Why should you choose Squamish Watersports?
We offer the best price
We have a best price policy: if you find a better price in another Squamish kiteboarding school for the same product or service, we will beat it. Also, our lessons take place from our boats so, unlike with other schools, you won’t have to pay any spit fee.
We offer you the best equipment
Our boats are the newest and largest in the Howe Sound and we also provide you with high quality kite equipment and cold water gear. We believe that all students should experience the best gear available for their skill level.
We have the best instructors
We have a highly qualified instructor team. In fact, we are proud to employ 3 IKO level 2 instructors out of less than 200 in the world !
We want to make your kiteboarding learning experience easier
On the practical side, launching from our boats spares you the long bumpy spit road and allows you enjoy launching from the water instead of the crowded Squamish Spit. We also consider catering our lessons to each student as highly important since we want to make kiteboarding a sport as inclusive as possible.
For instance, we are glad to have initiated the Kiteboarding and Adventure Youth Camp and to have founded Adaptive Kiteboarding Canada with the help of our instructors.
Who are we?
Squamish Watersports School & Shop was established in 2010 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After 2 successful winter seasons, Aerial Kiteboarding established a summer destination school in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada located just 40 minutes both North of Vancouver and South of Whistler. In constant search for year around wind, Squamish Watersport School & Shop is now offering Kiteboarding Destination Camps in Barbados. Aerial Kiteboarding School & Shop continues to offer outstanding lessons and service throughout the year in all locations.
Catering to the locals of Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler and Vancouver Island as well as the many worldwide travellers visiting the wonders that Squamish, BC has to offer, Aerial Kiteboarding School and Shop offers top knotch lessons with World Reknown Equipment. With a Satisfaction Guaranteed, Aerial Kiteboarding is always striving for continuous success and personal progression both through their students and staff.
Through his university studies in Toronto, ON, Canada, he found a way to get his hands on some kites and to begin his exploration into Kiteboarding. By speaking to kiters on the beach and trying to figure things out on his own, Daniel learned to kite in the beaches of Toronto, Canada.Daniel Grains, the founder of Aerial Kiteboarding, has been a passionate Canadian kiteboarder since 2005. As of the age of 2 months, Daniel was regularly introduced to the water and wind through his family sail boat trips. As he grew older, Daniel would never turn down a chance to get in the water.
Along with a few bumps and bruises, Daniel has turned into quite the accomplished rider. After completing university Daniel set out to travel North America in order to obtain his International Kiteboarding Organization certification in Dominican Republic and begin his life as a Kiteboarding Instructor.
After just a few short months teaching in various locations, Daniel already had Aerial Kiteboarding in mind. He is now a Level 2 Senior IKO instructor and the Owner of Aerial Kiteboarding which runs 2 successful Canadian teaching locations as well as Kiteboarding camps abroad. Despite his busy schedule, Daniel was finally able to compete in his first national kiteboarding competition in 2013 where he placed 2nd and 3rd in two separate events.