KiteLife is a free community for kite flyers, that gathers over 7,000 members in an online forum to network and learn about kite flying.

You can register to the community for free and start interacting with other members. There are thousands of kite flyers worldwide for you to meet inside KiteLife, both beginners and advanced. Members use the forum to ask questions, request advice, and share their knowledge with others. There are several forum categories for you to browse, where members hold lively, engaging discussions on kiting-related topics.

In addition to the online forum, there are other ways to learn inside KiteLife. The community has digitalized several kite magazines, which you can access now in PDF for free. Magazines are a great resource to understand kite culture and read more about the sport. On the other hand, you can explore KiteLife's video library, including lots of detailed step-by-step tutorials on different kitting techniques.

Moreover, the founder of the community offers paid private lessons and group workshops for those who want more personalized help. Lastly, if you want unlimited access to the community, consider subscribing to a paid plan:

  • Yearly KiteLife Subscription: $32.95/year.
  • Patron KiteLife Subscription: $100/year.

Both membership plans include access to the same benefits. On the one hand, you can enter member-exclusive prize drawings, which happen every 4-6 weeks. Additionally, paid membership gives you unlimited access to the video library and recognition in the online forum.

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  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2003
  • Founders:

    John Barresi

  • Amount of members: 7,400
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Job board: No
  • Language: English
  • Method: Virtual


Join a vibrant community of kite flyers:
KiteLife's online forum has thousands of kite flyers worldwide. You can join for free and start interacting with like-minded people and even make some new friends.

Learn new techniques:
The community's an awesome place both for beginners and advanced kite flyers who want to perfect their techniques. Inside the online forum, members give useful advice and relevant tips. Additionally, you can leverage the video library and magazines to learn more.

Unlock full access with the paid subscription:
A paid subscription to KiteLife allows you full access to the video library, which includes advanced tutorials. Additionally, you get access to prize drawings and recognition in the online forum.



No requirements.



Every Wednesday at 6 pm PST / 9 pm EST, members gather in KiteLife's online forum to participate in chat nights. The chat is an awesome place to make new friends and bounce off ideas and tips with both beginners and advanced kite flyers.

Learning Events

John Barresi, the founder of KiteLife, offers paid private lessons and group workshops for those who want to learn kite flying. Private lessons are tailored to the individual and are one-on-one, while workshops include groups of 18-30 students and 2-3 masters level instructors.

Networking Events

Members of KiteLife connect in the community's online forum. Inside, you can share images, write blog posts, buy/sell kites, and learn kite flying.

The forum "Local Connections" is where you can connect with members who are passionate about kite flying in your local area. There are also other forums categories, such as "Power Kiting", "Single Line", "Sport Kites", and more. Members are constantly sharing events and places to fly. Overall, the community is great to find like-minded people and make new friends.

Content Library

The community has several digitalized magazines: their own publication, KiteLife Magazine, along with Kitelines, Stunt Kite Quarterly, and Sportkite News. It's free to access these magazines and download them in PDF to read about kite flying. On the other hand, you can explore KiteLife's video library. There are lots of videos with detailed step-by-step tutorials for you to improve your techniques. Almost half of the videos are free, but advanced video tutorials are only available to paid subscribers.


"Thank you John for sharing your knowledge, and kiting skills. Your love for kiting is so obvious in your interactions with not only us but everyone on the beach. Loved watching you whether it was with the little ones on the beach or the oblivious adults walking into our lines. You are very kind and patient. Much appreciated your time." -Linda Marsland

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