Work in a Kite Shop

Do you have a passion for the ocean and harnessing the elements? When the wind blows or the waves are pumping, do you get butterflies in your stomach? Do you want to share this excitement with like-minded water-sports people and help them gear up for their passion too? We are looking for people who live for the ocean and the outdoors and who have always dreamed of making this their day job! Join our shop’s team of passionate kiters and Stand Up Paddlers as well as our growing community of customers, and live your dream! If you feel this is YOU, read further and give us a shout or pop us an email to take this further…!


Board and Kite Africa is a watersports (kite and SUP) and lifestyle retail store based in Bloubergstrand, Table View, about 30 minutes north of central Cape Town, South Africa. We sell and rent Kite and SUP gear, and sell a large variety of accessories and apparel. We are the official importers for Eleveight and Reedin Kiteboarding and an official Airush Kiteboarding destination store. We carry a selection of recognised surf and watersports brands, including Quiksilver, Billabong, Dakine and AK Durable Supply Co., as well as selected local apparel brands. Services we provide include kite and surf/SUP repairs and gear testing (demo days). In cooperation with the BKA Kite School we also offer kite and SUP lessons. Our vision is to bring the watersports community together on the water.



Position summary: We are looking for a retail shop assistant to assist the Shop Manager with sales, stock control/display, rentals, equipment maintenance and other day-to-day tasks.

Basic Job requirements:

  • Applicant MUST be an independent KITE-boarder and/or SUPer/surfer and water-sports enthusiast with at least 2 years of INDEPENDENT experience with a PASSION for watersports
  • Patience and great communication skills to deal daily with customers and suppliers
  • Must be prepared to periodically work long hours during high season
  • Good organizational skills and knowledge of stock and inventory control
  • Basic knowledge of KITE and SUP gear and its maintenance
  • Basic knowledge of sales and shop display
  • Previous sales experience will be an advantage
  • Experience and knowledge of using basic spreadsheets, word documents and POS systems will count in your favour
  • Basic knowledge/interest in surf apparel is not a requirement but will count in your favour
  • Presence at KITE/SUP events/competitions will be an advantage
  • Applicant must be prepared to use and promote only brands sold through the shop
  • Foreign applicants must comply with South African work permit regulations

Benefits of position:

  • Access to and use of shop demo/rental KITE and SUP gear
  • Staff discounts on products sold in the shop
  • Possibility to kite, SUP or surf during work hours
  • Living the watersports lifestyle and community


  • Basic of R8000 – R12000 pm (after deductions), and commission on sales dependent on meeting of sales targets
  • Salary and commissions will be determined on an individual basis based on experience, qualifications and time in the industry
  • For further info on the basic minimum and other package benefits, please contact us directly

Duration of position:

  • 1 September 2022 – 31 August 2023, with possibility to extend thereafter
  • Probation & training period: 1-30 September 2022
  • Work hours: 5 Days a week, 09h00 – 18h00, with daily shift basis and option for overtime

Further info: For any further enquiries regarding this position, please contact Lanral on +27(0)739522499, or


  • Complete the form below and upload your CV.
  • Application deadline: 31 July 2022