About Us


Who in the world is SAK?

SAK is where the ride of your life begins!  We are a professional kiteboarding and wing foiling school offering the highest standard of International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) certified lessons in Lyle, Washington and St. Petersburg, FL.  We have lessons and packages for beginner to advanced riders, and our team of highly experienced, certified instructors keep you safe and stoked through the entirety of your kiteboarding and/or winging journey.
SAK originated in Cape Town, South Africa in 2013 and now has two locations in the U.S.  Due to the seasonality of wind sports, we are open for lessons in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River Gorge in Lyle, WA from June to September and in Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, FL from October to May.

When we’re not teaching, we’re busy leading international, off-the-beaten path kiteboarding and yoga trips/retreats to exotic destinations around the world.  We offer annual trips to South Africa and Kenya and catamaran sailing charters in the Caribbean through the Grenadines.   

By choosing SAK you are joining a community of adventurers, thrill-seekers, and outdoor enthusiasts who have a passion for life, love for the Earth’s elements, and a commitment to sharing kiteboarding and winging with as many people as possible!  Lessons with us also help to protect the environment and support the local communities where we teach.  We are proud members of various government and non-profit organizations, including the U.S. Forest Service, the Florida Springs Council, and Ocean Cleanup, and by donating to our Sponsor a Student program, you are part of bringing the dream of kiteboarding to our youth.  

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Where The Ride Of Your Life Begins!

Since 2013

SAK was founded in 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa, and in 2015 SAK opened a kiteboarding school in Lyle, Washington and two years later opened a third location near Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida. SAK is one of only two International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) affiliated schools in the Columbia River Gorge and St. Petersburg, FL.

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We offer lessons and sales from some of the best kiteboarding equipment brands in the industry

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We Love The Elements

SAK is committed to creating a dynamic kiteboarding community where ALL are welcome and encouraged to embrace not only the sport, but all of life through kiteboarding, new friendships, and exciting and meaningful experiences. SAK is dedicated to providing it’s clients with the highest quality of professional, certified kiteboarding lessons and awesome kiteboarding trips to amazing off the beaten track destinations around the world. Check out our kitesurfing holidays for details

Giving Back

Help us protect our planet by giving back socially and environmentally to the people and places that make “kitelife” awesome. We offer free kite camps for kids, organize beach clean-ups, and a portion of all proceeds from your lessons are donated to local and international non-profit organizations working to protect our waterways, animals, and Earth. Together we can make a difference! Some of the non-profit organizations that we support are, NRDC, Florida Springs Council and Ocean Clean up.

We have transformed thousands of lives through kiteboarding. Be apart of our community and rejuvenate your lifestyle!

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Non-Profits We Support

We believe in taking care of our planet and its resources so we pay monthly donations to these very important organizations.

The Ocean Cleanup

The Ocean Cleanup is developing cleanup systems that can clean up the floating plastics caught swirling in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. System 002, our latest system iteration, reached proof of technology on October 20th, 2021, meaning we can now start the cleanup.

National Forest Service

Americans generously give everyday through their tax dollars to help sustain your national forests and grasslands. As a government agency, the Forest Service does not solicit donations. However, those wanting to support their national forests can do so here.

Florida Springs Council

The Florida Springs Council began as a consortium of member organizations from all over the state, each contributing their skills and local expertise to coordinate action in the restoration, preservation, and protection of all of Florida’s freshwater springs and the Floridan aquifer.

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