Welcome to California Kiteboarding the only Kiteboarding Shop in the Central Coast and the 1st Central Coast SUP shop.
Recognize any of California's greatest Premier Kiteboarding Locations?
Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Oceano, San Simeon, and Cayucos, Waddell, Scott Creek, Crissy Field, Cresent City, Rio Vista, C-Street, Mission Bay, Seal Beach, Jalama, and some other spots we have yet to kite!
What is Kiteboarding?
There is a sport that is like surfing, wakeboarding, and flying all at once. If you’ve ever been to Pismo Beach on a windy day, you will see over two dozen kiteboarders in the water or doing tricks high above it. Most of these riders are ordinary people that are simply addicted to this amazing extreme sport called kiteboarding.
Kiteboarding uses the wind to combine the aspects of surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and windsurfing into one extreme ocean sport. The kite, anywhere from 6-20 square meters, powers the rider through the water. The kite will have either 4 or 5 lines up to 27 meters long that connect to a control bar, which the rider pushes and pulls to control the kite in any direction. The bar hooks into the rider’s harness, which is most often worn around the waist. A board similar to a wakeboard or surfboard enables the rider to fly over the water. Check out our kites, boards, and harnesses here
We carry Naish, DaKine, Slingshot, Neil Pryde, Caution, NPX, Starboard, Creatures of Leasure, Ocean and Earth, Werner, Garmin, AzHiAzIaM, MBS, and much more.
Check out the 2013 line of Starboard All-Around Stand Up Paddleboards!Read More
We are pleased to introduce the 2013 Starboard Paddles. Available late 2012, the lineup will include many paddles including the Enduro, A well balanced blade design with a medium dihedral providing great stability and good power. Also in the lineup is The High Aspect, A longer, narrower blade with a flatter profile which combines power with a forgiving feel perfect for racing, the choice of champions. Click to learn more about these great paddles!Read More
We have just recieved the shape overview for the 2013Starboard SUP line. Available late 2012, the lineup will include boards with the following shapes: All Around, Surf, Surf-Pro, Exploring and Inflatable. There will also be flatwater and allwater racing shapes. Click to learn more about these shapes, and the benefits of each of them!Read More
We are happy to introduce the technology for the 2013 Starboard SUP line. Available late 2012, the lineup will include boards made with Brushed Carbon, AST Silver, AST Candy, AST White, Wood, ASAP (As strong as possible) and Inflatable materials. Click to learn more about these materials, and the benefits of each of them!Read More
Starboard has undertaken the most extensive R&D program focusing on minimizing weight and optimizing blade flex. Each blade has been tuned to have different flex characteristics by utilizing uni-direction and biaxial cloths in their construction. Starboard offers four constructions to fit your power requirements, comfort needs and budget. For extra durability, Starboard’s Carbon, Silver, and Wood blades have a strong ABS rail insert along the entire edge length of the blade.Read More
"We’ve had some boards that are 99%, but we’re not gonna settle for that. Our whole goal is to build the perfect board…" – Joe BarkRead More
Surftech continues to be the SUP leader, and this is why everyone from the world’s top designers to world-class athletes have chosen Surftech boards.Read More
The Glide AST is for ocean paddling, long distance flatwater cruising, fitness training and racing.Read More
Jason Lee and John McMasters had little time to make it to a 2012 Superbowl party. So, they had to make a quick 4.85 Nautical mile paddle (5.5812). The weather was 75 degress in Avila Beach, perfect for Winter in California, so a wetsuit wasn't necessary. McMasters was riding the 2012 Bark Dominator, while Lee was riding the 2012 Jamie Mitchel by Birse. McMasters and Lee headed toward the end of the pier for a quick warm up as they waited for their third paddler, Eric Zino. Zino just bought the 2012 Larid Bark 14ft.
Riders Jason Lee, Natalie Lee, and Mike Mack (Hammer) went to Avila Beach and tested out the new 2012 Jamie Mitchel Navigator by Surftech. They went a distance of three miles in a glassy air temp of 73 degrees. Surftech continues to be the leader of SUP boards and the Jamie Mitchel Navigator is an example of their work. Owner of California Kiteboarding, Jason Lee, gave his take on the board in this blog. Stay tuned for the next blog as we will be doing a photoshoot of every angle of this board.
It was another beautiful day to stand up paddle board. California Kiteboarding, LLC applied Cal Poly's "Learn by Doing" philosophy on this adventure. But, the interesting part is the philosophy wasn't applied to Cal Poly students, instead on Cal Poly professors and Alumni. The professors were Carly Head, Carter Hammett, Amy Swanson, and Staley Avakian. They were all great sports, even when told they couldn't wear wetsuits.Read More
California Kiteboarding,LLC organized a free stand up paddle board day for Central Coast ladies! Overall, we had a pretty good turnout with most of our demo and rental boards in the water. The two crew leaders in charge of the ladies were Jason Lee and Wes Cooke. The Ladies included: Natalie Lee, Courtney Scallan, Michelle Cook, Vino Versato owner Cindy Giovacchini, Meg & Amy Boulware and a reporter from the Santa Maria Times. The conditions in Avila Beach were perfect for a time like July to stand up paddle board. The fog had made it a little cold, but provided a crisp sheet of glass to paddle around.Read More