About Us

Zephyr (Kite) Tours has been offering kitesurfing tours around the Southern Hemisphere since 2005.

Our main destination is; and always will be the Cocos Keeling Islands; with flat water, consistent trade winds and an ideal place for all levels of kiters, stand up paddle boarders and Freedivers.

The Zephyr team consists of mature, friendly and qualified instructors and guides; and with a high ratio of team to guests we can always offer quality services with no fuss.

Our passion for all watersports and adventure is the driving force embodied in all our staff which we enthuse on all of our guests – it can’t be helped!

When choosing a new destination we have 3 things in mind:

Ideal Conditions

Unique Culture

Easy Adventure

When we find all three, we add our great team, streamline the bookings… then enjoy.

Our past destinations have included:

Fiji – Cloudbreak & Tavewa,
New Caledonia with pro rider Tom Hebert,
Vietnam – Mui Ne,
Brazil – with 5 Star Adventures.

We are often adding and changing our locations and tours so keep up to date by joining our mailing list (below) or check back into this website or on Facebook for regular updates.

cocos_jenkiteJen Phillips – Founder, Owner & Director.

Since the inception of kiting and its popularity in Australia, Jen has been involved in the Australian kite scene since 2001. Taking part in many kite festivals and competitions such as Kitestock WA, various wave and freestyle National championships.

In 2013 she embarked on the biggest journey of her career… crossing the Torres Strait on Kite with a team of 16 others.  Recently Jen completed her Padi Freediver course and happy to add it to her list of watersports she enjoys and offers through Zephyr.

These days Jen has the pleasure of watching her dedicated team run the show while sitting back sipping Piña colada’s under a palm tree.

cocos_benmugBen Strowger –  Tours Manager & Chief Instructor

Ben looks good in the air, on the land and in the pub… and if you are ready, he can make you look good too. His friendly and positive outlook on life is contagious and his passion for kitesurfing and adventure will blow you out of the water – literally.

Ben’s favourite trick on a kite is jumping high with his latest WOO measure (11.8m – #1 in Aus) and his best trick on the water is teaching people to kite with more style and better technique. Ben is our Beach Manager for Cocos and works at our sister shop  Ocean Addicts during our off-seasons.

Johnny Fassler – IKO Level 2 instructor, Padi Dive Instructor & Watersports Extraordinaire

We just can’t get Johnny out of the water; If he’s not kiting he is diving, kayaking, SUPing, spear fishing or surfing. This South African Mer-man joins our team from the Caribbean to coach our intermediate to advanced kiters through new moves and big challenges or take you down to depth you never thought possible on our freedive tours.

Johnny loves riding overpowered and doing “old-school” style tricks. Jumping, sliding and board offs are his favorite moves, but is also newly addicted to, and thoroughly enjoys the unique feeling of riding a hydrofoil.

 Amy Dombroski – Head Cook & Nutritionist

Amy knows what kiters need to fuel their day of hardcore activity: Healthy and nutritious meals… and lots of them.  With years of experience cooking in remote and challenging environments, Amy knows how to get the most out of the limited resources available to the Islands.

We believe everyone needs a Kiwi close by to keep life relaxed, fun & friendly; and besides, she makes the best cakes, biscuits and treats to accompany the daily breakfasts, lunches and dinners you get on every Zephyr tour.