Welcome to my site! Glad you’re here and interested in learning to Kiteboard or perfecting that next move! My name is Drew Christianson and I have been teaching for over 5 years, while Kiteboarding Professionally for 3 years. I have spent Thousands of hours in the water teaching and kiting, in this time I have created the Perfect Lesson Plan for my clients. Geared to get you in the water fast and on your way to learning the amazing sport, Kiteboarding. Your safety is important and you will acquire an impeccable amount of control. My level of kiting and expertice can help you progress in any aspect of the sport you wish to learn. Wether you want to Boost To The Moon, Ride Waves For Miles, take your Backflip To the Water or even Hydrofoiling Across The Bay!
I am currently teaching lessons in St.Pete, Bradenton, Tampa and Sarasota, Florida. All my lessons are taught in areas with shallow water with the best wind conditions. Most lessons will be brought out to the Sunshine Skyway where we can ride any wind direction in waist deep water. I’ll be teaching you on 2015 gear; therefore, the gear gives students the easiest and best experience towards becoming a self sufficient kiteboarder.
I offer a variety of lesson packages and can easily create a custom package to fit any clients needs. The first step to become a kiterborder in my Perfect Lesson Plan is a 2 hour introduction class, $200. The introduction will cover all the basics of Kiteboarding including: wind theory, gear anatomy, gear setup, and safety options. These easy “1,2,3’s” are before getting in the water and flying the kite in a controlled fashion.
Once in the water we will work on flying the kite upwind and downwind, and conclude with a simulated emergency pack down. The following 2 hour lesson is when the board becomes a factor. After mastering the board, you are one step closer to becoming a very suffient kiteboarder.
A 4 hour lesson package is offered for a person that wants to get out in the water and experience everything kiteboarding has to offer in ONE day! This lesson runs for $380.
2+ hour lessons are offered after the 4 hour lessons are completed. The remaining lessons focus on Riding Up Wind, Mastering Upwind Bodydraging and Perfecting The Transition!
The advance students that want to work on jumping, transitions, flips, unhooking or whatever trick your looking to learn I can get you landing it, $100 hr.
Gear Rental is also a option if you are a visiting kiteboarder looking to travel without your gear; however, you have to prove me that you are a capable kiteboarder to take out my gear. I rent half-day kite/board for 100 dollars and the whole day for $150.
Please reach out to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a ring or text at 941-780-5744 with any of your questions and for bookings!
Hope to see you on the water soon!