The Ultimate Progression Session
With small groups and full time experienced IKO instructors & coaches dedicated to you all day everyday, your kite progression is our main focus mixed with loads of adventures, Island culture and good times!
Our patience with beginners and the ability to push even the advanced guys beyond the limits ensures progression is fast, safe and enjoyable no matter what level you arrive as.
JULY 17 | JULY 31 | AUGUST 14 | AUGUST 28 | SEPT 11 (FOIL & FREESTYLE)
Cocos Keeling Islands – Australia
Made up of 27 islands, the Cocos Islands form a ring around a central lagoon. Only 2 islands are populated with
24/7 consistent trade winds
The Cocos Keeling Islands are in the middle of the Indian Ocean and sit SMACK BANG in the middle of the winter trade winds and have an average of 20 knots all winter.
We always plan out tours around the best windy months for the location – check out the Cocos wind stats here.
It’s all about progression
Out here on Cocos you have so much space to learn, improve or just cruise. Our experienced and advanced team riders will ensure even the best kiter will learn a new trick and that everyone gets an adventure of a lifetime.
This tour is full of up-winders to deserted islands, down-winders to butter smooth water, long hauls to the Blue Holes and the epic lagoon crossing to Direction Island and back.
Beginners have the luxury of being just a kite-line’s length from the beach and the forever watchful eyes of their full time instructors. With plenty of room for body dragging, crashing, tangles, spills and then short runs, down winders and free-riding it’s the perfect learning ground to build confidence and practice in a safe location.
For the more experienced riders; you’ll have the pleasure of (sometimes challenging) kite adventures that will push your limits and allow you to see parts of Cocos not many get to.
As we include unlimited coaching and lessons in our tours, we offer dedicated tuition all day, everyday for 3 levels:
Complete beginners –Never tried kiting before or had a few lessons but never tried the board.
Beginner – Had some lessons, have tried a board but cannot stay upwind consistently.
BEGINNERS – Please note LESSON SUPPLEMENTS at checkout
Intermediate to Advanced kiters – Confident staying upwind, trying basic tricks, ready for loads of adventures or, already pulling off advanced moves.
One simple package to suit everyone with
- Small groups for maximum progression,
- Unlimited lessons & full time coaching,
- Loads of adventures, down-winders and challenges,
- Support boat, vehicles & trailer,
- Island accommodation,
- Daily beach transfers including airport
- Breakfasts, lunches and most dinners
- Awesome people to hang out with in paradise!
Support and rescue service
Our 3.6m inflatable support boat is always ready for rescue, coaching & lagoon crossings. Even though the lagoon is typically shallow, the boat is a great platform to coach from on lagoon crossings and provides peace of mind for beginners & intermediates partaking in our long down winders or in the event of equipment failure.
Your instructors & team
With many years of combined experience, our mature and professional Zephyr team are there just for you. On every tour we have qualified IKO instructors, beach assistants, bus drivers, hosts and cooks who are all there to make your Cocos experience easy and carefree. Meet some of the team here.
Leave your gear in the racks for your whole stay and enjoy some rest under our large star tent and comfy sun loungers.
Complete with breakfast bar, BBQ, music, water, 1st aid, marine radios AND even a kitchen sink!
Our Zephyr 4WD 11 seater Toyota Troop Carrier & trailer will collect you each day from your accommodation and drop you home again after a big day of kiting or a long down winder.
Fitted out just for 10 kiters, there is enough room in the trailer for all your gear, refreshments and lunch.
Healthy & delicious meals
We know it’s important to be healthy and nourished while kiting for many hours a day so we provide all breakfast, lunch & refreshments at kite beach or at some other picture perfect location around the Island.
Because we love to hunt and gather as much as possible, the meal plan has been designed around the availability of fresh seafood, local produce and imported foods while also taking advantage of all the local food providers.
All tours include:
Breakfast, Lunch, Daily treats, Fruit, Tea, Coffee & Refreshments.
7 night tours include 4 dinners,
11 night tour include 5 dinners.
Please budget approx. $25-35/meal (cash) for eating out on nights meals have not been provided.
Most of the accommodation have cooking facilities and the local supermarket has the essentials to eat at home if you choose. If you have any dietary requirements we recommend you bring them with you or let us know upon booking.
DELUXE PACKAGE FOR NON-KITERS
Join your kiting partner with the deluxe package to enjoy the whole Cocos experience.
We treat you just like a kiter but without the lessons. It’s easy to join in on the fun with a SUP down-winder or as support in the boat for our epic Direction Island lagoon crossings.
Daily beach transfers are included with the kiters and you are fully catered for. Drop your bike in the trailer in the morning and cruise home anytime with the wind at your back or enjoy the whole day lounging around at kite beach with the crew.
BASIC PACKAGE FOR NON-KITERS
This package is perfect for kids, families and partners wanting a little more freedom and time to explore the Island at their own pace but still have some inclusions with the kiters.
At the Zephyr Kite shack all non-kiters have full access to our sun loungers under our huge shade tent out of the wind and all of our amenities including music, tea, coffee, fruit, cakes and refreshments all day.
This package does not include day time meals but does include the night-time social dinners with the kiters and team. There’s a local supermarket that has ample supplies for home meals or a few food options on both Islands.
It is essential that some form or transport is hired to get around the small Island like car, push bikes or scooters.
Deluxe island accommodation
For 2017 we have included accommodation into all packages based on twin share. We use the Cocos Village Bungalows, Cocos Castaways, the Cottages and the Lagoon house for families and groups.
Our deluxe accommodation packages ensure you get the right service… not just from us but from your hosts too. We have accommodation for:
- LARGE GROUPS
Details of exactly which accommodation you will stay in for your tour will be sent to you upon booking based on your needs and availability.
With very limited beds on the Cocos it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment.
Kite equipment for hire and demo
We have all the latest NORTH Kiteboarding equipment in our Cocos kite center which is of the highest safety standards and always well maintained. We stock a huge range of shapes and sizes to suit all riders and abilities.
Complete beginners start lessons on our 7m 4 line kites (Evo & Neo) and large wide boards (Gonzales) but we recommend beginner kiters purchase FULL HIRE as all of our gear is easy to use and the perfect sizes for the Cocos wind conditions.
Kite hire is also available for intermediate and experienced kiters too if you want to try a range of sizes and styles, new equipment or don’t want the stress of travelling with your own gear.
Getting to Cocos
There are 2 flights a week to the Cocos & to Christmas Islands only on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Each day there is a round trip landing on both Islands. We plan our tours around the best times for travel from the east coast and beyond where you can get connecting flights if need be.
Flights start from $950 rtn if booked early and can increase to ~$1500+ during peak times and as the seats sell out. To purchase flights to the Cocos Islands visit the Virgin Australia website or contact Island Explorer Holidays in Perth who specialise in the Indian Ocean Islands.
ZOOM OUT TO SEE WHERE THE ISLANDS ARE…
As with all Zephyr Tours, we make sure your holiday is totally out of the ordinary to experience all the the Cocos has to offer.
Your action packed tour timetable will see you playing golf over the runway with a beer and the locals, feeding the sharks on dusk, learning about the Cocos Malay’s and their culture on our Home Island tour, snorkelling and freediving the Rip on Direction Island and sharing a meal or hangi cooked by the locals.
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