SPI Kite Ranch, Learn to kitesurf in butter smooth warm water.

SPI Kiteboarding an IKO and PASA certified kiteboarding school and full service retail store located on South Padre Island, Texas

At SPI Kiteboarding we live for all things wind and water. Since 2002 our goal here at South Padre Island Kiteboarding is to create safe independent riders through our world class instruction. Let us help you get your fix on the butter smooth warm waters of the Laguna Madre, or ride some waves in the Gulf of Mexico. Whether you choose to harness the wind with a kite, and use a surfboard, skimboard, twin or foilboard. Or you want to use a paddle and a stand up paddleboard to experience warm flat water perfect for learning & touring around looking at turtles, dolphins and fish? Or perhaps you want to kick it up a notch and ride the waves? We have you covered! Contact our expert staff today to get professional instruction and gear to take your experience to the next level!

Looking for the best place on the planet to learn Kiteboarding or Kitesurfing?

South Padre Island, TX is it!

Looking for the most knowledgeable and safety conscience school on the Island?

Welcome to SPI Kiteboarding!

We offer beginner, intermediate & advanced Kiteboarding lessons with an IKO and PASA certified, professional staff. Spring (March, April, May & part of June) and Fall (Oct, Nov & part of Dec) are great times to visit us to learn. Waters are warm, winds are steady, and we have our exclusive teaching beach, at the SPI Kite Ranch. Our school uses four stroke wave runners for teaching support. All of our equipment is the latest gear from North, Liquid Force, Ion and Slingshot.

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Since 2002 our goal here at South Padre Island Kiteboarding is to create safe independent riders through our world class instruction. With shallow, warm water South Padre Island is the perfect place to progress and gain confidence. Our new teaching area at The South Padre Island Kite Ranch, gives an uncrowded and unique experience you won’t find anywhere else on the Island.

For those looking to progress in the waves, South Padre Island offers up some of the friendliest wave kiting in the U.S.


We offer Private, Two on One, Advanced lessons and Downwind Tours to suit everyone’s needs. Our instructors are IKO and PASA certified and are committed to your progression at your pace.

We also offer a Supervised Demo for those that are further along in their progression but could use a little extra confidence knowing that someone is watching out for them.


SPI Kiteboarding is proud to offer the latest Kiteboarding gear from North, Liquid Force, Slingshot and North Pacific.

We have kites, twin tips, and surfboards to demo. We offer daily and weekly rates, click here to check out our demo page.