Kiteboarding Lessons

How to get started

Your Kitesurfing Journey 

You and kiteboarding lessons can be a reality. We get it, you may be nervous about trying a new “extreme” sport. However, with our expertise and professional instruction, you can rest assured that kiteboarding is for YOU!!

Fast and safe approach

Industry Leading Structured Lesson Approach

Beginner Lesson

Designed to give you the fundamentals that set a solid foundation of proper technique. Giving you the proper vision of what's about to be taught throughout your lessons. Safety is key and you'll know exactly how to properly use the eject system. Est:30-45 minutes on beach depending on the amount of details.

Beginner Riding Lesson

Master your water starts and learn essential upwind techniques with Elite. Your coach will be your cheerleader on your first rides and guide you through those tedious body positions for upwind riding, then allow you to practice your board retrieval to avoid the walk of shame.

Intermediate Riding Lesson

You’ve mastered upwind riding and self-sufficient kiting, now let's diversify your riding skills by progressing your transitions, learning kite etiquette, going toeside, and sending your first boosts off the water. 

Advanced Riding Lesson

We love sharing the Stoke with riders learning new tricks. Our talented coaches will give you the personalized technique you need to stomp your next desired trick and keep your progression climbing.We want you to be safe on the high wind days while you’re sending it big. Elite coaches will guide you through Big Air Boosting: proper take off, maximized height approach, and safe flying on the way down to a softer landing. 

Trick Lesson

Once able to control your speed while riding on the board. You'll quickly discover you can ride anywhere you want. Our first goal at this level is to ride upwind and stay upwind. The ultimate is to be able to ride far upwind and then back downwind to the beach. One handed riding will help you do this.

The Elite Difference

Why go with us

18,000 hours of lesson in Tampa Bay

Our Team has proudly taught over 18000 hours of lessons in Tampa Bay along with 1000s of hours around the world. We are passionate about making every student get a one on one experience. This helps lead them to a more successful lesson.

Certified Instructors 

Our Instructors have many years of training within the watersports industry. All instructors are trained before hiring to meet standards and uniformed teaching strategies. 

Jetski Assistance

Number one thing when choosing the right kiteboarding lessons company is DON’T learn without jetski support. Using a jet ski saves valuable tie to your kiteboarding lessons by making it more efficient and effective. There are some points in your progression where strategically the jet ski may not be used. This is up to your instructor and the jet ski charge will not be applied. 

Full Shop support

We are your one stop for all things kiteboarding. Much after your final kitesurfing lessons with us we will be on the beach and at the shop to support you. Our instructors will always be there for you on the beach. The shop is open 7 days a week with a full staff that are addicted to all things related to water. You're in good hands. We also do repairs, from sewing to bladder repairs.

Your Instructors

Byron Jaffe

Bo is an avid waterman who loves to fish, spearfish, surf, and of course kiteboard. He is always stoked on all life has to offer and puts 110% effort into each lesson. He wants to make sure you have the most enjoyable time out on the water with safety being the #1 priority. Bo parle couramment le Francis.

Tanner Hayes

His roots are deep into the Colorado slopes and thats what lured him into the life of a kiteboarder. Learning from Tanner will be great experience. If your having fun he's having a blast!  

Terry Decker

Terry with his many claims to fame. Starting life as a surfer and transitioning to kiteboarding. His style of shredding is unique and his talent for teaching is unmatched. Enjoy the laughter that cuts the edge when things get tough. 

Ben Sampson

Enjoying the atmosphere while spreading the stoke. Ben is an expert in all activities offered by Elite Watersports. With a methodical approach to his instruction, your lessons plan will be structured for success. 

Spencer Jaffe


Aaron McClearnon

Living and breathing kiteboarding and all that it offers. Either on the race course or in a big air comp, he's driven by the excitement of learning something new. Meet him at the shop or on the beach, he's a huge part of what we do.