Qualification

Member since
02 October, 2012
Qualifications
Instructor Level 1
Assistant Instructor 3 Days
Additional Qualifications
Instructor Level 2
Instructor Level 3

Job History

School nameStart dateEnd date
SA Kitesurf Adventures (Florida)09/03/2018Till date
SA Kitesurf (Cape Town)28/12/2017Till date
SA Kitesurf Adventures26/07/2017Till date

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Teaching Hours 10 2128
Student Taught 3 235

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Peter Biltoft
Reviewed 03 Dec 2021
Level 3 certification with Dale McCann Dale provided me with clear, concise instruction to help me fill in the gaps in my knowledge and experience. Dale's quiet confidence in his abilities as a kiter and instructor helped boost my confidence and speed the learning process. Highly recommended.
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Nat Smiley
Reviewed 21 Nov 2021
A+++
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Reviewed 06 Sep 2021
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Yuriy Sivyy
Portland, United States
Reviewed 20 Aug 2021
Best kitesurfing school in the Pacific Northwest
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Stas Karchevskiy
San francisco, United States
Reviewed 01 Sep 2020
Best 3 days of my life Top notch organization and scheduling, reasonable pricing, awesome instructors, wide selection of pretty much brand new equip, good wind, not a lot of other kiters around, what's not to like? Thanks Dale, Erika and team, hopefully we'll get to kite with you more in the future!
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Candace Chen
Reviewed 29 Aug 2020
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Albina Benkevich
San Francisco, United States
Reviewed 28 Aug 2020
SAK adventures SAK Adventures is a perfect place to study kitesurfing! The instructors are extremely professional and friendly and their location is just gorgeous. In contrast to many other schools SAK adventures let you practice in water at the first lesson which makes it really efficient and helps you get the most out of your sessions. My boyfriend and I I had a great time and will definitely continue practicing further. Thanks to this experience kitesurfing has become our new passion in life :)
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Reviewed 11 Aug 2020
Excellent School Awesome team, great location, outstanding service!
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Thomas Maier
Littleton, United States
Reviewed 11 Aug 2020
Outstanding Team, great location Amazing kitesurf school and team. Fun and safe learning environment on in the Gorge. Erika handled coordinating all the shifting schedules and keeping things on track. I took lessons with Dale, the head instructor/owner and Edwin. The instructors provided pinpoint feedback via the radio helmet to tweak my riding. Highly recommended!
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Adriana Pisani
Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 Jul 2020
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Benjamin Lovelady
redmond, United States
Reviewed 20 Jul 2020
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Peter Wright
Reviewed 20 Jul 2020
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Victoria Parker
Reviewed 20 Jul 2020
10+ out of 10 All around great company and stellar instructor. Very impressed with the patience and staff.
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Sean Patchett Mr
Sandy, United States
Reviewed 19 Jul 2020
Fantastic Experience It was such a great time taking lessons in Lyle at SA Kiteboarding. The location is perfect for kiteboarding and learning to kiteboard. Dale and the instructors are great teachers and have a lot of experience riding making it easy to progress into a confident rider. I highly recommend anyone looking to take kiteboarding lessons to head out to SA Kiteboarding!
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Alex Batistatos
Reviewed 19 Jul 2020
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Tim Pine
United States
Reviewed 21 Nov 2019
A Very Good Experience Have only good things to say about Dale and his school. I have taken a number of kiteboarding lessons from different schools. . . and Dale caught a couple of my shortcomings that no other instructor noticed. Will be taking more lessons from him.
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Caitlin
Reviewed 04 Nov 2019
Great instructor, Great kite school. Dale is, by far, the best instructor. Super knowledgeable and fun on the water, time spent learning from Dale was extremely valuable. The wind conditions weren’t the greatest (that happens sometimes in the Gorge) but Dale kept the lesson robust and well rounded. He offered simple fixes for errors and explained everything very well. If I couldn’t seem to wrap my head around what he was saying, he would show me what I was doing wrong and how to correct. With a calm but fun demeanor, Dale is a great instructor when you get frustrated and always keeps safety at the forefront of the entire lesson. I definitely recommend taking lessons with Dale and with SAK in general. I can’t wait to see them again this summer and take another lesson to progress my skills!
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Karen Berglund
Lyle, United States
Reviewed 03 Nov 2019
SAK at Lyle Sandbar, Columbia River Great School, great place to learn! Skip the crowds at Hood River and come here.
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Jennifer Vogel
Rossland, Canada
Reviewed 03 Nov 2019
Follow Lesson Dale is a great instructor and a great guy. Lyle is fantastic for learning and for getting the kinks out. Highly recommend.
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Darcy scheeler
Denver , United States
Reviewed 03 Nov 2019
Aaaamazing Phenomenal experience with SAK dale and his staff!! I have had multiple lessons thru this outfit and have never been disappointed!! I value their instruction as well as their lovely personalities so much I follow dale from Oregon to Florida and soon to the Grenadines!
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Dino Karahodzic
Spokane , United States
Reviewed 03 Nov 2019
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Lorraine Arvin
Portland, United States
Reviewed 03 Nov 2019
SA Kitesurf is the best! Dale and Erika run an amazing program. Very professional, safe and fun.
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Maciek Ostrowski
Reviewed 03 Nov 2019
Mickey Loved it
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Clif Dodson
Stevenson, United States
Reviewed 31 Oct 2019
SAK rules! This was the second summer of lessons with Dale. Every lesson there provided another breakthrough in skill to by the last lesson, I felt like a legit kiteboarder! Dale is the best I've ever done lessons with, and I've done them with just about everyone in The Gorge. Erika, in the office, will make you feel like family!
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George Haselton
Reviewed 31 Oct 2019
Wonderful people and best place to learn I could've imagined
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Carol Annalie
Reviewed 30 Oct 2019
Kite progression Dale was very knowledgeable, professional and emphasized discipline to take proper incremental steps (no shortcuts). He insisted on us knowing and mastering several key skills that are here essential here in the Gorge and put safety first beyond all. Erica was super friendly, helpful and so good with scheduling and greeting us. all.
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Elaine Morlock
Issaquah, United States
Reviewed 29 Oct 2019
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Brent Kochan
Rossland, Canada
Reviewed 29 Oct 2019
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Mattea F
Reviewed 27 Sep 2019
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Darrin Clay
Snoqualmie, United States
Reviewed 04 Jul 2019
Kiteboard Lessons Great Lessons and School! Highly Recommend! See Google review for pictures and more detail: https://www.google.com/maps/reviews/@45.696202,-121.290887,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!14m4!1m3!1m2!1s112952269488618441222!2s0x549619f04641f6b7:0x10a28335409a848f?hl=en?utm_source%3DGoogleMaps-en
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Luis Ortiz
PORTLAND, United States
Reviewed 27 Jun 2019
Awesome instructor Dale is amazing, easy going and really know how to deliver the right tips/feedback.
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Andrew Kraus
Reviewed 24 Jun 2019
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Thom Pastor
Reviewed 21 Jun 2019
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Jim Fehr
United States
Reviewed 20 Jun 2019
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Cindy Booke
Charlotte, United States
Reviewed 05 May 2019
You can teach an old dog new tricks A.K.A. Up and Riding! Ok, so we are on the other side of 50 and learning to kite board. That means we have certain criteria — saftey, first, kite control and minimizing injuries. We chose SAKite because it is IKO certified. Dale, the owner, has years of experience as an instructor. He took his time to insure we knew kite set up and safety protocol. We honed our kite flying skills in light wind and stronger winds. He was a patient encouraging coach and both of us succeeded in getting up on the board and riding in both directions. We still have more to learn and master in our kiteboarding adventures. We plan to take more lessons with SAKites. Also, St. Pete, Florida is a beautiful location! We enjoyed our time on and off the water. SAKites doesn’t have a shop in St. Pete. Dale meets you on site, so that is why I gave a 1 Star to “Facility.”
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Sam Booke
Reviewed 03 May 2019
Dale was an awesome teacher!
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Luis Lajous
Vancouver
Reviewed 23 Apr 2019
Great course Dale is an excellent instructor, and Lyle (where he taught me) is a great location to learn because the water is shallow and has very good wind. I learned everything I needed to get started.
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Guy L. Adams
Coral Gables, United States
Reviewed 02 Apr 2019
SAK Does It Right SA Kitesurf Adventures (SAK) is run by Dale McCann from South Africa (SA). In addition to providing kiteboarding instruction in the St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay area of Florida from October-May, Dale also provides kiteboarding instruction in The Columbia River Gorge, Lyle, Washington from June-Sept. Dale is a patient instructor who pays attention to details. His friendly attitude and calm demeanor work to help focus his students on the task at hand - kiteboarding. He is open to all types kiteboarding questions, so don't miss the opportunity to solve any kiteboarding problems you might have while learning to kiteboard with him. Becoming proficient in a new sport requires practice, but in the case of kiteboarding, it also requires adequate wind. SAK rescheduled my lessons each day in order for me to ride in the best winds available. I was also provided information about how to ride safely in my new riding environment. Every riding location is different; the more a rider knows about the potential hazards in that environment, the better. All-in-all, I don't think you can go wrong with SAK, so prepare yourself for some fun and excitement, and go kiteboarding.
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Lopez Henry
Caye Caulker, Belize
Reviewed 05 Nov 2018
Good Course Great job, great location, great instructor, great gear!
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Stephen Mulder
United States
Reviewed 17 Aug 2018
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Reviewed 27 Jul 2018
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Reviewed 27 Jul 2018
Becoming an independent kiteboarder I had an excellent experience at SA Kitesurf Adventures. My goal was to becoming independent at kiteboarding and get my IKO certification. I wanted to become skilled and confident enough to the point where I could return home and go kiteboarding at my locals spine. The whole setup was very professionally run and Dale was an excellent instructor. He really understood my questions and improveanswer them in the best way for me. Lyle is an excellent place to learn kiteboarding as it is shallow water and very safe. The wind was exceptional and coaching from the boat really accelerated the lessons. I would recommend this school to anyone looking to get into the sport or
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Thomas Brady
Estero, United States
Reviewed 25 Jul 2018
Ken Helms
Reviewed 20 Jul 2018
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Matt Digel
Reviewed 20 Jul 2018
Dale's Kiteboarding School Dale's prices are great, it's close to Hood River in a small town called Lyle, WA. It makes for a more private kite boarding experience on a part of the Columbia river that is good for beginners.
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Ken Helms
Reviewed 26 Sep 2017
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