Sandy Beach HQ exclusively uses Switch Kiteboarding products. This followed an exhaustive search for a brand that offered the combination of superb performance & safety coupled with rugged durability .
 Busy schools such as ours offer an idea road testing ground for kite & boards …particularly when  it comes  to dishing out all sorts of punishment to equipment .We also chose Switch because they impressed us greatly with their willingness to listen to & understand customers needs such as ours .

Switch was founded by a group of dedicated water sports enthusiasts. Talented both on and off the water the group set out on a mission to revolutionize the kiteboarding world by making the sport ‘accessible to all’.

New Zealand based, the group embraced the worlds’ best, teaming up with renowned kitesurfing designer Bill Hansen (San Francisco), professional wave rider Felix Pivec (Hawaii) and world class kitesurfer Marc Jacobs (New Zealand) and attracting a talented group of Team Riders.

The team spent several years designing, perfecting and establishing this rebellious brand and thanks to their unique direct business model, which they intend to maintain, kiteboarders from across the globe can now access the worlds’ best pro design kite gear at wholesale prices.

What started as an idea from a backlash to the high cost of kitesurfing gear, has grown Switch into a brand supported globally by a group of extreme athletes, and dedicated loyalist kiters. Fuelled by adventures far and wide, driven by passion and continually pushing boundaries Switch will continue its quest to make kitesurfing accessible and to create the products you love.

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Dear Friends of Sandy Beach Kiosk .
We cheerfully invite you all to attend the grand opening of our new Historic Picture Gallery .
Its on Friday Oct 9 @ 6.00 – 7.30 pm .
Guest speaker is historian  Graeme Disney who is well known to Bayside locals .
Graeme actually grew up in & around “ The Shed ”  – as the kiosk is affectionately known .
Mayor , Felicity Fredrico , who is another with a long association with this special place , is also coming along .
Light refreshments will be served by our staff .
Dress is most definitely come as you are.


Get fit with your favourite watersport


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Its the latest craze to take the international kiting scene by storm … they”re calling it “Double Pleasure “. And that”s exactly what it is !
So …. what is it you ask? Well, you grab a floaty board with two sets of straps, a big kite & a double harness .
Oh… & then you will need a partner !
Sandy Beach HQ”s Head Instructor, Roberto, has been perfecting the tandem techniques for months now with top  Melbourne racer,  James Neeson,  & they”re  stoked with the end product.
By the look of it they”ll be the first Aussie school to offer tandem lessons.
Check out these pics of Roberto & student, Claudia, taken off their school at Hampton Beach.
Both 60 minute tandem lessons & 20 minute “Double Pleasure Thrill Rides “ will be available at Sandy Beach HQ Kite school in the New Year.
Roberto has all the details if you call him on 0451125483.


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Sandy Beach Kiosk is alive with a new batch of Spring colour & art from the Ricketts Point Painters displaying their inspired work this month! Please come & enjoy the wonderful creativity of Vivi Palegeorge , Christine Clarke , Janet Corke, Helen Hargreaves , Betty Jennings & Elina Ready !!
If you are able to pop in for a look you will definitely be well rewarded . The coffee aint bad too !
Local artists please note : Our annual Shed Art , The Flotsam & Jetsam Series V1 has now been scheduled for April next year . We are inviting 8 or 9 entrants – on a first come , best dressed basis , to contact Mike @ michaelmeyers1@bigpond.com