SPI Named One of the World’s Greatest Kiteboarding Spots

Calling all water sport enthusiasts: pack your trunks and your boards, and head down the Texas Gulf Coast to the only tropical island in Texas, South Padre Island, to ride the wind and catch a wave at one of the world’s greatest kiteboarding destinations.

Recently named of one of the “World’s Greatest Kiteboarding Spots” by National Geographic, South Padre Island boasts exceptional, year-round weather conditions and active, bayside waters, making it the ideal spot (one of only five named in the United States) for beginner and expert riders alike.

Subtropical temperatures and consistent winds averaging 18 miles per hour make South Padre Island an ideal setting for year-round kiteboarding. The National Geographic story notes March through June as prime months for the sport.

The waters off the Laguna Madre Bay on the Island’s western shore are an ideal training ground for beginners while also offering great conditions for intermediate adventurers. More experienced kiteboarders can find plenty of challenges off the Island’s eastern shore in the Gulf of Mexico, easily accessed from the jetties at the southern end of the Island.

South Padre Island is home to several, locally-owned vendors, such as PROKITE and SPI Kiteboarding, which offer rentals, lessons and more for boarders of all skill levels. Check out the “best places to ride” map from PROKITE to take full advantage of the island’s kiteboarding opportunities.

For more information on kiteboarding and other water sport attractions on South Padre Island, visit www.sopadre.com or call 1-800-SOPADRE.

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