Kiteboarding lessons in Tampa Bay is one of the best places in the country to learn how to kiteboard. There is a great kiteboarding community here with many different launch spots to ride. The Skyway Bridge makes for the most ideal conditions for beginners to advanced level riders. Other kiteboarders here are friendly and willing to help people out. Windy season lasts longer than many other spots in the United States. Learning to kiteboard in Tampa Bay is one of the easiest places to learn.
What Makes Tampa Bay Perfect For Beginner Kiteboarders
There are multiple variables that make Tampa Bay an ideal location to learn how to kiteboard. One aspect is the shallow water depth. Most locations have knee to waist deep waters. Another positive aspect is how the Skyway Bridge and Fort Desoto launch spots are conducive to wind from any direction. Kiteboarders want a wind that will blow them back to land in a worst case scenario. Fort Desoto and the Skyway Bridge favors wind from any direction. Shallow water depths and the ability to kiteboard on any wind direction are positive attributes that make Tampa Bay a perfect place to learn how to kiteboard.
Benefits of Tampa Bay’s Shallow Water
Tampa Bay has many shallow water spots! Learning to kiteboard in the right water depth makes a world of difference. From an instructor’s perspective, one hour in shallow water is equivalent to five hours in a deep water spot. In other words, learning in the shallow waters of Tampa Bay would be significantly easier than in a deep water location.
Benefits of Tampa Bay’s Location
One of the location benefits of Tampa Bay is that there is an ideal place to kiteboard on any wind direction. Two benefits of having wind blow towards the shore are safer conditions and more consistent winds. In a situation where things go wrong, onshore winds blow a kiteboarder back to shore. It is rare that things go wrong, but in a worst case scenario it is a good peace of mind. The other more practical benefit is that the wind is consistent. Consistent winds are beneficial to kiteboarders at every level. The consistent winds in Tampa Bay will make it easier for kiteboarders learn basic kite control maneuvers.
What Makes Our Company Unique
What makes our company, Kiteboarding St. Petersburg, unique is the extensive experience each of our instructors have, our methodology of teaching, and our passion. The combination of these factors have helped us successfully create many safe and independent kiteboarders locally and around the world. Our main focus is creating safe and independent kiteboarders!
We are proud to be the first IKO Kite Center in the Tampa Bay area! Not only are we an IKO Kite Center, but each one of our instructors has a minimum of five years teaching experience. The combination of being certified to teach and the years of experience teaching makes us proud to have the instructors that we have. This is a combination that makes it possible to safely work with a wide variety of people. We have the experience of working with people of different ages, weights, and ethnicities. Over the years we are proud to share this sport with so many different people.
IKO, (International Kiteboarding Organization), provides a certification to teaching. Part of our training is learning a process that takes a complete novice towards an independent kiteboarder. We have adapted that process over the years with our teaching environment. We have developed a few key exercises in the process that make it easier and more effective for people to learn how to kiteboard. These exercises are possible because of the ideal conditions Tampa Bay has to offer. Incorporating the right methodology into instruction will make it easier for anyone to learn how to kiteboard.
We have developed a Beginner’s Kiteboarding Guide to assist with our students or anyones process of learning how to kiteboard. The owner and his wife have a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design and Technology that was applied to the instructional materials found on this site. The free online instructional content is to help support safe and independent kiteboarders.
We love teaching kiteboarding. This love for the sport is expressed in our passion for teaching. We all teach because we love seeing people stoked on accomplishing goals. It is an amazing feeling to experience kiteboarding in the calm waters of Tampa Bay. Sharing the love for the sport and our home with others is why we teach kiteboarding.
Kiteboarding lessons in Tampa Bay can be scheduled through the form below. Scheduling is a combination of the student’s availability and the wind forecast. Our company schedules lessons first come, first serve. It doesn’t cost any money to put a name on our calendar. Payments are done after the lesson has been completed. To schedule a lesson, fill out the form below: