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About

EASY DOES IT SINCE 2004

Easyriders is a family run, friendly, professional and well
established watersports centre in Sandbanks, Poole,
Dorset. As a Team we live in the water and have huge
amounts of passion for what we do. Teaching
Kitesurfing, SUP, Wingsurfing, Windsurfing, everything
Foiling and we simply love it.

We have been teaching all our lives with over 100yrs of
combined experience all over the world.

Setting up Easyriders in 2004, we were the first for
kitesurfing, SUP, Foiling and more recently Wingsurfing.

Andy has led the way in watersports tuition writing the
teaching structure for all these sports for the UK and
world governing bodies, and a few books too.

We are fully accredited by all the necessary bodies.

Contact Us

Based in the enviable location of Sandbanks in Poole, Dorset, UK, whether you
are looking to learnt to kitesurf, jump on a paddleboard, become an instructor
or join us on a holiday of a lifetime contact us on the form below.
Alternatively..
drop us a line at info@easy-riders.co.uk
call us on 01202 744055 or 07496 668 949
visit the school at Easyriders Sandbanks Beach Club,
Shore Road Promenade, Shore Road, BH13 7PJ
If you’ve already booked a lesson and were looking for more information,
check out our welcome pack here!

    FAQ's

    WHAT DOES EASY RIDERS LTD OFFER?

    Easy Riders is a certified BKSA and BSUPA watersport company in Poole that offers kiteboarding, Stand up paddle boarding, powerkiting, kite buggying, landboard- ing lessons. Easy Riders also offers kitesurf, snowkite and SUP Holidays and instructor courses in both Kiteboarding and SUP.

    Where do they operate

    Easy Riders is a certified BKSA and BSUPA watersport company in Poole that offers kiteboarding, Stand up paddle boarding, powerkiting, kite buggying, landboard- ing lessons. Easy Riders also offers kitesurf, snowkite and SUP Holidays and instructor courses in both Kiteboarding and SUP.

    What's On

    • 15 July 2024 - 18 July 2024  BKSA/RYA Wingfoiling ITC ENQUIRE


    • 20 July 2024  14:00 - 16:30Just Can't Wing It ENQUIRE


    • 20 July 2024 - 21 July 2024  The Downwind Journey with Mark Shinn ENQUIRE


    • 27 July 2024  14:00 - 16:30Just Can't Wing It ENQUIRE


    • 31 July 2024  17:00 - 19:30Winging Wednesdays Easy Riders Sandbanks Beach Club, Shore Rd, Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7PJ, UK ENQUIRE


    • 3 August 2024  14:00 - 16:30Just Can't Wing It ENQUIRE


    • 5 August 2024 - 9 August 2024  BKSA Kitesurfing Instructor course ENQUIRE


    • 10 August 2024  14:00 - 16:30Just Can't Wing It ENQUIRE


    • 17 August 2024 - 18 August 2024  James Casey x Code Foils demo weekend ENQUIRE


    • 21 August 2024  17:00 - 19:30Winging Wednesdays Easy Riders Sandbanks Beach Club, Shore Rd, Sandbanks, Poole BH13 7PJ, UK ENQUIRE


    Upcoming Holidays

    • 21 September 2024 - 28 September 2024  Easyriders Ireland clinic ENQUIRE


    • 9 November 2024 - 23 November 2024  Easyriders Brazil Original ENQUIRE


    • 24 November 2024 - 7 December 2024  Easyriders Brazil Adventure ENQUIRE


    Meet the team

    Andy Gratwick

    Head Honcho

    Easyriders founder, Andy Gratwick has been in the watersports game since the early 90’s. A competitive windsurfer, British kite racing champion, Caribbean wingfoil racing champion. A passionate multi watersports and foiling pioneer of the last few decades, Andy has written numerous training syllabus for kitesurfing, SUP, wingfoiling, efoiling both for the UK and the world governing bodies in these sports.  
    He has taught instructor training on every continent and was the first multi discipline kite, windsurf, SUP and wing trainer. 
    Along with a successful watersports business in Sandbanks Dorset since 2004 he established an international coaching holiday business back in 07′ which takes people to some of the finest waves and watersports spots on earth.
    He also has a couple of cheeky kids, an amazingly understanding wife and a fab dog;-)

    Amanda Gratwick

    Brand Designer

    Amanda is the brains behind the beauty of the Easyriders brand. The behind the scenes superwoman of our marketing and team well-being and creator of Easyriders popular clothing brand Easy Threads.
    Amanda does all this whilst running her own design company, being supermum and squeezing in a stormy kite session when she can.

    Gemma Soloman

    School & Holidays Ops Manager

    Gemma has been part of the Easyriders furniture for the last 10yrs, organising the school logistics in Poole and planning the details of the overseas trip to help Andy & Easyriders deliver you a trip of a lifetime.
    With a passion for the waves, Gemma has competed in the GKA kitesurf world tour and won a couple of national champion titles. When she’s not kiting the waves she’s tow foiling them or obliviously attempting to surf some way beyond her ability level

    Lou Ives

    Shop Manger

    The oldest member of the easy team, not in age, but in duration on the team. Lou has worked within the surf industry all her life with almost 20 years at Animal the iconic Poole based clothing brand. She has been with easyriders since 2012….ish;-) keeping the office in order and now manages our new beachfront shop ‘Easyriders Sandbanks Beach Club’. She is also very much the life & soul and social secretary of the team.

    Dom Holden

    Head Instructor

    Dom joined the Easy Team in 2016 as a beach assistant ‘grom’ and has progressed through the years to become our head instructor.
    A qualified kite, wing and foil instructor, Dom will deliver you a session with patience and a smile.
    His preferred kiting style is freestyle/big air. On his days off he can be found boosting off the seafront or playing the bagpipes!

    Ollie Murray

    Media Manager

    Ollie is our social media manager and works alongside Amanda on the marketing, selling you the Easy dream. Also one of our kite, foil and tow instructors he helps bring the dream to life.
    Always stoked to get out on the water at home or abroad on an Easy Holiday, if he’s not shredding the waves or lagoon on his twin tip he’ll be slinging one of us down the line on the ski.

    Aaron Spence

    Kite & SUP Instructor

    Aaron joined us for his work experience placement back in 2020 and has been a part of the team ever since, progressing his own kitesurfing and winging skills and now embracing the watersports instructor journey with us qualifying as a SUP and kite instructor. On a session with Aaron you can expect to be taught with patience and enthusiasm.

    Hannah Jones

    Wingfoil & Windsurf Instructor

    Hannah is a dedicated wingfoil and windsurf instructor at Easyriders, bringing a unique blend of military discipline and passion for adventure to her teaching.
    With a background in the Army as military police, she discovered her love for watersports through adventure training and teaching soldiers. Hannah’s commitment to excellence an her ability to instill confidence in her students make her a valuable asset to our team.

    Wether you’re looking to master windsurfing or winging, Hannah’s patient and enthusiastic approach ensures a rewarding experience on the water.

    Rach Younger

    Kite instructor

    Rach evolved from a frequent easyriders coaching holiday customer to one of our kite instructors having swapped out the rat race of London for her own consultancy business and a work life balance that gives her more time on the water.
    Rachels empathetic style of teaching, always with a smile, is a huge asset to our team.

    Gary Fairbairn

    Kitesurf Instructor

    Gary, our revered senior kitesurf instructor, divides his time between his military airborne engineer role and his part-time position at Easyriders.
    When he’s not leaping from planes, Gary can harness the wind on his kitesurf board worldwide, sharing his wealth of experience and passion for the sport with others. As the winter months roll in, he transitions to competing in army snowboarding competitions, showcasing his versatility and love for adventure on the mountain slopes. Join him on an adventure through land, sea and air!