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Address: 42 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone Number:
+1 850-243-5483
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The premier kiteboard shop on the Emerald Gulf Coast.

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Thanks guys, Nate just took me step-by-step

Nate hooked me up with brand new equipment for our lessons on three separate days. Easy peasey coming in from out of town and working out logistics with Roger. Very... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Nate hooked me up with brand new equipment for our lessons on three separate days. Easy peasey coming in from out of town and working out logistics with Roger. Very accommodating when I wanted to go out and if the wind shut-off, just came back later.

Thank crew-x
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 24 November 2014

Roger and the guys at XL Kites are offering some of the best service in kiteboarding. Period. Theses guys know everything about light wind kiting, and will tell it to you like it is.

1 Thank Steve R
Destin, Florida
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 November 2014

Driving in from airport and had to stop. Recalled seeing the "Average Joe's" review videos on line. Great variety of kite equipment in shop both in boards and kites. Several mfg's...North, Ocean Rodeo, Cabrinha, etc. Everything you'd ever need. Got to talking to Roger and he was so accommodating. Was willing to talk about everything....we talked Kites, Boars, Bars, Bags,... More 

Thank todd r
Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Spring break 2014, My son and I took lessons from roger, 2 sessions, one day break to get best wind. Base of operations was clean but basic. Drove approx 5- 10 min to lesson location. Communication with curt and roger was very informative and professional. Roger was a very good instructor explained concepts well, stressed things that can go wrong... More 

Thank michael m
Ojai, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 January 2014

I've taken two lessons from Roger over the past two years (I only get to Fort Walton once a year). Roger is one of the best instructors I've had over many sports. He's patient, knowledgable, easy to talk to and provides excellent instruction. XL is a great shop to work with and the bay in which they teach is an... More 

Thank Peter F
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2013

A big thanks to Curt and Roger for working with me on a custom lesson tailored to my needs. I came to them with some kiting experience and Roger was more than willing to work with me to quickly review my existing skills/knowledge to the point he felt comfortable moving to the next step. He was very meticulous and explained... More 

Thank Raminash
1 review
Reviewed 26 March 2013

Just want to give a big thanks to XL Kites Fort Walton,Fl. Booked a 3 day session one session on march 25 and doubled up on the last 2, march 26. The weather brought lots of wind and 39' am temps, warming to about 60' with warm water. Can't say enough good things about my instructor Roger, stand up guy... More 

Thank zarker0927
Rowhedge, Essex
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

Many thanks to Curt and Roger for a great couple of kite boarding lessons. Right from the start when I emailed them they have been 100% professional with great communication. The lessons were really informative seeing as I was a complete novice, I felt safe and very well informed and the only reason I did not get to do the... More 

Thank RowhedgeRosie

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