Local Phone: (+1) 778 989 5483
Toll Free: 1-855-569-5483
Enjoy our luxurious facilities every time you come for a watersports adventure. From a fully stocked gear store, to our experienced instructor team, to bathrooms, hot showers, a Jacuzzi and more, you are sure to spend a relaxing day with us here at Squamish Watersports. Everyone is welcome! Come and hang out on-site with a picnic on the grass or an extended soak in the tub. Our friendly and knowledgeable team are always welcoming and ready to answer any questions you might have.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I purchase my experience?
If you are interested in purchasing an experience with us , you can do so with a credit card directly through squamishwatersports.com or any associated website. If you are not sure what lesson program is best for you, give us a call at our toll free number 1-855-5MY-KITE or direct line 778-989-5483 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to guide you through your decision.
Where do I go for my experience?
All experiences are held in Squamish, BC Canada. Squamish Watersports runs courses from their downtown location, at 37813 2 Ave, Squamish, BC. Once suited up and ready to go, we walk 1 block to our Squamish boat launch, close to the Squamish Yacht Club, and head out onto the water. If you are renting equipment you are welcome to launch from the public boat launch or any other water access location around. You are also welcome to travel to nearby lakes if you are wanting to experience a different type of water basin.
What time do you open?
Our Squamish office is open from 8am to 10pm via phone and available anytime by appointment throughout the year. Our Downtown shop is open from 10am to 6pm from May 1st to September 30th. Our experiences and courses run from 7:30am to 9pm (weather dependant) from mid March to mid October.
Are there any additional costs?
For all experiences purchased directly through us, there are no additional fees apart from the local government taxes.
What is the cancellation or rescheduling policy?
Scheduled courses must be cancelled or rescheduled at least 48 hours prior to your course or your course may be voided. Since kiteboarding is a wind dependent sport, we are limited to the hours in the day where Mother Nature provides us with sufficient wind. Giving us a 48 hours notice gives us the opportunity to fill your time slot with another interested student as well as adjust our staff’s schedule.
Is Kiteboarding Easy?
Yes and No. Kiteboarding is a very technical sport and with the proper instruction, you could be riding within your first few hours on the water in Squamish, BC Canada. Naturally, there will be some frustrating patches, such is when you are faced with a difficult new task. Kiteboarding is a progressionnal sport, and as a kiteboarder, you will always get better and learn new things every session. As kiteboarding is a skill dependent sport it does not take force or strength but rather finesse and technique.
Can I teach myself?
Learning on your own can be dangerous and impossible in Squamish, BC. Learning the proper kite skills and the many safety features of the kites will allow you to kiteboard safely. In addition, teaching yourself can be frustrating and often leads to bad habits. Self-taught riders often damage their kites while learning and, as a result, spend more money in the long run then they would on lessons. Lastly, there are many different kite companies, however few produce quality performance kites. Having the opportunity to spend time with an experienced rider and Aerial Kiteboarding instructors in Squamish, will provide you with better knowledge about kiteboarding equipment as well.
What happens if there is no wind for my lesson?
As kiteboarding is a wind dependent sport, it does happen from time to time that we need to cancel lessons due to poor wind conditions. We will always send a final confirmation for your lesson the evening prior to your appointment. If we anticipate a no wind day, we will cancel your lesson. If your lesson needs to be cancelled at any point due to wind, we will invite you back to complete your lesson at another time.
What do I need to bring to my kiteboarding or wakeboarding lesson?
For your lesson, you will need a bathing suit and a towel. We also recommend that you bring a bottle of water, a sweater, and some comfortable shoes.
Please DO NOT bring mobile phones or other non electronics. Squamish Watersports LTD accepts no responsibility for damaged electronics brought on to lessons.
If you have your own wetsuit or any kiteboarding equipment, please feel free to bring it. The minimum thickness required in order to participate in a lesson with our school is a 5mm full suit with booties. However in early season (March-May) we strongly recommend a 7mm wetsuit which we can provide.
What do I need to bring for my paddling tour?
Copy: The purchase of your paddling tour includes the necessary board or boat as well as a full 5mm wetsuit and booties. The minimum requirements that you should have with you is a bathing suit for under the wetsuit, a towel, a water bottle and some sunscreen. If you have a good waterproof bag there are ways to tie these down to your board or boat. In your bag you might consider bringing snacks, drinks, sunscreen and anything else you might want during a full day on the water.