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Amputee Kiteboarding Lessons with Jim

Jim Tulberg recently took kiteboarding lessons with Air Padre Kiteboarding on South Padre Island, Texas. Even though Jim has a prosthetic leg, that does not hold him back from exploring his kiteboarding passion. Read what Jim had to say about his lesson...

Quote Open I want to express my appreciation to Air Padre Kiteboarding for their help at taking my kiting skills to the next level. I had the chance to take a lesson from them recently where I wanted to concentrate on the consistency of my transitions. The instructor had a keen eye in evaluating my skills and then adapting a lesson plan to get the most out of the session.

As a congenital below knee amputee, I have always pushed myself to the limit and never let my prosthesis prevent me from being athletic. With a lot of hard work and commitment, I was fortunate to compete internationally as a member of the U.S. Disabled Alpine Ski Team for six years after college. This experience opened up doors to a long career in the health and fitness industry where I was able to continue to pursue my passions of an active lifestyle (skiing, mtn. biking, hiking, etc.).

After being transferred to the Portland, OR area in 2006, I quickly became intrigued with the kiting scene in the Gorge. I finally took the plunge in 2008, and made the commitment to succeed at becoming skilled at this great new sport. Though I had some initial challenges, once I was able to get the right set of equipment and with a few minor changes to my board, I was off and riding. I currently reside in Austin, Texas, so I try and get escape to SPI for a long weekend anytime the forecast is looking solid. The conditions in SPI are like having a foot of fresh powder in the Rocky Mountains; World Class Wind = World Class Kiting.

I again want to express my gratitude to everyone at Air Padre Kiteboarding as they are a top notch team and I will recommend anyone I can to their doorstep. Trust me, you will enjoy your time and definitely improve your skills. Hopefully before long I’ll be catching big air!

In good health,

Jim Tulberg - Austin, TX

Jim Tulberg Posing for the Camera Launching Kites Jim Tulberg Tacking Left Jim Tulberg's Awesome Fluid Transitions Jim Tulberg Riding by on His 10m Slingshot RPM Jim Tulberg Ready to Ride

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Group Kiteboarding Lesson

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Starting at $279/ person

Take group kiteboard lessons to learn how to kiteboard safely - intro through advanced.

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Private Kiteboarding Lessons

Starting at $108/ hour

Book private kiteboard lessons for one-on-one instruction with full boat support - intro through advanced.

Surfing Lesson

Surfing Lessons

Starting at $50/ person

Take surfing lessons to learn how to paddle, balance, standup, and surf on the best waves in the Gulf of Mexico

Flyboarding Lesson

Flyboarding Lessons

Starting at $99 Intro

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Kite Buggy Lesson

Kite Buggy Lessons

Starting at $175/ person

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.

Kite Landboard Lesson

Kite Landboarding Lessons

Starting at $99/ person

Take a kite landboard lesson to become proficient at kite flying and land boarding in combination on wide-open sand flats.

SUP Lesson

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Starting at $50/ person

Schedule a SUP lesson to learn the basics of stand up paddle boarding in the Laguna Madre Bay.

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Starting at $175/ hour

Take a kitesurfing lesson to advance in your wave riding, transitioning, and powered kite maneuvers in the ocean.



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