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Chicago Kitesurfing is located in Chicago, Illinois. We are actively creating a group of knowledgeable kitesurfers in the area, working to promote the sport, and proper safety. Whether you want to learn to kite surf, kitesnowboard, or kitemountainboard in the Chicago area, you have come to the right place!

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