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Enquire about our 2018 Kiteboarding, Kitefoiling and SUPing Tours in Aitutaki, Cook Islands and SUP Retreat in Ha'apai, Tonga. 

Escape the winter months and learn to kiteboard in tropical paradise with Assault Boardriding Centre. If you're up and riding, join us for coaching to advance your riding to the next level.


Ha’apai Tonga is an adventure playground for anyone who Kiteboards and Stand Up Paddles and enjoys new challenges and riding new locations; all absolutely uncrowded and from the door step of your beach front Fale. Lagoon flat water or waves; Ha’apai has it all; for any level of Kiteboarder and Stand Up Paddler from starting out and progressing through to advanced.

Whether your passion is flat water cruising or ripping waves this location has it covered. Year round the snorkelling and diving is spectacular! From mid July through to end October you have opportunity to go swimming with Humpback whales. All this action based from Matafonua Lodge where hosts and owners Darren and Nina Rice will look after you and treat you to the most amazing evening meals.

The 2018 season will be our fourth tour year in Ha’apai. We are well set up with our Kiteboarding and Stand Up Paddle Centre and are super excited about the aquatic adventure opportunities we have on offer for you! New for this season we will be offering Windsurfing Instruction and Rental.

Our qualified and experienced instructors will be operating our Ha’apai Kiteboarding and Stand Up Paddle Centre throughout the year. We will be available to advise, coach and support you, offer instruction and rent you the latest equipment.


Aitutaki, Cook Islands is the ultimate tropical Kiteboarding location for starting out and progressing to independence or mastering new skills and tricks from intermediate to advanced.

The lagoon offers vast areas of crystal clear, warm shallow water and sandy bottom for all aspects of flat water Kiteboarding. If the wind is low, the lagoon offers endless opportunities for flat water Stand Up Paddling; exploring the many Motu’s (small outer reef islands).

We have over ten years of experience operating our winter tours on Aitutaki so are well established to look after you. We have a great network of local contacts for the many other activities and entertainment opportunities on offer. From traditional Umu to fine dining, a few cold beers at beach side bars to lagoon side cocktail evenings, lagoon cruises, snorkelling with giant Trevally, diving and fishing charters; the opportunities are endless.

Our qualified and experienced Instructors will be operating our Aitutaki Kiteboarding and Stand Up Paddle Centre. We will be available to advise, coach and support you, offer instruction and you can rent the latest equipment.


"It's just magic learning and having fun in paradise."

Just Back from Tonga where we stayed at the amazing Matafonua lodge. My wife did a SUP lesson with Anahi and learned heaps, found with her instruction the SUP was easier than she was expecting. I went on a 'Learn to Kiteboard' mission over the course of a few days and had a great time. After progressing through from training kites on the beach, to grownup kites in the waist deep water on the sand, and then to the board, I managed a little time on my feet. Great instruction and really nice equipment. Overall, it's just magic learning and having fun in paradise. Get out there people!

Richard Young, New Plymouth
Kiteboarding & SUP Tour to Tonga

"Thanks for the amazing experience on Aitutaki"

Thanks for the amazing experience on Aitutaki, my son and I spent 12 awesome day's kitesurfing on honeymoon island and also a secret location. The water was crystal clear, warm and knee to hip deep with beautiful white sandy beaches. Both of us being learners have improved over the week tremendously with the help of Glen, Eva and Ken going from struggling to go up wind to Jesse even doing jumps and 360s. A big thanks to Ken for chasing us around all week with his drone and cameras - unreal footage worth every penny. Unfortunately, were back in NZ suffering from depression and saving for next year to go back. If you love kite surfing this is the place and the guy's to help. Thanks guy's.

Grand Handley, Rotorua
Kiteboarding Tour to Aitutaki, Cook Islands


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