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Since we’ve grown the Kitepower QLD blog from it’s humble beginnings in 2009, we’ve been completely stoked with how you guys, our avid readers have read, commented and shared our stories with the world. It’s been awesome to see our articles pop up on facebook profiles around the world, mentioned on Seabreeze.com.au or even just getting mentioned by people in the shop.
So, we think it’s time we moved over to the main Kitepower Australia webpage. It’s bigger and it’s got water views! You’ll also find it’s laid out in a nicer fashion, and it’s right alongside all our awesome products.
What does it mean for you? Nothing! Well, kind of… You won’t get nice emails that are hand written from us every week, instead you’ll get a master planned, albeit automatic email that’s pulled from the blog uploads. You’ll see what we mean next week. As always, if you don’t like it, have any criticism or just want to say we’re awesome. Our doors are always open. Thanks guys!
What: We’ve moved! We’re now at kitepower.com.au/blog
When: Now, well, as of last week actually.
Why: We wanted a place with water views.
Would you like to be a part of Australia’s leading chain of kite stores? Kitepower Australia (QLD) services all types of kite flyer, as well as skateboarding, stand up paddling and wakeboarding. If your into watersports or kites, this is your dream job!
We are currently looking for a part time shop assistant with the potential for full time employment next summer.
Kitepower Australia (QLD) is busy all year round, running a very active kiteboarding school through summer, and participating in flying stunt kites and park flying through winter. As a shop assistant you will be responsible for talking to customers, answering phone calls, packing and shipping orders for the online store and helping with the day to day running of the shop. It’s a pretty cruisy job, and we encourage social interaction with the customers and staff.
Applicants must have previous work experience, weekend availability, a drivers license and a confident manner with customers. We’d also love for you to have a passion for kites (of any type).
We will provide:
- Fun, vibrant work environment (with an awesome view!)
- Minimum of 10 hours a week (weekend or weekday work available)
- Sales and customer service training
- Kiteboarding lessons (if you can’t already)
- Generous staff discounts on equipment
To apply for this exciting new position, please email us your résumé at email@example.com or call into the shop to arrange an interview.
Are you thinking about starting kiteboarding this year? Don’t put it off until next summer! NOW is the time to take lessons.
With reliable Seabreezes every afternoon, warm weather and no Christmas crowds anymore, January and February are two of the best months for kiteboarders. But here’s the catch.
You’ve got until the end of March to get your skills up, because after that it gets COLD! Cold weather brings on westerly winds, gusty days and typically ‘all or nothing’ days. These conditions require a little bit of skill, determination and good quality gear (with a big wind range
) to get through, but it IS doable!
The good news is there’s plenty of time left to get to that level. With 6 hours of quality instruction from our team of trainers, you could be up and riding within 2 weeks of your first flight. Then, buy some gear and hit the beach to keep practicing. Get out once or twice a week and by winter you’ll be riding like a pro.
Not convinced? We’ve devised a genius plan to enthuse you a little more, how does a week in Fiji sound? We offer our students a 7 day course in the middle of winter, somewhere warm, windy and totally conducive to fast learning. That place, Fiji. And it’s cheap, but we’ll get into that a bit more in the next blog post. Click here to read it.
In the meantime, get learning! Book your lesson today and start yourself on the path to being a kiteboarder.
We know it’s done to death, and we swear this is not a sales tactic! But places are filling up fast for the 2013 Fiji Clinic. They really are.
Strangely enough, we need some more guys to come along! So far we’ve got all girls coming! Poor Rhys is going to have his hands full over there, so if warm water, steady wind and 7 days of coaching doesn’t entice you, how about an island full of kiter girls?
On the other hand, if you’re a girl who wants some ladylike company, get in on the action and come with us! You don’t have to be a hot shot rider, all you need is own your own equipment and some basic experience with a kite. If you can body drag, you’re in!
Best of all, it’s one of the cheapest holidays you’ll come across, at $1445 plus flights (around $550) we’ll feed you 3 GOOD meals a day, give you a bed to sleep in and access to a full time instructor every day of the week. Oh, and unlimited boat support, downwinder service and someone to launch your kite whenever you want.
What’s more, (yes, there’s more!) the island is as green as you’re going to get. We’re talking wind turbines for power, rainwater tanks and locally sourced food. With all the goodness of wireless internet and phone coverage, plus cold drinks and power for your gadgets. Gotta love that!
Find out all the info by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or dropping into the store any time. Or you can look through out website here!
Australians all let uuuuuuusssss rejoice! For Kitepower is open all weekeeeeeeeeeeeeeend. With mountain boards and kites for all, our lessons are in the seaaaaaaaa….
Sorry… That was terrible…
Here’s our opening hours for this weekend.
Friday 25th January: 9am – 5pm
Saturday 26th January: 9am – 3pm
Sunday 27th January: 10am – 3pm
Monday 28th January: CLOSED
Tuesday 29th January: 9am – 5pm
*Ding dong… Ding Dong…*
(Customer enters shop)
“Hi, I know it’s early, but when is Kite Fest on this year?”
“18th and 19th of May”
That’s how it goes, all the time… There’s a gazillion people around Redcliffe who want to make sure they’re at Kite Fest this year, so what’s all the fuss about?
Well, rumour has it that this years Kite Fest will be bigger than EVER. With day and night activities, international kite fliers, fireworks and way more stalls than last year, there’s no way it can be a fizzer! You do have to pay to get in this year though, so stay tuned until a bit later in the year when we know exactly what’s going on.
What: Kite Fest 2013
When: 18th and 19th May 2013
Where: Pelican Park, Clontarf
How much: About $5 for adults (TBC)
Was your New Years resolution to progress as a kiteboarder? Ours was, so what better to help you on your way than some nice new gear for 2013?
You don’t have to be a hot shot to need the latest and greatest, even casual riders and freeriders can feel the different with the new kites. Wider wind ranges, improved safety features and simpler bar setups are all things that appeal to the average kiter. Why don’t you come down to Brighton on Sunday and check out what’s on offer? We’ll have all the new kites from Cabrinha, Ozone, Core, Best and Slingshot. Plus boards from the new company Axis, Crazyfly and Cardboards twintips, plus have a try on a raceboard! It’s not as hard as you think with the Airush Sector 60. It all kicks off from 12, and wraps up at 4pm. So have a chat to one of the red shirts on the beach, and let them know what you’d like to try this season.
For the first time EVER! (Perhaps in the history of the WORLD!!!) We’ve even got demo harnesses to try. We’re so confident you’ll love the new NP Bomb and Mirage harnesses, we’ve got them in various sizes for you to try all day. How awesome is that! No gear required.
What: Kitepower Demo
Where: Brighton Beach (17th/18th Avenue)
Bring: Your AKSA tag to show you’re insured
I’ve never seen Jon run so fast! All I saw was a big long box arrive, a flurry of wrapping and cardboard flying everywhere and then him disappear over the road with a brightly coloured kite flying above his head. Think Looney Tunes style, and you’re close to what it was like.
What’s all the fuss about? Gomberg kites just arrived, and if you’re into weird and whacky things that fly – these take the cake.
Check out the range of kites in store, but as a taster, check out the pictures below of what’s on offer. From single line stunners, to glider kites and big heavy lifters perfect for KAP, Gomberg not only make them, they build them tough!
Drop by the store any time and have a browse at the unique single line kites from Gomberg.
Exciting news from Ozone this week! They’ve just released the new Ozone Edge in two new sizes, 10m and 19m.
The 10m could be the next biggest thing in racing, designed to fit perfectly with a 13m for lighter riders, and a 15m for the big guys, it’s that critical step up from a 9, without the intimidation of an 11. Word is the guys have put extra special care into making it even better than the originals.
On the other end of the scale, the IKA rules allow up to a 19m kite, so why not make an Edge in 19m! Just imagine the power this thing is going to generate on the light wind days! We got an email from the Ozone boys explaining a little more about it:
Matt Taggart has been testing the 19m in Raglan and has been amazed by the power the kite generates in nearly no wind on a raceboard. This will be THE kite for heavier riders and racers too, it takes some skill to get the board moving in light winds but once moving the kite does all the work and you can start to ride hard up wind fast in the lightest of winds.
We are very excited about this new large size and also putting the 10m in there helps with the 3 kite rule that the racers are having to deal with now. A good quiver for a heavier rider would be 19m 15m and a 10m (with a 7m for the storm kite rule).
What’s also interesting, is news of the new Zephyr! We’re hearing rumours about a game-changing design feature, with the same old lovable feel of the old one. We can’t wait!