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!
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.
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.***)
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
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
Horseback riding (TBD)
Technical kiteboarding classroom work. (Kite repairs, bar tuning, rules of the road, board shapes, and kite shapes, etc…)
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.
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!
If you have any questions please send us a message. We want to get you to your kiteboarding goals!
We want to thank every one of our clients for choosing KGB Kiteboarding and Watersports. We have reached maxed capacity for our 2020 season and can no longer take anymore new clients. We would like to prioritize our current clients and make sure they have the time to get out on the water for the remaning windy season of San Francisco.
If you would like to get into the sport of kiteboarding we recommend signing up for one of our upcoming kiteboarding camps or practice with a trainer kite untill next season.