November 19, 2018


Information on the upcoming Kitesurfing Wave Nationals

Information on the upcoming Wave Nationals


Over the last month you've probably noticed Kiteboarding Australia talking about the upcoming Wave Nationals and GKA event.

We thought you might be interested in finding out some more information about these events, so please read on:

The National Wave Titles is scheduled for the 7th - 10th of December, a four day window to ensure suitable conditions to complete the event. The Surf Coast in Victoria is an excellent wave venue and during December should have [DEL: a :DEL] solid South to South West winds to make for ideal wave riding conditions. The wind often comes in the afternoon, so bring a surfboard with you to hunt down world famous waves at Winki Pop or Bells Beach in the morning, which are only a short drive from the event site.

There has been a lot of questions about the event format, so please be advised this is a wave riding event, not a strapless freestyle event.

The event will follow a Double Elimination heat format, with the judging criteria based on speed, power and flow of manoeuvres on the wave, which is specified in more detail in the official National Wave Series Rulebook which will be released this week.

Andre Cater has been appointed the head judge of this years Nationals competition. Andre has been involved with kiting and surf events over many years, he is a level 2 qualified Surfing Australia judge, who KA feels will bring a lot of experience and professionalism to this years event. We look forward to hosting Andre in Torquay.

There is a camping ground right next door to the event site which offers very affordable accommodation options for those traveling from interstate. For more information regarding these accommodation options please refer to the National Wave Titles Event Page on Facebook or the Kiteboarding Australia events page on our website.

KA are working closely with local business in Torquay to bring you a number of fun social gatherings and events throughout the competition window, the details of which will be released as the events gets closer.

Following the Nationals the GKA Kite-Surf World Cup runs from the 12th to the 16^th of December. KA are stoked to be giving the top 4 females and [DEL: 4 :DEL] males a wildcard entry into the GKA event, and word on the street is there is some serious prize money up for grabs. It will be awesome to see the likes of James “Stormboy” Carew competing at his local break, not to mention the likes of Airton Cozzolino, Matchi Lopes and Keahi de Aboitiz battling out the world title on Australian soil.

Entry for the Wave Nationals is $90, which includes an event t-shirt and a water bottle thanks to CamelBak, (just trying to do our bit for the environment by cutting back on single use plastic everywhere we can)!

Registrations are open until the 26th of November, smack bang after the Merimbula Classic. So make sure you get in early, lock in some accommodation and book those flights for whats going to be a world class event.  Thankfully, it is right before the holiday season, so there are still plenty of cheap flights available.

See you in Torquay!


November 17, 2018


SHQ windsurf, sup and kitesurf Garage Sale - 1st - 2nd of December

 We especially want:

  • used windsurf sails between 5.0 -7.0m2
  • used windsurf boards around 120 litres
  • used 12m kites
  • used beginner stand up paddle boards

SHQ Garage Sale Dates - 1st - 2nd of December

9am till 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday 

Bring your used gear in before Saturday.

October 05, 2018


SHQ CUP Weekend at Inverloch with IWC

SHQ CUP weekend has moved from sandy point to Inverloch!!!

Load of events planned depending on weather. 

Come and Try

Wavesailing sessions 


GPS Racing



Longboard Cruising

SUP races


Registration Saturday 10am – 12

Anderson Inlet Angling Club

88 The Esplanade Inverloch


BBQ Dinner Saturday night

Anderson Inlet Angling Club

88 The Esplanade Inverloch



Event and IWC Cup weekend membership $40 (includes dinner on Saturday)


Event and IWC Full membership $60 (includes dinner on Saturday)

BBQ Dinner and 1 raffle ticket $20 per adult. Kids under 16 $10


Copy me in the artwork and I will put it up on FB and send an email out to members

August 21, 2018


Season Launch Kiteboarding Exo!!!! St Kilda 8th Sep

The new season is coming fast and Kiteboarding Australia with our State Assocations are kicking off season 2018-19 with a series of Season Launch Kiteboarding Expo's visiting every state this September.

We are stoked to be partnering with the kiteboarding industry to bring all the later gear, tips & tricks to a beach near you. 

There is no cost, everyone is welcome and everyone will have the chance to participate in a range of amazing giveaways and activities thanks to our partner brands.

New kiteboarders are encouraged to visit the expo's, this is a great opportunity to have a go of flying a trainer kite for the first time and meet the right people to get you involved in our great sport.

The BBQ will be fired so come down to your local beach to join the community for the official season launch.

Don't forget to go in the draw to win one of our amazing giveaways - register to win here -

February 19, 2018


Not Quite The End Of An Era - SHQ Boardsports Rosebud Has Closed

SHQ Rosebud is closed.  Thanks very much to all of the customers and staff who have been part of our store since 2010.  We look forward to continuing to teach kiteboarding lessons at our Go Kite Rosebud location.

SHQ owners, Steph & Trent gave kiteboarding in the local area a fantastic boost when they started Peninsula Kiteboarding back in 2010.  With their seemingly endless passion for the sport and for the Mornington Peninsula, Trent & Steph went from doing kiteboarding lessons part-time, to opening the first shop just a couple years later.  Stand Up Paddleboarding became a big part of the shop and also part of the Moon Tours holiday adventures around the world.

Eight years later, we are all a bit disappointed but also realistic to be closing the Rosebud store that Trent & Steph worked so hard to get off the ground.  That’s life, always changing, and it waits for no one.  Instead we will be focusing on our flagship stores, SHQ Boardsports in Sandringham, which is less than an hour away, and Sunshine Coast Boardsports in Caloundra.  Core Boardsports will continue to give great service our customers in Torquay and the Surf Coast.

Steph and Trent would like to thank everyone for their support, friendship and fun times over the years on the Mornington Peninsula.  "We are where we are today thanks to that and we couldn’t be more grateful.  Nor could Crumpet 🐶 "

"Bring on more surf trips, kite expeditions, travel and adventure by getting involved in the sports we love so much. You never know where it could take you."

The rest of the SHQ team is stoked that Trent and Steph will stay part of the SHQ and Sunshine Coast Boardsports team.  Our appreciation for their great enthusiasm and hard work is second to none.  Making a go of a business like this in Melbourne is hard enough.  Doing it on the Mornington Peninsula takes sheer grit, determination, passion and the support of great local customers.  Good on ya’ Steph & Trent.  Onwards and upwards!

February 11, 2018


The SUP Vic Mad Paddle - Sunday 25 February 2018

The SUP Vic Mad Paddle

Sunday 25 February 2018

Stand-up paddle boarders will join forces with SUP Vic and the Sandringham Yacht Club to raise much needed funds for Sandringham Hospital.

The SUP Vic Mad Paddle will see 100 paddlers set out on Port Phillip Bay for a 30km+ downwinder ending at Sandringham Yacht Club. This is the fourth time the Mad Paddle has been held in support of Sandringham Hospital. 

The 2018 SUP Vic Mad Paddle fundraising target is $30,000 which will go towards funding state-of-the-art emergency department equipment to improve care for children who present at Sandringham Hospital.

If you love to paddle and love a challenge register now as numbers are limited.

The event will culminate with a community barbeque at the Sandringham Yacht Club. 

Help raise funds for Sandringham Hospital by joining the paddle, donating in support of a paddler or join the fundraising activities at Sandringham Yacht Club on Sunday 25 February 2018.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible.


For further information, please contact the event organisers on 0425 296 854.

February 05, 2018


NEW SHQ Garage Sale Dates - 17th - 18th February!!!!

 SHQ Garage Sale Dates - 17th - 18th Feburary

9am till 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday 

Bring your used gear in before Saturday.


2017 Cabrinha Switchblade, FX or Drifter Kite
2017 Cabrinha Quickloop or Fireball in Trim Lite or Recoil (Fireball spreader for any harness free)
2017 Cabrinha Pump (black semi clear)
2016 Cabrinha Ace or Custom Twin Tip
2017 Cabrinha H1 foot straps

FROM $2235 / SAVE $1270
Subject to availability. Example package based on 7m FX Kite with Trimlite Fixed bar.

Liquid Force Limited Edition ENY poster (check out the website for some ideas)

2016 JP AUSTRALIA SLATE Wood Edition 7’6 x 29” $1380 / SAVE $920
2016 JP AUSTRALIA SLATE Pro Edition 7’2 x 26” $1800 / SAVE $1200 WOW
2017 JP AUSTRALIA Surf Wide AST 9’3 $1199 / SAVE $396

Coreban Platinum Pure Wood 8'10 $1290 / SAVE $1215 What The SUP!
Coreban Platinum Carbon second hand 9’6 $1290 (RRP NEW $3265)

SIC RECON 9’9 $1299 / SAVE $600


2018 EX DEMO JP-AUSTRALIA (very little use) FROM $1255
Fusions, Longboards, Outbacks, Surf, Surf Wide, Surf Slate, All Water. AST, Wood, Pro edition available.

Also a huge range of pre-loved used gear !

SHQ garage sale

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