Why choose Stoked Kiteboarding? We started Stoked to “Share the Stoke of our Passion”, and we intend to do just that. We are committed to getting our clients where they want to be as efficiently and safely as possible. Our goal is to create smart, safe, and independent riders. All our instructors are International Kiteboard Organization, IKO, certified instructors who know the proper methods to ensure you have a great lesson. Every lesson will be taught with top of the line equipment from brands including Airush and Mystic. We teach all our introductory lessons on short 10-meter length lines to make learning basic kite control easier and safer. When you’re ready to move onto the water, we’ll teach using a combination of two-way radio communication helmets and jetski support. This means less walking and more riding for you, as well as instant feedback to start building good habits right from the start. We are stoked on kiteboarding and our goal is to get you stoked too!
Our lesson program has been designed with simplicity in mind. We cut right to the chase, skipping over unnecessary steps and getting you up and riding as quickly as possible. Our goal is to make every student an independent rider! Every lesson block will be 2.5 hours and scheduled in advanced. To book your kiteboarding lesson click here. For additional lesson details, see below.
We are putting together some trips later this year. Exploring new locations is part of our passion. We're really excited to share new kiting destinations with our friends and students. We will announce the destinations as soon as we have the details nailed down, but look for trips that break out of the old habits and explore new locations.
Just a couple of guys who LOVE kiteboarding. We teach lessons because we want to share the stoke we have for the sport with as many of you as we can.
Nick grew up barefoot waterskiing, wakeboarding, and wakesurfing on the lakes of Minnesota. He cursed the wind because it meant he couldn’t do the things he loved. Then, on a trip to Mexico, Nick had his first kiteboarding lesson and was instantly hooked. He learned to respect the wind, grew out his hair to match his new beach bum persona, and hasn’t been able to think about anything else since. His favorite styles of riding are foilboarding and kitelooping, and his favorite local riding spots are Pelican Lake and Lake Mille Lacs. He’s an engineer by training and trade, but his real passion is sharing the stoke of the wind with anyone who will listen. You can reach Nick directly by sending an email to
Scott is a SoCal native who definitely prefers the warm water over the snow and ice of Minnesota. He travels as often as possible to check out new kiting destinations. Scott has also fallen in love with the smooth, deep powder-like ride of foilboarding. Foilboarding opens up a lot of days that aren't kiteable on a twin tip. Scott is passionate about sharing the stoke that kiting brings. He loves seeing that light bulb switch on when the student makes progress. Scott's home spot in the twin cities metro is Lake Waconia. You can reach Scott directly by sending an email to