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We had called Elite to see if our group of 4 could do some Kite surfing lessons. Unfortunately... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Mark Z
Kiteboarding Leson

Knowledgeable instructor, good equipment, good site. I knew how to wakeboard, sail, windsurf, and... read more

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St. Petersburg's first local watersports adventure shop. We specialize in Kiteboarding, Wake boarding, and Stand Up Paddle boarding. Kiteboarding is now the worlds fastest growing watersport and we can teach you how. With our advanced teaching methods we can teach you how to ride within a couple hours. We sell new and used gear, offer gear rental, and host nature tours throughout our beautiful surrounding waters. Our shops are located within six minutes of the prime St. Petersburg and Tarpon Springs kiteboarding spots. Our mobile shop is located on the beaches for your convenience.
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4100 34th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711-4367
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had called Elite to see if our group of 4 could do some Kite surfing lessons. Unfortunately, there was no wind and none in the forecast for the time we were there. On short notice, we asked to do wake boarding (behind a wave...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Knowledgeable instructor, good equipment, good site. I knew how to wakeboard, sail, windsurf, and I can even fly a stunt kite, but I had no idea that flying the kiteboard kites would be as difficult as it is. I never came even close to actually...More

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EliteWS, Manager at Elite Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad that you got to get out with us and learn the art of kiteboarding. It's our goal to streamline the lessons as much as possible to make an efficient but thorough teaching atmosphere. With our 15 years of experience kiteboarding and...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

I had the greatest experience with Dave for my Kiteboarding lesson. This is one of many lessons I’ve taken with Elite and as always they are thorough, supportive and explain things so well!More

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EliteWS, Owner at Elite Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you so much for your review! We are so appreciative of you taking the time to provide us, and future students, some feedback on how we are doing. Dave is an excellent Elite Instructor, we are thankful to have him on our team!...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Very professional business. The lesson was done on the latest and greatest gear. They know where and when the wind will show up. I have had lessons before but I just didn’t feel comfortable heading out on my own yet. My instructor, Dave, was awesome....More

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EliteWS, Owner at Elite Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear about your progression and are stoked for you and the new-found confidence gained. Our Elite Instructors are out there to ensure all of our students get to that next level in their skill set,...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

I had kited before but only in heavier wind conditions. I learned in Hood and had done a few days in Maui. This would be my first attempt with a huge board and a light wind kite. Alex was great in not over coaching but...More

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EliteWS, Owner at Elite Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Hello, David! Thank you for your great review! We appreciate you taking time out of your day to provide feedback. Alex is an excellent instructor and we're proud to hear he was able to assist you with progressing your kiteboarding skills to the next level....More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

My Elite Watersports' kiteboarding experience was top notch and the instructor was first rate. I can't wait to reach the next level of foiling.More

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EliteWatersports, Owner at Elite Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Hello! Thank you for your review. We value your feedback and love hearing from all levels of students; foil lessons are the best to start the summer season and we're so happy your foil experience with us was exceptional! Looking forward to seeing you out...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

Elite Watersports is THE BEST!!!! All of the staff knows their stuff and their passion for the kiteboarding just got me that much more excited to learn. I have taken lessons from both James and Dave, and they are both amazing instructors!! Aaron and Vanessa...More

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EliteWatersports, Owner at Elite Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Hello, Kaylee!! Thank you for your very kind review! Our enthusiam for the sport of kiteboarding is very real and it shows through in all facets of our business. We love hearing that our passion for the sport influences others to get involved, too! You...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018

Dave was awesome. We will be back for another lesson as soon as we can fit it into our busy schedule. Thanks so much.More

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EliteWatersports, Owner at Elite Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2018

Hello! Thank you for your review! We value your feedback and are happy to hear your experience with the crew at Elite Watersports was exceptional! Dave is a great Elite Instructor and we are thrilled to have him on our team! We will be looking...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

If your looking for a new trill/adventure And went to try kite bording you have to book a lesson with elite kite bording They are professional and competent So much fun doing thisMore

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EliteWatersports, Owner at Elite Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Hello! Thank you for your review! We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to share some kind words about our company and the services provided so that our future clients and students can also know what to expect. We love that you...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Alex was very helpful for my first time kiteboarding. He is not only knowledgeable, but also good at explaining and giving feedback. I enjoyed talking to him and I learned a lot. After having a second lesson elsewhere in a different location, I realized how...More

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EliteWatersports, Owner at Elite Watersports, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review! We are sorry to hear your experience elsewhere was a let-down but proud to be the company who you can count on! We strive to ensure your experiences with all of the team members of Elite Watersports are exceptional...More

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