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.
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Target: For riders demanding superior stability, direct bar feel, fast turning and easy jumping over the broadest range of conditions.
Built on our award-winning Sigma platform and featuring the Evolutive Profile, the Bolt is power-oriented in the large sizes and control-focused in the smaller sizes. The Geo-Tech construction maintains the shape, ensuring outstanding stability and control even in the gustiest conditions.
The Bolt carries a reputation as the ultimate kite, in terms of stability and versatility. It is the kite of choice for Robby Naish.
* Proven stable Sigma platform
* Direct response bar feel
* Outstanding high-end control
* Versatility in gusty conditions
Sizes: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.5, 12, 14, 16
What's New: For 2012, we concentrated on improving control over the kite's wind range in three ways. 1. The wing tip angles (direct response steering) have been reworked in all sizes, to create less drag on the kite; 2. The arc in the center area has been rounded out. This increases the surface in the middle of the kite and allows the trailing edge curve to match the leading edge shape perfectly; 3. We developed a new automated application involving the calculations of the leading edge's moment of inertia, Young modulus, and air pressure, to generate the perfect LE diameter for each kite size.
The Result: 1. The kite is able to fly faster and further forward in the window, providing more lift efficiency, better low-end and all-around stability. 2. The kite generates more power in the low end and is more lift efficient. 3. Each kite size has ideal LE rigidity and the smallest drag possible, to fly as far forward as possible.
The Sigma Outline is an aerodynamic “bird in flight' shape that moves much of the center canopy area behind the tow point, resulting in a kite that has unmatched stability, even at an extremely low angle-of-attack. The Sigma Outline also provides a linear power band and bar pressure, with very easy water relaunch.
Straight segments along the leading edge provide constant tension on the canopy. This forms perfect foil definition. It maintains a stable foil profile at any flying angle. The result is an unbelievably smooth and stable kite with superior control.
The profile's depth and shape evolves along the airfoil. The center sections generate power and speed. The tips are fast turning and minimize drag. This creates a fast flying, stable kite with less back stalling.
This wing tip geometry reduces the overall surface on the non-lifting portion, and greatly reduces drag. The more efficient the lift/drag ratio becomes, the faster the wing tip can move through the air, which allows the kite to be both quicker and more responsive through turns.
Power Foil Canopy in the center of the kite for increased power. Geo-Tech is used on the lower arc where angle-of-attack on the foil is low. This provides superior stability, less drag and a solid feel in the air.
A mix of C-shape characteristics, coupled with the stability and canopy tension of Geo-Tech construction. The center of the kite is flat, with a large angle at the S2 strut. This improves turning by allowing the kite to twist at the S2 position, while keeping the center section of the canopy with clean airflow for consistent power in the turn.
The wing tip features a flow-through window, which reduces static friction and allows easy relaunch by letting water drain instantly.
This proven, quick and easy single-point inflation system creates uniform pressure in the struts and leading edge. The Naish exclusive one-way internal valve ensures that the pressure in the struts does not change during turns.
Every strut is attached to a frame of heavy duty Dacron that is then sewn onto the canopy for unmatched resistance to wear and heavy loads.
All wing tips are designed with seams running parallel to the load generated by the flying lines. These seams carry most of the load, and spread it higher into the canopy. This construction avoids fatigue on the fabric and in the wing tip area.