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Address: 42 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone Number: +(1)850-243-5483
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: The premier kiteboard shop on the Emerald Gulf Coast.

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Customer Service at its Finest

Roger and the guys at XL Kites are offering some of the best service in kiteboarding. Period. Theses guys know everything about light wind kiting, and will tell it to you like it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2014
Steve R
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Roger and the guys at XL Kites are offering some of the best service in kiteboarding. Period. Theses guys know everything about light wind kiting, and will tell it to you like it is.

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Driving in from airport and had to stop. Recalled seeing the "Average Joe's" review videos on line. Great variety of kite equipment in shop both in boards and kites. Several mfg's...North, Ocean Rodeo, Cabrinha, etc. Everything you'd ever need. Got to talking to Roger and he was so accommodating. Was willing to talk about everything....we talked Kites, Boars, Bars, Bags,... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Spring break 2014, My son and I took lessons from roger, 2 sessions, one day break to get best wind. Base of operations was clean but basic. Drove approx 5- 10 min to lesson location. Communication with curt and roger was very informative and professional. Roger was a very good instructor explained concepts well, stressed things that can go wrong... More 

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Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I've taken two lessons from Roger over the past two years (I only get to Fort Walton once a year). Roger is one of the best instructors I've had over many sports. He's patient, knowledgable, easy to talk to and provides excellent instruction. XL is a great shop to work with and the bay in which they teach is an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

A big thanks to Curt and Roger for working with me on a custom lesson tailored to my needs. I came to them with some kiting experience and Roger was more than willing to work with me to quickly review my existing skills/knowledge to the point he felt comfortable moving to the next step. He was very meticulous and explained... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Just want to give a big thanks to XL Kites Fort Walton,Fl. Booked a 3 day session one session on march 25 and doubled up on the last 2, march 26. The weather brought lots of wind and 39' am temps, warming to about 60' with warm water. Can't say enough good things about my instructor Roger, stand up guy... More 

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Rowhedge, Essex
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Many thanks to Curt and Roger for a great couple of kite boarding lessons. Right from the start when I emailed them they have been 100% professional with great communication. The lessons were really informative seeing as I was a complete novice, I felt safe and very well informed and the only reason I did not get to do the... More 

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