Category Kitesurfing

31
Dec

Our Five Most Popular Kites

We have some pretty amazing kites on our site and in store, but as we did with our kiteboards, here is a list of our top five most popular kites. 2017 Slingshot Rally The only 2017 kite in the top five, the Rally is designed for all conditions with an all-around freeride shape. Slingshot boasts …

26
Dec

Our Five Most Popular Kiteboards

We love all of our kiteboards here at California Kiteboarding, but some have proven more popular with our customers than others. Here is a look at our five most popular kiteboards. 2015 Slingshot Alien Twister FX 4’8″ Our fifth most popular kiteboard is the Slingshot’s 2015 Alien Twister FX 4’8″. The surf style kiteboard is short in …

8
Dec

12 Ideas for Kite Christmas Gifts

We've shared a gift guide for the paddleboarder in your life, so naturally here's one for the kiteboarder! With about two weeks left until Christmas, it's time to get shopping! We hope this guide will be helpful to anyone looking for kite gifts and we are always happy to help if there are any questions! ...
1
Nov

2017 Naish World Dealer Meeting

California Kiteboarding's Jason Lee visited Maui recently for the 2017 Naish World Dealer Meeting. Dealers got to hear about Naish's new 2017 products and try them out for themselves. It wouldn't be a true SUP and kiteboarding event without actually partaking in the sports, so Jason got to both kiteboard and SUP in his time ...
18
Oct

2017 Naish Featured Kite Breakdown

Three of our favorite Naish kites to be released in 2017 are the 2017 Naish Pivot, Slash, and Torch. Compare the three kites below and keep an eye out for them coming to our site soon! 2017 Naish Pivot - Freeride Wave Predictable power development, direct bar feel, intuitive steering and plenty of “sheet-in-and-go” are ...
26
Aug

Naish 2017 Kite Video Released

Naish has released their promo for their 2017 line of kite gear. The video doesn’t tell us much about their new products, but shows a montage of the equipment in action in both twin tip and surf styles. The impressive video shows off the Naish 2017 equipment well and we’re excited to see it in action …

3
Jun

Kiting the Gorge

Slingshot, Patrick Wieland, and Mauricio Abreli created an artsy short video of kiteboarders, Alex Fox and Sam Light, tearing up the Gorge in Hood River, Oregon. Check out the gorgeous results!

27
May

Kiting Route: Oceano to Shell Beach

California Kiteboarding's Jason Lee and friends Victor, Brian, Scott, Dave, John, and Caveman had quite the kiting adventure yesterday when they kited 18 miles from Oceano to Shell Beach and back. Jason used a foilboard and hydrofoil while the rest of the gang used kiteboards (giving him an edge on speed). Their route can be ...
25
May

Katie Potter Kites Perth & Victoria

Naish Rider, Katie Potter, traveled to Perth and Victoria, Australia this winter and spent time kiting along their coast. It sure looks like a beautiful spot based on her video. Check it out! Katie uses a 2016 Naish Alana Twin Tip and a Naish Park HD kite throughout the video.

16
May

Kitefest 2016: Jesse Richman & Nick Jacobsen

Naish covered the 2016 Kitefest in a unique way, focusing their video of the event on two friends, Naish rider Jesse Richman and Cabrinha rider Nick Jacobsen. The festival takes place annually in Argentina. The video features Richman making a jump over 170 ft of rocks on the Naish Torch that has to be seen …

2
May

Kite Lessons and Foiling in Pismo

We've been really busy here at California Kiteboarding now that kite season has picked up! Kite lessons are in full swing now that the wind has arrived. We've had a great time teaching everything from the basics with our Slingshot B2 and B3 trainer kites to more advanced techniques out in the water with our ...
27
Apr

2016 Pismo Beach Kite Expo & Kinsley Wong's Celebration of Life Paddle Out

The 14th Annual Pismo Beach Kite Expo took place from April 15th - 17th and while we weren't able to attend all of the days, we were able to capture video of the  kiteboarders in action and of Kinsley Wong's Celebration of Life Paddle Out on the weekend's final day. In addition to the video, ...
16
Mar

2016 Pismo Beach KiteXpo

The 14th Annual Pismo Beach KiteXpo Where: Pismo Beach, California When: April 15th-17th, 2016 Hosted by: The Kiteboarder Magazine and XtremeBigAir.com Schedule of Events: April 15th: Winemaker's Dinner & Kinsley's Birthday The time and place will be announced closer to the event, but to RSVP please contact: marina@thekiteboarder.com. RSVPs must be in by April 3rd. The ...
23
Dec

Barneys in Paradise Kiteboarding Video Ft. Reed Brady

Reed Brady shows off his kiteboarding moves in this short video clip!

7
Nov

The Trip of the Year: Namotu Island Resort Fiji

Victor Murphy shares his experience kitesurfing in Namotu Fiji.

7
Aug

Video of the Week: Tom's Kitchen II

Wanna know what´s on the menu today!? Watch the 2nd episode of Tom´s kitchen and get inspired for your next tricks!!

16
Apr

2015 Pismo Beach Kite Expo

April 10-12th turned out to be the perfect weekend for a kite expo here in the city we like to call home: Pismo Beach, CA. The wind was phenomenal and perfect for kiting. The beach was almost

14
Dec

The Best Kiteboarding Video!

This video has it all!

13
Oct

The Oregon Trail

James Ropner, one of our local riders, hits Oregon this summer coastal sessions on the way to Hood River.

29
May

Bianca's Trainer Kite Day

Since I began working at California Kiteboarding I’ve been wanting to try out kiteboarding and see what it’s all about. I finally had the chance to learn how to launch, fly and land a Slingshot B2 Kiteboarding Trainer Kite.

20
May

Patrick McLaughlin: Feeling Good

Rider: Patri McLaughlin
Photography: Rick Dobrowski, Ryan Toaspern
Additional Photography: Tricktionary, Xensr
Edit: Rick Dobrowski
Music: Feeling Good- Nina Simone (Bassnectar Remix)
Special Thanks: North Kites, Ion, Veg Out, Maui Jim

12
Feb

Red Bull King of the Air

"This week the 24 of the world's best kiteboarders had to wait for the right conditions and 2nd February '14 was finally the day. Big Bay turned into a playground for the pro's as they showed the crowd the highest jumps and sickest tricks they had up their [wetsuit]sleeve!" This short film gives you an ...
4
Feb

Ashley's First Kiteboarding Lesson

When Jason asked me to meet him at Oceano Beach last week, I thought we would be getting some aerial footage or doing another shoot with the gimbal. However, when I arrived and saw the big California Kiteboarding van, I knew we'd be doing something different today. It was time to learn how to kiteboard. ...
18
Mar

Riding the Storm with Victor Sellinger

Victor Sellinger braves it all! With a World War II ambulance on site, Victor Sellinger is the ONLY kiteboarder with enough stones to brave the storm. Equipped with his custom shaped Loyd KiteSurf board, he charges the Oceano surf between squalls, thunder, rain, and huge surf. Luckily Victor is a veteran kiteboarder at Pismo Beach …

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