Coming in to visit our shop?
We are often not in (yep, if it’s good weather we’ll be on the beach ‘test flying’!)
So please give us a call on 0417 723 937 to make sure we’re in before you come.

About Leading Edge Kites

Leading Edge Kites first flew in 1988 when Bob Dawson began building his big high performance kites in Coffs Harbour and testing them down on Park Beach (hey, it’s a hard job testing kites on the beach all day but, well, someones gotta do it!!!) We’ve had kites for sale in Australia ever since.

International Kite Festivals

Bob flew in competitions and carnivals all over the world since then including a standing invitation (only a few people around the world get these…) to the Pasir Gudang Kite Festival in Malaysia.
He’s flown in competitions as far away as France and England and as tropical as New Caladonia. (Hey, we told you it’s a hard job!)

Along with Neil Taylor and Rob Brassington, Bob was considered one of the foremost performance kite makers in Australia and is renouned for his constant innovation (it gives him another excuse to go to the beach…)

Bob Dawson holding an early Leading Edge Kites Targa stunt kite

Oh yeah, we forgot to mention that Bob is the current Australian champion and has been, with his Ocean Breeze team, since 1998.

Bob holding 2 Elite stunt kites

(this is a bit of a ‘sop’ really as there hasn’t been a new championship for about 10 years but the team still dine out on stories of their early exploits!)

Kite Surfing

With the introduction of Kite surfing to Australia in a big way Bob became the kite surfing specialist at Leading Edge and he brought in Ros to look after the Single String Kites and Dual Control Kites. She also works with schools and teachers who are looking for kite making kits. These are make your own kites that are great for class activities or OSHC kite making workshops. Leading Edge has an extensive range of resources for teachers that make classroom kite making a breeze.

Children's Single Line Kites
Dual Control Sports Kites
School Kite Making workshops
leading edge kites old shop at Currumbin
Our old shop at Currumbin

The original shop has had many moves and guises. This was our shop at Currumbin but now we’re at Burleigh on the fabulous Gold Coast.
The on-line shop however allows us to provide service and advice right across Australia.

Inside our current Burleigh Heads store

Leading Edge Kites
7/10 Rothcote Court
Burleigh Qld 4220
Ph: 0417 723 937
Fax: 07 5522 4769

ABN: 80 28 605 863

About Leading Edge Kites in recent years

Tragically our beloved friend and founder passed away some years ago so Leading Edge is now entirely run by us from our Burleigh Heads shop. Our main focus is on ‘ordinary’ kites for kids, teenagers (and adults who want to be kids!) We continue to stock a wide range of single string kites and dual control kites for all ages at great prices. We’re pretty big on personal service and pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service as well as our great kites.

So….check out our range of Windspeed and Ocean Breeze  kites and if you’ve got any questions about our kites or kite flying in general, give us a call or drop us an email…with over 30 years experience in kites we reckon we will have an answer or two to help you out!

large inflatable Kites flying at Redcliffe kitefest 2018
Leading Edge Kites are regulars at kite carnivals across Australia. This shot is from 2018 Redcliffe Kitefest in sunny Queensland.