High Five Kiteboard School

Learn how to kitesurf in Cape Town

Kiteboarding, kitesurfing, SUPing and more.
High Five are gurus when it comes to extreme fun.
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+27 (0)72 902 7899
68 Beach Boulevard | Bloubergstrand
[email protected]
High Five Kite Surf School

Learn how to kitesurf in Cape Town

Book a few sessions with these trainers and you’ll be a pro in no time

Kitesurfing’s popularity has soared to dizzying heights since its inception in the late 1990s. Cape Town, as usual, is hot on trend with this fun watersport. In our city, bustling with surfers and other wave riders, wind and water is almost sacred. The warm weather, great variety of kitesurf spots and only moderately busy beaches make the Mother City an optimal kiting destination. Our coastlines are kind to both beginners and enthusiasts looking to master new tricks, achieve bigger airs and learn to manoeuvre atop larger waves.

Countless schools have cropped up to cater to the throngs of thrill seekers looking to try their hand (or is that feet and body?) at this extreme water sport. Among the lot, the Table View-based High Five Kitesurf, Surf & S.U.P School has distinguished itself by offering a handful of exciting services.

This watersport training school is the only International Kitesurfing Organisation (IKO) approved joint in the city. Thanks to its stellar location High Five draws both local and international learners. In turn, the school boasts a collection of worldly and experienced teachers. The beachside school is open seven days a week and only takes two people out at a time (the 3-for-2 special being the only exception) so you can rest assured that you are getting your instructor’s undivided attention. The intimate setup lends itself to you going at your own pace as opposed to feeling pressured to rush through the basics in fear of slowing the rest of the class down.

High Five embodies the surfer lifestyle. They also run two surf hostels in Cape Town’s kiteboard meccas of Blouberg and Big Bay, Endless Summer Beachhouse and The Mystic House. Meaning, you can roll out of bed and into the water for a morning session faster you can say ‘rad boost, bru’.

High Five Kitesurfing Beginner Lessons

Even newbies looking to ‘boost like a pro’ need to start somewhere, so High Five offers a five-step beginner course ideal for learners looking to learn fast and to learn safe. The lessons cover equipment set-up, land-based flying, self-launch, body-dragging and simple board skills.

High Five recommends starting with a two-hour introduction to see if you like it, and then ultimately booking the three-day course after which you’ll know all you need to to do safely on your own.

High Five provides all the equipment you need to get going, from boards and kites to wetsuits and harnesses (included in the cost of the lessons). If weather conditions are not suitable at Kite Beach in Bloubergstrand, lessons will take place at the Langebaan Lagoon.

High Five Kitesurfing Intermediate/Advanced Lessons

For those who’ve already become fully fledged kiting addicts High Five also offers plenty of specialised skill sessions ideal for feeding any fix. You can book a one-on-one two-hour refresher course if you’re looking to brush up on the basics, or take your game to the next level. For the serious competitors, clinics – both wave and freestyle – are hosted throughout the year by legends like Ruben Lenten, Kevin Langeree and Lewis Crathern.

The intermediate courses include a ride with a kitesurfing instructor who will demonstrate examples and monitor your efforts on a 6km downwind course from Sunset Beach to Kite Beach. You will get coached on jumping technique, wave riding, transitions and advanced freestyle moves. If weather conditions are not suitable at Kite Beach in Bloubergstrand, lessons will take place at the Langebaan Lagoon.

Note: High Five offers a fantastic 3-for-2 special for both kitesurfing and stand up paddle board lessons! Grab two friends and go for a four-hour lesson on the water for R1600 per group. Additional classes thereafter cost R800/p.

To Book: Send an email to [email protected], call +27 (0) 72 902 7899 or simply drop by the shop (it’s located just adjacent to Kite Beach in Table View).

Not to mention, the High Five folks are happy to negotiate. Simply give them a call, and they’ll see what they can work out for you.


Looking for a sport that’s somewhat less death-defying, but still lots of fun? Read about surfing’s more subdued second cousin, stand up paddle boarding and surfing in Cape Town.


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