Interested in learning kiteboarding in Oklahoma? We offer beginning courses in wind fundamentals all the way to progression courses on the water.
Who is 405KITE?405KITE is a one-man operation. I am an avid kite boarder who’s intent is to safely share the ‘stoke’ and knowledge of this incredible sport with those wishing to learn. I give lessons whenever the wind is appropriate – morning, afternoon, evenings and weekends. Most lessons take place at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City.
I am one of the only PASA certified, professional instructors in Oklahoma City metro area. My ultimate goal is to help create independent and safe kiteboarders. As an experienced instructor, I have the knowledge, patience, and the ability to communicate instructions clearly. Each of these traits is essential to a safe learning environment. My water course lessons also include a waterproof radio helmet and boat support for instructor to student communication.
Save yourself and innocent bystanders from possible kite incidents. Save time and money by learning faster and buying the right gear. Know the courtesy rules to build and maintain positive relationships with the other local kite boarders. Make the RIGHT choice.
~ David Van Nostrand
What is Kiteboarding?
Kiteboarding or kitesurfing is likened to snow boarding or skate boarding on water, only using a kite powered strictly by the wind as your “engine” or power source.
Many people use the words kiteboarding, kite boarding, kite-boarding, kitesurfing, kite surfing and kite-surfing interchangeably. We generally refer to kiteboarding as flat water riding, and kitesurfing as ocean wave riding.
Why Should I Take Kiteboarding Lessons?
First and foremost, safety for yourself and the public. Being connected to a kite controlled by Mother Nature is inherently risky. The powerful kites used in kiteboarding are very dangerous in the hands of a person lacking proper instruction. Most people don’t realize just how much power a kite can generate. Many potential kiters who try to teach themselves or learn from friends end up quitting due to lack of thorough instruction and adequate safety.
Proper instruction gives you a better chance of sticking with the sport. Kiteboarding lessons may seem expensive at first, but kites and their accompanying gear cost even more. Beginner kiters can innocently thrash the gear they learn on so why not use the instructor’s equipment instead? Taking lessons will also allow you to progress faster beyond beginners gear. And when you’re ready to buy, you can jump into the intermediate gear faster.
Top Reasons to choose 405KITE for instruction*:
- Be a Member associated with PASA, world’s leading advocate for kiteboarding.
- Qualify for Kiteboarding insurance. NO other place offers this Peace of Mind!
- Receive a “Boarding Pass” Membership Card showing your skill level.
- Receive a FREE One-year subscription to Kiteboard Magazine!
- Receive a $20 Discount for Premium membership at iKitesurf.com!
* With PASA Recreational Kiteboarding membership