Best Pro Kiteboarding
Best Pro Kiteboarding
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Your Gulfcoast one stop shop for kiteboarding lessons, gear sales and rentals! We carry all the top brands including North Kiteboarding, Naish Kiteboarding, Eleveight, Dakine, Mystic, Ion and Hobie! With the only instructors that have competed on the World Tour of Kiteboarding teaching right here in the Tampa Bay. Come see what this sport is all about with the best on the water :)
St. Pete Beach, Florida

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Silversurfer
Atlanta, GA139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
cannot say anything about the kiting (heard that the lessons are great), but went on an efoiling session with Drew and Sawyer and had a blast. After 1/2 hour I was standing on the board and flying on the water. Great bunch of guys, keep on the good work.
Written March 9, 2021
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TobinTobin
Vail, CO8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
Fantastic two weekends of intense 9am lessons with Luca, Drew and Raúl. They even arranged for perfect wind, a visit to DeSoto park and new Cabrinha gear. Exceptional set up and super appreciate all of the effort gentlemen.

Note that learning to kite in between DeSoto Park and Skyway Park is incredible because it is a huge shallow expanse bordering Tarpon Cay and other nature preserves. This is one of the great kiteboarding places in the US.
Written April 25, 2021
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Thomas P
St. Petersburg, FL5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
Drew was the first person I met at the skyway beach, so I booked a lesson. The jet ski he owns helps as he brought me to a shallow area where no one else was..
I also booked the first lesson for my son (14 yrs).. ever since he's raving about kite surfing and want more..
Don't forget to visit his shop
Written April 11, 2018
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Kristan L
North Carolina10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
We never were able to kite due to no wind; not the owner's issue for sure. However, do understand Cindy's the front person for the instructor and to put it mildly, she overcommitted for the instructor. She said we'd have a 5 hour lesson with a 30 minute break halfway through. Guess what? Not even possible as the instructor also runs a paddle board business on the beach. Even if we'd had wind, the instructor couldn't give us 5 hours as he'd need to start renting paddle boards. He was honest and shared this when he called. At every turn, while on the phone with Cindy to set lessons up, she interrupted, talked over me, seemed seriously distracted and rambled on about other customers. A word of advice to those who may use this business, don't plan anything, no matter what, until you speak with your instructor. I asked Cindy about the chance of rescheduling due to no wind. She had initially said this was possible and happened all the time; during our second call, the day before the planned lesson... her tune totally changed to "that'll be between you and Randy, I don't want to get in the middle of this, I'll have him call you". Please use caution and base all scheduling on the instructor's word. Good luck!
Written June 7, 2015
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Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and help us improve our business. My name is Drew Christianson and I am the new owner of Best Pro Kiteboarding along with being the head instructor. What you have mentioned above has been resolved with all of our instructors now working for Best Pro Kiteboarding not being subcontractors as before when Cindy ran the show. Please let us know if there is anyway to help you in the future in getting on the water and having a blast kitesurfing with the best! Thanks -Drew
Written November 5, 2017
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Ryan B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
Simply the best shop in town! Drew and Raul are incredible instructors and will provide all the information you need to get up and riding safely. They have a wealth of knowledge and an insane amount of experience to teach you everything you need. The gear is top notch and they have kites ready for any wind condition. The location is perfect being in a secluded, flat water and shallow area really makes the difference for progress as a beginner. Communication was also great the whole time. Would choose best pro 10 times over, and will definitely keep coming back!
Written July 4, 2019
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kimandmark2016
St. Petersburg, FL13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
I booked 6 hours with Raul. I'v taken lessons before with various instructors and
he is able to listen, communicate and demonstrate so effectively that you learn
quickly and safely. He is a great instructor, knowledgeable, patient and keeps it
simple. The school is about safety first and step by step learning to get you comfortable
and competent. Very impressed with the instructing and the kite equipment was
wonderful to fly. Planning on continuing lessons as I progress.
Written April 6, 2019
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Kellie
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
Awesome service! My new years resolution was to learn something new this year and to get out on the water more. I stopped into Best Pro Kiteboarding's store on 4th Street just to look around and met Bri. She was so nice and told me about how she got started kiteboarding and what lessons would be like with the instructors. I never felt pressure or rushed from Bri - she was so easy going and felt like she really wanted to see me enjoy it. We went over lesson packages to make sure I found the right one and now I can't wait for my first lesson with Raoul!
Highly recommended!
Written February 1, 2019
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Britt
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
This was an amazing experience! We got to play with the kites and all sorts of other ocean toys when the wind died down. Will definitely be back. Woo hoo!
Written November 27, 2018
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Kelly O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
My 4 cousins and I booked kiteboarding lessons with Drew. He was super patient (especially with how many times he had to say “turn left...your other left” 😂) and helpful learning the kite. By the time we learned the kite on the beach, the wind had died down and there wasn’t enough wind for the kitesurfing. Drew quickly shifted gears and got us all wakeboarding and foilboarding behind the jetski. Most of us had never done either boards before and with Drew’s help, guidance, and patients everyone got up! He was able to tell everyone what they needed to do differently and because of his advice we were all able to do it! My cousins and I only get together once a year, it was a really special day and lots of laughter. We really appreciate Drew making this day so awesome - even when the wind didn’t cooperate. We’ll definitely be back and highly recommend!!
Written November 24, 2018
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Joanna C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
Best pro kiteboarding really lived up the its name!!! Would recommend it to anyone who is either a beginner or wanting to work on kiteing skills! Drew was an awesome teacher! Thank you for getting me hooked on kiteboarding:)
Written April 16, 2018
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