Saltwater Kite & Paddle
The turquoise waters lap gently at the white sand of St. Pete Beach, the serene setting disrupted only by guests dashing wildly into the waters, toting long standup paddleboards and giant smiles. They hurl themselves onto the boards before scooting around on the water’s surface, often to race one other or in attempts at overcoming their innate lack of flippers. Guests who rent boards from Saltwater Kite & Paddle—located mere steps from the water—can get right into the water, with no need for transportation to a beach. In addition to providing boards—which may also be purchased after rentals—the aquatic experts lead group lessons in standup paddleboarding, surfing, and kiteboarding to help enthusiasts get the most out of their beach-going experiences.