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Accepting reservations for the 2013 season- book now!
Call us now at 1-800-622-4655 or fill out the form above for more info.
Click a lesson below or call us to book!

Also check out the Kiteboarding FAQs and Using a Trainer
for more info on this adrenaline-pumping sport!

The MACkite Kiteboarding Truck

Welcome to the Midwest's first and largest Kiteboarding School and Kitesurf Shop. We at MACkite are thrilled to teach you, your family, and your friends one of the greatest new sports on earth. Our lessons and camps run all year long to give you the best opportunity to learn this incredible sport.

Our lessons fill up fast so we strongly suggest that you reserve your spot early. While it may be possible to get a last minute lesson, we cannot guarantee instructor availability without prior reservations. Also, in order to receive your instructional DVD and pamphlet ahead of time, you must reserve the lesson at least 2 weeks in advance.

Read a Student Testimonial

2013 2-Day Camp Dates
Month Tues/Wed dates Thurs/Fri dates Sat/Sun dates
May 14 & 15 16 & 17 18 & 19
21 & 22 23 & 24 25 & 26
28 & 29 30 & 31 June 1 & 2
June 4 & 5 6 & 7 8 & 9
11 & 12 13 & 14 15 & 16
18 & 19 20 & 21 22 & 23
25 & 26 27 & 28 29 & 30
July 2 & 3 - -
9 & 10 11 & 12 13 & 14
16 & 17 18 & 19 20 & 21
23 & 24 25 & 26 27 & 28
August July 30 & 31 1 & 2 3 & 4
6 & 7 8 & 9 10 & 11
13 & 14 15 & 16 17 & 18
20 & 21 22 & 23 24 & 25
27 & 28 29 & 30 31 & Sept. 1
September 3 & 4 5 & 6 7 & 8
10 & 11 12 & 13 14 & 15
17 & 18 19 & 20 21 & 22
24 & 25 26 & 27 28 & 29
October 1 & 2 3 & 4 5 & 6
8 & 9 10 & 11 12 & 13

kiteboarding shop and schoolAll lessons originate from our Pere Marquette beach site in Muskegon, MI unless other arrangements have been made with the students. Our school is set up with brand new 2013 kites to allow you to learn the sport with the safest and fastest methods possible. These revolutionary bow kites will dramatically cut your learning time. Not only are they much safer because you can easily de-power the kite by simply pushing the control bar away from your body, but they are also much easier to relaunch once the kite hits the water. All the gear you will need is provided, from trainer kites, harnesses, and wetsuits to kites, boards, and demo gear. The kiteboard day lesson and 2-day camp start at 10:00 am.

Beginner Lessons

2-Day Camp  $549 per student - The fastest way to learn to ride!
Kitesurfing schoolThe best way to turn new students into kiteboarders is with direct immersion into the sport through our 2-day camps. These camps are held Tuesday/Wednesday, Thursday/Friday and Saturday/Sunday throughout the spring, summer and fall. This is the ideal way to become a safe and self-sufficient kiteboarder. We will cover all the aspects of kiteboarding as we build your knowledge and skill set needed to get you riding.  Classes start at 10:00am.
Book a Thursday/Friday camp and save $50!

Make the most of your instruction time!
Turn your lesson into a Deluxe Package with one of our trainer kites.

Add a private lesson for a more personalized experience - $100 hr.

Add a Trainer Kite Package:

Symphony II TR 1.7 Trainer and DVD$99 – Great way to start

Rush 300 and DVD$200 - Get the feel of power

Hydra 300 Water Relaunchable Trainer and DVD$266 – Power up and body drag in the water

kiteboarding lesson instructorAfter years of teaching people to kiteboard, we have found a common link among those that progress quickly. That common link is "they have done their homework". This has prompted us to introduce the new Deluxe Package. When you book your lesson, we will provide you with a a choice of trainer kites and instructional DVD that are yours to keep. This will allow you to view the video and get practice time on the trainer kite before your lesson. That way we can breeze through some of the basics and get in and on the water much more quickly.
Once you have mastered the trainer kite, you'll enjoy sharing its power with your family and friends.

Day Lesson  $249 per student
We will get you through all the kite knowledge and start building your skills. If you are a seasoned waterman and kite flyer, it is very possible that you will be attempting to get rides on a board by the end of the day. This class is excellent for anyone who wants to really see if this sport is right for them. Classes start at 10:00am.

Trainer flying is almost a must for anyone thinking of just a day lesson. You do not want to spend a lot of time and energy learning to fly a kite during a day lesson. You will get much further if you can fly a trainer without looking at it, as well as having done some body dragging prior to the lesson. As long as you practice these things before the lesson, a day lesson can be a great start to kiteboarding.

Day Lessons are held daily Monday and Tuesday starting mid-May through mid-October. Some last minute weekend lessons may be available based upon instructor availability. Call the store to book your lessons in advance at 1-800-622-4655.

Lesson Requirements
We have a minimum weight requirement of 80 lbs for our lessons. If you're under 18 years old, we will need a parent or legal guardian to co-sign the waiver. You will need to be able to run and swim (You will be wearing flotation devices.)
We highly recommend spending time with a trainer kite prior to the lesson. See our First Steps page.

Call 1-800-622-4655 to book your spot now. Open 7 days a week!
We require payment in full at the time of your reservation, so please have a credit card handy. 

No Wind?
We will go over everything else that you need to know for kiteboarding such as wind directions and safety, kite setup, and the basics of launching and landing kite as well as self rescue. We will give you an in store credit for any unused portion of your lesson.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy
You may cancel your lesson or camp up to 10 days prior to the camp with a full refund. Any lessons not cancelled at least 10 days in advance will be charged $100. Any lessons rescheduled within 10 days of the lesson will incur a $50 charge. Please remember that we have only so many spaces available and that a cancellation forces us to lose a spot. Thank you for being considerate in this matter.

If you have any more questions, feel free to call or email us at any time. Remember, if you don't start this year, you will still be just watching next year, wishing you were on the water with us.

To book a lesson call 1-800-622-4655

- Cheers from the crew at MACkite!

BoardSports Center | 217 S. Beechtree | Grand Haven, MI 49417 | P: 616-607-9355 | Toll Free: 1-800-622-4655
BSC Hours | Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Sun: 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

MACkite Shop | 106 Washington | Grand Haven, MI 49417
Shop Hours | Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Sat: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sun: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Our hours vary by season, but we're open year 'round!