BigStyle is all about using the sea. Whether it’s at home in Dublin bay, around various spots in Ireland… or even in the far flung equatorial climes of Kenya and Sri Lanka.

We focus mainly on Kitesurfing and Stand Up Paddleboarding but we’ve been known to indulge in the odd other sea wrangling activity – from surfing to coasteering and back again.
In Summer & Autumn we teach kitesurfing & SUPing in Dublin bay and run inbound adventures to our beautiful country… and in winter we fly people out for kite clinics and courses in exotic, faraway locations.

So have a peruse of our site and who knows, you might even come across something that takes your fancy.

Yours Sincerely
The Shtyle


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Typically the process of learning to kitesurf is broken down into 4 lessons each lasting 3 hours. Meaning that in a mere 12 hours you could be transformed from landlubber to seafarer

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Learn to Kitesurf in the heat of Africa. Big Style and Hooked will bring you to the next level of kiting in Kenya

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Mostly we base ourselves at the foot of Dublin’s iconic Pigeon House Towers in Poolbeg.This location has great wind and a long flat beach with shallow waters perfect for learning.

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"Really enjoyable day, I learned how to kite and look good while kiting. Cant wait to go back!"

− Jack Morley, Dalkey, Dublin

"Great instructors, great value"

− Ger McEnery, Limerick, Ireland

"Top class instruction and top class bloke! Lessons are fun, well structured and learning is quick!"

− Neil O’Hara, Cherrywood, Dublin

"Cheers Kris! awesome lesson I can't wait to get back out!"

− Danny Hughes, Sheffield, UK

"Fantastic new kite surfing school who offer exhilarating lessons, for a reasonable price."

− Steven Doyle, Stillorgan, Dublin


− Junichirou Mibu, Hiroshima, Japan


Emergency Pack Down Tutorial

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The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has released a video with a “Self Rescue and Pack Down” guide for kiteboarding beginners.

Hooked & Big Style did Kenya 2014

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They say the Shtyle is capable of anything – and this might just ratify that claim. Here’s a quick vid of the antics that went down on Hooked & Bigstyle…

What’s the Story With Kenya Anyway?

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A short video answering some of the FAQ’s about Hooked and BigStyle’s big trip to Kenya – 14th to the 27th of February 2014

Kenya 2013

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Hiding out a winter in Kenya’s Diani beach

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