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South Padre Island Kiteboarding

5208 B Padre Blvd., Next to Ship Shape, South Padre Island, TX 78597
+1 956-772-1098
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Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics
Owner description: South Padre Island Kiteboarding is the island's first dedicated kiteboarding center. We have been teaching kiteboarding since 2002. Nobody has been... more » Owner description: 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 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, Aquaglide SUP and Mistral paddleboards. Our knowledgeable staff are seasoned professional coaches and advanced kiteboarders alike. We off friendly service, equipment demos, free advice and safe, quality instruction for beginners to advanced at our private 16 acre kite ranch. We are also offering Stand Up Paddleboard rentals and tours on the no wind days. Need a surfboard? We've got those too! Shop Hours in the Spring and Fall Season 9am - 3pm everyday. Summer hours are 11am - 3pm. « less
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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 South Padre Island Kiteboarding, responded to this review

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

The Dalles, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I am also a 25 year windsurfer from the Gorge. I have attempted kiting there without success. I had taken intro lessons in La Ventana and Lake Floras Oregon. I was becoming very frustrated with my inability to progress to water start and ride. I had taken a lesson with another kiting company on SPI. I had the instructor squawking... More

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Hood River, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Afer 24 years of living and windsurfing in The Gorge I decided last summer to start kiting.I found my progress painfully slow in the Gorge so looked into going where it would be the best learning conditions and that turned out to be South Padre Island.After checking out the schools on the island I found South Padre Island Kiteboarding.These guys... More

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Paonia, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Spent a week taking lessons with SPI and I can't recommend them enough. I went solo, not expecting to find much more than lessons, and by end of the second day it as like I was part of their crew. As everyone else seems to say in their reviews, they really are all about the kiting community, not just going... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I came to South Padre Island specifically to kite and build up my kiteboarding skills. It was a family vacation with my wife and daughter neither of who kite so I was going to be riding alone. Having just started kiting this year, I figured I would take a lesson to meet some people, figure out the best places to... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I took a lesson today and it was awesome. My instructor was excellent, very patient, and very helpful. She had me riding for 2 hours while following me on a waverunner to provide suggestions. I highly recommend this place. Tony

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brownsville tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

i have taken a number of lessons from jason and his crew at south padre island kiteboarding and i have allways been impressed by not only their professionalism and knowledge but their great attiltude - they are allways there to offer a helping hand on and off the water providing a safe environment for learning a great sport - brian... More

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SPIKiteboarding, Manager at South Padre Island Kiteboarding, responded to this review

Thanks Brian. Once you are a student of SPI Kiteboarding, you become one of our extended family. We really enjoy watching our former students progress in this awesome sport. We are one big kiteboarding family here on SPI :) More

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