Hundreds of people have taken kiteboarding lessons at The Kite Ranch and more have taken trainer kite lessons, done low wind activities and also taken wake lessons. Here's what some of our customers are saying about The Kite Ranch!
Joe from Colorado
"Bob & Billie, I wanted to thank you for the hospitality and wonderful service you provided during my kite lessons this past week. Bob you’re an excellent instructor one that instills the necessary confidence to harness the awesome power of those big kites. I don’t think I could have found a better place to get introduced to this amazing sport then The Kite Ranch. I can hardly wait to visit you guys again and further my kiting education as I progress in my skills.
I just wanted to add a side note to anyone looking at taking lessons but waiting for the water to warm up. My lessons took place on May 20th and 21st the high temp was 72-75 degrees and the water temp was a chilly 51. I had an NPX Assassin 4-3 wetsuit and the coldest part of my day was taking that wetsuit off. In fact I think I was warmer at one point then Bob was in his dry suit lol. So don’t wait have Bob at the Kite Ranch hook you up with one of these awesome NPX Assassin wetsuits and get out to the Ranch and get your season started earlier."
JD from Colorado
"Bob & Billie, I wanted to thank you for an awesome time!! I had taken Kite Surfing lessons on two separate occasions, one in Maui (2 years ago) and one on a high mountain lake. I've not had NEAR the level of instruction on my previous lessons that John and Bob gave me. I flew the kite on the beach the first day and really enjoyed it, learning to fly it and gain confidence on the sand really ramped up my learning curve. Not to mention it was a blast! John then helped me get up on my board behind the jet ski & his patience & encouragement was a big help. Then the next day I went out with Bob & got in the water. After Bob's instruction I got into the board & 'went at it'. Being out in the middle of 'Big Mac' & having Bob right there really was awesome. After working at it for over an hour, with limited success, Bob finally said "Fly that Kite like you Mean it!" & I got up & rode for over 100 feet! It was awesome! I am definitely hooked! Thanks for a great time Bob, John, and Billie!"
Andrew from Colorado
“I wanted to say I appreciate the instruction and service I received from you and Karim. You're both very patient, knowledgeable and communicative instructors. The atmosphere surrounding the school was ideal also; very laid-back and easy-going, but with a keen eye on safety. I couldn't have asked for anything better, thank you. I look forward to spending my weekends at the lake when I can.”
Bruce from Colorado
“Hey! Thanks again for a great weekend of Kiting. Even though I didn't get on the water, with any wind; I had a great time. I’ll be in touch as I need more gear. Very nice to meet you and we look forward to next spring on the lake!”
Beaux from Colorado
“I wanted to personally thank The Kite Ranch team after taking a few lessons with them this past weekend. I have taken several lessons before in Southern California and Southern Florida, but neither of these experiences even came close to the level of instruction and personal care I received from The Kite Ranch. Not only are they very experienced and knowledgeable instructors, they are kind, friendly people who enjoy taking the extra time to get to know you. The Kite Ranch will be my one-stop-shop for all my future kiting instruction and business. You guys are the best! Thanks Kite Ranch!”
Mike from Colorado
"Hi Bob, Hope all is well. Thanks for another great weekend of kite boarding lessons. The time I spent flying the kite on the beach with you watching was great instruction. During the last round of body dragging I got a good feel for the power stroke. I realized how important it is to learn how to fly the kite well before I jump on a board. The jet ski is a great tool for riding your different boards to see what I like. Can't wait to go again."
Joe from Colorado
"I was so excited to learn how to kite board that I purchased a training kite, while working in San Diego the summer of 2007. After getting comfortable with the training kite & a Cabrina 9m inflatable kite, I found Bob Stalker to take me through the first water introduction. Bob's kite control from body dragging to incorporating the board, provided me with the confidence needed for the next progression. Bob's quick set-up tips, kite flying technique, proper water progression, and overall enthusiasm for kite boarding was a huge confidence builder! I will never forget the thrill of making it across Big Mac with ease. Thank you for the on water support! We will see you on the snow & the water."
Kyle from Colorado
"I took lessons with John this last weekend and I would like to first thank you both for taking me on at such a short notice. Second I would like to say that John was the best instructor I have ever worked with. I landboard and snowkite but I couldn’t seem to get myself in the water. John worked with me on body dragging for around an hour or so and then got me into deeper water doing water starts and eventually up and riding (downwind). I never though that I would be up and riding in less than a half a day. John was very patient and I would/will recommend him/your classes to anyone who wants to get out, up and riding. See you in the water."
Keith from Colorado
Bob, John, and Dan, "I've never wakeboarded before," then getting up and riding on 2nd try. I just wanted to say thanks for an outstanding day last Saturday! I was bummed that we got skunked, but you guys were determined to make sure a good time was had by all and that we learned everything possible that didn't require wind. You guys are just the best and I'm going to look for every excuse to recommend TKR."
Pam from Nebraska
"Had a great time taking my first kite lesson with John. He's a great instructor, very patient and helpful. I'd like to get a trainer kite and then come and do another lesson"