Kitesurfing and Landboarding

All About Cambridge Kitesurfing and Landboarding

Who We Are

Welcome to the home of Cambridge Kitesurfing and Landboarding.   We are a nascent section of the CU Cruising Club with a passion for kitesurfing and landboarding, but have yet to get established.   Interested?   See below for more information, including how to get involved.   Got a car?   Then we really need you to help with transport because kitesurfing cannot take place at our normal (Grafham Water) sailing and windsurfing venue.   So, when you have built some experience of kite control and landboarding on the open grassy spaces of Cambridge, you can join us when we head for the coast at Hunstanton and other places to have our kitesurfing fun.  What we need is a group of people – from fresher to fellow – to run the Club’s kitesurfing section. Let us know if you are prepared to help!

What is Kitesurfing and Landboarding?

A kitesurfer uses the power of the wind on a kite to propel themselves across the water on a small board. Once they have mastered the basics, kitesurfers progress onto jumping and other tricks in a wide variety of conditions. Landboarders do the same across open areas on boards with four wheels – convenient in Cambridge which is somewhat lacking in wide sandy beaches but has several open grassy areas! More details on kitesporting in general can be found at the British Kitesports website

Past Kitesurfing Captain Matt Ashman goes airborne in the company of some friends

What Cambridge Kitesurfing and Landboarding Does

When kitesurfers and transport are to hand Cambridge Kitesurfing organises trips to various points along the beautiful British coast. Grafham Water, where sailing and windsurfing take place, is not a suitable location for kitesurfing because of its shoreline. We make use of the many open grassy areas in Cambridge to do kite training and landboarding. Beyond kitesurfing and landboarding we aim to host regular socials and swaps alongside Windsurfing and the other sections of the CUCrC. These guys are fun – take a look at the Windsurfing page on this site.

In the Easter holidays Cambridge and Oxford Windsurfing lay down their differences and unite for trip abroad. Kitesurfers can get in on the action because the trip now accommodates kitesurfers as well. Further details will be sent to everyone who has registered an interest in kitesurfing on the Get in Touch page of this site.

What if I’m a Beginner?

Because we are a not-yet-established section of the CUCrC, we cannot yet offer equipment for those without their own – or training for beginners. However, if you cannot wait to get yourself on a board, feel free to contact our Captain. You will find his details on the Club Officers page of this site if we currently have a Captain, otherwise contact the Commodore

How Do I Get involved?

The best way to keep in touch with our activities is register your interest on the Get in Touch page of this site. Make sure to look out for us at the CUCrC stands at the Freshers’ Fair. Be sure to find out there where and when the Squash is!