September 2020 Lessons Update
Our windy season is starting up in the Tampa Bay area! We are excited to get back out in the warm, shallow waters. For scheduling and to stay updated on the wind forecast fill out the form below or give us a call at 774) 249-8062
You do not need to be strong in order to kiteboard! Its all about finesse and not strength.
Kiteboarding St Petersburg focuses on kiteboarding lessons throughout the Tampa Bay area. Lessons are available seven days a week.
Kiteboarding lessons can be scheduled seven days a week. We work with your availability and when it’s windy. For more information about our scheduling give us a call or send us an email.
What Makes Us Unique
We create safe and independent kiteboarders. What makes our school unique is that all of our instructors are IKO certified (International Kiteboarding Organization) and are professional riders. This enables us to better teach kiteboarding so you learn quicker and safer. We teach in waist deep water away from other riders to create a safe and stress free environment. We utilize jet ski support and the latest Cabrinha gear. Everything we do is focused towards providing the highest quality lessons so our students have the tools they need to safely and proficiently kiteboard on their own.
We are proud to be one of the few IKO Kite Centers in Florida.
About Our Lessons
We structure kiteboard lessons in a step by step process set in place by IKO. Each step builds from the previous step and is focused towards creating safe and independent kiteboarders. We focus on the fundamentals so that even after your lessons you will continue to progress fast and safe on your own!
We teach as quick as you progress. Our theory is that preparation makes great students. Before taking a lesson you can review the steps we go through in our Beginners Guide. The more prepared you are, the quicker you will learn. If you demonstrate excellent kite control, then you can get to the board in your first lesson.
Below is a general idea of how lessons are structured.
Stage One: Kite Control
Lesson Duration: 2 – 3 hours
Cost: call for pricing
All gear is provided (specific Cabrinha kite models or boards can be requested). By the end of the lesson you’ll learn how to proficiently operate a kite. We focus on creating the muscle memory needed for you to progress safer and quicker. We’ll go over wind theory, safety, rigging, kite control, water relaunch, launch/ landing, self rescue, power strokes. A second person or third person can be added for $40 additional person. Read more about your first few hours kiteboarding.
Free Ground School – We offer an hour ground school for free to better prepare you for your training and to make our time on the water more valuable. Ground School is offered on Mondays and Thursdays at Watersports West based on appointment.
Stage Two: Riding
Lesson Duration: 2 hours
Cost: call for pricing
All gear is provided (specific Cabrinha kite models or boards can be requested). The second phase of your lessons is focused on riding the board. We’ll go over waterstarts, riding posture, riding upwind, transitions and right of way. A second or third person can be added for $40 additional person.
Stage Three: Independent Rider
Lesson Duration: 1-2 hours
Cost: call for pricing
This lesson is focused on making you an independent rider with your own kiteboarding gear. We want you to feel safe and confident so this lesson is custom designed to help you go out kiteboarding on your own.
We are affiliated with Watersports West and when you take lessons through us we can provide additional discounts on gear.
We will provide you with the skills and knowledge to safely and proficiently kiteboard on your own! And when your lessons are completed, we provide you with an IKO Card that proves you’re a kiteboarder.
We offer advanced lessons for the following:
- Boosting: Learn More Here
- Hooked in tricks
- Unhooked trick
We can help you break through to the next level! Give us a call or email to learn more about our advanced lessons:
Day rental, all gear is provided, must be able to prove to be a proficient kiteboarder (can successfully go upwind/ downwind and be able to transition). $100.
Jetski Support – additional $10 per hour
Gopro Footage – $20 per session video
More About Kite Lessons
Who Can Kiteboard? Kite Myths On Age Limits
Want to Check Out a First Lesson: Student Spotlight
One Reason to Learn How to Kiteboard: Find Out Here
Is Kiteboarding for you? Click Here
Common Misconceptions: Will You Get Blown Away
Common Questions: Click Here
The Wind Window: Learn More Here
For scheduling and availability give us a call or send us a message.