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SPI Kiteboarding & SUP

2812 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6908
+1 956-772-1098
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Beginner kiteboarding lessons

I never kiteboarded prior to my lessons with SPI Kiteboarding. After sitting on the beach and... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
pat f
Orland Park, Illinois
False advertising

Website states they do SUP lessons and SUP rentals. Neither of which is true. I drove from... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2016
Elmira, New York
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South Padre Island Kiteboarding is the island's first dedicated kiteboarding center. We have been teaching kiteboarding since 2002. Nobody has been kiteboarding on South Padre longer than us! We offer friendly service, equipment demos, free advice and safe, quality instruction for beginners to advanced at our private 16 acre kite ranch. The SPI Kite Ranch is the island only exclusive kite club and wind park. We customize our lessons to your specific needs and goals and never require a deposit to reserve your lesson. Our store is stocked with the latest NORTH kites, ION, BWS & Liquid Force. Our knowledgeable staff are seasoned professional coaches and advanced kiteboarders alike.
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29 Apr 2017
“Beginner kiteboarding lessons”
19 Jun 2016
“False advertising”
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2812 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6908
+1 956-772-1098

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Reviewed 29 April 2017

I never kiteboarded prior to my lessons with SPI Kiteboarding. After sitting on the beach and watching a couple of kiteboarders I said that looks fun. My wife said go for it. So I walked in the store and talked with Wyatt. He was great...More

Thank pat f
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Website states they do SUP lessons and SUP rentals. Neither of which is true. I drove from McAllen just to be told, "We don't actually do lessons or have boards yet." What? Take it off your website then! Don't waste my time and money. Will...More

1  Thank LandLockedMermaidTif
SPIKiteboarding, Manager at SPI Kiteboarding & SUP, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

Dear LandLockedMermaidTif. We are very sorry to hear that you drove all the way here and there was not a single paddleboard to rent. We have 2 Inflateable SUP's that were available at that time and I'm not sure why that was not mentioned. We...More

Reviewed 1 April 2016

Our family of 4 flew from The Gorge and Lake Erie to spend time kiting together in SPI. Wyatt took the time to return my call before our arrival and to give me the low down on what the shop offers, even making suggestions on...More

2  Thank Amy W
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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

The whole team gave us a great week. A group at all levels of kiting and they worked with all of us. Julia and Will (Viking) are amazing. Scott kept us in the loop with wind and weather. Together they gave us the best learning...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

We spent a week kiting and taking lessons from the instructors at SPI Kiteboarding and have nothing but praise and respect for the help and expertise they offered. I highly recommend their lesson services if you are at all interested in learning to kite. Thank...More

Thank bbernardslc
Reviewed 14 March 2016

I was there the last week of February 2016. Padre is the perfect place to learn and progress. I highly recommend SPI for lessons. The manager Scott was very responsive to my emails and texts. I did 2 downwinders mixed with lessons and I wish...More

1  Thank Untrainable
Reviewed 1 December 2015

My wife and I had a great time with SPI Kiteboarding. The Kite Ranch is a great location with shallow water, clean wind and plenty of open space. We had wind every day in our two week holiday with wind strengths from 12mph to 35...More

2  Thank ChrisM99
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Wyatt and his crew at SPI Kiteboarding were awesome. We flew from California to take lessons at South Padre Island and I am so glad we found SPI. We had four days of great wind and great instruction. We did jet ski lessons and also...More

3  Thank bajascorpion
Reviewed 5 November 2015

I've been here three times and each time Scott and the instructors have bent over backwards to make sure our group had a good experience. I always felt safe and they were helpful on and off the clock. I highly recommend them for first timers...More

3  Thank dave a
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent experience. Very nice instructors. Will was my instructor and he was great. Helpfully with every aspect of kiting from setup, launching, technique, self rescue. Hints on kiting in different conditions and locals. He had me up and riding upwind, transitions, jumping, self rescue, body...More

2  Thank 12packers
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3 November 2015|
Response from SPIKiteboarding | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry! Give me a call here at the shop so I can answer your questions! Thanks! Scott & The SPI Kiteboarding Crew 956.772.1098