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Lost $300

I agree with the other reviews. My lessons were always rescheduled and after a certain period of... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2014
IgniteYourBliss
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Tampa, Florida, United States
Lost $300 with this guy, try elsewhere

I'm local. I received a gift certificate for $300 in lessons purchased from the proprietor of this... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2014
ST24530
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Tampa, Florida
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6 Nov 2014
“Lost $300”
7 Jan 2014
“Lost $300 with this guy, try elsewhere”
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1300 Pinellas Bayway, St. Petersburg, FL
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Reviewed 7 November 2014

I agree with the other reviews. My lessons were always rescheduled and after a certain period of time, the business would not return phone calls or emails. Since the deposit was done through PayPal....after 6 months, they will not return your money over a dispute.More

3  Thank IgniteYourBliss
727Kiteboarder, Owner at Kiteboarding Tampa Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2014

Customer purchased a 3 hour lesson online and scheduled for 11-24-12. (2 years ago) I confirmed the purchase and her lesson date via email the day of purchase, and happy to provide the correspondences. Customer did not show up, nor call to reschedule the appointment,...More

Reviewed 7 January 2014

I'm local. I received a gift certificate for $300 in lessons purchased from the proprietor of this company. After 5 months and 10 phone calls I had not be able to get a lesson and he had stopped returning my calls. In November I gave...More

7  Thank ST24530
Reviewed 9 November 2013

My husband was really excited to try kiteboarding, so I purchased a gift certificate for him online. We called in the summer, but Steve told us the summer was not a good time--not enough wind. He recommended we call back in October. My husband has...More

7  Thank William H
Reviewed 21 March 2013

I booked a basic lesson with Steve, he was quick to tell me that if I paid in full through PayPal it would guarantee the lesson, subject to weather conditions of course. So I paid $300, moved up to a hotel nearer to St Pete...More

9  Thank RowhedgeRosie
727Kiteboarder, Owner at Kiteboarding Tampa Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2013

I did my best to accommodate this customer on short notice, however, he was obviously confused from the very beginning, and was PROMPTLY refunded when I discovered that he had shown up at an unrelated shop Saturday morning to rant- a day before his scheduled...More

Reviewed 1 March 2013

Over Christmas break my family and I went down to St. Petersburg and I got the chance to take a lesson. It was a great experience and I learned a lot. He allowed me to use all of his new equipment even tho I had...More

1  Thank cameronkeene15
Reviewed 29 January 2013

I got a lesson from Steve, we met at an awesome spot where water is shallow and just perfect for beginners. He stayed there till sunset waiting for me and always providing me with useful tips. Highly recommended!

1  Thank XimXum
Reviewed 20 January 2013

To begin with, Steve arrived late to my lesson. We spent about an hour learning with a 4m kite on the beach. We then moved to the water with a 12m kite. I spent some time practicing with only the kite and then added the...More

8  Thank Tmurphyj
727Kiteboarder, Owner at Kiteboarding Tampa Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2013

This customer has been completely dishonest in his review, and was downright physically threatening to me on the beach. He purchased 3 hours lesson time, and in fact received 6 hours of training over the course of 2 days. He came into the lesson thinking...More

Reviewed 16 January 2013

Over Christmas break my family and I went down to St. Petersburg and I got the chance to take a lesson. It was a great experience and I learned a lot. He allowed me to use all of his new equipment even tho I had...More

1  Thank cameronkeene15
Reviewed 29 July 2012

I took 3 days of kiteboarding lessons with Steve at Kiteboarding Tampa Bay and had a excellent experience. I spoke with several other schools, did my research online, and talked to experienced kiters on the beach, who all recommended Kiteboarding Tampa Bay as the best...More

1  Thank Kitegirl727
Reviewed 17 July 2012

This company said they would refund my deposit considering the weather conditions were not ideal to complete the water session of the training, but subsequently reneged. My credit card company returned the funds to me after I disputed the charge.More

8  Thank E W
727Kiteboarder, Owner at Kiteboarding Tampa Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2013

The customer did not show up for his scheduled appointment, kept me waiting at the beach for 7 hours, and got a full refund of his lesson fees. What did I get out of it? This lovely, untrue review from a dishonest person whom I...More

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