Kiteboarding St Petersburg specializes in kiteboarding lessons. Our focus is to provide the highest quality lessons to the Tampa Bay area. To accomplish this goal we use the very best gear the sport has to offer. We believe Cabrinha provides the highest performing and safest equipment in the sport. Being on the right gear helps you to progress quicker and safer no matter what level of riding you’re at.
We are partnered with Watersports West who provide gear sales and servicing. They are the original kite shop in Tampa Bay as well as one of the biggest Cabrinha dealers in the nation. If you take your lessons through us we can assist in providing additional discounts on package deals.
Every few months we host a Cabrinha demo with pro rider Damien Leroy where other kiteboarders can come out and test ride the entire Cabrinha lineup for free! If you can’t make one of our demo days but still want to test ride one of the Cabrinha kites, we provide scheduled demos. To stay connected, leave us your email at the bottom.
What You Need For Kiteboarding
Here’s a list of the gear you will need to get going:
- Safety Leash
- Board + Straps
Kiteboarding equipment takes about 5 minutes to rig everything and get out on the water. When you’re done, the kite can be folded up and stored in a small backpack with the bar, pump and harness. Having everything so compact makes it very easy to travel with.
There are a couple of different variables to consider when choosing a kiteboard. One of the more important things to consider is size. Check out this article for more information on how to choose the right kiteboard size – Choosing The Right Kiteboard Size.
Common Gear Questions
How much does kiteboarding gear cost?
A full kiteboarding package can cost anywhere from $1000 to $3000 depending on size, brand and year. Learn more here.
What types of kiteboarding kites are there?
There are many different types of kiteboarding kites to choose from. Each style of kite serves a purpose and is for a certain style or styles of riding. Here’s a breakdown of the different types of kites.
What size kite for St Petersburg kiteboarding?
Kite size is a combination of the rider weight and the average wind speed. The average wind speed during our windy season is 15-20 mph. Here’s a general guide to choosing the right size kite in St Petersburg.
Each year manufacturers release new gear and we get to test it all out. Check out our reviews here.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Watersports West is the largest and oldest kiteboarding shop in the Tampa Bay area. They provide all kiteboarding equipment from kites, bar and lines, harnesses and boards. They also sell sail tape, accessories, and miscellaneous parts dating back to 2002. For the few winter months in Tampa Bay, they provide a full selection of wetsuits, booties, and neoprene accessories specific for kiteboarding.
Whether you’re investing in new or used gear, Watersports West understands kiteboarding gear is a big purchase, which is why they have a try before you buy program. You can try different model kites and boards to figure out what model and size is right for you.
They are the most professional in the industry. They will take the time to explain the differences between gear and will work with you to choose the gear that works for you now and down the road. Even if your budget limits you towards used gear and they don’t have anything in stock, they can guide you in the right direction towards a good deal.
Check out Watersports Wests website for the latest kiteboarding equipment, gear on closeout and used equipment.