Testimonials

Matt Stringer is my one-stop-shop

“Ride is deeply invested in supporting and growing the local kitesurfing community, so whenever I need some new gear, Matt Stringer is my one-stop-shop for great advice and sourcing whatever I need. A demo kite at a good price, a new wetsuit or a lead on getting a repair done. Problem solved.”

John Seeley, Lower Mitcham

 

Beginner and safety refresher

“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Matty and the Ride team to anyone interested in getting involved in kiting in Adelaide. They got me up and riding as a beginner, and provided my boyfriend with a safety refresher after he had lessons overseas. Matty and his team go out of their way to help foster the kiting community in Adelaide, so even after you've finished your lessons, you'll have no shortage of crew to kite with! He set me up with my first board, kite and harness plus helped me find the perfect fit winter wetsuit.”

Meika Webb, Magil

 

Run by kiters, for kiters

“RIDE Kitesurfing are great. Everything is run by Kiters, for kiters. The best gear, great advice and the ultimate draw card, an incredible community of likeminded kiters that just keeps growing in size, skill and stoke. I can’t speak highly enough of Matty and the crew. They are to Adelaide kiting what Coopers is to any local bar, a South Aussie institution.”

Jordan Roberts, Semaphore

 

A pleasure to deal with

“Matty has been a pleasure to deal with, always super friendly, great advice and the before and after sales service has been spot on. Wouldn’t bother looking anywhere else.”

Tim Cross, Point Turton

 

Always great service

“Always great service, super speedy response to any query.  No request to hard.  Got the best new wetsuit and board from Matty.”

Renai Haywood. Gilles Plains

 

Matt/Ride Kitesurfing went above and beyond

“Matt/Ride Kitesurfing went above and beyond to help get my dad and I sorted with gear, and the information and support to feel comfortable using it in our area. I could not recommend a company more highly.”

Laura Nitschke, Semaphore South

 

Happy for me to demo whatever I needed

“I have been kiteboarding for a few years already, we immigrated to Aus last year, I decided to upgrade my gear and Matt at Ride Kitesurfing was the go to man, he was always happy for me to demo whatever I needed. I ended up buying Duotone Evo 12m and recently upgraded to 2020 Duotone Select Board after using a couple of demo boards supplied by Matt. He always goes the extra mile to help you find the gear that suits you.”

Andro Pretorius, Seacliff

 

I achieved more kiteboarding in 1 downwinder than in 2 seasons

“If you’re someone who spends most of your time walking back up the beach because you haven’t quite mastered the art of tacking upwind…DOWNWINDERS are for you! The downwinders are set up so that there is an experienced rider at the front, middle and rear of the group ready to assist anyone if they find themselves in trouble. This was reassuring to me, as a newbie to the sport of kiting, as I was prone to inverting my kite lines and often having to re-launch my kite. I achieved more kiteboarding in one downwinder than I had in two seasons. I came out of the water completely frothing… ready to enjoy a few bevvies and laughs. The little kiting community that Matty has created is a fantastic way to rapidly improve your kiting skills no matter your level and a great way to meet and make friends with likeminded people. 

So if you can relate to this, hit Matty up and come and join us for the next downwinder.”

Wes Cotter, Local Kitesurfer, Largs Bay

 

Website easy to navigate and find products

“The website is really easy to navigate and find products. Compatible version for a mobile phone is always a winner. Best thing about Ride is the friendly customer service. ☺”

Joe Oacha, Local Kitesurfer, Semaphore Park

 

Matt’s incredible experience and passion

“Matt’s incredible experience and great passion for the sport ensure that you not only get a great deal but also great backup in the event that you need it. Matt, he’s just a really great operator.” 

Matt McKenzie-Smith, Kiteboarding South Australia committee member

 

I wouldn’t be back in the sport without Matty’s help

“Awesome support, product info, plenty of demo equipment to make sure you’re on the right gear from the get go. Not only that, RIDE take being part of the sport to a whole new level thanks to Matty and everything he organises to get new people into the sport, and keep the stoke levels at all time highs every day! I wouldn’t be back in the sport without Matty’s help. 🤙🏻”  Jason Clarke, Local Kitesurfer, West Lakes

 

Seriously the most fun you can have with your pants on!!!

“You can spend hours poring over the newest products looking for what’s right for you. It can be time consuming and a little overwhelming, or you can ring Matt from Ride and have a chat. You’ll get excellent advice not only about the products but also on what works best for local and not so local locations. He’s happy to organise demos and get you shredding on the gear that works best for you! Hooked me up with a Duotone Fish. Seriously the most fun you can have with your pants on!!! Can’t rate him highly enough! 

Pete Copeland, Local Kitesurfer, West Croydon