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Ryan L wrote a review Aug 2020
Clackamas, Oregon1 contribution
I am a board riding fanatic snow/wake/skate/surf and I slalom waterski. I always wanted to learn kiteboarding but I had heard it was dangerous and tough to learn. Thanks to Kite The Gorge I was able to gain confidence and proficiency in a matter of days. I booked multiple lessons on back to back days. I felt safe with professional instructors who explained every step of the process to me. They had radios built into the helmets and I got instant feedback and instruction as I flew the kite. Hunter and Kyle helped me in a kind and patient manner. They were rad dudes who have international Kiteboarding instructor certification and they make the experience super fun! After a few days I was riding upwind, and learned transitions both ways. I even made it across the river and back without crashing a few times. It was challenging, exhilarating, and educational. I booked another lesson in 2 weeks and I can’t wait go back! Many thanks to Carlos, Spring, Kyle, Hunter and the entire Kite the Gorge team.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Skier_doc wrote a review Jul 2020
Salt Lake City, Utah3 contributions9 helpful votes
Carlos and Spring run a great kiting school. Instructors Danielle and David were patient and attentive and got me, a first timer, riding the kiteboard over the course of three days. A total blast!! Ample kind staff was there to help sort and maintain gear. Everyone wore masks and respected the COVID times. I will go back for more to put some more finesse into my new skill. Great job guys. Strongly recommend.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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tsimpson1 wrote a review Jun 2019
Chatham, Massachusetts9 contributions3 helpful votes
I was interested in learning how to Kitesail. I took four lessons with KTG. Both Danielle and Carlos did a nice job explaining rigging, safety, theory, and how to get up and go. With their instruction I was able to get water start and sail.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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reefbreaks wrote a review Sep 2018
Chicago20 contributions14 helpful votes
These guys rocks! The owners and instructors are really knowledgeable and friendly. Hunter was my instructor and was killer. Really positive and was able to break down exactly what I was doing and what I needed to be doing. I highly recommend and will be back myself to get better.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Cara G wrote a review Aug 2018
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Learning to kite with Kite the Gorge this summer was, I have to say, one of the most fun and exhilarating experiences of my life. I’ve always been a very timid person. When my husband and I decided to learn to kite last year, I was really just along for the ride. When we took our first lessons Memorial Day weekend, I left frustrated, scared (as I said, I’m a timid person) and ready to give up. But that was 100% on me. I had mentally prepared myself to fail. Anyway, I didn’t. With the support of Carlos, Spring and Rhice I actually learned to kite - something I was beginning to think I couldn’t do. Rhice in particular was incredibly supportive and probably one of the best instructors I’ve ever had, for anything. Some people have a lot of knowledge, but completely lack the ability to teach. Rhice is not one of those people. She is incredibly knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. Her patience astounded me and I am so glad that Carlos and Spring paired me with her throughout. But it wasn’t just them, either. All the instructors at the school are invested in every student’s success. For them, it seems, seeing every student learn to love the sport and become independent is a success. I don’t think I’ll every forget their cheers from the shore when I got my first real, controlled ride. Now that I’m done with lessons, at least until I want help to work on something new, I can’t wait for my weekly trips to the Gorge and literally count down the days between them. This would not have happened had it not been for all the time Kite the Gorge invested in my learning, as well as their patience in helping me get over my lack of confidence and frustration. Many thanks to everyone at Kite the Gorge! I’ll always remember this summer as one of the best ever and it wouldn’t have happened without them.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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