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Coolest Way to Catch Air

07/03/2014 01:23PM ● Published by Melanie Teague

XL Kites
42 Miracle Strip Parkway
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
1-866-XLKITES 

Kitesurfing has been around for many years. A combination of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, and gymnastics, it has become a popular way to spend the day in Florida, and there is a company dedicated to spreading the experience of this amazing sport: XL Kites.

Born out of a passion for watersports in 1999, XL Kites is committed to spreading the excitement and fun of kitesurfing everywhere. XL Kites gives lessons, weather checks, sells equipment, and teaches people the exciting art of kitesurfing. Made up of professionals dedicated to getting you riding and enjoying yourself, the crew at XL Kites will be there to provide you a learning experience that is safe and fun. 

Not only is XL Kites a store and advisor for people already kitesurfing, it is also a place where you can learn this amazing craft! It offers many different areas of practice to help you on your way to becoming a kitesurfer. Beginner classes allow you to learn the basics as you are taught to set up, check your kite, launch into the water, and complete your first few rides.  However, if you’re in town for just a few days and you want to work on your riding skills, or want to learn how to jump, transition, unhook, or just ride better upwind, hourly lessons are the classes for you. They offer personal instruction time with experienced instructors. They provide all the equipment and help you have a blast! 

XL Kites offers so many opportunities for experienced and beginning kitesurfers alike. Flying across the gulf, cutting a clear, smooth path in your wake, you are sure to experience the ride of your life as you take part of the coolest sport On the Coast.

Cool factors:  Extreme watersports, exhilaration, affordable, personal instruction
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