Frequently Asked Questions

Membership:

Can I join if I'm not a student or am a student from another university?


We are a 100% student run club for students of the University of Auckland. But, if you're young (or young at heart) and send it hard on and off the water you're welcome to join us ;) NOTE: For the security of our gear we are unable to rent gear to travellers unless they are students on exchange at the UOA.




What does my membership get me?


As a member, you get discounts at local kitesurfing retailers, discounted lessons, access to our top-of-the-line gear, epic social events and so much more. As a member, you also get access to our members only facebook page. The Facebook page includes weather updates from our designated "Sessions Manager" with tips on what spot to hit for the specific wind direction, strength and your ability. On this page, we arrange to carpool to kite sessions and share general club yarns/ updates. If you're still not convinced, check out our Facebook and Instagram to check out what we get up to!




Can I join if I have never kitesurfed in my life?


Yes! Totally! As a club, we provide the ultimate pathway to get into kitesurfing. After you've utilised the club's discounted lessons you can hire our gear and come out with us for sessions. At these sessions, our advanced riders will be able to keep an eye on you and help you out if you run into strife!




How much is this club going to cost me?


After the membership fee, you'll need to get lessons if you haven't kited before. Lessons through the club are half price at $250. After that, you can hire our top-of-the-line gear for $5-$30 per item.




Can I get a refund on my membership?


Unfortunately we have a strict no-refunds policy on membership fees





Gear:

Can I join and not kite and just come to the social events?


Yes, absolutely, yes! Our social events are well worth signing up for!




What sort of social events do you offer?


We offer a whole range of social events including welcome evenings, BYO's, away weekends, beginners weekends, open days, cable wakeboarding sessions, club kite sessions, weddings, prom's, combined events with other clubs (you name it we've probably hosted one).




What do I need to know as an exchange student in the club?


Exchange students add to the vibrant culture of our club! We love having them around! If you're coming to a social event you will need ID to get into a bar. The only ID that is accepted in NZ is a passport (any passport), an NZ drivers license or an 18+ card. Also, a BYO is a dinner at a restaurant where you bring a bottle of wine (or more) into the restaurant with you




Is it true that the kitesurfing club is the best-looking club on campus?


Yes, just check out our Instagram or Facebook if you don't believe us.





Social Events:

Can I join and not kite and just come to the social events?


Yes, absolutely, yes! Our social events are well worth signing up for!




What sort of social events do you offer?


We offer a whole range of social events including welcome evenings, BYO's, away weekends, beginners weekends, open days, cable wakeboarding sessions, club kite sessions, weddings, prom's, combined events with other clubs (you name it we've probably hosted one).




What do I need to know as an exchange student in the club?


Exchange students add to the vibrant culture of our club! We love having them around! If you're coming to a social event you will need ID to get into a bar. The only ID that is accepted in NZ is a passport (any passport), an NZ drivers license or an 18+ card. Also, a BYO is a dinner at a restaurant where you bring a bottle of wine (or more) into the restaurant with you




Is it true that the kitesurfing club is the best-looking club on campus?


Yes, just check out our Instagram or Facebook if you don't believe us.