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The Zu Boardsports

330 Beaconsfield Pde | West Beach, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
+61 3 9525 5655
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Soooooo much fun! Soooooo professionally run!

We booked in for our first ever Zu windsurfing experience - on a bit of an adventure spree at the... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
namowi
,
Melbourne, Australia
Fun, thrilling and an experience to remember!

An awesome afternoon learning to kitesurf with a friend in a class of four. Learnt a lot... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Harri H
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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The ZU Boardsports The Zu Boardsports is a Watersports Centre located on iconic St Kilda Beach. We specialise in lessons, hire and sales for Stand Up Paddle, Kiteboarding and Windsurfing !
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  • Very good3%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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330 Beaconsfield Pde | West Beach, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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+61 3 9525 5655
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

We booked in for our first ever Zu windsurfing experience - on a bit of an adventure spree at the moment. And I must say, I was a little nervous to begin with because I had never done this before. Well, when we arrived the...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

An awesome afternoon learning to kitesurf with a friend in a class of four. Learnt a lot considering it was just a 2 hour beginner lesson. We even managed to get on the water testing out the kite. The Instructor was amazing with a lot...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

A friend and I went for a paddle on an almost "too windy" day, as reccomended by the staff at ZU. We had a 1hr lesson. Our boards, paddles were premium and showed little signs of use. The hire also included wetsuits. Our Instructor, (Annika?)...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

I went with 2 friends, we hadn't paddle boarded before so we booked a lesson. It was really easy to book and the staff were really helpful with making alterations when we had a few issues with numbers. We had a really great time and...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I did the six hour kite course and can highly recommend doing this course at THE ZU. The instructors were very precise when it came to safetyand detailed explanations and didn't let me go to the next step until they were confident i could. i...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

First time on a SUP and the staff at the shop made it so easy. They were super helpful, knew their stuff and were so patient with me. I felt comfortable and well looked after throughout my lesson and had lots of fun :) Def...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

There were 4 of us looking to do paddle boarding, we hadn’t booked beforehand so on arrival to the shop we were told we’d have to wait about 20 minutes, which was fine. This 20 minutes turned into 30, which turned into 40 and we...More

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Paul N, Owner at The Zu Boardsports, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hi JustDan91, Thanks for your feedback and review. I am sorry to hear you had a bad experience. As you can see we normally get 5 star ratings on Tripadviser, Facebook and Google. We are also the #1 watersports operator in St Kilda. I had...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We had the best time paddle boarding - staff were awesome and could not have been more nice or helpful! Will def be going again!!!

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

I went to The ZU Boardsports for a Kitesurfing lesson last week-end, I had a great time with a very patient, experienced Instructor. I got up on the board in 4 hours of lessons, it was amazing. I went back there with my girlfriend where...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

I bought a Groupon voucher for the paddle boarding lessons. I went by myself and really looked forward to the experience. At the same time doubtful as its on Groupon. The instructor was very helpful and patient with about 10 of us new paddlers- he...More

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