Pre-Flight Check (1hr)

$59 each for you and a friend 


Get into the action! Come down and bring your friend for a 1 hour introduction lesson to get down to the basics of flying a kite on the beach and lean the ins and outs of kite safety. By the end of the session, you’ll be ready to get wet!

First Class (1hr)

$95 per hour


Whether you’re a beginner who wants to try kiteboarding for the first time or an experienced boarder who wants to advance to the next level, our one-on-one lessons with our expert instructors will give you that personalised, high quality attention you deserve.

Get ready to board (2hrs)

$179 each, or $119 for you and a friend


It’s time to hit the water! In this session you will learn all about beach safety, how to set up your kite, and you get to body drag in the water. Get prepared to kite your heart out!

Ready for Take Off (5 hour Course)

$429 or $279 each for your and a friend


Time to get serious and really have fun. This 5 hour course is specifically set up to get you riding independently, confidently, and safely. Our qualified and experienced instructors can teach you privately or you can take the course with a friend. Feel what it’s like to fly over water!

Lesson one: Ground control (1hr)

Start kiteboarding the safe and fun way. You will learn the fundamentals on how to fly a kite on the beach and basic safety methods both on and off the water.

Lesson Two: Water Control (2hrs)

Once you’re comfortable with the kite flying techniques, you’re ready to get wet. By the end of this session, you should have developed and mastered the necessary skills to have solid control with the kite in the water.

Lesson Three: Board Control (2hrs)

Time to really get wet and wild! During this session, you will learn the skills required to stand up on the board and get riding. This lesson is designed to equip you with all the skills you need to confidently practice on your own and go from riding to ripping!


  • Best rating school in Australia with more than 92% of our customers highly recommending The ZU to their friends.
  • The ZU is a IKO Certified Centre with internationally qualified instructors following strict IKO standards.
  •  The ZU is the only kiteboarding Centre and store directly located on West Beach St Kilda.
  • The ZU is the only school with change rooms, showers, compressor, WIFI, lounges and a store full of kite gear.
  • We only use the latest equipment from leading brands for our lessons.
  • THE ZU has 5 star reviews on Google, TripAdvisor and Facebook.
  • We are the only school open 7 days a week, 365 days!



Kiteboarding is one of the most dynamic, exhilarating and challenging boardsports to emerge, and The Zu is your premiere destination to kit you up and get you going out on the water.

Positioned in the ideal location in a broad expanse of St Kilda’s shoreline, we have ample space to ensure you can safely learn the basics before hitting the bay.

Our skilled instructors can guide you on everything from rigging up and kite control basics through to more advanced instruction to improve your technique and enjoyment.


View on Google MapsThe ZU Boardsports is the only store located on St. Kilda West Beach, the most popular Kiteboarding destination in Victoria. The ZU specialises in Kite lessons, hire, sales, service and repairs and we have the largest range of new and used gear in Victoria.

Learn how to Kiteboard with our experienced instructors on the latest equipment. Get out and experience the freedom of this exciting new sport.

330 Beaconsfield Parade
(Cnr Pier Road) West Beach,  St Kilda VIC 3182
Phone: 03 9525 5655