About the BKSA

British Kitesports is the National Governing Body, or ‘NGB’ for kitesurfing and other kitesports in the UK.


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We are formally recognised by the home countries sports councils as the national governing body for kitesports in the UK and aim to invest in the long term growth and sustainability of all forms of the sport.

We work non-stop to ensure a future for all kitesports disciplines and participants. Our work encompasses a huge range of areas and that includes keeping beaches and other flying sites open.

Our Mission Statement:

To promote safe and sustainable kitesports participation across the UK on land and water.

Check out the links below for more information on our organisation and structure.



Kitesports Disciplines…

The kitesports landscape is constantly eveolving from its roots in kite powered water skiing and buggying on land, there are now many different ways you can get your adrenaline fix being powered by the wind..

From Land, Lakes, Waves, Hydrofoils and Wing Foils there is something for every one and all of these disciplines are covered by our membership insurance.


Instructor Training

All British Kitesports Powerkite Instructor Training Courses (ITC’s) are run by British Kitesports Powerkite Examiners and are open to all Kitesports enthusiasts of a suitable standard of riding proficiency/experience. The aim of the British Kitesports Powerkite ITC is to produce good, competent, keen and professional powerkiting instructors.

Further Information....


How we do what we do…


Our Stucture Governance & Policies


Our Board and main service providers.


Our insurance cover & policy details

Membership FAQ's

Frequently asked questions regarding our membership

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Annual Accounts

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