Interested in becoming a kiteboarder? The most important part of becoming a kiteboarder is finding a qualified and competent instructor. A good instructor will make sure that your learning experience is a safe and fun one.

Looking for kiteboarding gear? Your local shop is a great resource in helping you choose the right gear for your ability level and for local conditions.

Businesses listed below have provided documentation showing that they have current business licenses and/or liability insurance and instructor certification through IKO, PASA, or another formal program recognized by the kiteboarding industry. Our aim is to feature legitimate kiteboarding businesses, but these listings do not constitute TKB’s endorsement.

Scroll down for businesses listed by state. Canadian retailers and shops are grouped together at the bottom. If you would like to see your business featured on this page, please contact us for information.

R=Retailer | S= School | P=PASA | I=IKO | O=Other Instructor Certification

      ALASKA

      Alaska Kite Adventures (Wasilla Lake)
      907.947.4775
      www.alaskakiteadventures.com
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      CALIFORNIA

      101 Surf Sports (San Rafael)
      415.524.8492
      www.101surfsports.com
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      Bay Area Kitesurf (S. South Francisco)
      415.573.2619
      www.bayareakitesurf.com
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      Benecia Kite and Paddle (Benecia)
      209.304.2200
      www.kitenaked.com
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      Boardsports School and Shop (Alameda, San Mateo)
      415.385.1224
      www.boardsportsschool.com
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      Cali Kites (San Diego, San Francisco)
      415.92254583
      www.calikites.com
      R, S

      Captain Kirk’s (San Pedro)
      310.833.3397
      www.captainkirks.com
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      F-One and Manera Flagship (Sausalito)
      415.339.9112
      info@manera.us
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      Kite Zombies (Weed)
      530.938.2900
      www.kitezombies.com
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      Kitesurfari (Huntington/Long Beach)
      714.964.5483
      www.kitesurfari.com
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      KGB Kiteboarding (Emeryville)
      888.441.0732
      www.kgbswag.com
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      Litewave Designs (Orangevale)
      916.872.4887
      www.litewavedesigns.com
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      Manta Wind and Water Sports (San Diego)
      858.810.6000
      www.mantawatersports.com
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      Murray’s Sport Center (Carpinteria)
      805.684.8393
      www.murrays.com
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      Xtreme Big Air (Pismo Beach)
      805.574.9200
      www.xtremebigair.com
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      COLORADO

      Larson’s Sport (Wheat Ridge)
      303.423.0654
      www.larsonsport.com
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      ALASKA

      Alaska Kite Adventures (Wasilla Lake)
      907.947.4775
      www.alaskakiteadventures.com
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      CALIFORNIA

      101 Surf Sports (San Rafael)
      415.524.8492
      www.101surfsports.com
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      Bay Area Kitesurf (S. South Francisco)
      415.573.2619
      www.bayareakitesurf.com
       R

      Benecia Kite and Paddle (Benecia)
      209.304.2200
      www.kitenaked.com
      R, S

      Boardsports School and Shop (Alameda, San Mateo)
      415.385.1224
      www.boardsportsschool.com
      R, S, I, P

      Cali Kites (San Diego, San Francisco)
      415.92254583
      www.calikites.com
      R, S

      Captain Kirk’s (San Pedro)
      310.833.3397
      www.captainkirks.com
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      Kite Zombies (Weed)
      530.938.2900
      www.kitezombies.com
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      Kitesurfari (Huntington/Long Beach)
      714.964.5483
      www.kitesurfari.com
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      KGB Kiteboarding (Emeryville)
      888.441.0732
      www.kgbswag.com
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      Litewave Designs (Orangevale)
      916.872.4887
      www.litewavedesigns.com
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      Manta Wind and Water Sports (San Diego)
      858.810.6000
      www.mantawatersports.com
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      Murray’s Sport Center (Carpinteria)
      805.684.8393
      www.murrays.com
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      Xtreme Big Air (Pismo Beach)
      805.574.9200
      www.xtremebigair.com
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      COLORADO

      Larson’s Sport (Wheat Ridge)
      303.423.0654
      www.larsonsport.com
      R

      FLORIDA

      321 Kiteboarding (Cocoa Beach)
      321.302.5663
      www.321kiteboarding.com
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      Adventure Sports (Miami, Doral, Ft Lauderdale)
      305.591.3559 (Miami)
      www.adventuresportsmiami.com
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      Florida Keys Kiteboarding (Marathon)
      305.942.9635
      www.floridakeyskitesurfing.com
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      Good Breeze Kiteboarding (Cocoa Beach)
      321.252.5483
      www.goodbreezekiteboarding.com
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      New Wave Kiteboarding (Palm Beach)
      561.633.9362
      www.newwavekiteboarding.com
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      Sarasota Wind and Water (Sarasota)
      941.379.4222
      www.sarasotawindandwater.com
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      South Florida Kiteboarding (Dania)
      954.927.7002
      www.southfloridakiteboarding.com
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      ILLINOIS

      3ME/WindyCity Kite Sports (Lake Michigan)
      708.333.0003
      www.3mekite.com
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      Stoke Riders (Chicago)
      312.952.0888
      www.stokeriders.com
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      HAWAII

      Aqua Sports Maui (Maui)
      808.873.9669
      www.mauikiteboardinglessons.com
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      Hawaiian Watersports 
      808.262.5483 (Kahului)  808.739.5483 (Diamond Head)
      www.hawaiianwatersports.com
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      Naish Maui Pro Center (Kahului)
      808.871.1500
      www.naishmaui.com
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      Adventure Sports Maui (Kahului)
      808.877.7443
      www. adventuresportsmaui.com
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      Second Wind (Kahalui)
      808.877.7467
      www.secondwindmaui.com
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      IDAHO

      Fly Sun Valley (Ketchum)
      258.726.3332
      www.flysunvalley.com
      R

      MARYLAND

      Osprey Kite Sports (Annapolis)
      443.994.4420
      www.ospreykitesports.com
      Permanently Closed
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      MICHIGAN

      Broneah (Traverse City)
      231.392.2212
      www.broneah.com
      Permanently Closed
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      MAC Kiteboarding (Grand Haven, Muskegon)
      800.622.4655
      www.mackiteboarding.com
      R, S, P

      Motor City Kiteboarding (Detroit, East Tawas)
      586.943.5172
      www.motorcitykiteboarding.com
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      Wet Mitten Surf Shop (Grand Haven)
      616.844.3388
      www.wetmittensurfshop.com
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      NEW YORK

      Cosmic Kites (Long Beach)
      800.963.2142
      www.cosmickites.com
      Permanently Closed
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      Hampton Watersports (Southhampton)
      631.283.9463
      www.hamptonwatersports.com
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      New York Kite Center (Amityville)
      631.691.6793
      www.nykitecenter.com
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      Precision Kite Repair 
      646.780.9864
      www.precisionkiterepair.com

      NORTH CAROLINA

      Blow Kite (Buxton)
      252.995.0260
      www.blowkite.com
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      Blown Kiteboarding (Newport)
      252.269-9843
      www.blownkiteboarding.com
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      Hatteras Island Sail Shop (Rodanthe)
      252.987.2292
      www.hatterasislandsurfshop.com
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      Kitty Hawk Kiteboarding (Nags Head)
      877.359.8447
      www.kittyhawk.com
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      OceanAir Sports (Nags Head)
      252.995.5000
      www.oceanairsports.com
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      REAL Kiteboarding (Waves)
      252.987.6000
      www.realwatersports.com
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      OREGON

      2nd Wind Sports (Hood River)
      541.386.4464
      www.2ndwind-sports.com
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      Hood River Waterplay (Hood River)
      541.FUN.WIND
      www.hoodriverwaterplay.com
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      Kite the Gorge (Hood River)
      541.490.9426
      www.kitethegorge.com
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      TEXAS

      Prokitesurf (Corpus Christi)
      362.883.1473
      www.kiteboarding.com
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      CANADA

      Kite Broker (Saint Fulgence, QC)
      888.502.0152
      www.kitebroker.ca
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      Northshore Ski and Board (North Vancouver, BC)
      604.987.7245
      www.northshoreskiandboard.com
      R

      Silent Sports (Thornhill, ON)
      800.661.7873
      www.silentsports.com
      R

      Toronto Kite Club (Toronto, ON)
      416.477.4045
      www.torontokiteclub.com
      R, S, I