(956) 299-9463 5709A Padre Blvd, South Padre, TX
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Air Padre Kiteboarding group lessons are designed to create safe and independent riders. Group kiteboarding lessons are the most popular lesson structure - over private kiteboarding lessons - and are now available for any level of riding from beginner through advanced! The maximum size for a group lesson is 4 people, which ensures that you get the kite and instruction time that you need to become a knowledgeable and safe kiteboarder. We provide all the kiteboarding equipment, including: kites, boards, leashes, kite bars, harnesses, booties, impact vests, boats, and waterproof radio helmets.
You can book group intro lessons for persons with zero experience and also private lessons through our online system. For other lessons types call us to book please
Take the Intro Course to start from the very beginning - learn safety techniques, gear setup, kite control, H20 body dragging, and more.
Take the Waterstart Course to improve power-stroke technique, get first rides on the board, learn proper stance, and begin riding both ways.
Take the Riding Course to get better at going upwind, controlled stops, slide transitions, using the kite efficiently, and other general riding skills.
Take the Advanced Course to develop more advanced kite flying and board riding skills - load and pop, carving transitions, toe-side riding, and beyond!
A lesson may be cancelled or rescheduled up to five (5) days before the scheduled lesson time for a full refund. If a client cancels a lesson within five (5) days of the time scheduled for the lesson, the client will be charged a $75 rescheduling fee, and the remaining balance will be placed on a future booking which will be valid for one (1) year from the date of the cancelled lesson. If your lesson is cancelled by Air Padre Kitbeboarding, your lesson or camp will be rescheduled to the next available lesson or camp time or you will receive a rain check equivalent to the value of the lesson booked. We do not issue refunds. No-shows are clients who do not cancel within 24hrs and/or who miss their scheduled lesson for any reason. No-shows will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee and shall not be entitled to any refund. If you fail to show up on time for your scheduled lesson, the amount of time you are late will be deducted from the total lesson time. Air Padre Kiteboarding does not issue refunds for time remaining from prepaid lessons or camps unless cancelled by the Instructor.
If you know you want to kiteboard, then this is the class to start with. This kiteboarding course is all about learning how to control the inflatable kites. We have one simple goal with all our students - create safe and independent riders. We know you're excited to ride, however there is a lot to learn if you want to safely kiteboard on your own. Trust us, you want to learn this stuff. This introduction lesson is necessary to advance to the next lesson. Because the kites are very powerful, and have several safety systems, the intro class is integral to becoming a successful kiteboarder. Some people take this class twice to make sure their kite flying skills are sufficient before moving on to the waterstart lesson.
This is the lesson that gives you the chance to' ride. Waterstart kiteboarding classes are designed to build on your kite skills covered in the intro, add in the kiteboard, and now we're working on getting your first rides. The beginning of the lesson usually involves some practice getting the board on your feet while flying the kite one-handed and maintaining proper position. Also covered is board-recovery techniques, upwind body dragging, and useful power strokes. When ready, you will be using the kite to generate power to stand up on the board for the first time! This class includes a dedicated chase boat with your instructor close behind to provide helpful instruction and proper techniques in your ear by means of waterproof radio helmets. Everyone learns at different rates, so some people take this class twice.
This is the lesson that gives much-needed riding time with full boat-support and constant instructor feedback. Many people choose to make the most of their time in South Padre's kiteboarding paradise by taking advantage of these lessons. After getting the water start, some of the next skills include staying upwind, transitions, riding toe-side, and of course jumping. You can move through these skills quickly when guided by an instructor, not to mention avoiding frustration and reducing the chance of injury. The boat is right there when you need a break and again when you finish so you don't have to battle upwind; no "walk of shame" for you.
Tired of mowing the lawn? Advanced group lessons will take your riding ability to the next level. If you are looking to learn new tricks, better transitions, load-and-pop, and other higher level kiteboarding maneuvers, then this lesson is for you. Impress all of your friends when you return back to your kite beach stomping all of the latest tricks. Full boat-support means you can ride for miles downwind, focusing on progression and not simply battling upwind. Additionally, waterproof radio helmets allow the instructor to provide you with on-the-spot tips and useful information the whole time. If you have reached a learning plateau, then give this lesson a try to break free and continue progressing forward to where you want to be.
Take group kiteboard lessons to learn how to kiteboard safely - intro through advanced.
Book private kiteboard lessons for one-on-one instruction with full boat support - intro through advanced.
Take surfing lessons to learn how to paddle, balance, standup, and surf on the best waves in the Gulf of Mexico
Take a Kite Buggy lesson to become proficient at kite flying and buggying on wide-open sand flats and then later on in the dunes of South Padre.
Take a kite landboard lesson to become proficient at kite flying and land boarding in combination on wide-open sand flats.
Schedule a SUP lesson to learn the basics of stand up paddle boarding in the Laguna Madre Bay.
Take a kitesurfing lesson to advance in your wave riding, transitioning, and powered kite maneuvers in the ocean.