Kiteboarding Lesson Referrals

Part of KTB's free service to the kiteboarding community is our Tampa Bay IKO and PASA Instructor Referrals system. We help take the guesswork out of finding the best instructor available to get you riding quickly and safely with proven kiteboarding lesson plans from IKO and PASA. We appreciate the work of our local certified and insured instructors and happy to help you find an instructor near you. This a free service to the community, and Kiteboarding Tampa Bay has no afilliation or relationship with any instructor, school, or shop we recommend.

Our Lesson Plan- Professional Kiteboarding Instruction

Kiteboarding Lessons

Kiteboarding Tampa Bay recommends only qualified insured instructors with a proven lesson plan that exceeds PASA and IKO training standards. Our kiteboarding lessons teach you the basics of handling and flying a kiteboarding kite, train you on all the necessary safety procedures, and teach you how to kiteboard on your own safely. Our recommended kiteboarding instructors lesson packages are one of the best values in kiteboarding.

Please note that all kiteboarding lessons are paced at YOUR ability to learn and to demonstrate the basic techniques.Our recommended lesson plan and course lengths are based on typical progression, and individual results may vary.

Land Training (Beach Lesson with Trainer Kite)

Trainer-Kite-LessonThe Intro to Kiteboarding trainer kite lesson totals 2 hours and takes place on the beach. This is not a water lessons, but you will be flying a 2 line trainer kite that is 3 square meters and will give you a great introduction to flying a power kite. You will learn valuable skills and develop hand/ eye coordination and muscle memory that can help you progress more rapidly during your kiteboarding lessons in Tampa Bay. The first hour of the Intro to Kitebaording lesson covers all the basics listed below and includes another hour of supervised practice to hone your kite flying skills.

The trainer kite lesson isn't a requirement to take the Beginner Kitebaording Lesson in the water, but it can help you get maximum value from your kiteboarding lesson investment.


  • Basic weather topics
  • Site Selection
  • Beach Courtesy
  • The Wind Window
  • Flying the kite throughout the power zone
  • "Parking" the kite
  • Flying one handed
  • Advanced moves and exercises
  • Simulated water start and power strokes
  • Self launch/ self land
Although these kites are small, they can generate a LOT of power! Always use caution when flying power kites, and always beware of beach users and other hazards.

Beginner Water Lesson (1-Day Camp)

kitesurf-lesson-st-petersburg-florida-tampa-sarasotaIf you want to get into kitesurfing, this is the most important lesson you can take. It is a one-on-one, private 3 hour lesson and time is only billed for in the water training. Your lesson also includes another few hours of practice, discussion, training exercises, and review.


You will be flying a 4-line inflatable kite and trained on the following topics:

  • Launch Site Selection/ Basic Weather
  • 4 line Inflatable Kite Setup
  • Understanding the Wind Window
  • Safety systems training
  • Kite handling/ launch assistance
  • Water relaunch
  • Basic kite control unhooked and hooked-in kite flying
  • st-pete-kitesurfing-lesson-instructionBody dragging
  • Upwind board drag
  • Assisted Launch and Land (in water)
  • Safety system release 1
  • Self rescue 1 (instructor assisted)
  • Water Starts/ Stops
  • Kite handling/beach courtesy
  • Review and Practice 

Intermediate Water Training (2-Day Camp)

This is our most popular package lesson, and includes 6 hours (3 hours each day) of one-on-one water training. All equipment provided during the lessons, and this training can be done in 1, 2, or 3 days, depending on weather conditions and your energy level. (It is often better to give your body a break and your mind a chance to absorb the massive amount of information you learn during training.)


The 2-Day Camp includes all Beginner Water Lesson topics, plus:

  • Upwind riding techniques
  • Basic transitions
  • Your first jump
  • Perfecting jump technique

Advanced Water Training (3-Day Camp)

The 3-Day Ultimate Camp is designed build your confidence to be fully independent on the water. It totals 9 hours of one-on-one private water instruction, and includes all above mentioned course materials.

You will begin learning more advanced techniques with:

  • Advanced kite control
  • Toeside riding and transitions
  • Intermediate sent jumps, basic popping, backroll, etc.
Kiteboarding Tampa Bay has been serving the Tampa, Saint Petersburg, and Clearwater area for over 10 years and kiting locally here for 13 years. Our focus is your safety and helping you become a safe, competent kiteboarder.

Call us at (813) 502-9013 for more information