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.
Kiteboarding is a rapidly growing exciting water sport that combines wakeboarding, windsurfing, paragliding, and flying into one of the greatest human experiences on this planet.
Are you ready to experience the thrill of kiteboarding for yourself? California Kiteboarding offers kiteboarding lessons for every level of experience, from beginners who have never dipped a toe in the water to advanced kiteboarders looking to improve their skills with professional instruction. We have over 7 years experience giving lessons and working with kiteboarders.
We are IKO certified, promising a fun and safe learning experience with a professionally trained instructor. A lesson with an IKO-certified instructor is the safest and most efficient way to learn to kiteboard.
We follow an IKO-designed structured lesson plan that can be tailored to meet your specific needs. IKO has identified specific skill levels to progress through as you learn. These are used internationally to identify any kiteboarder’s competency, and California Kiteboarding can guide you through each level.
You’ll start with the basics: learning to carry and set up the lines and kite, determining wind direction, and flying and stopping a small training kite. And of course, you’ll learn important safety rules like wearing the kite leash at all times. Then, you’ll move on to positioning and launching the kite (with instructor assistant), twisting and untwisting the lines while the kite flies, and recovering and landing the kite. Soon, you’ll be hooking your kite to a harness, using the kite’s power, and launching the kite unassisted. You’ll also start to identify potential wind obstacles that signify unsafe kiting conditions.
As you progress, you’ll become more comfortable controlling the kite while you’re in the water and learn to set up, fly, and adjust a standard 4-line kite. And as you achieve Independent Kiteboarder status, you’ll master more advanced maneuvers to control the kite and your course and start working on jumps and tricks.
Why Take A Lesson?
Ask any experience kiteboarder—lessons are CRUCIAL to get into the sport safely and successfully. Kiteboarding is a highly technical and extreme sport. Put it this way—a kite can boost a 250-pound kiteboarder 40-50 feet in the air. You’ll definitely want some quality instruction before you go that high! Trying to kiteboard without a lesson can also put others at risk and can lead to serious injury or death.
Instead, a one-hour, three-hour, or five-hour lesson with California Kiteboarding will prepare you to fly across the waves safely and confidently. In your lesson, you’ll learn important safety tips, how to handle and care for your equipment properly, and how to control a powered kite—everything you need to know to become a true kiteboarder and get the most out of this exciting, fast-growing sport.
Lessons are also an excellent way to save time and money. Without an instructor guiding you, there’s no telling how much time you’ll spend on the beach before you manage to launch successfully and glide across the water. Talk about frustrating! But by the end of a three-hour lesson, you’ll have the skills and confidence to get in the water safely. Plus, this is your chance to try out different types and sizes of kites before investing in one yourself.
Finally, with California Kiteboarding, you’ll learn about kiteboarding culture on the central coast and other great local spots to try out your new skills.
|Kite Flying Basics: Learn the skills to control a land based powered kite. You will be skiing down the beach powered by kite.||
|Kiteboarding Basics: Learn the safety of kiteboarding and achieve the self confidence of controlling a POWERED kite of any size. Includes land and water training with basic water starts, wind theory, equipment setup/maintenance, body dragging, & water starts.||
|Kiteboarding Basics Group Lesson:Combine the above lesson with one friend. Save money and get one extra hour of water time!||
|Kiteboarding Package: A two day course that will prepare for days and days of riding. You will have mastered equipment setup, kite control, and water starts. This course is for serious students who want to be riding by the end of the lesson and become an independent kiteboarding.||
Day2 2hrs $375
|Kiteboarding Package Group Lesson:Combine the above lesson with one friend. Save money and get one extra hour of water time!||