Kiteboarding Lessons Tampa Bay
Watersports West is the original kiteboarding shop in Tampa Bay. All our instructors are IKO certified and are dedicated to creating safe and independent riders. We offer free ground school with an intro to kiteboarding in our shop Monday through Friday! Our shop is open from 10am to 7pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 6pm on Saturdays.
We offer package discounts on gear if you complete your lessons with us!
Kiteboarding St Petersburg is our affiliated kiteboarding center
Lessons are run 7 days a week at any time the wind is blowing! We are flexible and will coordinate with your schedule
Call us at 727-517-7000 for inquiries.
About Us: We have been kiteboarding since the beginning and want to share the stoke of this sport with you! We know you have what it takes so give us a call and we’ll set you up with one of our certified instructors. Our mission is to create safe and independent kiteboarders through leveraging the most innovative gear and most certified and professional instructors in the Tampa Bay area.
First hour free: The first hour of kiteboarding lessons entails wind theory, rigging, safety systems and situational awareness. This hour is only done in the shop and is designed to better prepare and cover the basics of you’re on-the-water lessons. We have a kite simulator where you will be hooked into a harness and attached to a real kiteboarding bar. Once you’ve completed your ground course, we’ll set you up with an IKO Certified instructor where you’ll begin your training.
Gear discounts: We understand that kiteboarding can get expensive so we offer additional discounts on new, closeout or used gear upon completing your lessons with one of our certified instructors.
What to Expect
- Our instructors will provide all of the latest gear
- All instructors are professionally certified and have taught for years
- We will design a lesson plan within your budget
- No matter your age or fitness level, you have the capability to do this sport!
Kiteboard Lessons St Petersburg
We offer kiteboard lessons from Sarasota to St. Petersburg, Clearwater to Tarpon Springs. We love kiteboarding and want to share the stoke with you! It doesnt matter how old you are or what type of shape you’re in, you can kiteboard! For kiteboard lessons in St Petersburg or surrounding areas call us at 727-517-7000.
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We provide kiteboard and kite rentals to the Tampa Bay area, from St Petersburg to Clearwater to Tarpon Springs. For rates and availability call us at 727-517-7000.
About the Gear
Year after year Cabrinha proves to be the most innovative company in the kiteboarding industry. The benefits of learning on a Cabrinha kite is that you’ll be able to have more control over the kite than any other kite brand in the industry. Learning how to kiteboard requires finesse and is muscle memory. Cabrinha kites will help you achieve that muscle memory quickly so you’re up and riding in no time.
When you’re ready to invest in gear stop by the shop or ask about our demos on the water.
If you’re interesting in learning more about kiteboarding here are some frequently asked questions we get in the shop:
Specializing in kiteboarding in the Tampa Bay area, and surrounding towns like Clearwater, St. pete Beach, Tierra Verde,Largo, Seminole,clearwater, Tampa, Lakeland, brandon, Lutz,Sarasota, Bradenton Tarpon Springs, Pinellas Park, Oldsmar, Holiday, Spring Hill, Hudson and many more! Watersports West is a 14,000 sq. ft. of water-sports heaven!
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Phase 1: Explore & Educate Kiteboarding Lesson
Phase 1: Explore & Educate Kiteboarding Lesson
Take advantage of this free introductory lesson that’ll better prepare you for getting on the water. Call us ahead of time to set an appointment. Our class will give you the tools and information that you are looking for in order to be successful, safe, and RESPONSIBLE. Topics will include gear selection/explanation, rigging, wind assessment, weather assessment, riding area/launch assessment, safety protocols, rescue scenarios, wind window, power strokes, control bar theory using a live simulator, kite size selection, right of way and riding theory. You will receive a detailed packet for you to keep that includes tons of literature to get you through that first year of riding. You will also receive a detailed Tampa Bay Ride Guide covering 14 locations throughout Tampa Bay detailing popular places to kiteboard with important information about each spot to keep you safe and on the water for many years to come. This will be an important tool in planning your first session on the water.