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Address: 5208 B Padre Blvd., Next to Ship Shape, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone Number: +1 956-772-1098
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South Padre Island Kiteboarding is the island's first dedicated...

South Padre Island Kiteboarding is the island's first dedicated kiteboarding center. We have been teaching kiteboarding since 2002. Nobody has been kiteboarding on South Padre longer than us! We offer friendly service, equipment demos, free advice and safe, quality instruction for beginners to advanced at our private 16 acre kite ranch. The SPI Kite Ranch is the island only exclusive kite club and wind park.

We customize our lessons to your specific needs and goals and never require a deposit to reserve your lesson. Our store is stocked with the latest NORTH kites, ION, BWS & Liquid Force. Our knowledgeable staff are seasoned professional coaches and advanced kiteboarders alike.

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SPI Kiteboarding Rocks!

Wyatt and his crew at SPI Kiteboarding were awesome. We flew from California to take lessons at South Padre Island and I am so glad we found SPI. We had four days of great wind... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Petaluma, California
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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wyatt and his crew at SPI Kiteboarding were awesome. We flew from California to take lessons at South Padre Island and I am so glad we found SPI. We had four days of great wind and great instruction. We did jet ski lessons and also lessons at the SPI kite ranch. The Ranch is the perfect place to learn as... More 

Thank bajascorpion
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here three times and each time Scott and the instructors have bent over backwards to make sure our group had a good experience. I always felt safe and they were helpful on and off the clock. I highly recommend them for first timers and experienced kiters. Very flexible and they don't send you out just to collect their... More 

Thank dave a
Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent experience. Very nice instructors. Will was my instructor and he was great. Helpfully with every aspect of kiting from setup, launching, technique, self rescue. Hints on kiting in different conditions and locals. He had me up and riding upwind, transitions, jumping, self rescue, body dragging to self retrieve board all after 3 consecutive lessons in 3 days. Even took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

nice people, good service, reasonable prices, good water access, lots of equipment for sale or rent. very nice experience in SUP rental for me and my family

Thank Tim M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I think that most kite schools on south padre will give you decent instruction and the island is a nearly perfect place to learn. What differentiates a school is what happens before and after the lessons. I am a senior and about the furthest thing from an athlete that one can be. I have tried unsuccessfully to learn kiteboarding for... More 

3 Thank grizwald
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My wife and I visited South Padre Island for the first time in May 2015. I had heard that the kiteboarding was great but didn't really know what to expect. I am an experienced kiter but my wife wanted to take lessons. We first hit up the more "well known" shop on the island but left due to lack of... More 

2 Thank andrewcarey44
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Helpful guidance and lessons on numerous water sports. The best new and used equipment on hand. If something is broken, they can fix it. They inventory parts for all the brands they sell. Great staff, always welcoming.

1 Thank Dean R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I went down to South Padre having never kited before and the SPI Kiteboarding lessons got me up and kiting with my more experienced kiteboarding friends in 2 days. Scott and the rest of the SPI team are awesome -- really helpful and great at what they do. Their kite ranch is in the perfect location with low traffic and... More 

Thank Nate L
Leadville, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I've been down to the Kite Ranch to ride with these guys 3 times now in the past year and it just keeps getting better and better. They're really helpful, accommodating and fun to kite with and hangout-all of 'em. I'll be back again in the spring or maybe sooner (I hope)

3 Thank curt1381
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

3 days was all wyatt and jason needed to get me and my two boys up on a plane. Great guys and a great setup at their Kite Ranch.

Thank frank r

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