Kiteboarding in the St Petersburg, Tampa Bay area is just starting up! The best times for wind in this area are from October through June. One of the best things about kiteboarding in St Petersburg is the ability to kiteboard in any wind direction! There is always a good and safe place to kiteboard for any wind direction. We are super excited to be in a world-renowned place for kiteboarding.
We focus on providing high quality kiteboarding lessons to make safe and independent kiteboarders. No matter what your age or past experiences are, we will work with you to develop an effective plan to get you kiteboarding safe and efficiently. We have developed an online beginners guide to kiteboarding to help supplement and better prepare you for on-water lessons. We use the latest Cabrinha kiteboarding equipment, which is one of the top brands, to make learning easier. And we genuinely love teaching kiteboarding. Our passion is connecting with the different people we work with to get them kiteboarding and enjoying the conditions as much as we do!
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Kiteboarding Locations Around St. Petersburg
There are many locations to kiteboard around the St Petersburg area. Some of our favorite kiteboarding locations in the area include Fort Desoto and the Skyway Bridge. These locations are perfect for clean wind and flat water. For lessons, there is plenty of shallow water in both locations. The shallow water and clean winds make for some of the easiest and safest environments to learn in the world.
Kite sizes are determined by the wind speed and rider’s weight. Assuming a 150-160lb person, the common kite size for them would be a 12m kite. Larger people would need a bigger sized kite. Tinier people would use a smaller sized kite. On average, wind speeds are around 15 kts for the St. Petersburg area.
Most kiteboarders in the area ride a twintip board. The conditions in the area are best for jumping or foilboarding. Many people in the area prefer cruising on a twintip or trying to catch air with different tricks on a twintip. There is rarely “good” waves for surfing in the area. But if there are waves, St Pete Beach is the place to go.
Tampa Bay can experience winter, spring, summer, and fall in one day. Mornings in the heart of winter can be cold (45-55 degrees), but temperatures warm quickly. At worst, a 4/3mm wetsuit is needed. But often times a shorty or 3/2mm is most common during the winter months. If taking kiteboarding lessons with us, we do provide wetsuits for those colder days.