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FREE Kitesurfing Taster
Sessions!

Active Ramsgate is offering FREE 1 hour kitesurfing taster sessions for adults and children 11+ over the weekend of the 18/19th August as part of the 2018 National Freestyle Kitesurfing Championships taking place on Ramsgate Main Sands.

The taster sessions will be run by qualified instructors from Ramsgate's local kite school Kite Pirates and the British Kitesports Association (BKSA). The sessions are land-based (not in the water) and you will learn how to rig a kite, get it into the air and manoeuvre it.

Pre-book your time slot online and arrive 10 minutes before the start time of your session on Ramsgate Main Sands just along the beach from Wetherspoon's Royal Victoria Pavilion - look out for the Kite Pirates flag.

Please bring your ticket with you.


You can’t visit Ramsgate without coming into contact with the sea. There’s a whole raft (sorry!) of ways to get active in the water, and visitors will have a hard time choosing what to do!

For example, did you know that Ramsgate is a record breaking kitesurfing destination?

Leading kitesurfing champion Lewis Crathern headed to Ramsgate Sands, and jumped a whopping 22.3 metres high, smashing his own British record in the process.

Ramsgate is now somewhat of a kitesurfing haven, and every year, hundreds flock to the beach to take advantage of the perfect weather conditions.

Ramsgate now offers the chance for visitors to book and take part in kitesurfing lessons on the beautiful Ramsgate coast.

So if you want to give it a go for the first time or book intermediate or personal lessons then all you need to do is to contact Graham at Kite Pirates Kite School or on 07739 369531.

All equipment is provided, so all you need to do is to book, turn up and hope it’s a windy day!

But there’s not just kitesurfing on offer. Thanet Diving and Watersports offers other ways to experience the beautiful coastal waters.

For example, you can get out and about with the team to learn scuba diving. Whether you are a beginner or want to get involved with dives that are suitable for more experienced divers, then there are options available for all.

Likewise, paddleboarding is also another option, the waters around Ramsgate are perfect for anyone looking to paddleboard. It’s so much fun!

So, for more information, give Thanet Diving and Watersports a call, or a visit, they can be found at the Arches or call them on 07981 551922.

“Had a great introduction session to scuba diving thanks to winning a place via Active Ramsgate. Thanks Terry for a great session, look forward to organising another one soon!”
Craig Mather, Scuba Diving, Active8 Week

“The session was fun! The two PADI instructors talked us through all the equipment and hand signals very clearly. Scuba diving for the first time felt quite magical, and I even plucked up the courage to try the 'remove the air tube under water' exercise! It was a little crowded in the pool, and it was good not to be the only scuba virgin there.”
John Lake, Scuba Diving, Active8 Week

“Tilly loved the scuba diving she did not want to get out. Instructor was good with all the kids. Tilly now wants to do it on a regular basis.”
Tilly Perry, Scuba Diving, Active8 Week