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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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Description: 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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Amazing instructors and location to learn how to kiteboard

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
andrewcarey44
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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 

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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.

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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 

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Leadville, Colorado
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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)

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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.

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Telluride, Colorado, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

SPI kiteboarding is the best there is on the island! I came to the island solo and upon walking into the shop, knew I had made the right choice! The SPI team was incredibly helpful and friendly. You can't beat the Kite Ranch for learning how to ride anywhere in the world! Warm shallow water and a great team of... More 

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SPIKiteboarding, Manager at SPI Kiteboarding & SUP, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We look forward to having you come back down and visit us this fall and shredding the 6 mile downwinders =} More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

From the first time you set foot inside the shop at SPI kiteboarding, you know you've found the place to be on South Padre Island. The knowledgeable and outgoing staff will set you up with lessons, first-rate gear, info and locals tips on how to enjoy your time on the island. Their new "Kite Ranch" is the idea place to... More 

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Clackamas, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband and I spent 14 days in South Padre at the end of May. We kited 10 days straight at the SPI Kite Ranch. The water is warm and clear and the wind was consistent. The Kite Ranch offers plenty of room for kiters to launch and land kites and play. Even though my husband and I were not... More 

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Timbuktu, Mali
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Wyatt, Jason, Scott and Amy are excellent teachers and amazing hosts. They know the island, know and trust the equipment they rep (and ride), ensure everyone of all ages and abilities have a good time, and, most importantly, are dedicated to the future of kiteboarding on SPI. This is all coming from silent observation and spending a week with these... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My husband and I spent 7 days kiting at SPI ranch. We started our kiting lessons on vacations in maui, hood river and la ventana and were looking for a place we could get more time riding and less time fighting waves, crowds, and being in deep water far from the beach. The hospitality from Wyatt, Scott, & Jason is... More 

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SPIKiteboarding, Manager at SPI Kiteboarding & SUP, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you back in the Fall =) Aloha, JAson More 

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