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“just the best set up”

UpWind Kiteboarding, Inc
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Owner description: Offering Kiteboarding lessons and rider trips -- all by boat to our fantastic shallow, clean, clear water location in the national Marine Sanctuary. All gear included.
Reviewed December 8, 2014

Skot is very well organised, friendly, and very very comfortable to train with and go kiting, probably the best set up I have seen for kiting

All new equipment, compressor on the boat, great boat, just very very good, keep it up wind !

Thank 420petet
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Reviewed December 1, 2014

I'm an intermediate kiter and just got back from a week in Key West, spending four days with Upwind Kiteboarding. Upwind Kiteboarding is the go-to outfit for kiteboarding in Key West. If you want to learn how to kite, if you want to improve your existing skills, or you want to use your skills in a Keys outback excursion, you want to go with Upwind Kiteboarding. Upwind is professional, courteous, and a lot of fun--the gentleman running the show is a captain and takes his responsibility seriously. This isn't an outfit run by a surfer-dude with a boat who charges you a fee and dumps you off at some flat. Upwind takes care of you: they pump your kites up with a compressor, they put out kite anchors that allow you to launch and then put your kite down on the water when you need a rest. If you're already a great kiter, he'll point you in a direction for a kite excursion and simply ask that you be back at a certain time (and doesn't even get angry if you're accidentally 13 minutes late). We had such a great time and can't wait to get back! Thank you Skot for your hospitality, time and attention. CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN! (For kiters: the flats are the best on the east coast of the US--miles and miles of crystal clear, flat water where it's like kiting on a swimming pool. You'll have found nirvana.)

Thank mjm1231
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Reviewed November 18, 2014

Very punctual and professional. I was in Key West on a cruise ship stop. Being so everything was time sensitive. Skot and crew were on time and provided a great experience. Was my first kiteboarding lesson and they did a great job packing a ton of stuff into a four hour trip. Would not hesitate to visit again!

Thank jay h
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Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Look no farther! Skot is the best. Great safe kiteboarding lessons. And if there's no wind awesome outback SUP trips. He's the jack of all trades for KW water sports!!!!

Thank travelermillions
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Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went kiteboarding with Skot on the Key West Flats. His boat is very modern and he has everything on board for a succesful kiteboarding trip. You go to the flats on the boat and chill out while he and his crew inflate the kites, attach the lines and give you everything you need (boots, windbreaker, longsleeves, sunglasses etc). Then it's just a matter of hooking up the kite and off you go. They keep an eye on you when you kite and give you tips to improve your technique (even though we didn't book a lesson). When you take a break, they adjust the ktie if it's necessary (power/depower). There is drinking water on board so you basically don't have to bring anything.

Overall, we were very happy!

Thank Patrick H
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