South Florida Kiteboarding was founded in 2002 by Stefan Pantu with the purpose of safely instructing kiteboarding at the best spots with the most perfect conditions in beautiful South Florida.
Mel ‘KiteMermaid’ Mejia came to Florida to work as a manger and instructor for SFKB, and in 2014 the KiteMermaid took over the company becoming the first and only female kiteboarder with her own school in Florida.
After so many years of experience, South Florida Kiteboarding has successfully developed a kiteboarding program that allows students to learn much faster and easy using only the latest and best gear available in the market.
We share the sport with love, and our students become family.
Kiteboarding is our passion, and we want to make it yours!
Our MissionOur mission is to safely teach you to kiteboard and ride upwind in the least amount of time possible.
We are constantly thinking of new ways of making the learning process easy and safe for you, the student. That's why we spend the most money of any Florida school on boat-assisted support systems to get you to the easiest shallow water kiteboarding areas. We also use innovative instruction like the Cable Park to improve your board skills before you first attempt to ride a board with a kite. New teaching techniques are our speciality, we were the first to innovate with radio helmet instruction.
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Quality InstructionAll our instructors are IKO or PASA certified and have extensive training in kiteboard instruction. We pride ourselves in giving every student personalized one-on-one instruction. We don't recommend sharing an instructor but if you agree to do so, you and a friend who is at the same kiteboarding level as you can share one instructor.
SafetyWe go through alot of effort to make sure that you are learning in a safe environment with the latest kiteboard equipment. All lessons are conducted in shallow water far away from land. We use "bow" style (SLE) kites exclusively for teaching because of their extreme depower and safety features. On request, we can also teach you to using the older "C" shape kites.
Best company to learn how to kiteboard! I took 1 lesson at Crandon Park before coming to Melissa and I can honestly say this is the better place to not only learn but also to kiteboard!! Ive had 4 lessons with Nick who is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and so friendly! The way he explains everything makes it so easy to learn. And you can’t beat the location. It’s extremely beginner friendly with views of Miami. Melissa and the rest of the team are very professional and so friendly that you feel welcomed the first time you go! Highly recommended!!
- Julia Fritsch. (Germany)