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For a memorable 2020 Season!!!

Welcome to KGB Kiteboarding & Watersports

If your first thoughts are of Russia’s former secret service... you are sadly mistaken. Candestine operations, waterboarding, techinical gadgets, espionage, and fancy galas are not our thing. Although we do like to have a proper sophisticated martini from time to time.

The acronym for KGB Kiteboarding is ... Kite Gear Box. We have been servicing the Bay area of Califorina since 2013, with our Box Trailer as our headquarters.

Our mission is not to discover secret goverment nuclear launch codes, but to provide the highest quality kiteborading coaching to our clients and supply the Bay Area with the best kiteboarding gear and experience.

Join us as we explore kitesurfing across the world!

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Kiteboarding Destinations

During our off season in the Bay Area, we travel and explore the world! Check out what we will be doing for our Fall/Winter season.
South Padre Island Kite Retreat
South Padre Island Kite Retreat
South Padre Island Kite Retreat
South Padre Island Kite Retreat
South Padre Island Kite Retreat
South Padre Island Kite Retreat
South Padre Island Kite Retreat
South Padre Island Kite Retreat
South Padre Island Kite Retreat
South Padre Island Kite Retreat
South Padre Island Kite Retreat
South Padre Island Kite Retreat
South Padre Island Kite Retreat
South Padre Island Kite Retreat
South Padre Island Kite Retreat
South Padre Island Kite Retreat

South Padre Island Kite Retreat

Regular price $1,800.00
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The South Padre Island Kite Retreat

I am stoked for this Fall/Winter season! This will be our first trip to the kiteboarding mecca of South Padre Island. We wanted to go to a place where you can find the most consistent winds and easy conditions to perfect your skills. 

Surprisingly, Texas is the spot for this. For the months of October through March, you can find some of the best kiteboarding conditions in SPI. 

The town of South Padre Island is on a barrier island. This means… sweet shallow, butter-flat, waist-deep water in the Laguna Madre Bay, and ocean waves on the opposite side to challenge your skills. These conditions combined with the strong consistent winds for the months of October through March… equals some of the best kiteboarding adventures!

The Lowdown

Wind StrengthWind StatsType of ConditionsTemperatureDifficulty Level

 

Kiteboarding Equipment - 2020 and 2021 kiteboarding gear from Cabrinha, Slingshot, Star Kites, and North Kiteboarding

Use of Kiteboarding equipment - Everyone will be able to fly our kites, depending on their level and experience. 

What is included

  • Accommodations at our Kite House in SPI

  • Unlimited Kiteboarding Coaching and Tips for the length of your stay

  • Use of the latest Kiteboarding equipment (kites, boards, control bars, and specialty boards from different brands such as Cabrinha, Slingshot, North, and Star Kite)

  • IKitesurf App discounts

  • Airport Transportation (to and from our Kite House)

  • Transportation to and from the chosen kite spot for the day

  • About 6 hours of kiteboarding time each day

  • Photos and Videos

  • Island exploration - a visit to the Sea Turtle INC rehabilitation center, local Kiteboarding and Surf Shops (Remember to support the local community. We are only visitors.)

  • Jetski assistance (if needed)

Who will be joining us?

Doctors, lawyers, techies, Trekkies, moms, dads, and people just like you all come together for a session of fun, progression, and meeting other folks who share your love of water, wind, and adventure! The supportive atmosphere at the house will push your kiteboarding limits, regardless of your skill level!

How to arrive at SPI

South Padre Island is located in the southernmost part of Texas. The nearest airport to fly into will be Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport ( BRO ).

An average price of a round trip flight is $180 to $600. This depends on the time of the year that you will like to join us.

United Airlines and American Airlines have flights to BRO.

South Padre Island

Once you arrive, we can arrange for you to be picked up at the airport. There is a 30 to 50 min drive to our kite House.

Kiteboarding Camp Dates

  • Oct 9th - Oct 15 (Columbus Day)
  • Nov 11th - Nov 17 (Veterans Day)
  • Nov 21st - Nov 27th (Thanksgiving)
  • Dec 20th - Dec 26th (Christmas)
  • Dec 27th - Jan 2nd (New Years)
  • Jan 15th - Jan 21st (Martin Luther King Day)

(*** These are our main camp dates. If you would like to come on a date of your choosing, please let us know. We might be able to accommodate your needs.***)

Daily Schedule

Our schedule depends on the weather conditions and everyone’s rhythm. But we plan on kiteboarding as much as possible. Here is an example of a day…

7 AM - Good Morning

9 AM - Breakfast and Game plan

10 AM - Kite Time

1 PM - Break - Rest and Fuel Up

2 PM - Kite Time

5 PM - Wrap up (Come back to the Kite House)

6 PM - Personal Time

7 PM - Personal Time - Dinner

8 PM - Personal Time

9 PM - Sleep and Repeat

 

Previous KGB Kiteboarding & Watersports Clients with pending Sessions

For our 2020 clients that have pending sessions, you can use your credit towards a Kite Camp.

1 Session = 1 Day Stay

 

What do you need to bring

  • Personal Wetsuit (We suggest a 4/3 or 5/4 wetsuit)
  • Personal Harness will be a plus
  • Warm clothes (expect the weather to be around 60 to 70 degrees)
  • Sunglasses, Hat, Sunscreen, and reusable water bottle
  • Bathing Suit

If you don't have any of this equipment when you arrive. We can visit an SPI Kiteboarding shop to properly equip you.

Extend Your Stay

If you want to stay, we have options for you! Feel free to work from home in our Kite House. When you are finished we'll kite on your free time.

Extended stays are $300/Day

 

No Wind Activities

Sometimes mother nature doesn’t want to cooperate. It's the nature of kiteboarding. Luckily we have some activities that we can do without the wind.

  • Visit the Sea Turtle INC rehabilitation center
  • Surfing
  • Mini Golf
  • Horseback riding (TBD)
  • Technical kiteboarding classroom work. (Kite repairs, bar tuning, rules of the road, board shapes, and kite shapes, etc…)

COVID-19 

This virus has really affected us in ways that were not predicted. There are procedures that we will follow to reduce the risk of infection and the spread of the virus.

  • Our Kite House has partnered with Leaves of the Apothecary. They are providing us with natural hand sanitizers and wellness products.
  • We are only having a maximum of 3 - 4 guests in our Kite House, everyone in the House will have their own room. (We will not have large camps of 8 people. Sorry!)
  • We will be cleaning the common areas every day… kitchen, bathrooms, living room, and car. We will also clean shared kite equipment daily.
  • If you have come in contact with someone who was sick, or if you feel like you are sick or going to become sick, we ask you to do the right thing and inform us. We will cancel your stay and issue you a refund. Please take care of yourself and be healthy.
  • We are unable to house people experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or people with conditions that put them at risk of severe illness.

Small Print...

  • Airfare & Gratuities are not included.
  • Meals are not included.
  • There is a non-refundable Booking Fee of $50. (It takes time and energy to prepare a camp. Please be respectful to our staff as well as other potential campers.)
  • Cancelations - We understand life can be unpredictable just like the wind. We do allow Cancelations. (Cancelations above 15 Days - Full Refund including the Booking Fee) (Cancelations 15 to 10 Days - Store Credit for future sessions or gear) (Cancelations 10 to 7 Days - 50% refund as store credit for future sessions or gear) (Cancelations under 7 days - Non-refundable)
  • Cancelations Due to COVID-19 - 100% cancelation. Please be safe, healthy, and responsible.
  • Special activities are extra and are weather permitted activities.
  • Extending your stay is an option, but this depends on our availability. Please let us know as soon as possible.

 


We are very excited about this trip to South Padre Island. We know that you will enjoy it too!!! This is the best deal that you will ever see for a kiteboarding camp!

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South Padre Island - Day Stay
South Padre Island - Day Stay
South Padre Island - Day Stay
South Padre Island - Day Stay
South Padre Island - Day Stay

South Padre Island - Day Stay

Regular price $490.00
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If you are planning a short kiteboarding trip to escape your winter doldrums or looking for a place to stay while you "work from home"... come stay with us!.

For the Fall and Winter season, we will be staying in the kite mecca of South Padre Island. There you can join us while we kite our faces off!!!

The town of South Padre Island is on a barrier island. This means… sweet shallow, butter-flat, waist-deep water in the Laguna Madre Bay, and ocean waves on the opposite side to challenge your skills. These conditions combined with the strong consistent winds for the months of October through March… equals some of the best kiteboarding adventures!

What Conditions Can I Except

    

Who will be joining us?

Doctors, lawyers, techies, Trekkies, moms, dads, and people just like you all come together for a session of fun, progression, and meeting other folks who share your love of water, wind, and adventure! The supportive atmosphere at the house will push your kiteboarding limits, regardless of your skill level!

Includes

  • Airport Shuttle to and from Brownsville Internation Airport (BRO)
  • Private Room at our Kite House with Wifi
  • Shuttle to Local kiteboarding locations (where we are planning on kiting for the day
  • Use of our available equipment (It is recommending to bring your own)

Daily Schedule

Our schedule depends on the weather conditions and everyone’s rhythm. But we plan on kiteboarding as much as possible. You are welcome to join us or explore on your own. Here is an example of a day…

7 AM - Good Morning

9 AM - Breakfast and Game plan

10 AM - Kite Time

1 PM - Break - Rest and Fuel Up

2 PM - Kite Time

5 PM - Wrap up (Come back to the Kite House)

6 PM - Personal Time

7 PM - Personal Time - Dinner

8 PM - Personal Time

9 PM - Sleep and Repeat

What do you need to bring

  • Personal Wetsuit (We suggest a 4/3 or 5/4 wetsuit)

  • Personal Harness

  • Warm clothes (expect the weather to be around 60 to 70 degrees)

  • Sunglasses, Hat, Sunscreen, and reusable water bottle

  • Bathing Suit

  • Some of your kite gear. (You can use our available gear that will not be using.)

COVID-19 

This virus has really affected us in ways that were not predicted. There are procedures that we will follow to reduce the risk of infection and the spread of the virus.

  • Our Kite House has partnered with Leaves of the Apothecary. They are providing us with natural hand sanitizers and wellness products.
  • We are only having a maximum of 3 - 4 guests in our Kite House, everyone in the House will have their own room. (We will not have large camps of 8 people. Sorry!)
  • We will be cleaning the common areas every day… kitchen, bathrooms, living room, and car. We will also clean shared kite equipment daily.
  • If you have come in contact with someone who was sick, or if you feel like you are sick or going to become sick, we ask you to do the right thing and inform us. We will cancel your stay and issue you a refund. Please take care of yourself and be healthy.
  • We are unable to house people experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or people with conditions that put them at risk of severe illness.

SMALL PRINT...

  • Airfare & Gratuities are not included.
  • Meals are not included.
  • There is a non-refundable Booking Fee of $50. (It takes time and energy to prepare a camp. Please be respectful to our staff as well as other potential campers.)
  • Cancelations - We understand life can be unpredictable just like the wind. We do allow Cancelations. (Cancelations above 15 Days - Full Refund including the Booking Fee) (Cancelations 15 to 10 Days - Store Credit for future sessions or gear) (Cancelations 10 to 7 Days - 50% refund as store credit for future sessions or gear) (Cancelations under 7 days - Non-refundable)
  • Cancelations Due to COVID-19 - 100% cancelation. Please be safe, healthy, and responsible.
  • Special activities are extra and are weather permitted activities.
  • Extending your stay is an option, but this depends on our availability. Please let us know as soon as possible.
  • Dates are depending on our house's occupancy. (During our Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year's Camps we will only be able to house campers.)

 


 

 

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Kiteboarding Lesson - La Ventana

Kiteboarding Lesson - La Ventana

Regular price $250.00
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Are you planning a visit to La Ventana, Mexico to explore the desert and prefect your kite surfing skills?

We have partnered up with a small Mexican kiteboarding center to provide coaching and an amazing experience! We will coach you from your first kite flying experience on land to boarding in the water with a jetski following you.

What is a Kite Surfing Lesson like in Baja?

La Ventana is an amazing place to kiteboard. With long beaches and amazing wind... it is the perfect place to kiteboard!

Using watercraft support, we will give you one on one coaching from one of the many beaches in La Ventana, Mexico. Depending on the conditions or your skill level, we may stay in front of a beach or travel downwind with you as you practice.

Whether you are learning to body drag upwind for your board, or stomp a back-to-revert... we can give you key coaching to help you succeed.

  • Prerequisite Skills - None
  • Maximum participants - 1
  • Session Time - 2-Hours minimum (Can add an extra hour depending on availability)
  • Required Equipment - Please bring your own wetsuits. Due to COVID-19, we ask everyone that his learning with us to use their own wetsuit. Sharing wetsuits is horrible!

Once you purchase this, we will contact you by email or phone to schedule your Session in Baja.(Please give us a maximum of 3 days.) This is only for kitesurfing in La Ventana, Mexico.

If you need accommodations, we can make some suggestions for you.

Refund Policy

Lessons and Sessions

We have a 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed policy. If you decide not to continue your kiteboarding sessions with us, within 15 days from the date of your purchase, you can return or exchange your purchase. As long as you have the proof of purchase.

Equipment and Swag

We have a 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed policy. If you decide that your purchase was not was you where expecting, we will be glad to switch it for another item or give you store credit. Follow these steps to create a smooth exchange process.

  • Please first contact us by emailing info@kgbswag.com about your concern
  • Wait for a representative to respond to your email. This can take less than 7 days.
  • Once a decision has been created, please mail the exchange back. The customer is responsible for the return shipping and quality of the item. We pack our equipment with love, please do the same in return.
  • Once the item has been received by KGB Kiteboarding, we will quickly inspect the item. Once this quality control has been completed, we will ship out your replacement or issue a store credit.
  • We need this item to be in Sellable condition and exactly in the same condition, you received it. Even though you may not want the item... someone will.
  • You have 15 days upon receiving your order to make a decision.
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