KiteTucket was founded in 2012 and is the only kiteboarding school on Nantucket with IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) certified instructors. We offer private and group kiteboarding lessons, kiteboarding camps and trips, kitesurfing lessons and camps, and foiling lessons.

We teach in the beautiful Nantucket Harbor with amazing flat water conditions and shallow water. More advanced riders can also take a kitesurfing lesson on the South Shore in the waves, using a directional surfboard.

Our Mission

To promote and teach kiteboarding as a safe and fun sport for everyone, and to ensure you have an amazing experience with us learning out on the water.

Our Promise

We will teach you what you came here to learn in a fun and safe way! You will never say school is boring again.


  • First kiteboarding school on Nantucket

  • Over a decade of experience

  • Local instructors

  • IKO certified


Teaching kiteboarding is an extremely rewarding experience. Being IKO certified makes us the safe and professional choice, ready to work with the highest international standards.


Juraj Bencat, Head Instructor, Owner

Juraj started kiteboarding on Nantucket in 2009 and quickly became a self sufficient kiteboarder, enjoying strong winds and stormy weather, which is ideal for big jumps, megaloops and powered tricks. He also never misses a great day on the South Shore when the waves and wind pick up and conditions become challenging for strapless kitesurfing. Juraj has many years of teaching experience as a ski instructor and five years of teaching kiteboarding. He is an IKO certified Instructor Level 2.

Dariusz Garko, Instructor

Dariusz grew up in Poland and began his journey and passionate commitment to physical performance at 15 years old when he was selected for a semi-professional soccer team. The result motivated him to continue development of his workouts and proper eating disciplines as a lifestyle. Garko’s big dreams and great love of sport and the outdoors led him to his adventurous career. He earned his Master’s degree in Sports and Recreation from Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego (The Academy of Physical Education) in Krakow, Poland. Garko, considered a top fitness and strength expert in NYC, has been featured in Men's Health, Ceasar's Way and as a stunt training expert on the set of the movie "Salt" with Angelina Jolie, as well as a number of health and fitness websites. Garko is an avid athlete himself with an addiction for board sports!

Xander Raith, Instructor

Xander Raith was born and raised on Nantucket. During the winter months, he is in the mountains snowboarding, filming, and competing, and in the summer, he returns home to kiteboard and enjoy the amazing island. Xander has been kiting for over six years and has traveled around the world to some insane kiting destinations. He agrees that no other place offers such consistent conditions or unique riding locations as Nantucket. Xander’s favorite aspect of the island is the beginner accessibility and safe learning conditions that make Nantucket an unrivaled location to learn and progress your riding. Whether it be kiting the flat water of the harbor or epic wave riding conditions on the South Shore, he loves to teach on Nantucket, a truly unmatched kiting destination!