Frequently Asked Questions
Where will my lesson be held?
All land based kite activities take place at Perranporth beach. For kitesurfing we can alter location to suit changing wind directions. This means our cancellation rate is lower than schools on fixed locations. Our other locations at Hayle, Pentewan and Marazion are no more than 35 min's from our base at Perranporth. Where possible, we will try and book you in at the closest beach.
When do you teach?
We teach 7 days a week 12 months a year although we cannot teach kitesurfing in January or February as its simply too cold! Timings of lessons vary, start times dependent on the tide.
What if there is no wind?
If there is no wind we will endeavour to reschedule you for later in the day or another day if spaces are available. If you are on holiday, we recommend that you book your lesson at the beginning of your trip so that you have other days to fall back on if the conditions are not good. If you do not complete your course in full, you will be issued a voucher valid for 12 months from the cancellation date. We do not take full payment upfront so this voucher system is kept to a minimum.
What should I bring?
Mobius provides all equipment. However it is recommended that you bring: A warm change of clothing/waterproofs, suitable footwear (trainers or boots), sun cream and sunglasses, packed lunch and refreshments, and your booking confirmation and completed disclaimers. For Kitesurfing courses you may also need to bring wetsuit boots as one location (Marazion) has coarse sand. NB: Wetsuits are provided. The smallest wetsuit size we have is a men's 'small' and women's size 8, and the largest is a mens 'XL' and a Ladies 14. Additional sizes can be hired at £3 per day from the the local surf shop, please contact us for further details.
Do I need to take out personal insurance ?
Mobius has full public liability insurance to cover your course. However if you are considering taking up any kitesport recreationally, BKSA membership is recommended. Click here to Join the BKSA
Can I bring my own equipment on the course?
Yes! However an instructor will need to ensure that is suitable for the conditions on the day. On a group lesson it is advisable to use school equipment unless you are happy for your partner on the lesson to use your kit.
Are there any age restrictions?
There are no minimum age requirements for kite sports but for BKSA/IKO courses we recommend a minimum age of 12 due to the amount of theory. For land based activities participation is dependent on height/weight and wind conditions. If children are participating on a group course we will try and match their height/weight with a suitable partner, if this is not possible 1:1 tuition might be required. For kitesurfing, under 18's are required to have their parent/legal guardian present when they are in the water.
Is it safe?
Mobius are a BKSA (British Kite Surfing Association) approved school. All our instructors are fully qualified, experienced and hold current water based first aid and surf rescue qualifications. We offer a very high standard of tuition and have to adhere to strict safety regulations and operating procedures including the use of the latest equipment with the most up-to-date safety systems. Group lessons are based on a maximum ratio of four students to one instructor in the water and six students to one instructor on land. For kitesurfing lessons we only operate on cross onshore winds which means you will never be learning in water out of your depth.
Is the water warm?
Will it be sunny?
It's always sunny in Cornwall!