Are you looking for a fun new water sport to try? Check out Kiteboarding! This surface water sport combines aspects of wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, and gymnastics into one extreme activity. A kiteboarder harnesses the power of the wind with a controllable power kite that is propelled across the water on a board similar to a wakeboard or a small surfboard, with or without foot straps or bindings.
In Miami Beach the leading kiteboarding company is Skybanditz Kiteboarding, which provide lessons and programs designed for your individual needs. They respect the student’s progression rhythm allowing them to find a lesson that best adapts to their needs. If you want to take one class to just check it out or take series of classes, they will work on devising a program based on your lifestyle.
Owner, head coach and 15 year pro Sponsored Kiter Francisco Escudero, says “The popularity of Kitesurfing has been on the rise. Every year, we become busier and partner with more brands and hotels on Miami Beach.”
The sport has seen an influx of popularity in recent years with notable public figures from John Kerry to Richard Branson enjoying the activity. Brands like Vitamin Water, Pop Chips, Zico, Pasha’s Mediterranean Cuisine and even Hyde Beach at SLS hotel have endorsed Skybanditz and their lifestyle, as well as their environmentally friendly approach.
Their Sponsors love the unique exposure of the Custom Logo Kite sailing by Skybanditz experts on Miami Beach and the awareness that partnering with Skybanditz brings at a local and international level. Currently, Kiteboarding is included in a provisional state for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Skybanditz has taught guests from luxurious Miami Beach hotels such as the Delano, the W, The Setai Hotel, Free Hand and The Como.
“This fast growing watersport is about lifestyle,” said Managing Partner of Skybanditz Kiteboarding Daniel Santamaria. “After some classes, you can travel to the most exotic kitesurfing sports in the world on vacations while enjoying what the locations have to offer.”
Their involvement in the community is extensive including partnerships with ECOMB, The Red Shirt Kite Surf Ambassador Program, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and school water sports camps, among others.
The company along with other prominent business leader were the founders of the Miami Beach Kiteboarder Foundation (MBKF) which currently has over 200 members from Miami Beach whose mission is to educate the community about the world’s fastest growing water sport.
For more information, pricing and schedules, or to join the MBKF visit www.skybanditz.com or call them at 786- 290-4585.