week. Very professional and flexible with the times of lessons and wind. He was fully dedicated to us as a couple to learn the basics and to get is on the board within 4 lessons. All the kits are very well maintained and of high quality.
As a coach, Robin is really friendly, knowledgeable and patient. He made us feel safe and confident to go out on your own.
514elemental is not only a kite surfing school, they are trustworthy kite surfing contacts with loads of good tips and recommendations.
Written August 16, 2019
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user123Uk
UK4 contributions
WOW, fab, knowledgable, patient tuition
May 2019 • Solo
As an absolute beginner with no surfing, power kite flying or sailing to my name and not in the first flush of youth, I was a bit nervous.... Robin is a great, positive teacher with patience and a sense of humour. I spent a couple of hours getting to know modern kite flying (they don't come with tails anymore!) with a power kite (good fun in itself) and then graduated to small surfing kite in the afternoon. Similar technique but a lot bigger! Out in the water I gradually got to know how to handle the power of the kite safely and having had a few unplanned introductions to the water (both myself and the kite!) headed into the waves to do my first body surfs. Wheeeeeee!! Returning to my overnight accommodation with aches in muscles I had long forgotten I had! Today I enjoyed extending my confidence with a bigger kite and gaining experience in one handed kite control and body surfing. Unfortunately by the time I had learned the rudiments of getting on the board, the tide had turned and the strength of the waves together with putting new skills with kite into play and getting up onto a board proved a bit too much as I was tired. BUT I will return here next time I am down this way and have no doubt that Robin will soon have me scooting up and down the beach on a board.

It was great fun and very liberating. So I would recommend this to young (some of the kids who were kite surfing when I left were 10-12) and older as great exercise, great fun and you don't have to be super fit to do it. Whether you live within striking distance or are coming on holiday and want to try something outside your comfort zone but in safe hands, I would highly recommend you make time in your schedule for kite surf training with Robin and Sukie.
Written May 9, 2019
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extremekitesports
London, UK4 contributions
Robin and Sukie are fantastic instructors
Sep 2017 • Solo
514 is based on the beautiful beach at Westward ho! It’s a stunning location and Robin and Sukie are really fantastic instructors, I would highly recommend learning to kitesurf with 514 Elemental the best kitesurfing school in the south west.
Written February 22, 2018
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Matt S
5 contributions
Highly recommend 514!! :D
Oct 2017 • Friends
We have had a couple of lessons now, and had so much fun, completely hooked!
Great coaching, super safe, so much fun!
Highly recommend to give kiting a go with 514 Elemental!! :D
Written October 11, 2017
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G123456789
14 contributions
2 x 3hr Intro course
Aug 2017 • Couples
The first day was on land learning basic Kite skills with Suki, who is super enthusiastic, knowledgeable and inspiring. The second day was with Robin who shared the same qualities, he introduced us to body dragging through the water and our first attempt at a board.
The kit is good and fairly new, the location is great and most importantly the tuition is fantastic. If you are inclined to learn something new, lookup these guys and you will love it.
Gwyn and Jane
Written September 5, 2017
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jmadjmad
Somerset16 contributions
A great day out.
Sep 2015 • Family
Had a day with 514 elemental today for me and my son. We spent the morning learning to fly the kites and I have to say they are great fun. Spent a couple of hours getting a feel for them with loads of help and advice. After lunch we moved onto the beach and I tried the kite buggy and my son tried the board. We both had a great time and just wanted to say thanks and we wil be back.
Written September 2, 2015
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GabriellaBS3
Bristol, UK2 contributions
Safe, fun and inspirational!
Aug 2015 • Family
Booked a two day course for my teenage sons' birthday treat - highly recommend in every manner. It was cancelled the first time due to no-wind and I appreciated their communication on this. They are not out to push students through, but to get each their own best experience. Kind and patient, they helped Toby through each step and allowed him to stretch himself all at the same time. Safety taken very seriously with equipment and instruction. I highly recommend 514, a lovely group of people who live and breath the North Devon life :)
Written August 18, 2015
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ben979
Exeter, UK2 contributions
Appalling customer service
Aug 2015 • Couples
I have booked this several times but every time was cancelled due to poor wind. Although this is out of the company's control, as this happened over months the voucher I had for the kitesurfing day expired. I had tried to re-book again within the dates but they had no availability. They then insisted that I should buy the course again in order to re-book. It is awful that they should let you buy a voucher but not let you use it due to cancellations on their part.
Written August 3, 2015
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As explained in the various emails to yourself, your voucher was valid for the 2014 season. This was a limitation put on by Groupon not ourselves, and we know you tried to book in on 3 separate occasions which is why we did all we could to help. We managed to get you a 6 month extension on your voucher, however you did not try to book in until the last week of its availability and unfortunately the 1 day you wanted to participate was fully booked. Again as explained in the emails we are sorry you feel you have been treated unfairly, however after securing you a 6 month extension there is no way you can claim we have not let you use it.
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cooltracey
High Ongar, UK11 contributions
kite surfing lessons
Jun 2015 • Couples
had 2 days of being taught by suki herself....what a wonderful teacher so patience and lets you learn at your pace.........helped me and my fella out alot ive learnt alot in the 2 days of kiting with her company would recommend them to everyone
Written July 2, 2015
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Stuart L
Chipping Ongar, UK16 contributions
great time
Jun 2015 • Solo
Had two days kite surfing lessons with suki, and can't praise her enough, i learnt more in them two days than i thought i ever could, i will be returning next year and will carry on where i left of hopefully, and would like to add .. many thanks
Written June 21, 2015
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