GLK is now in its 13th season for training and we have developed an amazing lesson program to make you a safe, confident and self sufficient kiteboarder.

GLK Ground Training: $99 (2hrs.)

This introduction into Kiteboarding covers the wind window and how it adversely affects the kite.  You will learn how to fly a small trainer kite and know how to work the kite for power. We will also go over how to rig and tune an inflatable kite and know all the safety features on the kite itself.

GLK Water Training: $299 (5hrs)

In this course you will learn how to be self sufficient and when you learn how to be self sufficient you will also gain confidents in this sport. We teach you how to self launch from a beach, grass and how to properly drift launch. We will also show you how to self rescue. Most kiters don’t even know how to self launch or self land / self rescue. This is more important than riding and most schools in the country still do not teach this important aspect of the sport. We then go over getting the board on and how to get up on the board properly. Then you will learn the correct stance on the board while riding.

GLK Advanced Lesson’s: $75 an hour

Are you looking to step your riding up to the next level? Are you tired of just mowing the lawn on you session? Let GLK boost your riding. Weather you want to learn how to jump properly or do your first back roll we can get you there. Our professional instructors actually ride with you and demonstrate proper form and technique for the move you want to learn. While riding right behind you we can visually see what you are doing wrong and easily help you correct the move. Learn how to do your first jump, back rolls, forward rolls, s-bends, grabs, board off’s, kiteloops and many more. You tell us what you want to learn and GLK will get you there.



If you haven't seen it on TV or read it in any of the major magazines, kiteboarding is the fastest growing extreme sport in the world. They say it is growing faster than skateboarding, surfing or any other extreme sport out there. Learning to snow kite is fun, easy and very accessible. No more lift tickets or lift lines. Just throw on a snowboard or skis, grab your kite and find a frozen lake or field with snow, and you will soon be cutting your way through powder trails.


GLK has been snowkiting for the last 10 years and we have developed a lesson program that will have you ripping in no time. We will teach you how to be a safe, self sufficient and confident snowkiter.


No other school has as much experience and knowledge then GLK. For the last 10 years we have lived and breathed Kiteboarding, it is our passions and it shows! So if you’re interested in the rush of Kiteboarding look no further and contact GLK today!

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GLK 2 and 3 Day Camps

Great Lakes Kiteboarding School is the longest running school in Michigan and is regarded as one of the best Kiteboarding schools in the US. Our kite camps are now in the 12th season. We have designed the ultimate teaching program to make you a safe, confident and self sufficient kiteboarder. GLK has 20 years combined teaching with just two of our professional instructors, no other Kiteboarding school in Michigan can come close to the experience of GLK. We will be teaching on the latest Slingshot kites and the Slingshot boards for the ultimate learning experience.

At GLK we have a different approach to teaching then most schools. We believe that there is a huge responsibility in being an instructor and training students. When you sign up for any camp, lesson or advance lesson with GLK and there is no wind then we simply re-schedule. If we only get 2 hrs in on a private lesson then we make up the rest of the training when there is wind. If you only get one day in on a 2 day camp then we totally make up the other day at either of our 2 locations (Lake St. Clair or Tawas). We find it irresponsible for any school to take a students money and not give a proper lesson. There are many schools that actually push students to get gear even though that didn’t get any water time. You can learn a little from verbal teaching but there is no substitute for time on the water! We at GLK will always be there for you and will go out of our way to provide you with the best support and service around.

We believe in a more personalized service. Our camps limit up to 8 students with 4 professional PASA certified instructors ( 2 students per instructor ). It's as close as you can get to a one on one lesson. We teach you responsible kiting because we regard the highest standard for safety in this sport. Respecting the kite and what it is capable of is far more important.

GLK camps are taken at out Tawas location. Tawas is not only the best spot in Michigan but one of the best Kiteboarding spots in the US!! Tawas can be ridden on any wind direction. Tawas Bay is where we take our students, its shallow and protected from waves and chop so you are learning in waist deep water with a sandy bottom. This is the ultimate place in the country to learn this amazing sport. I started riding Tawas 15 years ago and I have not found a spot that compares.

If you decide to take a camp or private lesson from GLK we recommend purchasing or renting a trainer kite from us. Having the trainer kite handling under your belt before a camp or lesson will speed up the progression of your training. Normally we will spend up to 2-2.5 hours training on a trainer kite before going to the next step. We offer the Slingshot B-2 Trainer Kite for $119. The kite comes complete with bar, lines and an instructional DVD.

GLK is looking forward to getting you started in this amazing sport so book your camp or private lesson today!

* GLK will be offering our 2 and 3 day camps during the weekday's in Tawas. If your interested in a weekday camp please call us at 586 822 6511. We look forward to accomodating your schedule.

Summer 2014 Schedule
Every Weekend  (Sat-Sun) June through October

Call for classes during the week.

June 7-8 14-15 21-22 28-29
July 5-6 12-13 19-20 26-27  
August 2-3 9-10 16-17 23-24 / 30-31 
September 6-7 13-14 20-21 27-28
October 4-5 11-12 18-19



GLK now offers advanced lessons to those looking to step it up to the next level. Whatever you’re looking to accomplish GLK can get you there from throwing your first jump to back rolls, front rolls, S-bends, grabs, board offs, kite loops, surface handle passes and others. GLK has the experience and knowledge to get you at the level you want to be.


Kite Camp Rates

2 Day Camp in Tawas $499

3 Day Camp in Tawas $699


  • 2 or 3 day class in Tawas
  • Beverages for both days
  • Equipment
    • Kites
    • Kiteboards
    • Life Vest
    • Harness
Things to Bring:
  • Wetsuit
  • Towel
  • SPF Lotion
  • Water shoes or sandals
  • Lunch for both days

Where to stay (Tawas location):

For a great lodging experience check out the Mai Tiki Resort just 10 min. north of Tawas State Park on Lake Huron.

Special discount rates for kite school students.

For local camping check out Tawas Pointe State Park

Tawas Pointe State Park Camping

For a local hotel check out Tawas Bay Beach Resort

Advanced Reservations Required
Contact: Brian LeFeve

Private one-on-one lessons available locally at various locations: (Metro Beach, Harsens Island, Port Huron, Lexington, Tawas)

Private One-on-one Lesson Rates

  • $299 (half day lesson)

Group (2 Person) Lesson Rates

  • $249 per person (half day lesson)

All lessons include equipment

Kite snow lessons available in winter.

Lesson Program:


1. Ground Training
Understanding the wind window, beach etiquette, safty issues, trainer kite, kite setup, line management, attachment tips, launching and landing. You will be able to self-launch and land the kite with confidence.

2. Water Training
Relaunching from the water, body drags, getting up on a board, basic riding and self-rescue.

3. Double up time
Self-launching from the beach, self-landing, more riding. Learning how to edge, ride both directions, stance, riding over powered and changing directions.


Reinforce first day's lesson, ride with comfort as your instructor follows behind on a wave runner.

Hours may vary

Great Lakes Kiteboarding Addresses

Tawas GLK Shop:

211 Newman St.
East Tawas, MI 48730

586 822 6511

St. Clair GLK Shop:

23517 Nine Mack Dr.
 St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

586 359-6951