Surf Connect News & updates

Surf Connect News & updates

DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY
Today's offer: All kites, boards & harnesses in stock: 30-50% off, BIC SUP $630, used Tour/Raceboard: $400. First come first serve. Call or email sales@surfconnect.com to take up the offer.

FORECAST:  MON 19th JUNE
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Moreton Bay. South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Southerly winds increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the late morning or early afternoon and reaching up to 30 knots at times. High tide: 5.33pm, Low tide: 11.10am. Shop right across the road to Sandgate Beach (Orange house 170 Flinders Parade). EOFY SALE ON NOW! Come and visit. Shop opens everyday except Sunday and is the bright Orange color house on the beach at 170 Flinders Parade, Sandgate.

OFF SEASON OPENING HOURS
During our winter months, shop is opened on request. We are around everyday except Sundays except for 1-16 June we are away overseas. Lessons and rentals are also available provided weather permits. Please call (07-3137 0500), text (0411-789 888) or email (info@surfconnect.com) if you wish to visit shop or make booking. Our season resumes first weekend in September

KITESURF INSTRCUTOR COURSES
Next course: AITC: 18-22 Sept 2017. ITC: 25-29 Sept 2017. Email info@surfconnect.com for more info. 

OFF SEASON OPENING HOURS 
Our off-season officially starts today (Tuesday 2nd May) and shop will only be opened on request. Lessons and rentals are also available throughout the winter months provided weather permits. Please call (07-3137 0500), text (0411-789 888) or email (info@surfconnect.com) if you wish to visit shop or make booking. Our season resumes first weekend in September.

INDONESIA SAFARI 2017
It is time to seriously plan your winter kiting expedition. Come with us to Indonesia you will have a great trip with great company, let alone improve your kiting skills by 1000%. It is in our opinion one of the best if not the best value safaris there is around. $899 for 8 days 7 nights. Suited for all level kiters and non-kiting partners and families. 4 star resort, great range of food. All rooms air-conditioned, TV, bar on pools, massage, lots of other things to do too..... PM for info pack.

EASTER OPENING TIMES
Shop will be closed on public holidays but rentals and lessons will still be running. Please call 07-3137 0500 to book.

KIDS HOLIDAY PROGRAM  
Kids holiday Camp starts this Tuesday and runs every day Tuesdays to Friday in the holiday. 8-12pm, $50 per child per day. Activities include: Standup Paddling, Kayaking, Windsurfing and kitesurfing. Enrol: 07-3137 0500 or email info@surfconnect.com. 

END OF SEASON SALE IS ON NOW! 
All stock to clear. Some down to half price! Come and make an offer. Shop opens Tuesday to Saturday 11-5pm. Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, Standup Paddling, Land-buggies, Kayaks, Wakeboarding, new & used, accessories, electric skateboards, wetsuits, clothing, GoPro cameras, GPS, watches, Longboards and all accessories... all to clear. Come and have a browse. All reasonable offer considered! Brand new 2017 packages from $2999!

LF DEMO (4th MARCH)
Liquid Force demo day is on again this Saturday. Come and try the latest range of kiteboarding equipment. There will be some great offers on too.

CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY (SUN 5th MARCH)
11am Sandgate Beach. Bring Cap, sunnies, gloves and rubbish bag. Let's Clean Up Australia together! Free BBQ at 12pm for all participants.

Kiting commemoration of Dr William von Witt (THUR 9th FEB)
To remember our beloved Doctor Will who passed in what was believed to a medical condition, we are holding a kiting session today (12pm start) to remember our loving memories of Will, who was always caring and helpful to others. Flowers welcome to be laid at the beach. RIP Dr Will.

LF SOLO V3 IS HERE!
The ultimate light wind kite generation 3 has arrived! They will be out on water tomorrow. Come out with your harness and board to give it a go. 

ROAD TRIP IS ON TODAY (Monday 2nd Jan)!   
All welcome! Surf Connect's customers flying LF/Slingshot kites join in for free. Duty instructor will be on duty to help eveyrone setup, launch/land. PM for details!

HAPPY 2017! FORECAST TODAY (1ST JAN 2017) 
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the southern bay in the late afternoon. High tide 11.29am, tons of jellies around, need long pants. We have the Titanium 1mm pants in stock, best for these jellies without getting cooked. Shop is closed but we can bring it out to you to the beach if you preorder online. Beginners should not go out before at least 2pm due to high tide.

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS! 
Surf Connect and its entire team crew wish all our friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017! Have a great break too!

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS   
1-6 Jan 2017: Shop's closed but private lessons running on various days. Call to enquire.
7 Jan onwards: Normal opening days/hours as shown on website 

CHRISTMAS SALE IS ON NOW! 
Buy any new products online between now and 31st Jan and receive 20% rebate gift card to spend at Surf Connect. Offer subject to availability, terms and conditions. Gift voucher excluded and items must be new and at rrp. No other discounts apply. For example, buy a Liquid Force NV 12m kite at $1969.95 and receive a gift card of $393.99 to spend on any products or services (including lessons) at Surf Connect at rrp. Click here for details.

KIDS HOLIDAY CAMP 
Bored at home this holiday? Why not come and join in our kids holiday program? open to all 9-18 years old. Learn to Standup Paddleboard, Windsurfing as well as Kitesurfing! Runs daily from 3rd January. Daily program starts 8am ends 2pm. Message for details!

STRONG WIND WARNING FOR SUNDAY 18 DEC 2016 ALL LESSONS & DEMO CANCELLED 
BOM has issued warning so it will be unsafe to run demo/lessons. Shop opens coming Monday for Christmas Shopping week! Check our webcam for instant conditions right here at Sandgate: http://webcams.surfconnect.com/

FREE KITE PACKAGE UPGRADE BEFORE 24TH DEC!!
Pay for package 2 and get package 3 instead! Offer subject to availability and apply for all packages from 2 to 10, but only if purchased before this Christmas! Spoil yourself to a nice presi this year, you only live once!

GET 20% REBATE ON ALL PURCHASES BEFORE CHRISTMAS!
Buy your loved ones the best Christmas gift from Surf Connect this year and receive a 20% rebate in gift card. For example, buy a GoPro camera for $299 and receive $60 in gift card with purchase. Available on purchases at standard retail pricing except gift vouchers. No other discounts apply.

LIQUID FORCE DEMO SUNDAY 18 DEC
12pm start. Sandgate. Sausages will be sizzling, wind will be blowing. Come and test drive the latest 2017 range of kites and boards.

2017 RIDE ENGINE HARNESSES ALL IN STOCK!
Full range in stock including spreader bars. Treat yourself to the best harness in the market this Christmas.

GHOST SHIP SUP TOUR IS ON!
Come and explore this mysterious ship that ran ashore Sandgate by SUP (Standup Paddleboarding). Tours run every day at high tide. Cost $30 per person including sup board hire. Call 07-3137 0500 to book. Pics: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Surf-Connect-Wind-Kitesurfing-School-111928692224719/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1156200667797511

KITE INSTRUCTORS COURSE 
Next IKO AI
AITC: 2016: 30/31 Dec, 2017: Feb 8-12, then Feb 13-17, ITC: Feb 20-24, Feb 27-Mar 3, 2017.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IS ON!
No need to headache what to buy your loved ones this year, from a $30 Gift Voucher, to Standup Paddleboards, we have helped made your shopping easy as. Simply browse our top Christmas Shopping Page and order online or at our shop. We are opened right up to Christmas and including 24th December. Page is under the shop menu. Have a great Christmas!

LF MISSION BARS ARE HERE!
Come and get yours now. $699. http
s://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7_grjOkqNs

SUPDOGS
http://www.sandgate.com.au/news/544-it-rsquo-s-a-dog-rsquo-s-life-in-sandgate 

SLINGSHOT & RIDE ENGINE DEMO 30 OCT
Come and try the full range of Slingshot kites, boards and Ride Engine harnesses! Demo starts 12pm at Sandgate.

LIQUID FORCE DEMO & SURF CONNECT CHRISTMAS PARTY  
Sunday 18 Dec 12pm, Sandgate. Bring your Santa costumes as we will be also doing Santa kiting!

CHRISTMAS PARTY?  
Book now for your Christmas Party or end of year breakups now! Standup Paddleboarding, Kayaking, Windsurfing and/or Kitesurfing. We can cater up to 60 people at the same time!

STRONG WIND WARNING IN PLACE (14 OCT)
Strong wind warning in place still for today. All lessons and rental cancelled. South to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning. Winds decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and to 10 to 15 knots late in the evening. Weekend looks good but. We have SUP DOGS, normal supping, windsurfing then Kitesurfing lined up. Going to be a full action day tomorrow! Come and join in the fun!!

2017 GEAR IS HERE!
Liquid Force, Slingshot, Best, Mystic, Big Pumps all in stock now. Shop opens Monday too this week! Come and grab your new toys!

SUP SAVERS CARD AVAILABLE NOW!
$100 for 10 One hour Standup Paddelboard rentals, save $200!

LOST PROPERTY
Bike found at Arthur Davis Park. Contact Sandgate Police Station.

FORECAST SUNDAY 2 OCT 
West to southwesterly below 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending northerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Also jellies around, need long pants. We have the Titanium 1mm pants in stock, best for these jellies without getting cooked. Normal stinger suit or wet suit does not block these stingers. Shop opens everyday except Mondays.  

FOILBOARD LESSONS STARTS SUNDAY 9 OCT!
We will take you out on a boat and teach you in deep water. Short masts will be used at first for progressive learning. Call or email to book in. First class next Sunday!

LANDBUGGIES/CARTS (BLOKART) LESSONS AND RENTAL NOW AVAILABLE!
Offshore wind or stay dry fun: lessons and rental now available at Surf Connect 7 days a week. Visit our 'Lessons & Rental' page for pricing.

DRONE FILMING
As from 29th Sept 2016, Surf Connect will be offering drone filming to our customers. Cost is $100 for 20 minutes of raw footage. Anyone interested please email info@surfconnect.com for bookings. 

ATTENTION!!  Now the season is starting and everyone is super excited and overwhelmed with the good wind. This last week we have seen everything there could go wrong went wrong - people launching without hooking in, didn't do up harness strap, crossed lines, self-launching goes wrong. THIS HAS TO STOP!

Kitesurfing is a very high risk sport, you know you could seriously hurt yourself, others, as well as get our sport banned. Please please please, double check your setup before launch, always try to get someone to help you launch rather than self-launch. It is not worth taking the risk! Always punch out your safety system at rig up, so 1/. to make sure no salt or sand are clogged up in it, and more importantly 2/. you have it fresh in your mind how to use the punch out system.

Check that your lines haven't stretched. You should always carry a hook knife, and attach your safety leash to the front of your harness, so you can reach it easily in case of an emergency. We sell short leashes, and hook knives at the shop, and we are around every day of the week except Mondays.

Read and follow the safety guidelines attached to the posts at the beach. Help everyone for launching/landing. If you see someone doing the wrong thing, go up to advise.

Never fly your kite over people or 50m to shore. Give yourself plenty of room. Look before you jump.

Our duty instructor is on duty every weekend provided weather permits. It is a free service for all our customers. Play it safe and you will have years and years of happy kiting!

REDCLIFFE KITEFEST 27/28 AUGUST
Great weather this weekend to visit the Redcliffe Kitefest! We will be running free standup paddling at the event. Come and have some fun!

ROOM FOR RENT?
Anyone in Sandgate has spare room to rent for our instructors coming to do short term courses (from over night to 4 nights courses), and maybe long term for the coming season? Has to be within walking distance to the beach thanks. PM if you do thanks!

SUMMER IS BACK?

NE seabreeze kicked in today. Brian and Padi kited for over 2.5 hours non stop. Is this the start of summer? Pics from today:  www.facebook.com/Surf-Connect-Wind-Kitesurfing-School-111928692224719/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1057777227639856

INDONESIA 2017 ARE SET
Followed by another epic safari, our annual Indonesia Safari for 2017 have been set. Join us for 1 or 2 weeks, with lots more to do. Email for info pack! 

GREAT WEATHER FOR SUPPING!
Unreal session this morning. Clearing all used boards $599 with a paddle. Shop open till 5pm today.

RELAUNCHABLE TRAINER KITE!

Here it is, the brand new Peter Lynn Skim! This kite is especially designed for your first steps into kitesurfing. The Skim is a 3-line trainer kite that can easily be relaunched even from the water making it perfectly suitable for those body dragging sessions to get used to controlling a kite while in the water. See the Peter Lynn website for more information.

The Skim comes in three sizes:

Size Colour Rec. retail price
Skim 2.8 m² teal/orange A$290
Skim 3.4 m² teal/lime A$325
Skim 4.0 m² teal/red A$375

Pre-order yours now!

Surf Connect Annual Dinner 2016
To celebrate another great season, Surf Connect is hosting a dinner party at local Thai Restaurant Sandgate on Wednesday 6th July 2016. Everyone including partners and kids are welcome but tickets must be purchased in advanced as there will be no tickets on sale at the door. $25 per person for full buffet dinner. Call 07-3137 0500 or email info@surfconnect.com to book.

Forecast this weekend (25/26 June 2016)
Offshore wind all weekend, kiting not suitable at all at Sandgate. Go shopping instead, or even better, come shopping at our shop! Plenty of gear left all discounted in our EOFY clearance!

BRING ON 2017!
Excited to find out what's new for the 2017 range at dealer meets here in Australia and around the world. It's all happening!

RED FLAG UP! WEATHER UPDATE (Sun 12 June) 
Strong wind warning in place. Southerly 20-25kts, reaching 30kts at times. With high tide at 3.30pm. Unsafe to go out.

COME HELP PAINT THE SURF CONNECT'S HOUSE 
Next weekend if weather permits, we will see a facelift on our house. If you wish to be part of this historic moment, email padi@surfconnect.com for details!

WINTER IS HERE, and EOFY SALE is on!

Many items half price. Come and visit!

BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR SUPPING

Perfect conditions high tide in the morning, glass flat crystal clear water.... We have morning workout classes as early as 6am. Contact us for details!

PLAY IT SAFE & RESPECTFUL

Will everyone please have another read of our code of conduct posted at our rigging beach. There has been a complaint of a kitesurfer kiting too close to people/dogs/birds. Respect and common sense please. We do not want to endanger anyone, let alone our sport thanks. Rig/launch/kite always with a 50m buffer zone thanks.

SUPPORT & BRACES

Top of the range fully waterproof supports now available at Surf Connect.

VESTS SALE now on. All 30% off

Buoyancy vests SALE on now - all stocked items 30% off! Come and grab a bargain. We have the latest wake & kite vests. Plus 2 free mags with any purchase.

Candlelight vigil for Dr William Von Witt

Many of you may have heard, we lost a great friend at sea this week. Doctor William Von Witt has been a regular kiter at Sandgate for over two years. Will worked as a medical doctor at the PA hospital, an enthusiastic musician, and a keen surfer before he took up kitesurfing. Everyone remembers Will as a kind and caring friend whom will be dearly missed.

Cause of drowning is still unknown, coroner's initial report shows no physical injury, and his kite equipment was fully intact when he was found.

We will be holding a minute silence on Saturday 13th Feb 12.15pm at Sandgate beach, and on Sunday 1pm, we will be holding a candlelight vigil followed by a kite session with flowers to the sea to complete Will's last kite session for him.

Donations are open now and will go to Will's family or their chosen charity. All profits from Surf Connect this week will also be donated to the fund.

Will's funeral is scheduled for 11am, 17th Feb, at Mount Gravatt Cemetery.

Will's parents have asked us to pass on their sincere appreciation on everyone who helped in the rescue. RIP Doctor Von Witt.

https://www.facebook.com/events/604780843004361/

Forecast today (Tues 9th Feb):

Strong wind warning in place. South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening. All lessons and rental cancelled.

Slingshot Demo this Sunday (14th Feb 12-3pm)  
Come and try the latest range of kites and boards including the most comfortable harness in the market - the Ride harness.

Clean Up Australia Day
Come and help make a better country. Bring gloves, cap and sunnies. 11am Sunday 6th March. Sandgate Beach.

Australia Day Kiting  
Come join us in our annual event - https://www.facebook.com/events/159576511078924/.

Ride harness in stock!  
Best present you can get for your back! Padi says it is the best ever, comfy and most supported harness he has tried in his 20 years of watersports experience. 

School holdiay program for windsurfing and kitesurfing is on now!  
Small classes (3 per instructor) 10-4pm $100 per child. New class starts as soon as we have 3 enrolled. All aged 9-17 welcome.

Free lessons with kite packages are back!  
4 hours worth of one on one individual lessons will come with ALL kite packages, new and used. Used packages start from $1200. Great Christmas present incentive!

2016 Liquid Force Solo V2 Review
Read all about it at:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Surf-Connect-Wind-Kitesurfing-School/111928692224719.    

Who wants 2016 gear?
All brands in stock now - Liquid Force, Slingshot, Best, Core, Flysurfer. Get 4 hours of free lessons with any new packages. We can help you improve at whatever level you are at now!

Viva Surf Connect Indonesia Safari 2016!
Following last three years of absolute success and fun had by all, this year we are heading to Indonesia once again in 2016. Tour departs 3rd July 2016. Email info@surfconnect.com for an info pack now.

Foil training day with boat support
Anyone interested PM us to book in a time! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Surf-Connect-Wind-Kitesurfing-School/111928692224719

Woo height jumping measure gadget is here!
A$299. In store now. Come and get one!

Investment/Franchise opportunity
Investment/partnership opportunity with well-established profitable business with 8 years of very positive records. Sustainable income/wages. Additional major brands on board this coming season, location right on water. Great potential and best time ever to get involved.
Suits single person or couple. 'Live-in' premises at shop. Last 4 years turning over about $1m mark each year, with good net profit and director wages.
Brisbane base available for sale or franchisee, or come in as investor/partners. New branches on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Sydney area also available.
Follow our winning formula and live the life of your dream! All training provided. PM for details.

Slingshot & BEST Kiteboarding on board Surf Connect
Surf Connect officially welcomes Slingshot and BEST Kiteboarding on board for 2016! Kites, Boards, Surfboards & SUPs will all be available at our store. Drop in to demo any day! http://www.slingshotsports.com/Kites and http://www.bestkiteboarding.com/en.

Kiteboarding Australia Membership & Insurance
Proud to announce Surf Connect is now affiliated to the Kiteboarding Australia Association's School & Retailer Affiliate Program. PM for membership form and insurance details. http://www.aksa.com.au/.You can join immediate at our shop, or online. Use affiliation code 'TZN3T6N9' when joining online.

Want to learn Kitesurfing for free?
Have you seen them on water and always wondered how easy or difficult it is to do it? This is the chance! You will be introduced to the sport, safety, equipment, and a flying session on the trainer kite. At the end of the session, if you want to get into the sport further, you will be offered 20% off lessons. Best way to try, best way to get into the sport too. Learn with the best - learn with Brisbane's only Accredited Kitesurfing School. No need to buy vouchers, and it is totally no obligation to take it further. No gimmicks to get you to rent a trainer kite after either! Simple and get right into it! Lessons run Tuesdays to Sundays! Enquiries: email info@surfconnect.com or call 07-3137 0500.

Free help every weekend for all our customers!
Whether you need help setting up, launching, or tips to ride or to do tricks, our duty instructor will be here at Sandgate, waiting to lend you a hand, every weekend, provided weather permits. Just make sure you wear our bright orange Surf Connect rashie, and as long as you fly a Liquid Force or BWS kite, help & tips are FREE! If you dont have our new rashie yet, grab one from the shop! It's free and comes with a few car stickers too  Our duty instructor will be in a bright floro vest with the words 'DUTY INSTRUCTOR' on his shirt. Just go up and ask for whatever help you need. Dont forget our free BBQ every Saturday and Sunday too, 12nn. It is for all our Surf Connect friends and customers. We bring you services no other shops provides.

Race Regatta starts again this season
First Sunday every month between September and April there will be a Race Regatta. Sign on at Sandgate Beach 12nn.

Our new Facebook page - please 'like it'!
We have moved our facebook account to a new location. Please 'like' it to be kept informed of our latest activities and offers. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Surf-Connect-Wind-Kitesurfing-School/111928692224719

Lost property
Thanks to the honesty of people who hands in goods left behind, in the past we have always offered to give these goods to the finder if not claimed after one month. A finder yesterday said just sell it and donate to charity. What a great idea! From now on, anything not claimed after one month will be sold off and funds donated to charity, with the finder's name posted as donator.

Kiteboarding in the next Youth Olympics!
http://internationalkiteboarding.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22077%3Akiteboarding-takes-the-next-jump-forward-on-the-olympic-journey&catid=11%3Anews&Itemid=252

Restube on sale at Surf Connect now
A must for all water users - lifesaver! https://vimeo.com/80633996

IKO Instructor's Courses starts August 2015
Want to live the life? This is the time to plan! AI courses start from August, main instructors course from October. PM for info pack.

Lessons discount ends 31st May!
The discount program will end, so buy asap or you will lose out on what you spent on lessons!

Our latest drone teaser ad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hsrSHLrkRo&feature=youtu.be

Winter toys on SALE now!
BIC Trinidad Kayaks 2.5 seater $699 with seat support and paddles, Long boards with Big Stick for Land Supping - $299, Epic Electric Skateboard that runs on the beach goes over stairs, or what about the latest Caseboard that folds up like a briefcase? Or beach buggy or mountain board to use with windsurf sail or kite? All in store and on specials. Come and try today! Who says winter is boring?

The lightest boardbag now in stock!
Weighing just 1.8kg without wheels (or 2.8kg with detachable wheels), the Mystic Elevate 160 board bag will fit a Litewave 161 + another standard size kiteboard, 2 kites, bar & lines, harness, pump and there is still room for personal belongings. If you need a bigger one, there is a 2m version too. Available at our shop or online. rrp $299.
 
Cableski Park
Session starts again in September. Pics from previous sessions: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.792562144161367.1073741841.111928692224719&type=1

Team Media
https://starnewspaper.com.au/3Dissue/ Look at page 5.

Latest SUP DVD is out - Living the stoke
Grab it from our shop or online: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Living-the-Stoke-SUP-DVD-/321724641193?. $24.99.

Another great product on board: waterproof smartphone cases only $29.99.
Available from our shop now. http://www.seawag.com/#!home/mainPage

Another proud story on our customer service
A customer came in today, had lessons with us last year and bought complete package in December 2014. 3 months after came back and said the kite is too small and doesn't suit her needs, so we swapped for a newer and bigger kite at no additional cost. Now came back and said a refund is preferred. No questions asked full refund was granted. Is that good service or what?At Surf Connect we are determined to serve our customers as elite and exclusive clients and give them service no other shops can give. With support every day here at Sandgate, to on-going free duty instructors every weekend, free BBQ and so on, whether you need help or advise from beginner's skills or onto tricks, we are here to help you enjoy kitesurfing to the max.

Last week a customer crashed his kite into the rock wall and split it in half, we loaned him a kite right away and he continued kiting. By the time he finished the session, his kite was already repaired. Another kiter bought a kite elsewhere snapped a line and had to pack up and go home. His day was spoilt and left disappointed. This is the service no other shops can provide.

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Want to become a Standup Paddleboard Instructor?
Award is recognised worldwide and enables you to teach certificated courses on your own. Next course will be held at Sandgate on the following possible dates:Tue 7th - Thur 9th April 2015
 Mon 13 - Wed 15th April 2015
Cost: $770 includes Surf Rescue Certificate and all shadowing hours will be completed within the 3 days. PM for info. The is the first course held in Brisbane so don't miss the boat!

2015 Australia Kiteboard National Championships
Well done Surf Connect Team in this year's Nationals - Manny Blanch National Junior Champion! Kye Evans Runners-up, Jonathan Blanch 4th, and Luca Kortyka did exceptionally well in his first ever nationals. Well done team. Surf Connect and Liquid Force are so proud of you guys!!!!! Read more: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Surf-Connect-Wind-Kitesurfing-School/111928692224719?fref=ts

Valentine's specials - bring your loved one for FREE!
https://www.redballoon.com.au/product/water-sports/kitesurfing/kitesurfing-private-tuition-2-hours-2-for-1
https://www.redballoon.com.au/product/water-sports/windsurfing/windsurfing-lesson-1-hour
https://www.redballoon.com.au/product/water-sports/surfing-surf-lessons/stand-up-paddle-boarding-group-lesson-2-for-1

Don't tell too many, people, but FOILS ARE HERE!!!!!!
And guess what, the new bars too!

Who wants to be a TV star?
The TV program "Bachelor" approached us as they are in search for their next star. You need to be a single male, aged between 25 and 38, tall (6 foot plus), employed, good looking, enjoys sports / outdoors, looking for a relationship / love, Australian, no tattoos. Preference is for lighter coloured hair (blonde, dark blonde). Kitesurfer was the reason why they came to us, but I don't think it is a requirement. PM us for contact.

Liquid Force Demo weekend
The annual Christmas Surf Connect's Liquid Force Demo event is on this weekend - 6 & 7th December 2014. Location: Sandgate Beach, Brisbane. Come and see the finest range Liquid Force ever produced. Free BBQ at 12pm both days. Lots of other prizes to give away too! Don't miss it!

The new generation Ultimate 2015 Light Wind board is here!
$699 KICK-S Freestyle twin with straps, pads and fins 135, 139, 144
 $999 Wing Lite Wind with straps, pads and fins 155, 165
 $1299 CarbonWING with straps, pads and fins 155, 165...
 $969 DV8-G2 Freeride/Surf with straps, pads and fins 5'7", 6'1"
There are also some 2014 runouts twintips as well as surfboards at 50% off!

Congrats to Surf Connect team at Kitejam 2014!
Congrats Manny in winning the Creative Award, Kye came second in the Juniors Division. Well done to everyone in the team - Kye Evans, Matt Trotter, Manny & Jonathan Blanch. You all done Surf Connect and Liquid Force proud.

Why learn from Surf Connect? by Principle Padi Kotwall
Thanks for your interest in taking lessons with us Mr Smith. We have over 20 instructors at our school, and is still the only accredited school in Brisbane. All our instructors are fully qualified IKO accredited instructors, and majority are local guys and girls. No foreign teachers who cant speak proper English! If you want to learn with the Pros, look no further! Not just kitesurfing, but windsurfing, standup paddling, kayaking and wakeboarding.... lessons, sales, repairs, you name it, we have it. We are proud in what we do, we take pride in our services.

But it is not just lessons you should focus on. Our service to our customers go well beyond that. Support after lessons is extremely important and valuable. Kitesurfing is an extreme sport, and much attention needs to be paid in safety aspects. Most shops would not care or provide more assistance after you made purchase. With us, our service does not stop after you had the lessons or purchased equipment. We have duty instructors at the beach every weekend to help you not only with any questions you have, or on setup, launching or landing, but to anything you would like to learn. Not just the basics, but to keep you improving even past the beginner's stage. And if your equipment needs to come in for service or repair, we will loan you a kite free of charge so you never have any down time. We ask our students to come and say hi to us every time you come kiting. All our instructors are on radio contact, and we keep an eye on everyone who comes to kite at Sandgate.We are right at the beach so everytime you come, we are here to help you with whatever you need, every day of the week. Our shop has everything you need for the sport, plus lots more. Our services are unique and no other kiteshops can offer you. We are located right on the beach, and our beach here has showers, toilets, cafes, shops, and can easily be reached by public transport. I think in fact it's the only beach that you can get to by public transport in a direct ride from Brisbane City! Sandgate beach is also the safest of any beach in the entire Brisbane - all sand bottom, no rocks, shallow, no current. It is the ideal learning environment. We will challenge a better location, and better setup/support beach than Surf Connect anywhere in Brisbane.Our packages start from $1200. We have over 100 used kites and plenty of new gear in stock. We run lessons every day other than Mondays, including Saturday and Sunday. Mondays we do not close. We invite all our customers, students and friends to come with us to the coast. We go hunt for wind and kite somewhere else other than Sandgate. And many recent lucky students even had drone and GoPro footage of their lessons. What better can you ask for?

G20: things to do at Sandgate
As the Lord Mayor says, come to Sandgate and watch the kitesurfers and standup paddlers during the G20 weekend, we say why not join in and have some fun? Standup Paddleboards $10 per hour, Wind or kitesurfing come and try for $20! Email info@surfconnect.com to book! Available Friday to Sunday 14-16 November 2014.

Surf Connect Monthly Cable Park trips - last Saturday every month in the season!
Whether you are already riding or wanting to improve your board riding skills, join us for a fun session at Bli Bli Cable Park on the Sunshine Coast, last Saturday every month from September to April, 8-10am. Cost: $25 (normal price $50). Bookings required, Email info@surfconnect.com or call 07-3137 0500.

IKO Master Clinic
The Kiteboard Master Clinic is developed to improve on a wide range of kiteboarding aspects with the freedom to explore the available knowledge from various angles with a pragmatic approach. The riding can be improved on various aspects: freeride, freestyle and wave riding. Read more at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152838902569236&set=a.430561469235.213112.731804235&type=1&theater#

Junior Development Program: Zero to Hero Windsurfing & Kitesurfing!
Are you or your kids btn 9-19 and want to learn wind or kitesurfing? This is the best opportunity! Kids holiday program second week of school holiday everyday $100 per day (normal price $500 per day!). They will learn everything they need from the very beginning. Starts 11am ends 4pm every day at Sandgate. Email info@surfconnect.com to enrol.Program proudly sponsored by Liquid Force & Bic windsurfing.
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Our latest drone teaser ad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hsrSHLrkRo&feature=youtu.be

Elliott Heads Safari - 30/31 August 2014
Come join us for a fun weekend windsurfing & kiting. We will be camping at Elliott Heads Camping Grounds. All Surf Connect customers welcome! PM for details.

Safety Session at Sandgate: Sunday 3rd August 2014
As so many have started kiting already, we will take an early start too. Tomorrow (Sunday 3rd August 2014) 12noon we will run a safety seminar to help refresh all the vitals we need to be constantly aware of in kitesurfing. From location assessment, setup, launching/landing, onto self-rescue. If you have any questions about your gear setup, our instructors will also be at hand to help, to go over your gear, and answer any questions you have. Meet at Sandgate beach 12noon. Get your wetsuit on before 12noon as we will be going in the water showing you how to do a deep water pack-down self-rescue. Free for all Surf Connect customers who fly Liquid Force and BWS kites, $50 for all others.

Top Wakeboard/Cablepark DVD 'The Debut' is out!
Buy it our shop or our ebay store: $49.99. http://thedebutfilm.com/trailer/

We have beeen voted Top 10 things to do in Brisbane by Queensland Tourism!
https://visitbrisbane.com.au/Things-to-do/Sport-and-Recreation/Adventure-top-10

Olympics 2020
Kiteboarding not quite in it for good yet, but next in line to get in. Twintips is on the table too! Dont miss our next race day at Sandgate! http://www.sailing.org/news/36355.php
Want to become a Kiteboard Instructor?
For leisure, part time work (we pay $40 an hour!) or a change of career? IKO is recognised around the world, and you just need be a competent kiter for a minimum of 12 months. Course is a 5 days course, and the next course is set to run 10-14 February 2014.

Stickers Comp is ON again!
Come and grab a FREE sticker from our shop or at the beach anytime, patch it on your car, take a pic and send it to us. Every month we will choose a winner and give away lots of good prices! First prize this month will be your choice of either a $200 lesson voucher for wind or kitesurfing, 5 two hour SUP vouchers worth $200, or a trainer kite also worth $200. You choose what you would like as your prize! Ay, no good turning up at a beach with another shop's sticker on your car, support your local shop!

BIG AIR COMP Brisbane
Sign on: 12noon Sunday 15 December. Sandgate Beach. Judge: Ben Wilson.

Free Instruction Day with the legend Ben Wilson!
Sunday 15 December. Sandgate Beach. 12noon sign on.

Wellness Expo is on!
Surf Connect will be at Chermside branch 16-18 Sept. Come for a free workout! http://www.goodlifehealthclubs.com.au/Landing-Pages/Wellness-Festival-Overview.aspx

Visit us at the Brisbane Boat Show
Grab a 20% discount card from our stall (545) at the Brisbane Boat Show this weekend. We are 2 stalls next to Cunningham Marines. Opens 10am Friday to Monday, RNA Showgrounds. http://www.brisbaneboatshow.com.au/theshow
 
Next kite clinic Sunday 15th then 22nd Sept
Anyone, any standard - groms, girls or guys, whatever you wanna learn, from basics to S-bends! $50 if you ride Liquid Force or Ben Wilson kites, $75 for all others. 3 hours of tuition. Briefing 12nn. Email padi@surfconnect.com. You must have your own kite.
 
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