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About Bill Kraft

Regularly featured in Kiteworld, SBC Kiteboarding and other industry magazines, Bill Kraft – team rider for Best Kiteboarding – has worked earnestly to fine tune the craft of kiteboarding and provide a safe environment for riders on St. Croix.

With over 800 lessons under his belt, Bill is a patient and dedicated instructor that will guide the novice student to skilled rider or take the skilled rider to exceptional rider safely pushing the limits. People are amazed by their abilities after a few lessons with Bill.

Check out his Tricks and Tips on the Best Kiteboarding site or his Best Team Rider bio. He even has a surfboard named after him: Best‘s Spacekraft.

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The East End Paddle Club
Chenay Bay Beach Resort

The East End Paddle Club is located at Chenay Bay Resort on the East End of St. Croix. Just follow East End Road east from Christiansted. Once you pass Cheeseburgers in Paradise, the hotel will be on your left.

Our Paddle Board rental location is just behind the beach, on the left of Shorline Beach Bar and Restaurant as you walk in.

Kite Beach
Coakley Bay

All of our land lessons are done here, at Kite Beach, Coakley Bay on the East side of St. Croix. Like so many beaches on the island, this one can be a little tricky to find.

Kite Beach is located on the East End of St. Croix. From the West, head through Christiansted and get on East End Rd. Follow east end road past the Buccaneer, past Cheeseburgers in Paradise, past Chenay Bay Resort, and then a little farther until you reach an unpaved road that is marked on the map to the left. This road is just before a large gated mansion. From the west, you will follow the same road, passing Ziggys gas station and Castaways bar. The dirt road will then be immediately after the long pink and black fence. Then you follow the dirt road as it turns left, then drive along it as far as it goes and park.

Kite St Croix
Home Base

After you‘ve taken your land lesson, it‘s time to head out on the water. We launch the boat from our Kite St. Croix Home Base, also in the East End.

We are located farther East than Kite Beach, so just keep going past Ziggy‘s gas station for about two miles, looking for a black mail box with the number 24 on the left. If you are going east, the numbers are descending. You will know it is the right place when you pull up to a gate with two dolphins painted on the front.